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College News

'Placenta-on-a-chip' Mimics Nutrient Exchange between Mother-Fetus

FAU researchers have developed and tested a novel 3D microfluidic device to study the complicated processes that take place in malaria-infected placenta between mother and fetus.

September 26, 2022


Rare Human Gene Variant in ADHD, Autism Exposes Vital Sex Differences

FAU researchers have uncovered key differences in the molecular dopamine synapses in the brains of male and female mice that support attention, movement, motivation and pleasure.

September 21, 2022


FAU Resident Physicians Report COVID-19 Impacts

A Schmidt College of Medicine study assessed resident physicians' perceptions, coping strategies and self-reported levels of depression, anxiety and stress experienced during the early phase of the pandemic.

September 15, 2022


FAU Awarded $1 Million NIH Grant for New Florida Summer Institute

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine received a $1 million NIH grant for the first Florida Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science in the Southeastern U.S. - and one of only 10 sites nationwide.

September 14, 2022


FAU, Israel Scientists 'Team Up' to Tackle AD-related Mood Disorders

FAU researchers in collaboration with Tel Aviv University have received a two-year, $379,177 NIH grant to study mood-disorders changes in Alzheimer's disease.

August 29, 2022


Feeling Anxious or Blue? Ultra-processed Foods May be to Blame

A study by FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine found that U.S. adults who consume more ultra-processed food report more adverse mental symptoms of mild depression, "mentally unhealthy days" and "anxious days."

August 25, 2022


New Low-cost Device Rapidly, Accurately Detects Hepatitis C Infection

FAU researchers have developed a portable microfluidic platform that rapidly and accurately detects Hepatitis C infection without the need for trained technicians, expensive equipment or a laboratory.

August 3, 2022


Online Chair Yoga Viable for Isolated Older Adults with Dementia

During the pandemic, FAU researchers evaluated a remotely supervised online chair yoga intervention for older adults with dementia and measured clinical outcomes virtually via Zoom under the remote guidance.

July 28, 2022


FAU, Hospital Partners Strategize on Medical Residencies, Fellowships

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine and hospital leaders met to strategize and outline the next phase for graduate medical education and residency programs in Palm Beach County, which they will launch in the fall.

July 20, 2022


FAU Health Network Quickly Adds More Partners

Several South Florida leading hospitals and patient care providers have joined the FAU Health Network's groundbreaking collaboration to greatly benefit the region.

June 17, 2022


Alarming Increases in Deaths from Alcoholic Cirrhosis in the U.S.

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers conducted an original research study comparing trends in mortality from alcoholic cirrhosis in the U.S. in 1999 with those 20 years later in 2019.

June 14, 2022


FAU Announces Formation of FAU Health Network

Three South Florida counties will soon be served by an academic health network that is a true collaboration of the region's leading public and private academic and medical leaders.

June 7, 2022


FAU Awarded $1 Million Grant to Help Prevent Injury, Death from Falls

Schmidt College of Medicine researchers will investigate several emergency department-based prevention strategies in older patients at high risk for recurrent falls and injury to improve patient outcomes.

May 26, 2022


FAU Receives $28 Million Scholarship Gift to Support Medical Education

FAU has received the largest scholarship gift in its history from John and Ann Wood in memory of their son, Robert A. Wood, to support students in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

May 12, 2022


New Oral Antiviral Drug Reduces Death in Early COVID-19

Researchers from the Schmidt College of Medicine have published a commentary in the "American Journal of Medicine" on the first oral antiviral drug for high-risk, newly-infected patients with COVID-19.

May 11, 2022


It's Official, They're Doctors!

The 64 members of the Schmidt College of Medicine's class of 2022 are among the nation's newest physicians. They received their Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees at the eighth commencement ceremony.

April 29, 2022


AI Could Predict Ideal Patients for Spinal Cord Stimulation

A study led by Julie Pilitsis, M.D., Ph.D., is the first to use machine-learning algorithms in the neuromodulation field to predict long-term response to spinal cord stimulation in patients with chronic pain.

April 28, 2022


When it Comes to Preventing Alzheimer's, Women Respond Better Than Men

A study headed by FAU's Richard Isaacson, M.D., is the first to examine if sex significantly affects cognitive outcomes in people who follow individually-tailored, multi-domain clinical interventions.

April 26, 2022


Pain in the Neck? New Surgical Method Could be Game-changing

FAU and Marcus Neuroscience Institute researchers have developed a technique to improve anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, which shows promise for patients with degenerative cervical spine disease.

April 21, 2022


FAU Hosts 53rd Annual Honors Convocation

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly and Provost Bret Danilowicz will host the University's 53rd annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday, April 13 at 4 p.m.

April 12, 2022


Study Shows Smoking Increased in Those Trying to Quit During COVID-19

Researchers found statistically significant and potentially clinically important differences between those who increased and decreased tobacco use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 11, 2022


Human Gene Variant Produces ADHD-like Problems in Mice

Mutant mice are providing a new neurobiological framework to understand the brain changes seen in distractible humans who carry a common gene variant associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

April 7, 2022


FAU's Soon-to-be Doctors 'Match' Amid Florida's Physician Shortfall

The Schmidt College of Medicine's class of 2022 matched today for their medical residencies during "Match Day." The soon-to-be doctors are helping to address physician shortages in Florida and nationally.

March 18, 2022


Did COVID-19 Make Tinnitus, 'Ringing' in the Ears, Worse?

A researcher from FAU and collaborators compared patients with tinnitus before and during the COVID-19 pandemic to assess if the severity of tinnitus was influenced by the lockdown related to the pandemic.

March 2, 2022


U.S. Falls Short in 'Geriatricizing' Emergency Departments

According to Schmidt College of Medicine researchers, most emergency departments in the U.S. and worldwide do not provide the level of service recommended by the Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines.

February 23, 2022


FAU Names PHF Computational Brain Health Graduate Fellows

FAU has selected four Ph.D. students whose work embraces computational neuroscience to receive the inaugural Palm Health Foundation Computational Brain Health Graduate Fellowships.

February 18, 2022


'Prescribe Ivermectin for COVID-19 Only in Large Randomized Trials'

Ivermectin is not approved by the FDA to treat or prevent COVID-19. Nonetheless, prescriptions of ivermectin by U.S. health care providers increased more than tenfold from 3,589 per week pre-COVID-19 to 39,102.

February 16, 2022


FAU Emerging Scientist to Receive 2022 "Cataract Research Award"

Lisa Ann Brennan, Ph.D., an associate research professor in the Schmidt College of Medicine, will receive the prestigious 2022 National Foundation for Eye Research's "Cataract Research Award" in May.

February 15, 2022


FAU Lands $1.3 Million NIH Grant for Rapid, Automated HIV Self-test

FAU engineering and biomedical science researchers are developing an affordable and reliable, automated HIV self-test that will increase access and improve treatment outcomes in any setting.

January 13, 2022


Researchers Urge: 'Prescribe Aspirin Based on Benefit-to-Risk Not Age'

Researchers provide a perspective on aspirin to prevent heart attacks and stroke and urge health care providers to make clinical judgements on a case-by-case basis and based on benefit-to-risk and not age.

January 5, 2022


FAU Study Reveals Gaps in Florida's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Early distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Florida reached the intended senior population, but it failed to ensure equal access for lower-income and minority communities, according to a new study.

December 14, 2021


Richard S. Isaacson, M.D., to Lead Alzheimer's Disease Prevention

A world-renowned clinician-researcher has joined the Schmidt College of Medicine to direct the FAU Center for Brain Health to focus on Alzheimer's disease and neurodegenerative dementia prevention.

November 29, 2021


FAU Names New Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Julie G. Pilitsis, M.D., Ph.D., a leading neurosurgeon and physician scientist, will assume this role in February 2022.

November 16, 2021


Special Bond: Leading FAU Geriatrician and World War II Hero

A leading geriatrician and advocate for seniors and a 98-year-old World War II veteran and hero have a common bond: to improve care and quality of life for Americans and people throughout the world.

November 9, 2021


FAU Expert on COVID-19 Boosters and Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11

Joanna Drowos, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., FAU Schmidt College of Medicine, provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 boosters and vaccines for children ages 5 to 11.

November 3, 2021


EMS Ketamine Use on Patients on Cocaine Raises Intubation 5.75-fold

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers explored the sedative used by EMS for 'excited delirium,' a form of aggressive behavior, and the effects of illicit substances on ensuing hospital intubations.

September 29, 2021


FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine Receives $1 Million Gift

Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received a $1 million gift from Norton and Anita Waltuch to provide support for medical student scholarships.

September 29, 2021


'Stop Prescribing Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19'

Schmidt College of Medicine researchers reviewed the recent major randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trials for hydroxychloroquine, finding a lack of significant benefit and some suggestion of harm.

August 30, 2021


Genomic Surveillance Crucial to Mitigate and Contain COVID-19

Researchers say that genomic surveillance to mitigate and contain COVID-19 is crucial to detect variants that are different well before they spread throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world.

August 18, 2021


FAU Medical School Applications Soar to More than 6,000 for 66 Spots

The 66 members of the Schmidt College of Medicine's incoming class were selected among 6,032 applicants, up 61 percent from last year. They received their first doctor's white coat at the White Coat Ceremony.

August 9, 2021


FAU Expert Answers Questions about the Delta Variant and Vaccines

Joanna Drowos, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., FAU Schmidt College of Medicine, provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 Delta variant, vaccines and public safety measures.

August 4, 2021


Experts Urge Health Care Workers to Accept COVID-19 Vaccinations ASAP

Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.PH, FAU Schmidt College of Medicine, and collaborator, address the clinical and public health challenges for health care workers to achieve high levels of COVID-19 vaccinations.

July 26, 2021


Study Shows Aerobic Exercise Helps Cognitive Function in Older Adults

A study conducted on older adults at risk for Alzheimer's shows that a memory biomarker increased after a 26-week structured aerobic exercise training, confirming the beneficial effects of exercise.

June 10, 2021


Alarming Rising Trends in Suicide by Firearms in Young Americans

Researchers from the Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators examined suicide trends by firearms in white and black Americans ages 5 to 24 years from 1999 to 2018.

June 9, 2021


FAU Researchers Receive Grants to Combat Alzheimer's Disease

Four researchers from FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have received grants totaling $641,818 from the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program.

April 15, 2021


Early Cardiac Events Pose Major and Diverse Risks in Close Relatives

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers and collaborators show that family history of early onset cardiac events including heart attacks is a major and independent risk factor in close relatives.

April 12, 2021


FAU Expert Answers Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines

The Schmidt College of Medicine's Joanna Drowos, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines.

March 31, 2021


FAU Among 'U.S. News & World Report's' 2022 'Best Graduate Schools'

Several FAU programs are ranked in the latest U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" for 2022, which include programs in business, engineering, medicine, nursing and public affairs.

March 30, 2021


Researchers Urge Starting Smoking Cessation in Hospitalized Patients

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers and collaborators say that starting smoking cessation in hospitalized patients would reduce many premature deaths.

March 25, 2021


Not Even a Pandemic Could Stop Future FAU Physicians from 'Matching'

After a challenging year, FAU's soon-to-be physicians celebrated at Match Day. At noon today, the class of 2021 opened their sealed envelopes containing their residency match results.

March 19, 2021


Cone Snail Venom Shows Potential for Treating Severe Malaria

A study by researchers at FAU and collaborators finds anti-adhesion drugs derived from cone snail venom may hold the key to treating malaria, COVID-19, AIDS and other diseases using blockage therapies.

February 18, 2021


FAU Launches COVID-19 Registry and Repository to Advance Research

FAU has launched a registry and repository to contribute to new discoveries and knowledge related COVID-19 and is currently enrolling participants with prior documented positive test reports.

February 15, 2021


FAU Develops Simplified COVID-19 Diagnostic Method to Ramp Up Testing

Researchers from the Schmidt College of Medicine have developed a simplified COVID-19 testing protocol that is rapid, reliable and offers distinct advantages with less labor, expertise and equipment needed.

January 12, 2021


FAU's Lawrence Toll Among World's Most 'Highly Cited Researchers'

Lawrence Toll, Ph.D., has been named by The Web of Science(TM) among its most Highly Cited Researchers(TM). His publications rank in the top 1 percent by citations according to Clarivate(TM).

December 9, 2020


FAU and Memorial Healthcare System Establish Research Partnership

FAU and Memorial Healthcare System have formed a research partnership, which combines their expertise and resources in clinical research, clinical trials, basic research and translational biomedical research.

November 16, 2020


Dopamine Surge Reveals How Even for Mice, 'There's No Place Like Home'

A study by FAU neuroscientists demonstrates how 'coming home' produces a signal of comfort in mice and is the first to show that home evokes a surge of dopamine that mimics the response to a dose of cocaine.

November 12, 2020


What's That Growing on Your Face Mask?

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researcher has developed a novel device to conveniently sanitize contaminated masks and other items at home or at work and has received a provisional patent for the technology.

November 9, 2020


Remdesivir for COVID-19: FDA Approved but Still Unproven

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers reviewed the most reliable data from remdesivir randomized trials. In a commentary, they conclude that effective public health strategies are more urgently needed.

October 29, 2020


Opioid Use Disorder? Electronic Health Records Help Pinpoint Patients

A retrospective cross-sectional study by FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers and collaborators, shows that information in electronic health records may help identify patients with opioid use disorder.

October 21, 2020


FAU Researchers Receive $1.3 Million NIH Grant for Stem Cell Research

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers will analyze stem cell activation with a focus on age-related and degenerative diseases to provide a basis for the development of regenerative therapies.

October 14, 2020


Assaults on Science Causing Alarming and Avoidable Deaths in the U.S.

In a commentary, FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers say "pandemic politics" is causing assaults on science, the FDA, the CDC as well as the health of the U.S. public.

October 12, 2020


Trick-or-treat for Halloween? Here's What You Need to Know

Terry Adirim, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine, answers some of the most frequently asked questions and offers tips regarding COVID-19 and "trick-or-treating" during the pandemic.

October 8, 2020


FAU Moves Up in 'U.S. News & World Report's' List of Top Universities

Florida Atlantic University moved up in the U.S. News & World Report list of "Top Public Schools," to No. 136 in this year's ranking of the nation's best universities. FAU ranked No. 140 in 2020.

September 14, 2020


High-risk Patients for Colorectal Cancer Lack Colonoscopy Knowledge

An FAU Schmidt College of Medicine study shows a lack of knowledge of patients with biopsy proven advanced colorectal polyps about their need for repeat colonoscopy and the proper surveillance interval.

September 14, 2020


FAU Awarded $2.4 Million NSF Grant to Train Data Scientists

Researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team at FAU will train graduate students in data science technologies and applications.

September 10, 2020


Mindfulness with Paced Breathing and Lowering Blood Pressure

Increased stress may adversely affect health and well-being. FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers and collaborators explore the possibility that mindfulness with paced breathing reduces blood pressure.

September 9, 2020


Guilt by Dissociation: Study Sheds Light on Serotonin in Autism

A study by a leading FAU neuroscientist and collaborators on serotonin, a mood-regulating molecule in the brain that regulates many brain synapses, is helping to unravel a neurotransmitter puzzle.

September 2, 2020


COVID-19: How South Korea Prevailed While the U.S. Failed

In a commentary in "The American Journal of Medicine," researchers demonstrate the stark differences in public health strategies from two democratic republics: South Korea and the United States.

August 20, 2020


FAU's New Medical Students Pledge to Combat Healthcare Disparities

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine recently welcomed the incoming class of 2020 with a virtual White Coat Ceremony and White Coats-4-Care Donor event.

August 13, 2020


New Study on Development of Parkinson's Disease is 'On the Nose'

The loss of a sense of smell is known to be one of the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease (PD). In a new study, an FAU neuroscientist and colleagues link inflammation, olfaction and pathology seen in PD.

August 3, 2020


Back to School? FAU Pandemic Expert Answers Most FAQs about COVID-19

Dr. Terry Adirim in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and return to school for school-age children.

July 21, 2020


FAU Resident Physicians Vital to Region's Healthcare Workforce

FAU residents physicians graduate 'virtually' from emergency medicine, internal medicine, general surgery and fellowship programs, creating a critical pipeline for South Florida's healthcare workforce.

June 25, 2020


FAU Medicine Ushers in New Research Phase to Prevent Dementia

The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation $3 million grant extension will enable the launch of the new "FAU Center for Brain Health" and will support precision medicine approaches to prevent dementia.

June 17, 2020


Study Sheds Light on Neuroinflammation and Psychological Disorders

Findings from a groundbreaking study will help scientists and clinicians to develop more tailored treatments and therapies for people who struggle with psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression.

June 4, 2020


Researchers Urge Halt in Prescribing Hydroxycholoroquine for COVID-19

Researchers urge a halt on prescribing hydroxychloroquine, with or without azithromycin, to treat or prevent COVID-19, and caution that the reassuring safety profile of the drug may be more apparent than real.

June 3, 2020


'With This Ring,' Scientists Hope to Predict COVID-19

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers are conducting a study designed to predict COVID-19 in healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic. At the center of it all - a ring.

May 27, 2020


Existing Racial Inequalities in Death from COVID-19 Will Soar

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researcher and collaborators say now is the time to address short-term clinical and public health challenges to ensure equal access to any lifesaving innovation for COVID-19.

May 20, 2020


FAU Medical Students Collect and Donate More than 23,000 PPE Items

FAU medical students collected thousands of surgical gloves, facemasks, face shields, surgical gowns, surgical caps, boot covers, sanitation supplies, and even four P100 respirators for health care workers.

May 11, 2020


Ultraviolet Light Exposes Contagion Spread from Improper PPE Use

A technique using a fluorescent solution and ultraviolet light demonstrates how aerosol-generating procedures can lead to contagion spread and exposes errors made from putting on or taking off PPE.

May 6, 2020


Facebook Study Reveals COVID-19 Compliance and Coping Behaviors

FAU researchers surveyed 719 Floridians from a Facebook coronavirus disease (COVID-19) group to assess their experience, behavior compliance, coping strategies and feelings about staying at home.

May 5, 2020


FAU Announces Winners of 'COVID-19 Change Challenge'

FAU has announced the winners of the COVID-19 Change Challenge organized by the Division of Research.

May 5, 2020


Nation's Newest Physicians Graduate in the Midst of COVID-19

Today, 63 members of the class of 2020 in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine recited the Hippocratic Oath in unison, virtually, as they were conferred the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree.

May 1, 2020


Researchers Explore Racial Inequalities in Liver Cancer Deaths

Researchers from FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine found that racial inequalities in liver cancer deaths soared after the launch of lifesaving hepatitis C drugs.

April 30, 2020


FAU Receives $1.7 Million NIH Grant for Novel Neuroinflammation Study

FAU neuroscientists will investigate critical links between neuroinflammation and psychopathology, providing a new pathogenic mechanism for anxiety, depression and cognitive dysfunction.

April 20, 2020


Caring for Those Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 Requires Vigilance

Early reports suggest the case fatality rate for those over 80, about half of nursing home residents, is more than 15 percent. An FAU geriatrician provides key updates for nursing home staff and clinicians.

April 16, 2020


FAU Celebrates 51st Annual Honors Convocation Awardees

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly and Provost Bret Danilowicz today announced the recipients of the 51st annual Honors Convocation awards.

April 15, 2020


COVID-19 Concerns? FAU Medicine Now Offers Telehealth

FAU Medicine is offering virtual visits related to preventive care, check-ups, follow-ups or acute illnesses, including supporting patients who are concerned about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

April 15, 2020


FAU to Make Thousands of Face Shields for Baptist Health South Florida

FAU engineers have developed a disposable face shield that only requires clear polyester plastic, elastic fabric bands, and a laser cutter. Unlike 3D printed solutions, this process is simple and quick.

April 8, 2020


FAU Medicine Offers Virtual Activities to Manage Stress, Stay Healthy

The FAU Medicine Wellness Hub now offers online classes, lectures and workshops. These tools are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

April 7, 2020


FAU's Soon-to-be Physicians Celebrate Match Day 'Virtually'

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine's class of 2020 is now ready for their next phase of training - medical residency. They celebrated Match Day "virtually" with their classmates, faculty and staff today at noon.

March 20, 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Frequently Asked Questions

FAU expert in pandemic planning and response, health care quality improvement and patient safety, and health policy and management, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

March 20, 2020


Public Health Leadership Paramount to Emerging Coronavirus Pandemic

FAU researchers and collaborators have published a commentary in 'The American Journal of Medicine' about the urgent need for public health leadership in the wake of the emerging coronavirus pandemic.

March 19, 2020


FAU Makes 'U.S. News & World Report' Lists for Best Graduate Programs

More than one dozen FAU graduate programs are included in the latest U.S. News & World Report's 2021 "Best Graduate Programs."

March 17, 2020


FAU Emergency Medicine Resident Physicians Train for Coronavirus

With seven reported cases in Florida to-date, FAU emergency medicine resident physicians prepared for the threat of a coronavirus contagion using a simulated or "mock" disaster scenario at FORTS Medical.

March 6, 2020


Could This Toothpaste Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke?

A study by FAU and collaborators shows Plaque HD®, the first toothpaste that identifies plaque so that it can be removed with directed brushing, significantly reduces inflammation throughout the body.

February 24, 2020


Neighborhood Features and Genetic Risk Interact to Affect Cognition

A new FAU study is the first to examine how neighborhood environment affects cognition in older adults based on their genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

February 19, 2020


Researchers Challenge New Guidelines on Aspirin in Primary Prevention

New guidelines recommend aspirin use in primary prevention for people ages 40 to 70 years old who are at higher risk of a first cardiovascular event, but not for those over 70.

February 17, 2020


Oh My Aching Back: Do Yoga, Tai Chi or Qigong Help?

Researchers provide a comprehensive review of the effects of movement-based mind-body interventions on chronic low back pain.

February 6, 2020


Choosing Common Pain Relievers: It's Complicated

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers examine benefits and risks of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to provide guidance to health care providers and their patients in their clinical decision-making.

February 5, 2020


Study Shows New Way to Treat Stroke Using an Already FDA-Approved Drug

Researchers from FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine are the first to report on the neuroprotective properties of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, an already FDA-approved drug.

January 29, 2020


Genetic Testing in Diverse Young Breast Cancer Patients over a Decade

Researchers examined racial and ethnic differences in genetic testing frequency and results among diverse breast cancer patients diagnosed at age 50 or younger from January 2007 to December 2017.

January 28, 2020


Migraine Headaches? Consider Aspirin for Treatment and Prevention

A review from researchers in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine supports the use of high dose aspirin to treat acute migraine as well as low dose daily aspirin to prevent recurrent attacks.

December 3, 2019


FAU Launches Genomics and Predictive Health Certificate

The Schmidt College of Medicine program is one of only two in Florida's State University System to train future clinicians and scientists in this emerging field to understand and improve human health.

November 21, 2019


Regular Use of Pain, Sleep Prescriptions Linked to High Frailty Risk

A novel study by FAU and the Oregon Research Institute is the first to show that regular use of prescription drugs for pain and sleep increases frailty risk in older adults by 95 percent.

November 14, 2019


Machine-learning Algorithms Track Tremors in Parkinson's Patients

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, can continuously monitor the severity of tremors in patients with Parkinson's disease.

October 30, 2019


Society is Rejecting Facts; Medical Researchers Can Help

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers say that medical researchers must help the public understand the rigorous process of science to discern anecdotes and fake news from peer-reviewed scientific results.

October 16, 2019


Chair Yoga More Effective than Music in Adults with Advanced Dementia

FAU researchers are the first to look at the effects of chair yoga on older adults with advanced dementia and compare them with music therapy and chair-based exercise.

October 2, 2019


Scientist Lands $1.7 Million NIH Grant for Tissue Engineering Approach

A leading scientist in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine has received a grant for a research project that offers hope for eye disease and regenerative medicine using a novel tissue engineering approach.

August 27, 2019


FAU's Newest Medical Students Receive First Doctor's White Coat

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine welcomed the incoming class of 2023 during its ninth White Coat Ceremony, which took place in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

August 9, 2019


Parents' Mental Illness and Suicide Risk in Adults with Tinnitus

A study is the first to examine childhood parental mental illness and the link to suicide and self-harm in adults with tinnitus, noise or ringing in the ears, and hyperacusis, extreme sensitivity to noise.

July 31, 2019


FAU Medicine, Florida Blue Team Up to Offer Free Wellness Programs

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine and Florida Blue have teamed up to offer free community wellness programs and activities as part of an initiative - the "FAU Medicine Wellness Hub" in Boca Raton.

July 25, 2019


Accidental Infant Deaths in Bed Tripled from 1999 to 2016 in the U.S.

A study by FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine shows that infant deaths from accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed tripled between 1999 and 2016 in the U.S. with increases in racial inequalities.

July 24, 2019


Neuroscientists Find Novel Role for 'Skin Plumping' Molecule

Neuroscientists have discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid -- a clear, gooey substance popularized by cosmetic and skin care products.

July 11, 2019


FAU Receives NIH Grant to Develop Rapid, Reliable, Low-cost HIV Test

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Schmidt College of Medicine researchers received a $377,971 National Institutes of Health grant to develop a disposable microchip for HIV testing.

June 20, 2019


New Technology Rapidly, Reliably Monitors Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed a new method to monitor sickle cell disease that doesn't require microscopic imaging or biochemical markers.

June 13, 2019


Gregg B. Fields Named Executive Director of FAU's I-HEALTH

Gregg B. Fields, Ph.D., has been named as executive director of FAU's Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH), one of the university's four research pillars.

June 10, 2019


Measles Vaccination: 'All for One and One for All'

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers provide a commentary to address clinical, ethical, public health and legal concerns due to the measles outbreaks in New York City and Rockland County in New York.

May 24, 2019


It's Official, They're Doctors!

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine celebrated its fifth commencement ceremony as it conferred the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees to 55 members of the class of 2019.

April 26, 2019


Scientists Offer New Alzheimer's, Amyloid Connection Theory

In a new study, FAU Brain Institute researchers sought to answer a fundamental question -- "Is amyloid precursor protein the mastermind behind Alzheimer's disease or is it just an accomplice?"

April 23, 2019


Researchers Join Forces to Treat Stroke

Researchers from FAU and Boca Raton Regional Hospital have joined forces to take treatment options for stroke to the next level by combining a breakthrough interventional procedure with a novel drug compound.

April 1, 2019


Alarming Surges of Firearm Deaths in School-age Children

Researchers in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine examined trends of deaths from firearms among U.S. schoolchildren from 1999 to 2017, and found that 38,942 firearm-related deaths occurred in 5 to 18 year olds.

March 21, 2019


It's a 100 Percent 'Match' for FAU's Soon-to-be Physicians!

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine soon-to-be graduates celebrated "Match Day." The class of 2019 achieved a 100 percent match and now know where they will spend the next few years of training as residents.

March 15, 2019


FAU Inducted as Chapter of Association for Women in Science

FAU's Association for Women in Science chapter will be dedicated to promoting diversity as well as supporting women in scientific careers.

March 13, 2019


FAU Awarded $3 Million for Dementia Prevention Initiative

A leading neuroscientist in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine has received a $3 million grant from The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation to expand the reach and scope of the Dementia Prevention Initiative.

March 5, 2019


FAU Opens its First University-run Primary Care Practice

FAU Medicine is now open to serve the community and offers adult primary care and preventive health services. The practice is located in the Galen Medical Building near Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

February 27, 2019


FAU Brain Institute Announces 'Brainy Days 2019'

Florida Atlantic University's Brain Institute is proud to announce "Brainy Days 2019," a celebration of neuroscience throughout the month of March sponsored by Palm Health Foundation.

February 25, 2019


From Selfies to Self-diagnosing Disease with Smartphones

Scientists from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed a cell phone imaging algorithm that makes a smartphone camera as powerful as spectroscopy, a device used in scientific research.

February 14, 2019


Study Examines Aspirin Use to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers examined if high risk patients with advanced colorectal polyps reported taking aspirin to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and the recurrence of advanced polyps.

February 7, 2019


FAU and Coral Springs Fire Department Team Up for Trauma Day

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine and Coral Springs Fire Department teamed up for "Trauma Day" as part of the Healthcare Careers Outreach Program.

January 22, 2019


Born to Run: Just Not on Cocaine

FAU neuroscientists and collaborators found a surprising response to cocaine in a novel strain of mutant mice - they failed to show hyperactivity seen in normal mice when given cocaine and didn't run around.

January 16, 2019


Florida's First NSF-funded AI and Deep Learning Laboratory

Led by researchers in FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, FAU will establish Florida's first NSF-funded Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Training and Research Laboratory.

January 10, 2019


Study First to Examine Osteoarthritis and Risk of Death

Researchers are the first to study the differences in the risk of death associated with osteoarthritis involving 51,983 Americans who were followed for up to 20 years and reveals some unexpected results.

January 8, 2019


FAU Awarded More than $1.1 Million for Alzheimer's Research

FAU Brain Institute fellows have received more than $1.1 million from the Florida Department of Health's Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program.

December 19, 2018


FAU Schmidt College of Medicine Honors Donors at Ceremony

FAU hosted a dedication ceremony and reception to celebrate a major milestone and to honor benefactors Barbara and Richard Schmidt and philanthropists Lisa and Michael Kaufman, and Dr. Charles H. Hennekens.

December 6, 2018


Innovative Stroke Treatment Leads to Patent Applications

An innovative agent that has been used for decades to treat alcohol-use disorder is showing real promise for the treatment of stroke and has resulted in a U.S. patent application for a neuroscientist at FAU.

November 29, 2018


Study Pinpoints Pathway Impacting Autism Features

A team of FAU scientists has uncovered a brain-signaling pathway that can be pharmacologically manipulated in genetically engineered mice to reverse an autism-related pathway.

October 8, 2018


FAU Professor, MSD Senior Collaborate on Homicide Trends

An FAU professor and a senior from MSD High School have published a study in "The American Journal of Medicine" on the vast differences in homicide rates between Baltimore and New York City.

October 2, 2018


Annual Pap Test a 'Thing of the Past?'

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated its 2012 guidelines for cervical cancer screening. A leading OB/GYN physician provides an important review of these new guidelines in an editorial in "JAMA."

August 21, 2018


Medical Students Receive First Doctor's White Coat

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine celebrated its eighth White Coat Ceremony to officially welcome its newest medical students during a symbolic ceremony.

August 10, 2018


FAU and Sheba Medical Center Partner on Emergency Management

In this collaboration, Sheba's world-class experts will work with FAU to develop and deliver educational programs, conduct research and build additional response and leadership capabilities in Florida.

August 9, 2018


FAU $1.8 Million NIH Grant Will Address Pain, Addiction

A scientist's ground-breaking work on the basic mechanisms and biochemical basis of chronic pain and drug addiction have opened new avenues of research and identified novel drug targets for these disorders.

July 31, 2018


'Skinny Fat' in Older Adults May Predict Alzheimer's Risk

A novel study has found that "skinny fat" - the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass - may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults.

July 5, 2018


FAU Enrolling for Alzheimer's Prevention Research Program

FAU's Comprehensive Center for Brain Health is now enrolling patients for the pioneering Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative Generation Program that is made up of two clinical trials.

June 21, 2018


Virtual Reality Headset Reduces Children's Fear of Needles

A study led by an affiliate faculty member in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is the first to use a 3D virtual reality headset to test this tool as a distraction method in a pediatric setting.

June 18, 2018


Metabolic Effects of Antipsychotic Medications in Youths

A study led by a researcher at FAU is the first to use gold-standard measures to show that antipsychotic medication use in youths adversely affects body fat and insulin sensitivity.

June 13, 2018


Common Myths and Truths About Alzheimer's Disease

One of the country's leading neuroscientists has developed eight myths and truths about Alzheimer's disease to shed light on this form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

June 4, 2018


New Method Proposes to Diagnose Dopamine-Linked Disorders

If the "eyes are the window to the soul," then new studies suggest that they may also be a window into diagnosing and treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other dopamine-linked disorders.

May 17, 2018


New Physicians Will Serve in U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force

Red, blue, and now white, brought new meaning for FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine as five members of its graduating class proudly represented three branches of the U.S. military during graduation.

April 27, 2018


FAU Stroke Discovery Will Be Developed by CHS Pharma, Inc.

Researchers from FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine have developed a novel approach to treat ischemic stroke and have joined forces with CHS Pharma, Inc., a South Florida-based biotechnology company.

April 11, 2018


FAU Named Lewy Body Dementia 'Research Center of Excellence'

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) named FAU as a LBDA Research Center of Excellence, a nationwide collaboration of 24 pre-eminent academic medical research centers.

April 4, 2018


Research Provides Hope for Parkinson's Disease Treatment

Looking at dopamine neurons in a tiny worm's brain, scientists have identified a novel pathway that sustains the health of these cells. These findings may lead to developing Parkinson's disease medications.

April 4, 2018


Could a Cup of Joe a Day Keep the Doctor and Death Away?

What is it about the link between drinking coffee and longevity? Is it the 200 plus organic compounds in the coffee bean itself or its proven benefits of reducing inflammation? Or could it be something else?

April 3, 2018


FAU Medical Students Celebrate at 'Match Day'

The soon-to-be graduates in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine participated in a "rite of passage" to find out where they will be spending the next several years of medical training as residents.

March 16, 2018


Paid Sick Days Impact Use of Preventive Care Like Flu Shots

A new study is the first to measure the link between an employee's number of paid sick leave days and the use of vital preventive health care services like getting a flu shot.

March 5, 2018


Kit Promises 'Hassle Free' Way to Test Male Fertility

To address embarrassing, inconvenient and costly male fertility testing, FAU researchers are developing a home-based kit that provides a complete semen evaluation using microfluidics, an app and a smartphone.

February 28, 2018


FAU Brain Institute Awarded $780,000 to Launch ASCEND

FAU's Brain Institute has received a $780,000 grant from the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation to launch an innovative STEM program targeted at middle and high school students in Palm Beach County.

February 22, 2018


FAU Approved for First Fellowship in Cardiology

Just in time for Valentine's Day, FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received accreditation for its first fellowship in cardiology, which will be based at Delray Medical Center.

February 14, 2018


FAU Approved for Neurology Residency Program

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received approval for a University-sponsored residency program in neurology, in collaboration with Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Delray Medical Center.

February 7, 2018


Leading Addiction Researcher Joins FAU

Lawrence Toll, Ph.D., a renowned scientist whose research focuses on the management of pain and drug addiction through pharmacology and new drug discovery, recently joined FAU.

January 25, 2018


NIH Awards $4 Million to FAU for Prescription Opioid Study

A researcher from the Schmidt College of Medicine is conducting a novel study to figure out if there is a unique genetic signature of patients who are most susceptible to prescription opioid-use disorder.

December 13, 2017


Randy Blakely and Amy Wright Named as 2017 NAI Fellows

Randy Blakely, Ph.D. and Amy Wright, Ph.D. have been named NAI Fellows.

December 12, 2017


First-of-its-kind Bioengineered Robotic Hand to Sense Touch

FAU has received a $1.3 million NIH grant for a "living" robot with its own nervous system. Researchers are creating a living pathway from the robot's touch sensation to the user's brain to help amputees.

November 14, 2017


Most Hospice Workers Don't Have an Advance Directive

A new study finds that the majority of hospice providers don't have end-of-life wishes themselves. Procrastination, fear of the subject and costs were reported as the most common barriers.

November 9, 2017


FAU Unveils New Medical Simulation Center

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to observe the official launch of its newly expanded, 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Simulation Center.

October 26, 2017


Young-onset Dementia Costs Nearly Twice That of Alzheimer's

The first economic study on frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), the most common dementia for people under age 60, shows that FTD inflicts a much more severe burden on families than Alzheimer's disease.

October 5, 2017


'Out-of-the-box' Thinking May Build a Better Brain

The "Dementia Prevention Initiative" abandons generalized methods used to research and treat Alzheimer's disease. The secret weapon: a novel "N-of-1 design" that personalizes medicine down to a single patient.

September 25, 2017


NIH Grant to Further Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research

A $2.3 million National Institutes of Health grant will help FAU neuroscientists to continue research to better understand and treat several neuropsychiatric disorders including depression and autism.

September 20, 2017


Placenta-on-a-Chip: Microsensor Mimics Malaria in the Womb

By combining microbiology with engineering technologies, researchers are developing a novel 3D model to study malaria-infected placenta, and have received a $400,000 NIH grant to develop this microsensor.

August 29, 2017


Psychotic Disorders and Obesity: Blame Big Waistlines

A researcher in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators are the first to compare the long-term course of weight across different psychotic disorders in a newly published report.

August 23, 2017


Keep Safety in Mind during Solar Eclipse

It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe the first solar eclipse in more than 40 years. Experts at Florida Atlantic University caution safety first to ensure that the experience is a pleasant one.

August 18, 2017


Students Receive First Doctor's White Coats at Ceremony

The 64 members of the incoming class of 2017 in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine each received their first doctor's white coat today during the symbolic White Coat Ceremony.

August 4, 2017


It's Not Just What You Eat, It's What's Eating You

A new study shows that it's not just what or how much you eat that matters. Smelling food in addition to consuming calories could influence the aging process and provide clues for a longer lifespan.

August 2, 2017


Study Illuminates Serotonin Contributions to Cocaine's Lure

A new study reinforces long-held suspicions that the brain chemical serotonin, a molecule usually associated with mood, appetite and libido, makes a direct contribution to the actions of cocaine.

June 28, 2017


Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies

Physicians in general have burnout rates that are twice the rate of working adults. Obstetricians and gynecologists in particular experience professional burnout rates between 40 to 75 percent.

June 26, 2017


FAU Receives $1 Million Grant for Dementia Prevention

A $1 million grant from The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation will establish the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine for a unique dementia prevention program.

June 22, 2017


Copaiba: Silver Bullet or Snake Oil?

Researchers caution that randomized trials are needed to discern whether treatment with the essential oil copaiba is effective or that it turns out to be "yet another beautiful hypothesis slain by ugly facts."

June 6, 2017


Method Tested at FAU First to Examine Dolphin Immune System

With the drastic increase in unusual dolphin strandings and deaths along the southeastern coast of the U.S. and elsewhere, finding specific antibodies to test and monitor their immune health is critical.

May 25, 2017


FAU Launches Nation's First M.D. Pipeline Program

"Signing Day" brought new meaning for four of the nation's brightest teens as they were officially accepted into an innovative medical school pipeline program through the "FAU High School M.D. Direct" program.

May 19, 2017


FAU Approved for Psychiatry Residency Program

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received initial accreditation for a University-sponsored residency program in psychiatry, in collaboration with its member teaching hospitals.

May 9, 2017


Detecting and Treating Alzheimer's Disease at Home

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a grant to test a novel mechanism for early detection and treatment of Alzheimer's disease in the home setting in underserved communities.

May 1, 2017


FAU Confers M.D. Degrees to Class of 2017

It's official. The 61 members of the class of 2017 of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine are now the nation's newest physicians.

April 28, 2017


Expanding Waistlines and Link to Metabolic Syndrome

For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers make the case that metabolic syndrome is the new silent killer and that the "love handle" can be fatal.

April 6, 2017


Smoking Risks and Need for Wider Use of Varenicline to Quit

More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Experts reassure clinicians that varenicline is a safe and effective way to stop smoking and that not using this drug has caused needless deaths.

March 27, 2017


And the Envelope Please...It's a Match!

The soon-to-be graduates of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine participated in a "rite of passage" during Match Day to learn where they will spend the next years of medical training as residents.

March 17, 2017


FAU Medical Students Inducted into AOA Honor Society

Ten students from Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine were recently inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA), a national medical honor society.

March 14, 2017


FAU Brain Institute Commemorates 'Brain Awareness Week'

Headed by molecular neuroscientist Randy Blakely, Ph.D., FAU's Brain Institute is commemorating "Brain Awareness Week" (March 13-19) to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research.

March 13, 2017


New Device Could Rapidly Detect Zika Virus at Airports

About the size of a tablet, a portable device that could be used in many settings like an airport, may hold the key to detecting the Zika virus accurately, rapidly and inexpensively using just a saliva sample.

February 22, 2017


Marine Sponge May Provide Antibacterial Solutions for MRSA

A compound extracted from a deep-water marine sponge is showing potent antibacterial activity against the drug resistant bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus also called the "super bug."

February 8, 2017


FAU and Sancilio Team Up on Therapy for Inherited Blindness

Researchers from FAU and Sancilio and Company, Inc. are collaborating to develop a treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa, an inherited disease that causes severe progressive vision impairment and blindness.

January 30, 2017


Experts Urge for Wider Prescription of Statins

Researchers from FAU and Harvard address the possible but unproven link between statins and diabetes and emphasize that the link to diabetes is questionable and inconsequential.

January 18, 2017


Chair Yoga Effective Way to Treat Osteoarthritis

The first study to examine the effects of chair yoga on pain and physical function in older adults with osteoarthritis is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life.

January 11, 2017


Novel Study Demonstrates Role of Parkin Gene in Eye Lens

A new study at FAU is the first to demonstrate that the Parkin gene is turned on when cells are exposed to environmental insults that cause free radical formation and cataract formation.

December 13, 2016


Janet Robishaw to Lead Department of Biomedical Sciences

Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., a leader in functional and translational genomics, has been appointed as chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

December 6, 2016


Former NBA Player Inducted into Halls of Fame

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine's advisory board member and donor Jack Laub was recently inducted into the James P. Kelly University of Cincinnati Athletics Hall of Fame and the Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame.

November 16, 2016


Scientists Recreating Cancer-Fighting Sea Sponge Compound

FAU Harbor Branch scientists are researching ways to create a biosynthetic version of a compound found in a sea sponge that is very active against cancer cells.

November 15, 2016


Can a Toothpaste Save Your Life?

A study on a plaque identifying toothpaste has shown significant reductions in dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body. These findings support the premise of reductions in heart attacks and strokes.

October 19, 2016


Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Announced

Phillip Boiselle, M.D., a leader in thoracic imaging and innovation, will serve as dean of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine effective in January 2017. He comes to FAU from Harvard Medical School.

October 13, 2016


Boynton Beach High Students Train at FAU Simulation Center

Students from Boynton Beach High School had the opportunity to experience what it's like to be a physician for the day as they learned how to respond to medical emergencies using simulation technology.

September 30, 2016


FAU's COM Affiliates with Local Jewish Academy for Medical Studies Program

Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has entered into an agreement with the Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA) to create a Medical Studies Program.

September 27, 2016


Compound from Marine Sponge Reduces Pancreatic Tumor Size

A deep-water marine sponge that contains leiodermatolide has the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and block cancer cells from dividing using extremely low concentrations of the natural compound.

August 18, 2016


Professor Awarded International Distinguished Fellowship

The International Academy of Cardiology recently awarded a distinguished fellowship to Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H. in FAU's College of Medicine, for his contributions to cardiovascular medicine.

August 9, 2016


Grant Helps Health Center Expand Care for Patients in Need

FAU's Westgate Community Health Center has received a $600,000 grant from the Farris Foundation to increase access to nurse-led primary and mental care services for underserved populations.

June 28, 2016


FAU Remembers Victims of Orlando Shooting

Florida Atlantic University is remembering the 49 victims and dozens injured in the recent Orlando mass shooting with a series of events at its Boca Raton and Davie campuses.

June 16, 2016


Survival of the Fittest Sperm - New Device for Infertility

A researcher has developed a new device for assisted reproductive technology that can quickly, easily and cost effectively select only the healthiest sperm without causing DNA damage.

June 16, 2016


Engineered Protein May Be New Approach to Treat Cancer

FAU researchers have developed a group of proteins called tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases designed as specific inhibitors of selected MMP targets that could potentially treat osteoarthritis and cancer.

June 6, 2016


Professor Receives International 'Humanity in Science Award'

Waseem Asghar, Ph.D. received the award for his work on developing a new diagnostic biosensing platform that could be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV and other diseases.

June 2, 2016


FAU Approved for Surgery, Emergency Medicine Residencies

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received initial accreditation for residency programs in general surgery and emergency medicine, in collaboration with its member teaching hospitals.

May 23, 2016


Physical Activity 'Magic Bullet' for Obesity, Heart Disease

Professors have evaluated the totality of evidence and conclude that regular physical activity has the closest resemblance to a "magic bullet" to fight the epidemic of obesity and cardiovascular disease.

May 16, 2016


Renowned Neuroscientist to Lead FAU's New Brain Institute

Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., a renowned neuroscientist and leading expert in synaptic pharmacology, neurotransmitter transporters, and neurogenetics, is at the helm of the newly-formed FAU Brain Institute.

May 10, 2016


Fulbright Scholar Olga Bakina Graduates

Olga Bakina, a Fulbright scholar from the Ukraine, received her M.S. in biomedical science at FAU's graduation ceremony this morning. Bakina will be pursuing a Ph.D. at Helmholtz Zentrum in Munich, Germany.

May 6, 2016


Medical Students Become Nation's Newest Physicians

FAU's College of Medicine celebrated a long-anticipated day as it conferred the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees to 61 members of the class of 2016, making them the nation's newest physicians.

April 29, 2016


FAU Hosts First U.S. Clinical Trial for Lewy Body Dementia

There are currently no medications available to specifically treat Lewy Body dementia (LBD). FAU's College of Medicine is spearheading the South Florida site for the first U.S. clinical trial for LBD.

April 21, 2016


New Method to Preserve Device to Monitor HIV Treatment

Inspired by pregnancy tests, scientists have developed a method to store microfluidic devices for months without refrigeration, giving developing countries an inexpensive and reliable way to treat patients.

April 13, 2016


INTERACT Contributes to Fewer Nursing Home Hospitalizations

Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers or INTERACT(TM) was implemented in phase I of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' initiative to reduce avoidable hospitalizations for nursing home residents.

March 21, 2016


Medical Students Match 100 Percent for Residencies

The soon-to-be graduates in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine participated in "Match Day" to learn where they will be spending the next several years of medical training as residents.

March 18, 2016


FAU Receives $1.2 Million to Develop New Stroke Treatment

A biomedical scientist has received a $1.2 million grant from the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program, Florida Department of Health, to develop a new and innovative approach to treat stroke.

March 15, 2016


FAU Hosts Pre-Health Professions Day

Pre-Health Professions Day is an opportunity for FAU undergraduates, graduates, and the community to talk with admissions representatives from health-related graduate and professional programs.

March 15, 2016


Future FAU Nurse Practitioners to Head to Guatemala

Twenty-two registered nurses studying to become nurse practitioners in FAU's Lynn College of Nursing will join professors on a trip that will transform their lives and how they think about providing healthcare.

February 11, 2016


NIH Awards $2.8 Million to FAU Researchers and Collaborators

Researchers will work to define the mechanisms governing how cells decide whether to become a mature cell or whether to die. Their work will shed light on how to make transplantable tissues to cure diseases.

February 4, 2016


FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine Announces Interim Dean

Arthur J. Ross III, M.D., M.B.A., has joined FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine as interim dean. Ross also will spearhead the national search for a permanent dean over the next several months.

February 2, 2016


U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch Visits College of Medicine

U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch visited Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine to meet and discuss health policies and the changing health care system with medical students.

January 22, 2016


FAU Receives NIH Grant to Develop Esophageal Cancer Stent

A bioengineer at FAU will develop a novel biodegradable polymer stent that will be designed to prevent complications while at the same time serving as a drug delivery system for esophageal cancer therapy.

January 19, 2016


Study Shows Benefits of Regular Mammograms Extend to Elderly

A new study shows that black and white women ages 75 to 84 years who had an annual mammogram had lower 10-year breast cancer mortality than corresponding women who had biennial or no/irregular mammograms.

January 6, 2016


Novel Mechanism Identified in Cells in Close Proximity

FAU researchers are the first to show that cells in close proximity to each other can sense when a cell is dying due to environmental stressors like UV light and smoke, and eat the cell before it becomes toxic.

December 15, 2015


Study Shows 45 Percent Increase in Death by Law Enforcement

An FAU analyses of nationwide data on individuals who were killed as a result of legal intervention or law enforcement in the U.S. between 1999 and 2013, shows a 45 percent increase mostly among non-whites.

December 1, 2015


First-year FAU Medical Student Wants to Make a Real Impact

Benjamin R. Childs is not a typical first-year medical student. Before coming to FAU, he was in real estate finance, taught at a public school in Harlem, and volunteered as an EMT for Central Park Medical Unit.

November 19, 2015


Severe Mental Illness, High Diabetes Risk and Scarce Testing

FAU neuroscientist John W. Newcomer, M.D., co-authored a new study that showed patients with severe mental illness, who are two to three times more likely to have type 2 diabetes, rarely get tested.

November 12, 2015


FAU Neuroscientist Shares Myths and Truths About Alzheimer's

James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., has developed eight myths and truths about Alzheimer's disease to shed light on this form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

November 12, 2015


FAU-University MRI Announce Research Partnership

FAU and University MRI have entered into a joint research agreement to propel the University's focus in the neurosciences and provide researchers with access to the newest imaging technologies available today.

November 5, 2015


Three-Minute Test Detects Common Form of Dementia

An FAU neuroscientist has developed a new test that can assess clinical signs and symptoms of Lewy Body dementia, a common form of dementia that's difficult to diagnose, with 96.8 percent accuracy.

October 26, 2015


Honors College Student Achieves 99th Percentile on MCAT

Senior Kendyl Stewart recently placed in the 99th percentile among Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) takers -- an astonishing accomplishment that has opened the doors to many new opportunities.

October 22, 2015


Former Israel Surgeon General Yitshak Kreiss to Visit FAU

Yitshak Kreiss, M.D., an internationally renowned leader in disaster, emergency and humanitarian medicine and former Israel Defense Forces surgeon general, will visit Florida Atlantic University.

October 21, 2015


FAU Offers Free Hearing Screenings

Florida Atlantic University's Department of Communication Science and Disorders will host free hearing screenings in honor of National Audiology Awareness Month.

October 12, 2015


Bioinspired Robotic Finger Advances Prosthetics Technology

Most robotic parts used today are rigid, have a limited range of motion and don't look lifelike. Inspired by nature and biology, a robotic finger designed at FAU looks, feels and works like the real thing.

October 8, 2015


Project Enhances Teamwork Among Varied Health Professions

FAU and Boca Raton Regional Hospital have partnered on a unique project to eliminate barriers between healthcare disciplines and build crucial communication and teambuilding skills to support collaboration.

October 6, 2015


First Study on Hard-to-treat Depression in Older People

About half of older adults don't respond to first-line medication for depression. A new study shows that adding a second drug to treatment with an antidepressant medication alone helps many of these patients.

September 30, 2015


New Technology to Monitor Blood Disorder With a Smart Phone

A researcher has a unique way to monitor sickle cell disease using a smart phone, and will develop a portable smart sensor and a phone application for patients to analyze and store their blood test results.

September 22, 2015


FAU's Medical School to Work with

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine will work with to combat the narcotic prescription drug epidemic using novel approaches for treatment, prevention and education programs.

September 9, 2015


Sobering Statistics on Physical Inactivity in the U.S.

Researchers have published a commentary in the American Journal of Medicine that stresses how lack of physical activity in Americans poses important clinical, public health and fiscal challenges for the nation.

September 2, 2015


Neuroscientist Develops New, Rapid Dementia Screening Tool

Determining whether or not an individual has dementia and to what degree is a long and laborious process that can take an experienced professional such as a clinician about four to five hours to administer.

August 17, 2015


Study Shows Lack of Meaning in Life Linked to Addiction

A commonly used treatment in addiction is the 12-step model developed in the 1930s. Yet, surprisingly, there is no clear understanding about how to nurture spirituality among people struggling with addictions.

August 17, 2015


Researcher Sheds Light on Bilingual Development in Children

A professor of psychology at FAU provides important information that should help clinicians as they assess bilingual children and advise their parents.

August 17, 2015


FAU Celebrates Summer 2015 Commencement

Florida Atlantic University conferred more than 1,700 degrees on August 4 during three commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on the Boca Raton campus.

August 7, 2015


New Medical Students to Receive First Doctor's White Coats

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine will celebrate its fifth White Coat Ceremony as it officially welcomes the incoming class of 2015 on Friday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m.

August 5, 2015


FAU Pre-med Student and Surgeon Collaborate on New, Alternative Procedure to Radical Mastectomy

Elizabeth Hopkins, an aspiring physician and FAU student, has spent more than 640 hours shadowing Hilton Becker, M.D. In 2014, she had a double mastectomy as a preventive measure, using a revolutionary procedure developed by Becker that is an alternative to radical mastectomy.

August 3, 2015


FAU Awarded $2.1 Million to Study Effectiveness of Medication for Schizophrenia

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine was recently awarded a $2.1 million, two-year contract by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc. to conduct a study to examine the effectiveness of an injectable long-acting antipsychotic medication for schizophrenia and its impact on 30-day hospital readmission rates.

June 30, 2015


FAU Implements University-Wide HeartMath Training

Florida Atlantic University is the first university nationwide to institutionalize HeartMath training for its faculty, staff and students.

June 25, 2015


Leading Neuroscientist at FAU Available as Expert on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia

Every 67 seconds someone is the United States develops Alzheimer's disease or some form of dementia. It's the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and it's the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.

June 15, 2015


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