Congratulations Faculty Awardees

Five College of Medicine faculty members were honored recently with UCF awards.   “We are so proud of these exceptional faculty who are unleashing  potential…

Medical School Scientist Creates Therapy To Kill Hypervirulent Bacteria

College of Medicine researcher Dr. Renee Fleeman is on a mission to kill drug-resistant bacteria, and her latest study has identified a therapy that can…

UCF Research Holds Promise For Fighting Malaria  

UCF researchers are making advances in finding novel and more effective treatments for malaria, by using cancer drugs and fungi. With two $3.8 million grants…

Dr. Chakrabarti Honored As Pegasus Professor

Dr. Debopam Chakrabarti, who leads the College of Medicine’s Division of Molecular Microbiology and is a renowned infectious disease expert, has been named a UCF…

Dr. Nguyen Is Reach For The Stars Honoree

Dr. Hung Nguyen, an immunology expert at the College of Medicine, is a 2024 UCF Reach for the Stars honoree, a recognition of his contributions…

$1M NSF Grant Will Further Develop UCF Disinfectant That Stops COVID

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase II award for $1 million to Kismet Technologies…

NIH Supports UCF Scientist To Develop New Antibiotic for TB

A College of Medicine researcher is developing a new antibiotic related to penicillin to treat tuberculosis (TB) and related lung infections. Dr. Kyle Rohde, an…

14 Faculty Earn Promotion, Tenure

Fourteen College of Medicine faculty recently achieved significant career milestones in earning promotions and tenure for the 2022-23 cycle. They are among 143 UCF educators…

Cancer Drugs Show Potential In Fight Against Malaria

With malaria becoming increasingly drug-resistant, a team of UCF researchers is looking to use cancer drugs to accelerate the discovery of new life-saving therapies for…

UCF Scientist Uncovers Roots Of Antibiotic Resistance 

Bacteria naturally adapt to various environmental stimuli and as they mutate, these changes can make them resistant to drugs that would kill or slow their growth. In a recent article published…

Why Does COVID Make Some Sicker Than Others? UCF Researcher Discovers Cellular Clues

As the Covid-19 virus continues to pose a health threat, scientists are learning how and why the virus affects individuals differently. UCF researcher Dr. Hung Nguyen…

UCF Scientist Publishes Book On Emergence Of New Pathogens

Climate change may be linked to an increase in the emergence of new pandemics, according to a new book published by an internationally recognized College…