Fighting Cancer, Aging at DNA Level

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 […]

  • Burnett Golf Classic Raises $60,000 For Graduate Fellowships

    The second time was the charm for the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Golf Classic, as about 80 golfers gathered March 24 in a tournament sponsored by one of UCF’s most generous donors. The $60,000 in net proceeds from the classic, named in honor of Al and Nancy Burnett, will help attract the best and […]

  • Physiology With An Artistic Eye

    Dr. Wilfredo López-Ojeda has combined a love of physiology with his artistic eye in creating his first textbook and lab manual, “Integrated Human Physiology.” The peer-reviewed book, which was printed in January and published by Hayden McNeil Publishing Company, will also be available as an e-book soon. The book approaches physiology in an integrated way, […]

  • UCF Community Holds Celebration of Life for Beloved Professor

    The UCF College of Medicine will hold a celebration of life ceremony Sunday and is establishing an endowed undergraduate scholarship in honor of assistant professor William Safranek, Ph.D., who died this week in a car accident. Dr. Safranek taught microbiology at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. “He touched the lives of hundreds of students, […]


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  • UCF Researchers Tackling HIV, TB and Schizophrenia

    Finding a practical way prevent the transmission of HIV, developing a reliable way to detect tuberculosis while a patient is in the doctor’s office and understanding the complexities of schizophrenia are among the 26 research projects that the National Institutes of Health is funding at the University of Central Florida. Many of the grants, worth […]

  • Burnett Classic Postponed Due To Rain, Raises $65,000

    October 7 started off sunny and picturesque at the Interlachen Country Club, a perfect day for the Inaugural Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Golf tournament. But Mother Nature had other plans. Heavy rain set in during the second hole of play, causing the course to be too soaked for play. So organizers postponed the event […]

  • Inaugural Golf Tourney to Support Biomedical Students

    Golfers will tee it up Monday, Oct. 7, at Winter Park’s Interlachen Country Club to support graduate school fellowships for UCF biomedical students. The inaugural UCF Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Golf Classic honors the legacy of the late Al and Nancy Burnett, preeminent supporters of UCF whose generosity created the College of Medicine’s Burnett […]

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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.