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Changing the cannulas or tubes in the insulin pumps is not only painful for patients, but increases their risk of infection. 

UCF’s PSTD Clinic Receives Additional Funding For Treatment Programs

Oct 3, 2018
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A University of Central Florida program will continue to develop virtual reality software to treat post-traumatic stress disorder thanks to a $3 million grant.

UCF Establishes Research Hub For Puerto Rico

Sep 19, 2018
Matthew Peddie, WMFE

As Puerto Rico recovers from Hurricane Maria and evacuees from the island settle in Central Florida, the University of Central Florida has created a Puerto Rico Research Hub designed to identify solutions to challenges and issues affecting the community.

UCF Drones Fly Over The Pacific To Gauge Ocean Health

Sep 11, 2018
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University of Central Florida students will be flying drones along the Pacific Coast to gauge the health of the coastal ecosystem. 

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The University of Central Florida is taking over the Orlando facility of a medical research organization that had received more than $350 million in public and private incentives.

Sanford Burnham Might Become A Cutting-edge Cancer Center

Aug 16, 2018
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The future of the Sanford Burnham building could be determined next week. The Orlando City Council will vote on a proposal to transfer the building and land to the University of Central Florida on Monday. 

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Fentanyl and carfentanil can kill first responders if they come in contact with them while responding to a drug overdose.

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The University of Central Florida received more than $180 million in research dollars this year. 

UCF Trustees Approve Teaching Hospital Proposal

Oct 25, 2016
WMFE

The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees on Monday approved a proposal related to a joint venture with the HCA health-care company to add a teaching hospital adjacent to the university's College of Medicine.

UCF Trustees Set To Act On Hospital Plan

Oct 23, 2016
WMFE

The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees on Monday could continue moving forward with a plan aimed at building a hospital adjacent to the university's College of Medicine.

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For-profit hospital operator HCA has been picked to build a teaching hospital at the University of Central Florida.

UCF Downtown Orlando Campus Spared Gov. Scott's Veto

Mar 16, 2016
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Gov. Rick Scott spared the wrath of his veto pen and will let state funding for a University of Central Florida campus in downtown Orlando stay in the budget. The governor vetoed funding last year, but he called Orlando’s mayor to deliver the good news this year.

The Florida Board of Governors Wednesday approved the University of Central Florida's plan for a downtown Orlando campus.

A bill aimed at cutting down the number of drowning deaths associated with car accidents in Florida has passed its first House committee. “Chloe’s law” stems from the death of a University of Central Florida student last year.

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A University of Central Florida psychologist and Nemours doctor say more research is needed into ways to help parents who are addicts get clean. Federal studies show more than 70 million children live with parents who are addicted. It’s the top reason for child services to step in.

How UCF Helps Students Reduce Anxiety Over The Holidays

Dec 22, 2015
WMFE

The holidays can be a stressful time. The University of Central Florida has a new online therapy program to help students over the break.

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A University of Central Florida College of Nursing professor has landed a nearly $500,000 grant to study chemotherapy side effects in older adults.

The University of Central Florida is offering nurses seeking a doctorate degree a loan forgiveness opportunity.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the school is offering nursing students a loan to cover the cost of online classes. They can then have 85 percent of that debt wiped away if they agree to teach at a college after graduation.

UCF Study Shows Breast Milk Sharing Is Thriving

Jun 11, 2015
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Breast milk sharing is thriving in central Florida, especially among high income, college educated white women. That’s according to a new study out of UCF.

Research shows breast milk helps boost a baby’s immune system. Not all women can produce their own milk, so sharing is an alternative. And study co-author Shannon Carter says they found the buying and selling of breast milk was rare.

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An Orlando nonprofit that 3-D prints free bionic arms for children is expanding. And to kick off the expansion, they gave a 3-D printed arm to autistic 12-year-old.

Wyatt Falardeau had his arm amputated shortly after birth. He’s a huge fan of Blue Man Group, and earlier this month, they gave him a new robotic arm.

“It’s pretty awesome,” Wyatt said.

In the wake of the massacre that was averted at the University of Central Florida, Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab questions the push by some gun-rights advocates to allow weapons on college campuses. The advocates say students, faculty and staff should be able to defend themselves.

 

More and more female students at four state universities in Florida are reportedly looking for so-called “sugar daddies” to help get them through school, according to publicists for a website that serves as the contact point.