UCF Gets $1.3 Million to Fight Zika

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 […]

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. […]