News: Researcher Spotlight

Researcher Spotlight: Jacqueline Towson Advances Early Literacy for Children Through Evidence-Based Practice Research

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 16, 2021
For nearly 15 years before coming to UCF, Jacqueline Towson served in the Georgia and Texas public school systems as a speech-language pathologist and an early childhood special education teacher; and later, as an administrator of those programs. As rewarding...

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: Camille Dolan | 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...

Researcher Spotlight: Keith Brazendale

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | January 29, 2021
Keith Brazendale, assistant professor in Health Sciences, studies obesity in children, particularly how daily “routine” and “structure” can impact healthy weight in kids. It’s a passion he always had but took time to realize. He started college as a finance and accounting major. Although he found success...

Research Spotlight: Kim Gryglewicz Combats Suicide

Written By: Camille Dolan | 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...

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