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UCF Hosts First Go Baby Go! Global Summit

Friday February 3, 2017
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Physical therapists from as far away as Israel gathered Jan. 20-21 at the College of Health and Public Affairs for the first global summit of the mobility project known as Go Baby Go!

Knights on the Go Cafe Featured in AmeriDisability

Wednesday February 1, 2017
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The college's Knights on the Go Café is the subject of a feature article in the latest issue of AmeriDisability magazine.

Atkins Named 2017 AcademyHealth New Investigator

Monday January 23, 2017
AcademyHealth, the national organization for health services researchers, policymakers and practitioners, has selected Assistant Professor Danielle Atkins to participate in the 2017 New Investigator Small Grant Program.

For the Love of Zeke: Alumnus Creates Endowed Scholarship to Honor His Brother

Monday January 23, 2017
UCF alumnus Adam Marek and his family have established the Russ Marek Medical Endowed Scholarship for students in the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy. He initiated the scholarship to honor his brother, Russ, aka "Zeke," a man with an indomitable spirit in the face of adversity.

Young Client Gets His 'Sparkle' Back at Aphasia House

Friday January 20, 2017
Among the Aphasia House clients who have had a remarkable outcome is Wade Cole, a relatively young stroke survivor.

Smith Reports on 'Sixth Amendment-Free' Court Proceedings

Friday January 20, 2017
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Legal studies Chair Alisa Smith is the lead researcher and co-author of Rush to Judgment: How South Carolina's Summary Courts Fail to Protect Constitutional Rights, published this week by the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Study Explores How Race Impacts Police Use of Force and Suspect Resistance

Thursday January 19, 2017
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UCF criminal justice Professor Eugene Paoline and Associate Professor Jacinta Gau, along with Arizona State University Professor William Terrill, are the authors of a newly published study titled "Race and the Police Use of Force Encounter in the United States."

UCF Undergraduate Is First to Enter Law School through New Accelerated Program

Tuesday January 17, 2017
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Rafael Casallas is the first student in a 3+3 Accelerated Law Program established by UCF and Barry Law.

A Loss of Our Own

Friday January 13, 2017
The mood is somber throughout the college following the deaths of alumni Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, ’98, ’02, of the Orlando Police Department, and Orange County Deputy First Class Norman Lewis, ’04, on Jan. 9, 2017.

Two College Alumni Die in the Line of Duty

Tuesday January 10, 2017
Two law enforcement officers who were graduates of the College of Health and Public Affairs died in the line of duty on Jan. 9, 2017.


The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13) 
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