Mason Moore

UCF Alum Establishes New Fund for Testicular Cancer Research, Awareness

After first being diagnosed with the disease in 2003, Mason Moore ’97 has become active in the cancer community, working...
Venerina Costanza

UCF Student Graduates at 18 with Plans to Become a Doctor

School of Global Health Management and Informatics student Venerina Costanza has always desired to help people, and she’s already started...
Master’s students Cristian Ruiz Veras, Melissa Jackson and Samuel Ali

Health Administration Master’s Students Win Fifth Place at National Case Competition

The UCF team traveled to Atlanta to compete in the National Association of Health Services Executives 28th Annual Everett V...
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UCF Researcher Among 2 Nationwide Selected for Prestigious CDC Fellowship This Year

Giang Vu from the School of Global Health Management and Informatics will complete a two-year Dental Public Health Residency program...
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Prioritizing Student Experience in the Internship Program

Associate Instructor Phillip Wessel recently took on the role of internship director, and the school also welcomed Skye Schwartz as...
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Administrative Fellows Share Positive Experiences

Two of last year’s administrative fellows recently shared their positive experiences from the professional setting so far, particularly on the...
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New UCF Study Examines Insurance Barriers to Access Opioid Addiction Medication

While insurance coverage of some forms of buprenorphine has improved over the years, researchers say coverage of new, more effective...
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Global Health Management and Informatics Professor Awarded Gerontological Society Fellowship

Su-I Hou has traveled across the globe to study aging and how other countries support their older populations...
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UCF Graduate Programs Climb in U.S. News Rankings, Highlighting Research Excellence and Community Impact

UCF’s emergency management program ranks No. 2 in the country, and graduate programs in education, engineering and nursing climbed in...
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Seven Master of Health Administration Students Selected for Competitive Fellowships

The prestigious program will help fast-track the careers of these UCF students in the healthcare industry...
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UCF Professor Travels to Israel for Fulbright Specialist Award

The global exchange honor provides College of Community Innovation and Education Professor Su-I Hou an opportunity to share and expand...
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UCF Global Health Management and Informatics Professor Becomes American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow

Su-I Hou’s newly minted status as ACHE Fellow marks the highest standard of professional development in the field of healthcare...
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UCF Receives Association of University Programs in Health Administration Engagement Award

The award honors established member programs who demonstrate involvement in and commitment to the organization...
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24 Faculty Members Receive Promotion

Two dozen faculty members from the College of Community Innovation and Education were approved for promotion effective Aug. 8...
College of Community Innovation and Education 2022 Founders’ Day Honorees

College of Community Innovation and Education 2022 Founders’ Day Honorees

Each year, UCF recognizes outstanding faculty and student accomplishments during the annual Founders’ Day Honors Convocation. Here are the College...
Latarsha Chisolm

A Childhood of Travel Shapes Professor’s Passion to Ensure Quality Care Access for All

Associate Professor Latarsha Chisholm aims to improve quality of care and reduce disparities while implementing innovation in her field...
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UCF Researchers to Identify Decision-making Factors in Courts Regarding Medications for Opioid-use Disorder

The team’s findings will be used by the Office of the State Courts Administrator to develop trainings and guidelines for...
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Recipients of the 2022 Seed Funding Program Announced

The program awarded a total of $1 million to 32 teams. This is the third year the program has been...
Su-I Hou

UCF Researcher Identifies Models For Healthy Aging

As the population ages, communities must adopt more creative ways to help older adults stay mentally and physical healthy and...
Shanessa Stewart and Ellice Mae Sanchez

UCF Health Administration Graduate Students Accepted into Competitive Fellowships

Administrative fellowships are considered the nonclinical equivalent of residency for the healthcare field, and they're extremely hard to secure...
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UCF Department of Health Management and Informatics Expands to School

The new designation enables the School of Global Health Management and Informatics to expand their global reach and research...
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Faculty Members Honored with UCF Incentive Awards

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the 2021 UCF Teaching Incentive Program and Research Incentive Award...
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25 Faculty Members Receive Promotion

In recognition of their commendable performance in assigned teaching, research and service, 25 faculty members from the UCF College...
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UCF Researchers Work with Public Agencies to Examine Pandemic Efforts, Effects

From predicting COVID-19 infection rates to the pandemic’s influence on domestic violence, UCF experts contribute to national and international knowledge...
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30 UCF Graduate Programs Rank Among the Best in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings once again reflects UCF’s excellence in emergency and crisis management...
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UCF Health Administration Graduate Students Compete in Virtual Event to Take on Real-World Healthcare Problems

Graduate students in the health administration program at UCF tackle real-world healthcare problems and offer solutions to industry experts...
Su-I Hou

Chinese Adults Face “Alarming” Barriers to Cancer Screenings, UCF Study Finds

Although cancer is the leading cause of death for Chinese adults, few get screenings that could save lives...
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Health Administration Graduate Program Brings Students Together with Mentor Pods

Students within UCF's health administration master's program join mentor pods to collaborate and network...
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UCF Funds Second Round of $1 Million SEED Initiative to Support Faculty Research

Thirty-seven teams are awarded grants to investigate a variety of research including the use of artificial intelligence to improve battery...
Naim Kapucu, Roger Azevedo, and Lynn Unruh

College of Community Innovation and Education Faculty in Top 2 Percent of Their Fields

A new study finds that UCF researchers are in the top 2 percent of their fields...
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UCF Researcher Examines Benefits of Supportive Communities for Older Adults

The number of Americans age 65 and older continues to increase as the baby boom generation ages and people are...
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UCF Professor Develops Tech to Improve Patient Care, Billing Reimbursement Rates

New technology for electronic medical records is now available for companies to use thanks to patent and license options...
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New Project Will Explore Telehealth Effectiveness on Veterans During Pandemic

The switch to remote psychotherapy treatment for veterans diagnosed with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder has worked for some patients...
Basia Andraka-Christou

To Stop Deadly Overdoses, ‘The Opioid Fix’ Urges Better Use Of Tools We Already Have

More Americans than ever — almost 72,000 — died from a drug overdose last year, according to preliminary data from...
UCF health management and informatics professors Lynn Unruh and Andriy Koval

UCF Faculty Collecting COVID-19 Data for World Health Organization

Lynn Unruh and Andriy Koval are collecting data for the World Health Organization about the US response to the coronavirus...
Yara Asi

UCF Health Management and Informatics Faculty Member Awarded Fulbright

Yara Asi will be conducting focus groups, interviews and developing a survey to assess the health impact of movement restrictions...
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Laws That Punish Pregnant Drug Abusers Aren’t Working, New Study Finds

The findings are increasingly important as instances of opioid use disorder at delivery continue to rise...
Basia Andrake-Christou

Stigma of Opioid Addiction Medications Prevents Treatment

HMI assistant professor’s research explores barriers to opioid addiction treatment from multiple fields of study and perspectives...
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More Than a Meal: How Food Helped 2 Generations Bond, Learn About the Other

Intergenerational farm-to-table research project helped fight against aging stereotypes and create an age-diverse workforce...
Su-i Hou

Aging-in-Community Research Shares Lessons Learned in Policy and Program Planning

Professor Su-I Hou will be at the Gerontological Society of America Conference in Austin, Texas on November 15 to discuss...
William Poole

Health Administration Internship Offers Access to Executive-Level Leadership

“I love the reach of this work, especially when you get to the higher-level projects. Not only do you make...
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Software Systems Support Financially-Strained Rural Clinics, Gain Copyrights

Small clinics across the country are closing, especially in rural areas, leaving residents without healthcare nearby. Varadraj Gurupur, who is...
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HMI Student Group Delivers Buckets of Halloween Candy to Children at Shelter, Wins Impact Award

The Student Health Information Management Association (SHIMA), an organization providing educational events and volunteer opportunities for health management and informatics...
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Healthcare’s Huge Cybersecurity Problem

The patient lying on the emergency room table in front of Paul Pugsley was having a stroke. Time was running out...
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Public Affairs, Health Management Professor Added to Fulbright Specialist Roster

Su-I Hou, professor of health management and informatics and health-track coordinator of the doctoral program in public affairs at UCF...
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27 UCF Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Top 100 in the Nation

Twenty-seven UCF programs were nationally ranked today in the top 100 of their fields by U.S. News & World Report, and 35 graduate...
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UCF Study: Big Data, High Tech Maps Give Health Care Providers New Insights

A recently published study demonstrates the power of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to help determine if resources are getting to...
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UCF’s Online Undergraduate Programs Recognized Among the Best in the Nation

The University of Central Florida’s online undergraduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World...
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Health Management and Informatics Students Recognized at National Conference

Five UCF Health Management and Informatics students were recognized at the annual American Health Information Management Association's national conference in...
Adrian Andrews

First Fully-Online HMI Graduate Student to Work on NSF Project

Adrian Andrews is the first fully-online UCF student pursuing a graduate degree in health management and informatics to work on...

UCF Awarded Grant From Health Foundation

The Health Foundation of South Florida has awarded UCF $57,884 for its Strategies for Person-Centered Care in Behavioral Health Treatment...
Samuel Towne

Changing Health Habits in China

Changing habits, especially when it to comes to accessing health care, is a challenge. China is embarking on this road...
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Addiction Treatment Gap Is Driving A Black Market For Suboxone

Months in prison didn't rid Daryl of his addiction to opioids. "Before I left the parking lot of the prison...
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Stand Alone ERs Popping Up in Your Neighborhood

Stand Alone ER's are popping up everywhere and they're equipped to do everything a hospital ER can do. Think of it...
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There’s An Illegal Market For An Opioid Addiction Medication. Is That Such A Bad Thing?

Months in prison didn’t rid Daryl of his addiction to opioids. “Before I left the parking lot of the prison...
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How Food Insecurity May Harm 5-Year-Olds

When families don’t know where their next meal will come from, it can be especially hard on young children. A...
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UCF Study Shows Benefits, Challenges of Lunch Programs for Elderly

Eating lunch with others benefits the health of elderly Orange County residents, according to a study conducted by public affairs’...