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Dr. Megan Nickels and Norm Jeune featured in Orlando Sentinel's Top 10 People Who Make Orlando Better
Chronically ill children face so many challenges that falling behind in classwork might seem like an afterthought. Not to Nickels, an assistant professor of math at UCF, and Jeune, a director of care at Nemours Children’s Hospital. These two founded the PedsAcademy, which relies on technology and the help of more than 50 UCF students and faculty members who visit the hospital each week to help pediatric patients keep learning from their hospital beds. There, the tutors use robotics, virtual realty and other tools tailored to the kids’ special needs. This pioneering program, which they hope to see replicated in other parts of the country, is a way for sick kids to keep on learning — and living.