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SINCE ARRIVING on campus in October, my focus has been elevating UCF’s research enterprise and graduate education. Often that’s through new funding and support programs, such as our bridge funding pilot program for graduate assistantships or Preeminent Postdoctoral Program.
Now, we’ve launched a research mentor program that pairs senior and junior research faculty to support our younger researchers and help them secure funding. I encourage you to seek out opportunities to work and learn together. And, we welcome your continued feedback for more ways to do just that.
A SIMULATED PATIENT named Taylor is training UCF nurses to meet the unique needs of transgender patients, a population that often shuns health care and would benefit from more training among first-line health professionals. 
A TEAM OF UCF engineers and partners were awarded $2 million in federal funding to blend individual solar power systems into the next-generation energy grid.
USING LIGHT BEAMS to continually monitor surgical patients’ blood for the first time provides real-time warnings about clots during life-and-death operations.
FORGET THE MARTIAN. A UCF professor is working with NASA on a way to extract metals from the Red Planet’s soil to sustain human life. 
THE TINY Florida Grasshopper Sparrow is getting help from UCF biologists to fend off another threat to their existence – deadly fire ants.

A new tool will allow UCF researchers to find funding opportunities with Targeted Research Alerts by key areas. Faculty also can sign up for topic-specific listservs and search filters to more closely match their own research interests. 

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