Students Earn Top Awards at UCF Research Symposium, Statewide Competition

Students Earn Top Awards at UCF Research Symposium, Statewide Competition

Four students who recently won the top awards in the biological division of the UCF Graduate Research Symposium went on to compete at the statewide competition, where one brought home a second-place finish. Simeon Thibeaux, who is investigating the links between an enzyme and fatty liver diseases, was runner-up in his division’s competition at the […]

UCF Gets $1.3 Million to Fight Zika

UCF scientists received almost $1.3 million in state funds Wednesday to research the Zika virus with the goal of understanding its effects on human health and developing a vaccine for the mosquito-borne illness. The funding was part of Gov. Rick Scott’s authorization of $25 million in state funds to develop better testing and prevention for […]

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 […]