News: Research

During Autism Awareness month, advocates highlight importance of police autism awareness training

Written By: Orlando Sentinel | April 29, 2021
Two years ago, Dawn Turnage’s 18-year-old son Justin walked away from a local pool and into a Best Buy at the Waterford Lakes Town Center, dripping wet and wearing only...

UCF autism center overcomes language barrier to help Hispanic families

Written By: Spectrum 13 | April 29, 2021
The University of Central Florida’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, a nonprofit that educates and trains families on how to care for loved ones diagnosed with autism, helps with Hispanic...

Post-Doctoral Scholar Advances Young Children’s Use of AAC

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | March 9, 2021
Ching-Yi Liao came to UCF after completing her doctoral degree in special education at Texas A&M University in College Station. She had the unique opportunity to join the College of...

UCF Researcher Aims to Preserve Astronauts’ Muscle Function in Space

Written By: David Janosik | February 25, 2021
Twenty years ago, landing people on Mars seemed like sci-fi, but with commercial spacecraft launching into space almost every month and NASA’s Mars Perseverance landing on the Red Planet last...

UCF Funds Second Round of $1 million SEED Initiative to Support Faculty Research

Written By: SIMONE ROUSSEAU | February 10, 2021
Thirty-seven teams are warded grants to investigate a variety of research including the use of artificial intelligence to improve battery performance and gaming to develop leadership skills.

Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Spring 2021

Written By: David Janosik | January 14, 2021
Our faculty pursue big ideas and share what they learn by publishing their research to advance the profession. As part of an institution designated as “very high” research activity by...

Research Spotlight: Kim Gryglewicz Combats Suicide

Written By: David Janosik | November 25, 2020
Suicide is a growing health problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, death by suicide rose by nearly 30 percent from 1999 to...

Pandemic Presents Unique Research Opportunity for Studying Unhealthy Behavior in Kids

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | November 5, 2020
In early March, Keith Brazendale began gathering initial data for his research project on the factors and behaviors that contribute to weight gain among children living in rural areas. After completing the first part of the project, which...

Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Spring 2020

Written By: David Janosik | June 28, 2020
Our faculty pursue big ideas and share what they learn by publishing their research to advance the profession. As part of an institution designated as “very high” research activity by...

UCF Aphasia House Named Southeast Research Hub for Patient-Centered Outcomes Project

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | February 28, 2020
UCF Aphasia House  has been selected as one of four aphasia research incubator hubs throughout the country, representing the southeast region. The opportunity comes as a result of a collaboration...

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