Kidney Walk at Med School Raises $51,622

Kidney Walk at Med School Raises $51,622

Kidney supporters, including a UCF College of Medicine team called “Renal 9-1-1: COM Cares About Kidneys,” raised $51,622 Sunday at the 2013 Orlando National Kidney Foundation (NKF) walk. The 5K trek, held for the first time at Lake Nona’s Medical City, raised money for research and treatments, and to support families and patients dealing with […]

Dr. Asmar Elected to National Kidney Foundation Florida Board of Directors

Dr. Abdo Asmar, a nephrology specialist at UCF Pegasus Health, the College of Medicine’s physician practice, and assistant professor of medicine, was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Florida. The NKF of Florida, now in its 29th year, is one of 48 affiliates of the National Kidney Foundation, […]

Teen Transplant Recipient Leads Orlando Kidney Walk at UCF

When Makenzie Whitaker was 2 years old she spent her days playing on her family’s 5-acre property in Lake County chasing the family dog and eating berries. Overnight it all changed. She was diagnosed with a form of kidney disease. She spent the next four years in and out of hospitals clinging to life long […]

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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research.