Up Close And Personal With Parasites, Blood Cells

Up Close And Personal With Parasites, Blood Cells

More than 40 eager 5th graders at Carillion Elementary in Oviedo got an eyeful of worms, blood diseases and parasites at a recent Super Scientist class led by UCF Biomedical associate professor Dr. William Self. Armed with microscopes from UCF, blood and fecal slide samples (all enclosed and non-infectious), students took turns examining the fascinating […]

  • Dr. Gibson Named ELAM Fellow

    Dr. Jane Gibson, a founding professor of pathology at the UCF College of Medicine, has been named a 2014-2015 fellow of the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Gibson is one of 54 in this year’s class at ELAM, which prepares senior women […]

  • UCF to Hold Free Outdoor Event for Children with Disabilities on April 19

    UCF’s physical therapy program will host a free event to encourage physical activity in children with a developmental disability. The program will sponsor “Let’s Ignite! Building Better Bodies” on April 19, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at UCF’s Memory Mall, across from the CFE Arena. Children must be 5 to 18 years old and […]

  • Cancer Fight Hits Home

    Hundreds of flickering candles shone through the darkness at the annual Relay for Life in Lake Nona, each one representing a life affected by cancer. And as College of Medicine participants gathered at the huge fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, the battle to cure the disease was a personal one. First-year medical student Robert […]


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  • Fighting Cancer, Aging at DNA Level

    When most of us think of treating cancer, we focus on surgery or chemotherapy to shrink or remove tumors. But a researcher and undergraduate student at the College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences are looking to erase cancer at the epigenetic level, by studying how the body turns on and off certain genes […]

  • Medical Honor Society Recognizes UCF Students, Faculty

    The College of Medicine’s chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha – the national medical honor society – inducted 13 new members, including eleven students and two faculty members. The ceremony was the second for UCF’s new Zeta chapter. AOA member physicians from the community also attended the induction ceremony and dinner at Dubsdread Country Club in […]

  • Burnett Golf Classic Raises $60,000 For Graduate Fellowships

    The second time was the charm for the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Golf Classic, as about 80 golfers gathered March 24 in a tournament sponsored by one of UCF’s most generous donors. The $60,000 in net proceeds from the classic, named in honor of Al and Nancy Burnett, will help attract the best and […]

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