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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.

UCF Go Baby Go! Receives President’s Award from National Down Syndrome Congress

Tuesday July 26, 2016
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Physical therapy Lecturer Jennifer Tucker accepted a President's Award from the National Down Syndrome Congress for her work on UCF Go Baby Go!, a mobility initiative she founded last year in the College of Health and Public Affairs.

Activity Day for Children with Disabilities Is This Saturday, April 2

Tuesday March 29, 2016
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Children with physical and developmental disabilities will have an opportunity to stretch, kick, and play games at Let’s Ignite! Activity Day this Saturday, April 2, on Memory Mall at UCF.

UCF Unveils First-of-its-Kind Cafe in Florida

Monday February 1, 2016
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UCF and partner Aramark launched the Knights on the Go Café in Health and Public Affairs I as the first site to demonstrate an innovative new harness system in Florida.

UCF Go Baby Go! Provides Modified Toy Cars for 16 More Children

Monday December 7, 2015
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UCF's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program hosted a second UCF Go Baby Go! workshop to retrofit motorized toy cars for young children with special needs.

Physical Therapy Program Among Nation's First to Adopt Anatomage Technology

Monday October 26, 2015
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UCF's Doctor of Physical Therapy program is one of the first programs of its kind in the nation to acquire an Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table.

UCF Provides Modified Kiddie Cars to Special Toddlers, Only the Beginning

Monday June 1, 2015
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Eleven toddlers with special needs gained mobility when they each received a retrofitted motorized toy car as part of an official GoBabyGo event May 29.

Gov. Scott Appoints Pabian to State's Physical Therapy Board

Friday April 3, 2015
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Gov. Rick Scott has appointed UCF faculty member Patrick Pabian to the Florida Board of Physical Therapy for a three-year term. Pabian is director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and a clinical associate professor.

Expanding Pediatric Physical Therapy Services

Monday November 25, 2013
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UCF is partnering with a leading provider of physical therapy services in the region, UCP of Central Florida, to address a shortage of pediatric physical therapists with support from ABC Fine Wine & Spirits.


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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