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Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Spring 2021

Written By: David Janosik | July 15, 2021
Our faculty pursue big ideas and share what they learn by publishing their research to advance scientific discovery. As part of an institution designated as “very high” research activity by...

Researchers in the College of Health Professions and Sciences Use the Pandemic as an Opportunity to Expand Collaborations and Impact

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 21, 2021
A little more than a year ago, faculty and students in the College of Health Professions and Sciences who were working on research projects had to pivot when COVID-19 derailed their plans. CHPS researchers regrouped and forged ahead with their projects by finding new ways to use the...

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 Fall 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...

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