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FAU Soon-to-be-Physicians celebrating at Match Day 2024
During the special Match Day ceremony, FAU's soon-to-be-physicians learned where they will fulfill their dreams for medical residency training, required to become board certified.
Women holding up pink ribbons in their hands
FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers examined social determinants of health and health inequities to identify the key factors that hinder breast cancer screening in women aged 40 and older in the U.S.
Ajay Bommareddy, Ph.D. in lab
Sandalwood oil has been used for centuries. Now, a study is the first to demonstrate in vivo the chemo-preventive properties of a by-product of the oil in mice without weight loss or noticeable side effects.
FAU Study Examines Accuracy of Adult Body Weight Estimates in the ED
Schmidt College of Medicine researchers examined current methods of estimating weight in the emergency department and their accuracy. Inaccurate estimates could lead to inaccurate drug doses and patient harm.

AAMC - Association of American Medical Colleges
October 20, 2023
FAU Schmidt College of Medicine extends its sincere congratulations to two exceptional members of our team for their significant appointments to national committees under the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Dr. Leonard Berkowitz
October 01, 2023
Spotlighting Dr. Leonard Berkowitz, our MedOwl for October 2023
FAU Receives $750,000 Philanthropic  Grant for Alzheimer's Disease
September 18, 2023
FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine has received a grant from the Carl Angus DeSantis Foundation, which will transform the care of neurodegenerative diseases.
U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths More Than Quadrupled from 1999 to 2020
September 12, 2023
Regardless of race, age, geography or urbanization, a new study by FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine shows U.S. drug overdose deaths more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2020, causing 1,013,852 deaths.
Gene Discovery Nets FAU Researchers U.S. Patent to Treat Addiction
September 07, 2023
An invention in the fields of pharmacology, medicine, neuroscience and psychiatry using a molecular approach to treat addiction has earned Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., and Maureen Hahn, Ph.D., a U.S. patent.
Dr. Lea Sacca
September 01, 2023
Spotlighting Dr. Lea Sacca, our MedOwl for September 2023
Geographic 'Hot Spots' for Cigarette, Firearm Deaths in the U.S.
August 29, 2023
A new FAU study shows geographically distinct areas of the highest death rates in the U.S. related to cigarettes as well as firearms, including both assault and suicide over two decades from 1999 to 2019.
Headshot of Interim Dean Curtis L. Whitehair
July 27, 2023
We are delighted to announce that Curtis L. Whitehair, M.D., has accepted the position of Interim Dean at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
FAU Receives $11.5 Million Gift to Combat Life-Threatening Illness
July 13, 2023
The Schmidt College of Medicine received the monumental gift from philanthropists Ann and John Wood to combat amyloidosis, a complex and challenging disease, using a whole-body and multidisciplinary approach.
U.S. Infant Mortality Fell, But Low Birth Weight, Preterm Births Rose
June 29, 2023
A new study examining time trends and racial inequities in infant mortality, low birth weight and preterm births over 11 years suggests that infant mortality alone is not a sufficient indicator of health.
Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offers students a variety of educational programs and degrees.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431