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

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 […]

Kelsey's Kids - UCF Medical Student Juggles Crisis Care and School

The 5-year-old was so terrified he was trembling, refusing to cross the threshold into the house. Twenty minutes later, he was roughhousing with a 5-foot stuffed toy snake in the living room. A 15-year-old arrived silent and sullen until his host mom baked him vegetarian lasagna, traded stats about March Madness brackets and showed him […]

UCF Doctor's Journey Just Getting Started with First Mother's Day

It was not a straight path to motherhood for Dr. Mariana Dangiolo, a physician at UCF Health and Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine. When she entered her 40s, she knew that chances of her and her husband of 10 years conceiving were diminishing as the years went by. “As a doctor, it was […]

The Epitome of Empathy: Medical Students Respond to Classmate's Tragedy

UCF medical student Kesha Thomas was driving home from surgical training in Davenport when she received the call from one of her teenage daughters: Their apartment was on fire. By the time she arrived in Orlando, their home was in ruins, one of 20 apartments left uninhabitable. The fire displaced a total of 58 residents […]


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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.