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Using Math to Predict Disease

Using Math to Predict Disease

A UCF student is in Knoxville, Tennessee, combining math and biology to research mosquito-borne disease. Hanna Reed, a mathematics major, accepted the National Institute for Mathematical and Biology Synthesis’ highly competitive Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. Reed heads to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville to work on a biology project. Reed has experience with interdisciplinary […]

New Machines Allow UCF Researchers to See, Count Cancer Cells in Blood

On a computer screen, the enemy is a misshapen neon-colored blob — a metastatic cell that’s spreading cancer to the lungs, brain and liver. Thanks to a donation from a Winter Park cancer patient’s family, UCF College of Medicine researchers now have machines that can isolate, photograph and count these cancer cells from a single […]

Dr. Jewett Receives $2.2M For Lyme Disease Research

A College of Medicine researcher has earned a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to understand how Lyme disease is able to escape the body’s immune system. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Approximately 30,000 cases are […]

Nursing Simulation Educator Honored with International Award

Mindi Anderson, an associate professor in the College of Nursing, has been honored with the Excellence in Academia Award from the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL). The annual award recognizes educators who have demonstrated flexibility, creativity and innovation in simulation-based education that has achieved positive outcomes for students and faculty. Anderson […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.