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Nation’s First Pipeline Program Provides Accelerated Pathway from High School into Medical School


“FAU High School M.D. Direct” is the first-of-its-kind pipeline program to be launched in the U.S. and places high school students from FAU High School directly in-line for medical school at FAU, jumpstarting their careers as young, aspiring...
22-May-2017 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Study Says Female Faculty Face Strong Glass Ceiling in Male-Dominated University Environments


Female faculty members hoping to advance to the highest ranks of academia face significant barriers due to male-dominated environments at colleges and universities, according to a new study of faculty at colleges of business led by a professor at...
18-May-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Study and New Tool Proves ‘All Is Not Lost’ to Dementia


All is not lost according to the first study to look at and measure communication outcomes in both the caregiver spouse and the patient with dementia. In fact, researchers have found that “practice makes perfect” with the right intervention and...
11-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Approved for Psychiatry Residency Program


The four-year psychiatry residency program is based at Tenet HealthCare system’s Delray Medical Center, the primary site for the program, South County Mental Health Center in Delray Beach and Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
9-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Is the Blog to Blame for Vladimir Putin’s 2011-12 Elections Defeat?


In the 2011-12 elections, Russia’s government leaders underestimated the power of the internet and it impacted the outcome of the elections and spurred massive demonstrations in response to Vladimir Putin’s stage-managing the presidential...
2-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Diagnosing and Treating Alzheimer’s, Dementia at Home Could Be Key for Rural, Low-Income Populations


The lack of easily accessible, culturally proficient, and gerontology-trained providers creates a unique challenge for older adults in rural communities. Providing earlier cognitive assessment to facilitate earlier management of cognitive decline...
1-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Phyllis and Harvey Sandler Donate $7 Million to Name FAU’s School of Social Work


Longtime benefactors Phyllis and Harvey Sandler to name The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work within FAU's College for Design and Social Inquiry.
28-Apr-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Young Bilingual Children Two Languages Develop Simultaneously but Independently


A new study of Spanish-English bilingual children finds that when children learn any two languages from birth each language proceeds on its own independent course, at a rate that reflects the quality of the children’s exposure to each language.
20-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expanding Waistlines and Metabolic Syndrome: Researchers Warn of New ‘Silent Killer’


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,” analogous to hypertension in the 1970s. As it turns out, the “love...
6-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT

FAU’s Brain Institute Commemorates ‘Brain Awareness Week’


From human behavior such as mother/infant bonding, addiction and communication disorders to devastating brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscientists and other researchers from FAU’s Brain Institute are at the...
13-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT

Renowned FAU Neuroscientist Leads Research on Lewy Body Dementia (LBD); Oct. 22 is National 'LBD Awareness Day'


17-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT

Cyberbullying Expert Provides Important Tips to Stay Safe


Although most children use their smartphones and social media apps in appropriate ways, about 25 percent will experience online bullying at some point.
11-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Expert Available on Shark Ecology, Prey Capture and Attack Strategy; 'Shark Week 2016' Debuts on June 26


21-Jun-2016 9:30 AM EDT

Leading FAU Neuroscientist Available as Expert on Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease


17-Jun-2016 2:30 PM EDT

World's Leading Expert on Aspirin at FAU Available to Discuss New Prevention Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer


14-Apr-2016 12:45 PM EDT

Science Reveals How Tone of Candidates’ Voices Can Make a Difference at the Polls


Human voice pitch has been shown to influence how voters perceive candidates for elected office and appears to influence voters both in the laboratory and in real life as they tend to support candidates with lower-pitched voices. The remaining...
7-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EST

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