Chasing Earthbound Dust Clouds to Help Protect Astronauts, Alien Worlds

Chasing Earthbound Dust Clouds to Help Protect Astronauts, Alien Worlds

University of Central Florida student Fernando Valbuena spent his summer as an intern working on a scientific instrument to help scientists determine how dust storms transport potentially dangerous microscopic organisms across thousands of miles. He spent winter break eagerly awaiting early results. The research team, led by University of Florida professor Andrew Schuerger, hopes to […]

Medical School Begins Joint M.D.-Ph.D. Degree

Starting in fall 2015, UCF will offer a combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree for students wishing to focus their health careers on both patient care and medical research. Established top-tier medical schools like Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Johns Hopkins offer M.D.-Ph.D. programs for “physician-scientists” — healthcare professionals who want to care for patients while also pursuing research […]

Keeping Up With Cancer Research — and Mustaches

Biotechnology graduate Bradley Campagna, ’11, is one of many “Mo Bros” who have taken up the fight against cancer — along with sprouting a November mustache as part of the annual Movember Foundation campaign to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Campagna, a cytogenetic technologist who delivers results to cancer patients, said most of his co-workers at […]

Legislative Grants Aids UCF Crohn's Disease Research

The UCF College of Medicine has received a $500,000 grant from the Florida Legislature to further its research into Crohn’s disease and is sharing the funding with the University of Miami to investigate causes and better treatments for patients sickened with the inflammatory bowel disease. Part of UCF’s funding will study whether fried foods cause […]


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Research at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

The four main areas of research at the UCF College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences are featured.