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 […]

Nursing Honors in the Major Students Shine in Research Excellence

September 5, 2017 by
By the College of Nursing   Skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. Depression, which is estimated to affect more than 15 million adults in the U.S. Pediatric oncology nursing, a challenging and often stressful work environment. These are some of the health care issues being addressed in the award-winning research conducted by recent […]

Game Helps Older Adults Manage Cancer Symptoms

Awards & Kudos
June 1, 2017 by
Older adults are not the typical gamer, but are the most common to have cancer. A new educational tool, developed by a UCF endowed professor and oncology researcher, is getting these patients into gaming to improve their quality of life. After receiving a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2015, Victoria Loerzel and her dedicated team […]

Nursing Scholarship Recipients Express Gratitude to Donors

Alumni & Friends
April 7, 2017 by
When Eliany Torrez Pon learned that her grandmother in Nicaragua had ovarian cancer, she and her family sent money to relatives in their home country to help. Pon contributed the $2,000 she had saved to pay for her spring semester tuition, knowing she would not able to pay for classes — as a DREAMer (Development, […]


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