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NATIONAL SEARCH UNDERWAY
FAU NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
AND COLLEGE OF MEDICINE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE CHAIR
FAU is seeking a dynamic leader and highly accomplished scientist to serve as the inaugural Executive Director for a new University-wide Neuroscience Institute as well as Chair of the Department of Biomedical Science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. The University has active partnerships involving the Scripps Research Institute Florida, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies and the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida. The new executive director and chair will have the opportunity to build newly emerging research-intensive programs and make a major impact on future directions and success. Click here for a description of the role.
STUDENTS RECEIVE THEIR FIRST DOCTOR'S WHITE COATS DURING THE Fourth Annual WHITE COAT CEREMONY
The students in the entering class of 2014 of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine received their first doctor's white coats at a time-honored ceremony in August. A symbolic event introduced in 1993, the White Coat Ceremony was established after a group of distinguished physicians, medical educators and community leaders formed the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The Foundation concluded that the beginning of a student's journey into medicine is the best time to influence standards of professionalism, humanistic values and behavior. More than 100 medical schools in the United States now hold White Coat Ceremonies.
John W. Newcomer, M.D. Named One of 15 'Most Influential' Scientists in Florida
Dr. John W. Newcomer, Executive Vice Dean of the College of Medicine and FAU's interim Vice President for Research, is a psychiatrist who studies memory impairment and psychosis, especially schizophrenia; and is renowned for his research on mental illness as a risk factor for obesity, diabetes and death that is premature by 24 to 30 years. He was recently named to a list of "cutting-edge" scientists who have the most influence in their fields and is included on Thomson Reuters' 2014 list of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds."
Technion, FAU Announce New Partnership
FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and the world-renowned Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine announced a new collaboration for the first Technion American Medical School (TeAMS) program in Florida. This partnership will expand scholarly ties, develop student programs and promote international and inter-cultural understanding.
Joseph Ouslander, M.D. Appointed Chair and Joanna Drowos, D.O. Appointed Associate Chair of the Integrated Medical Science Department
Dr. Joseph Ouslander, an internationally renowned geriatrician, and Dr. Joanna Drowos will oversee the Integrated Medical Science Department in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. The department is composed of eight clinical divisions with 40 university-based faculty and more than 1,000 affiliated clinical faculty.
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