Biomechanical Forces May Cause Heart Disease —  UCF Researcher Explores Why

Biomechanical Forces May Cause Heart Disease -- UCF Researcher Explores Why

What do your car and the cells within your body have in common? They each have their own mechanical system. A UCF College of Medicine and Engineering and Computer Science researcher just received a grant worth almost $1 million from the National Institutes of Health to decipher how mechanical forces in your cells can cause […]

UCF Selects Hospital Corporation of America as Partner to Build Teaching Hospital

The University of Central Florida today selected Hospital Corporation of America, the nation’s largest hospital company, as its partner to build a proposed teaching hospital next door to the College of Medicine in Lake Nona. UCF’s Board of Trustees approved the partnership between HCA’s North Florida Division and UCF Academic Health, a direct support organization […]

Heart Heroes Walking and in the Labs at UCF

Thousands of people, including teams from the University of Central Florida, will participate in the Greater Orlando Heart Walk hosted on campus on Saturday, Sept. 10. The American Heart Association walk is raising money to save lives from the nation’s  No. 1 and No. 5 killers —  heart disease and stroke. In addition to hosting […]

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. […]


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