News: Research

Genius Foundation Awards $300,000 To UCF Interdisciplinary Health Research

Written By: WENDY SARUBBI | October 7, 2021
Eight interdisciplinary faculty research projects — on health topics including pain management, improving provider-patient communication, and intimate partner violence — have received about $300,000 in grant funding through a new...

School of Social Work’s CBHRT: Fueling Scientific Collaboration and Expanding Professional Expertise

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | October 7, 2021
The Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training (CBHRT) was established in 2017 and is the first of its kind in the School of Social Work. The CBHRT serves a unique purpose to link practitioners...

UCF-CARD in Fourth Year of Statewide Project to Improve Post-Secondary Education Outcomes for Hispanic Youth with ASD

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 4, 2021
Terri Daly, the director of UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), is spearheading research that has received renewed funding for the fourth year from the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council. The $125,000 grant will help improve enrollment and success in post-secondary education for...

School Day Structure Could Benefit Children’s Health

Written By: Robert Wells | September 1, 2021
Researchers found that children’s obesogenic behaviors on school days are more favorable compared to non-school days. Having a structured environment for children, whether during school days or when stuck in...

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...

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