Researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science Test Effectiveness of Facemasks and Social Distancing

Research from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, just published in the journal Physics of Fluids , demonstrates through visualization of emulated coughs and sneezes, a method to assess the effectiveness of facemasks in obstructing droplets. The rationale behind the recommendation for using masks or other face coverings is to reduce the risk of cross-infection via the transmission of respiratory droplets from infected to healthy individuals.... more

Traffic Data Show Drastic Changes in Human Behavior at Pandemic Onset

It’s not just health, social and economic consequences from COVID-19 that have impacted the world. Travel behavior also has been significantly affected. Using statewide traffic data from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), a study demonstrates the drastic changes in human behavior during the onset of the pandemic. With more than 20 million residents, Florida was selected because of its enormous diversity and unique demographic and commercial characteristics.... more

TELEHEALTH IS A KEY TOOL FOR TREATING COVID-19 PATIENTS

Rural hospitals are more likely than urban facilities to have access to telehealth, a once-underused service that now is playing a key role in treating coronavirus patients, according to research by two health administration professors in Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business.... more

 


Traffic Data Show Drastic Changes in Human Behavior at Pandemic Onset

Using same-day traffic volumes for March 2019 and March 2020 across Florida, researchers examined the relationship of key governmental requests for public isolation and travel limitations.

Telehealth is a Key Tool for Treating COVID-19 Patients

Rural hospitals are more likely than urban facilities to have access to telehealth, a once-underused service that now is playing a key role in treating coronavirus patients.

Seeing is Believing: Effectiveness of Facemasks

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers use flow visualization to qualitatively test social distancing and the efficacy of facemasks in obstructing respiratory droplets.

FAU Names Justin Perry, Ph.D., as New Dean of Wilkes Honors College

Florida Atlantic University has named Justin Perry, Ph.D., as the new dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College.

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.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Risk-Reduction Public Health Certificate

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has launched a new, online public health certificate course on COVID-19, contact tracing and risk-reduction in response to one of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S.

FAU Pine Jog Transforms Annual Green Schools Celebration

Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environmental Education Center took a new approach this year to honor winners of its 2020 Green Schools Awards.

OLLI at FAU Jupiter to Present 'Healthy Aging and Your Brain' Series

The Osher LLI at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter will bring together Johns Hopkins Medicine experts for a virtual lectures series, "Healthy Aging and Your Brain Series," via Zoom webinars.

FAU to Offer Virtual Summer Camps for Summer 2020

Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center will host virtual summer camps for summer 2020.

Diowave Laser Systems Joins Research Park at FAU

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® today announced that Diowave Laser Systems has relocated its headquarters and clinic to join the Research Park at FAU as its newest tenant.

Marine Science Lab Receives $1.125M from Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation

Florida Atlantic University has officially announced a $1.125 million gift from The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation.

FAU Tech Runway® Reveals its Eighth Venture Class

FAU Tech Runway® recently hosted its annual Launch Competition, revealing its eighth class, "Venture Class 8."

FAU IN THE NEWS

Why 6 feet may not be enough to protect yourself from coronavirus

You may not realize just how far tiny particles can travel in the air when you sneeze, cough, or even talk. NBC’s Kerry Sanders takes an in-depth look at the science behind the 6-foot social distancing rule.... more

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