About the Burnett School

The mission of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (BSBS) is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs in the biomedical sciences and build excellent research programs focused on cancer and cardiovascular, neurological, and infectious diseases.  Our faculty are working to take science discoveries from the bench to the bedside.  In addition to conducting cutting edge research in biomedicine with potential application to curing major diseases, the School is committed to helping to develop a technology-based industry in Florida.  Read More...

The Upshot On Vaccines

Published: 06/29/2015

With back-to-school immunizations already underway, the question of vaccine safety was a key topic at June 17’s UCF Med Talk, a series of discussions that brings College of Medicine science... Read More

Can Sesame Oil Reduce Heart Disease Risk?

Published: 06/26/2015

A faculty-student team at the College of Medicine is studying the nutritional benefits of sesame oil in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease and is seeking participants. The results of... Read More

AutoNation Cure Bowl Supports UCF Cancer Research

Published: 06/23/2015

December 19’s AutoNation Cure Bowl at the Orlando Citrus Bowl will not only be a college football celebration, it will support breast cancer research, including the work of College of... Read More

Burnett School Grad Links Passion For Science,...

Published: 06/18/2015

A self-described “geek” who loves how computers connect people worldwide is broadening his scientific pursuits to find ways that computers can help cure disease. Recent Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences... Read More

Internal Medicine Interns Graduate, Celebrated As Pioneers

Published: 06/15/2015

The College of Medicine celebrated its new Internal Medicine residency’s first year June 11 with awards, thanks and a pledge to continue bringing more trained physicians to Central Florida. The... Read More

Just Published

See what Burnett School Faculty and Researchers have been recently publishing in the world of science and medicine.  These publications are found in high-impact journals and other sources.


Focus Areas

At UCF, biomedical researchers are advancing our understanding of human disease and developing innovative methods of treatment.

Featured Fellowship

The Chatlos Doctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences will be available to the most highly qualified applicants to our PhD program in Biomedical Sciences in the fields of infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases or neurodegenerative diseases.

Give to BSBS

Private support is critical to achieving ever higher levels of academic excellence: from the facilities and resources for our faculty and students to the professorships and fellowships needed to recruit the best and brightest minds to our programs.