Keeping Up With Cancer Research — and Mustaches

Keeping Up With Cancer Research — and Mustaches

Biotechnology graduate Bradley Campagna, ’11, is one of many “Mo Bros” who have taken up the fight against cancer — along with sprouting a November mustache as part of the annual Movember Foundation campaign to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Campagna, a cytogenetic technologist who delivers results to cancer patients, said most of his co-workers at […]

  • A Knight of Honor

    For the past 34 years, the UCF Alumni Association has been honoring Knights who “Reach for the Stars.” Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of this year’s recipients, who will be presented with their Knighty statues (as seen above) at the 2014 Black & Gold Gala on Thursday, Oct. 23. The […]

  • UCF Welcomes 1st Johnson Scholars

    University of Central Florida biomedical sciences majors Daniel Salas and Ekaterina Karelova are the first UCF recipients of a new scholarship from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation geared toward DirectConnect to UCF students. The new scholarships are from an endowment fund created by a partnership between the UCF Foundation and the foundations of Eastern Florida State […]

  • Singla Mends Broken Hearts

    UCF College of Medicine Professor Dinender Singla, Ph.D. has been elected as a fellow of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, an organization committed to the worldwide sharing of research and educational information to combat heart disease. His research focuses on using tiny transplanted stem cells to “mend the broken heart.” Heart attacks happen when […]

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  • Students, Engineers, Doctors, Clergy Spend Summer as International Samaritans

    Thirty medical, nursing, pharmacy and engineering students from the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida set up four rural clinics and saw nearly 600 patients in Dominican Republic this summer as part of a UCF global health program. An accompanying chaplain also helped hundreds dealing with emotional distress linked to physical abuse. […]

  • Magazine Names UCF Leaders, Alumni to Orlando's Most-Powerful List

    Five University of Central Florida leaders and several alumni were named this week to Orlando magazine’s 2014 list of the region’s 50 most powerful people. The 11th annual list in the magazine’s July edition represents the region’s political leaders, educators, business owners, tourism officials and others who lead and inspire. UCF President John C. Hitt […]

  • June 13: Donate Blood, Help Save Lives

    The University of Central Florida, since 2010, has collected 11,032 pints of blood, helping to save 33,100 lives. And to continue that tradition, the university will participate Friday, June 13, in the World Blood Donor Day hosted by the UCF Police Department and UCF Parking Services. “Donating blood is the most personal way any individual […]

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A Bold Move

A bold move by UCF. 30,000 jobs. And billions in economic development. The only project of its kind. Some call it a game changer. We call it a medical city. With research, hospitals and a College of Medicine…we’re transforming and savings lives. I’m Rick Walsh, UCF Class of ’77.