Med School Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge “WAVE”

Med School Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge “WAVE”

More than 100 UCF College of Medicine students, faculty and staff members did a giant Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS “WAVE” on the Tavistock Green Friday, led by Dr. Deborah German, founding dean of the 6-year-old medical school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URVuW1DFCTs&feature=youtu.be Before dousing herself with ice water, Dr. German challenged every medical school dean in America and […]

  • Biomedical Students Apply Science to Diagnose Simulated Patient

    Meet patient Isaac Morris who is complaining of shortness of breath and a fast pulse. College of Medicine assistant professor Dr. David Harris asks his undergraduate physiology students to step closer to assess the patient’s condition because Mr. Morris is showing all the signs of an asthma attack. Isaac Morris is one of the mannequin […]

  • Collaboration Brings Research Training, Career Opportunities

    Thirteen biomedical and other senior undergraduates have completed UCF’s first science-technology internship program, a collaboration working to build Central Florida’s biomedical workforce. The College of Medicine, the UCF Office of Experiential Learning, and Career Source of Central Florida worked together to create the “Laboratory Experience and Research in Biomedical Sciences” (LERBS) internship. Through it, qualified […]

  • UCF Pride: Father Hoods Son At M.D. Graduation

    As he prepared to hood the 40th UCF College of Medicine graduate, Dr. Charles Reilly fought back tears — without success. This student, in the young college’s second class, was his son, Chris. With an emotional bear hug on stage, the father, assistant to the provost and a Ph.D. in engineering, welcomed another doctor to […]


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  • Up Close And Personal With Parasites, Blood Cells

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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 […]

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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.