The Department of Biomedical Sciences provides leadership for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and Florida Atlantic University in all of their academic pursuits including research, education, scholarship and service. They work closely with medical education specialists in developing student-centered medical education curricula that is innovative and case-based. Faculty are also committed to the growth of research and scholarship at the University and engage medical, undergraduate and graduate students in meaningful scholarly pursuits that enhance the educational experience, while advancing our understanding of human health and disease.
Graduate programs in the College are interdisciplinary and interdepartmental, composed of faculty actively engaged in biomedical research. The department has a joint doctoral program with the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science in Integrative Biology, a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Science and a Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science. The goal of these programs is to train students in a collaborative scientific community that is driven by creativity and innovation.
Research strengths within the Department of Biomedical Sciences include cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, autoimmune diseases, genetic eye diseases, age related eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts, neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, behavioral neurobiology, cancer, and infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria. Learn more about our research here.