UCF Students Target Heart Health Among Orlando’s Homeless

UCF Students Target Heart Health Among Orlando’s Homeless

What started with three college students’ desire to help has evolved into a group of more than 70 UCF students who, twice a week, take to the streets of downtown Orlando to provide free blood pressure screening opportunities to homeless people. The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students […]

Medical School to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on Nov. 5

In 2006 the state approved a new medical school for UCF, and on Saturday the UCF College of Medicine will celebrate its 10th anniversary with fireworks and a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. The event will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the medical education building in Lake Nona and feature stations of cuisine from Orlando’s […]

UCF Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Increases Graduate Program Enrollment

Kelvin Chaplin thought about applying his scientific mind to solving crimes – until he met a cancer patient whose disease had spread from his lungs to his brain. “I saw his suffering,” said the incoming Ph.D. candidate at the College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. “That patient had a real impact on me. […]

New UCF Research: Damage To Tiny Protein Function Leads To Heart Disease

A UCF College of Medicine researcher has identified for the first time a tiny liver protein that when disrupted can lead to the nation’s top killer – cardiovascular disease – as well as fatty liver disease, a precursor to cancer. The chief culprit in disabling the protein’s delicate mechanics is a fatty acid found in […]