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Stigma of Opioid Addiction Medications Prevents Treatment

Stigma of Opioid Addiction Medications Prevents Treatment

HMI assistant professor’s research explores barriers to opioid addiction treatment from multiple fields of study and perspectives. ...

Potter to Lead UCF’s Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Potter to Lead UCF’s Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

The sociology professor also has a background working with Florida’s justice system and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

The idea isn’t to limit where people should live based on potential risk, rather to give renters and buyers a more complete picture of potential hazards. ...

UCF Researcher’s AI Tutoring Tool Targets Improving Student Studying Skills

UCF Researcher’s AI Tutoring Tool Targets Improving Student Studying Skills

The tutoring tool developed by a UCF researcher uses artificial intelligence to help students learn more effectively by monitoring their learning activities, facial expressions, eye movements and interactions with avatars. ...

Fellows Advocate for Minority Voices in Mental Health

Fellows Advocate for Minority Voices in Mental Health

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, when we turn our attention to the mental health needs of racial and ethnic minorities who face disparities in treatment and unique ...

UCF to Help Grow Florida’s Community Partnership Schools

UCF to Help Grow Florida’s Community Partnership Schools

Born and raised in Pine Hills, one of Orlando’s most historically underserved communities, Timothy Only believes his life would have taken a very different turn had he not gone to ...

African-American Moms Are Helicopter Parents Too, But Endgame is Survival

African-American Moms Are Helicopter Parents Too, But Endgame is Survival

Study finds African-American mothers live in fear that their sons will be stopped by people in authority and could potentially be killed, which impacts the way these women parent their ...

Reach for the Stars Award Recipients Use Technology to Change Lives

Reach for the Stars Award Recipients Use Technology to Change Lives

Three faculty members who use the power of technology to make the human experience better were recognized today with Reach for the Stars awards during this year’s UCF Founders’ Day ...

WSJ Op-Ed: Solitary Confinement Curbs Prison Gang Violence But Potential for Harmful Consequences Calls for Alternate Strategies

WSJ Op-Ed: Solitary Confinement Curbs Prison Gang Violence But Potential for Harmful Consequences Calls for Alternate Strategies

Four percent of inmates in U.S. state and federal prisons live in solitary confinement, “physically and socially isolated for 23 hours a day in a cell smaller than a parking ...

UCF Study: Big Data, High Tech Maps Give Health Care Providers New Insights

UCF Study: Big Data, High Tech Maps Give Health Care Providers New Insights

A recently published study demonstrates the power of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to help determine if resources are getting to the areas of most need. The study, published in Journal of ...

Research on College Athletes’ Attitudes of Seeking Mental Health Support Awarded Funding

Research on College Athletes’ Attitudes of Seeking Mental Health Support Awarded Funding

Most college athletes have access to highly-skilled doctors, physical therapists and trainers. They are offered academic support through tutoring and a dedicated space for study. Some of these college athletes ...

UCF Receives $8 million in Grants to Enhance Special-needs Training for Education Majors

UCF Receives $8 million in Grants to Enhance Special-needs Training for Education Majors

Central Florida schoolchildren with special needs — including those with autism or need extra help with math — will get some additional help thanks to more than $8 million in ...