News: Researcher Spotlight

UCF Health Sciences Faculty Jeanette Garcia’s Research Explores Sustainable Wellness for Children with ASD

Written By: Mikita Nayee | June 2, 2022
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopment disorder associated with a range of social communication impairments, restricted and repetitive behaviors, and other health issues, is on the rise...

Research Spotlight: Nancy McIntyre Finds New Pathways to Enhance Language and Literacy in Children and Adolescents with Autism

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | January 10, 2022
Nancy McIntyre, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders Nancy McIntyre, an assistant professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, leads the new Reading and Oral...

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: Mikita Nayee | 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: Mikita Nayee | 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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