UCF Among Top Nursing Schools for NIH Research Funding

Awards & Kudos
April 17, 2024 by
National ranking reflects how the college is unleashing the potential of people and ideas to positively impact the health of a global community and advance nursing science. UCF’s College of Nursing ranks No. 35 among nursing schools in the nation for federal research funding according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The nonprofit […]

Mixing Realities for More Realistic Trauma Training

College & Campus News
March 8, 2024 by
A patented innovation developed by UCF researchers brings the virtual and physical worlds together to enhance healthcare training for trauma and casualty care. One of the first steps in trauma, wound, and combat casualty care is to stop the bleeding. “There’s a right amount of pressure. Too much is not a good thing. Not enough […]

Game Mimics Reality to Improve Life for Older Adults with Cancer

Faculty & Staff News
December 6, 2023 by
A team led by UCF College of Nursing Endowed Professor Victoria Loerzel ’07PhD was awarded a $2.5M grant to test the innovative intervention that simulates symptoms and self-management. Imagine you’re heading home from chemotherapy treatment armed with information from doctors and nurses on how to manage the most feared side effects: nausea and vomiting. What […]

UCF Hires Director of Development and Operations for Virtual Experience Research Accelerator (VERA)

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November 1, 2023 by
Ali Haskins Lisle, Ph.D., has been named the Director of Development and Operations for the UCF-led Virtual Experience Research Accelerator (VERA). VERA is a nearly $5 million U.S. National Science Foundation project to develop the first large-scale human-machine system for virtual reality human subjects research, with the goals of affording very large studies, very quickly, […]

UCF Endowed Chair Among Nurse Researchers Inducted into International Hall of Fame

Awards & Kudos
July 21, 2023 by
The honor is the highest level of recognition for nurse scientists, and recognizes their significant contributions to improve the nursing profession. Carmen Giurgescu, the Chatlos Foundation endowed chair, associate dean of research and professor in UCF’s College of Nursing, is among 22 distinguished nurse researchers who will be inducted in the 2023 Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall […]

New UCF Project Launched to Engage a Diverse, New Generation of Researchers to Aid Aging Populations

Faculty & Staff News
June 14, 2023 by
UCF has been awarded $1.85 million to pilot a five-year, multidisciplinary program to increase diversity among student researchers focused on health disparities in aging. The number of older adults in the U.S. population is growing, expecting to nearly double by 2060, and becoming more diverse with racial and ethnic minority populations projected to increase by […]

UCF Leads Development of First Large-scale System for Extended Reality Research

College & Campus News
April 25, 2023 by
The nearly $5 million project will facilitate human subjects research to improve extended reality technologies for the general population and make them more inclusive to groups such as older adults or people with disabilities. A University of Central Florida researcher is leading a nearly $5 million U.S. National Science Foundation-funded project to develop the first, […]

UCF Team Awarded $2.3M Grant for Innovative Intervention to Prevent Falls

College & Campus News
March 28, 2023 by
Through interdisciplinary collaboration and a community partnership, UCF researchers are seeking to address falling, which is the leading cause of injury and hospitalization among older adults. Falls — and the fear of falling — are the leading cause of injury, disability and hospitalization among racially diverse, low-income older adults, according to the U.S. Centers for […]

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