Biomechanics Engineer Wins NSF CAREER Grant

Biomedical and mechanical engineer Robert Steward Jr. is one of five UCF National Science Foundation CAREER grant recipients who are finding innovative and bold new…

Burnett Graduates More than 300 Scientists Saturday

On Saturday May 8, 353 young scientists will graduate from the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. Those earning degrees include 341 undergraduates, 10 master’s students…

Dr. Fernández-Valle Receives UCF’s Highest Faculty Honor

College of Medicine research professor Dr. Cristina Fernández-Valle is one of five UCF faculty members who received this year’s Pegasus Professor award, the university’s highest…

BSBS Student Wins Coveted Goldwater Scholarship

An aspiring gene therapy innovator, biomedical sciences student Devin Burris is one of four UCF STEM students to receive 2020-21 Goldwater Scholarship Awards. The four were…

First Virtual FIRE Conference Showcases Resilience in Research

Are N95 masks better than surgical masks in preventing COVID-19 infection?  Can 3D printing provide solutions for babies born with skull deformities? These were some…

Dr. Rohde Receives Grant To Fight Infection Common in CF Patients

An estimated 30,000 people in the United States suffer from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that makes patients prone to persistent lung infections. One of the most debilitating…

M.D./Ph.D Student is First To Receive NIH Grant

The American Cancer Society estimates that about 1 in 21 men and 1 in 23 women in the United States will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime. Michael Rohr,…

DACA Student Prepares to Graduate with Gratitude to Family, UCF

Ruben Mercado Santos realized he was “different” in high school. When his friends were getting their driver’s licenses and registering to vote, he couldn’t. After…

Resilient Med Students Earn National Research Awards

Despite the challenges brought on by COVID-19,  UCF medical students continue to make their mark with medical research, presenting their discoveries at a national conference…

UCF Study To Identify Protective Factors for Suicide Ideation among Young Lesbian and Bisexual Women

What protective factors reduce the likelihood lesbian and bisexual women will consider killing themselves? That’s the focus of a $2 million national study led by…

Med Student Recognized Nationally for ECG Screening Research

Sudden cardiac death is the most common medical cause of death in athletes. About one in 40,000 children will have their hearts stop during exercise…

Natural Killer Cell Therapy In Trials for Treating COVID-19

An immunity-boosting technology developed by the College of Medicine is being tested as a potential weapon in the fight against COVID-19.   UCF cancer researcher…