News: Research

AdventHealth, UCF Collaborate on Suicide-prevention Initiative

Written By: AdventHealth Staff | March 20, 2019
AdventHealth is collaborating with the University of Central Florida to address a growing suicide crisis across the nation. The effort is modeled after the Zero Suicide Initiative, a national program...

Health Sciences Students Present Research, Serve Community in Jamaica

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | January 29, 2019
Nineteen students accompanied Danielle Webster, an associate lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences, on an unique academic and altruistic venture to Jamaica in November. Webster’s students attended the seventh...

UCF Student Wins National Award for Research on Walking Speed of Elderly

Written By: Drexler B. James | January 25, 2019
Ashleigh Trapuzzano devotes herself to research to benefit elderly adults and her work has not gone unnoticed. The Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy on Thursday presented Trapuzzano, a third-year physical...

James Receives Two-Year NIH Grant for Independent Research

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | January 18, 2019
Brittny James, a research associate in the CHPS Office of Research, has been awarded a two-year, $139,343 National Institutes of Health grant. The award is a diversity supplement grant under...

Health Sciences Places High Priority on Undergraduate Research

Written By: Drexler B. James | November 15, 2018
The Department of Health Sciences works tirelessly to ensure that its 4,000 undergraduate students are actively engaged in their education at UCF. “We are really emphasizing integrative learning in our...

In New Study, Children With Autism Learn the Gentle Way of Judo

Written By: Camille Dolan | July 18, 2018
For one hour each week, children in a new UCF research study shed their label of autism, don white uniforms called judogis and become judokas — practitioners of the martial...

Research Aims to Help Children with Communication Disorders Gain a Voice through Apps

Written By: Rachel Williams | June 5, 2018
Researchers at the University of Central Florida and the University of New Mexico have been awarded a $2.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study how language therapy, combined...

Health Care, Opioid Use and Costs Drop When Acute Back Pain Patients Receive Immediate Physical Therapy

Written By: | April 16, 2018
Low back pain affects nearly 70 million Americans and is considered the leading cause of disability in the United States. Costs associated with the condition exceed more than $100 billion...

Faculty Member Inspires Undergraduates to Participate in Research

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | February 9, 2018
Diana Abarca is a UCF undergraduate who conducts research every Friday at the Beta Center/UCP Downtown campus in Orlando. She runs and evaluates playgroups at the center, under faculty supervision,...

Rovito Earns National Award for Men’s Health Outreach, Research

Written By: | November 8, 2016
Michael Rovito’s tireless efforts on behalf of men’s health earned him national honors last week at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Denver. The assistant professor of health sciences received the inaugural award for Excellence...