Loerzel Appointed to Endowed Professorship in Oncology Nursing

Loerzel Appointed to Endowed Professorship in Oncology Nursing

Victoria (Vicki) Loerzel, an associate professor and oncology nursing expert at the UCF College of Nursing, has been appointed to the Beat M. and Jill L. Kahli Endowed Professorship in Oncology Nursing. An oncology certified nurse with more than 20 years of clinical experience, Loerzel has been a member of the college faculty since 2005 […]

New UCF Research: Damage To Tiny Protein Function Leads To Heart Disease

A UCF College of Medicine researcher has identified for the first time a tiny liver protein that when disrupted can lead to the nation’s top killer – cardiovascular disease – as well as fatty liver disease, a precursor to cancer. The chief culprit in disabling the protein’s delicate mechanics is a fatty acid found in […]

NIH Grant Awarded to Improve Cancer Symptom Management in Older Adults

Victoria Loerzel, associate professor at the UCF College of Nursing, has been awarded $463,104 in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve cancer symptom management in older adults. With the grant, which was issued by the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research, Loerzel will design, develop and test an interactive educational tool […]

Knight-Thon 2015 Has Special Meaning for Cancer Survivor

Chris Hixon received something terrifying on his 6th birthday: A diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood cancer that’s often fatal. “The chances that I would survive were not in my favor,” Hixon said. The next 2½ years were a whirlwind of chemotherapy, spinal taps and other procedures at a South Florida children’s […]


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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.