Kids with Developmental Disabilities to Have Field Day All Their Own

Kids with Developmental Disabilities to Have Field Day All Their Own

Playing is a big part of being a kid. But for children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other physical and developmental disabilities, it can be tough to find activities that are both fun and physical. On Saturday, the University of Central Florida will host a free outdoor event on UCF’s Memory Mall to encourage […]

  • Med School Class of 2015 Matches Into Top Residencies Across Florida, Nation

    Glenn Gookin and his wife Karina both want to be doctors who care for families from birth to death. Friday, the medical school seniors – one at UCF and the other at University of California-Irvine – learned via an i-Pad that they’ll do their residency training together at Methodist Hospital in Sacramento, CA. Across the […]

  • Knight-Thon 2015 Has Special Meaning for Cancer Survivor

    Chris Hixon received something terrifying on his 6th birthday: A diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood cancer that’s often fatal. “The chances that I would survive were not in my favor,” Hixon said. The next 2½ years were a whirlwind of chemotherapy, spinal taps and other procedures at a South Florida children’s […]

  • Medical Researchers Earn Grant Trifecta

    The week of February 23 was a research trifecta for UCF’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences as three faculty members received grants for their efforts to treat and cure diseases ranging from cancer to cystic fibrosis. “We have really outstanding faculty at Burnett who work extremely hard,” said Dr. Griffith Parks, director of the Burnett […]


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    Central Florida has long been recognized as a top destination for entertainment and hospitality, but the region offers much more. It’s also a burgeoning global center for health care and life sciences. Four pillars of the Central Florida business community are pleased to announce the launch of IQ Orlando, an innovation-focused business partnership concentrated on […]

  • Bike Week Cruises to Campus Starting Monday

    The bicycle is king next week as UCF celebrates Bike Week 2015. Bike Week will pack in a slew of bike-related activities, starting with a bicycle flash mob on Monday that organizers hope will bring together a sea of two-wheeled transportation. “I think it’s going to be a really fun week of events,” said Student […]

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