The FAU Biomedical Research Institute (formerly The Institute for Healthy Aging and Lifespan Studies or I-HeAL) focuses on patient-centered research that harnesses the power of research discovery, genomics, informatics and clinical data to drive “precision health.”
This approach informs and transforms health promotion and disease prevention and requires collaboration across many disciplines, ranging from big data and bioinformatics, research-based discovery, translation to patient populations and implementation to practice. The institute’s initial focus is in areas such as cardiovascular, bone, cancer, data science and aging. Its members are drawn from across the university’s 10 colleges and six campuses.
FAU is currently conducting a search for an executive director to lead the institute and to develop the mission, vision and strategic plan for new and rapidly expanding health-related research activities at the university.