College News

Emergency Department, Emergency Medicine, Older Adults, Geriatrics, United States, Geriatric Emergency Medicine Guidelines, Delirium, Polypharmacy, Falls, Injury, Best Practices, Guidelines
February 23, 2022
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.
Palm Health Foundation, Computational Brain Health, Neuroscience, Graduate Students, Ph.D. Students, Graduate Fellowships, Brain Disorders, Alzheimer's Disease, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Parkinson's Disease, ADHD, Depression
February 18, 2022
FAU has selected four Ph.D. students whose work embraces computational neuroscience to receive the inaugural Palm Health Foundation Computational Brain Health Graduate Fellowships.
Ivermectin, COVID-19, Drugs, FDA, Efficacy, Safety, WHO, NIH, Large-scale Randomized Trials, Clinical Trials, Prescriptions, United States, Coronavirus
February 16, 2022
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.
Researcher, Scientist, Eye, Cataracts, National Foundation for Eye Research, Cataract Research Award
February 15, 2022
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.
Engineering, Researcher, Laboratory, HIV Testing, NIH, Grants, AIDS-related Illness, Assay, Antiretroviral Therapy, HIV Status, Self-testing, Biomedical Science
January 13, 2022
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.
Aspirin, Heart Attack, Stroke, Prevention, Public Health, Older Adults, Health Care Providers, Benefit-to-risk, Cardiovascular Risk, Risk of Bleeding, Primary Care
January 05, 2022
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.
FAU Study Reveals Gaps in Florida's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
December 14, 2021
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.
Richard S. Isaacson, M.D., Alzheimer's Disease, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Prevention, FAU Center for Brain Health, Lewy Body Dementia, Cognitive Decline, Individualized Prevention, Parkinson's Disease, Family History
November 29, 2021
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.
College of Medicine, Dean, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Neurosurgeon, Research, Scientists, Physician, Leadership
November 16, 2021
Julie G. Pilitsis, M.D., Ph.D., a leading neurosurgeon and physician scientist, will assume this role in February 2022.
Veteran, World War II, WWII, Hero, Seniors, Veteran's Day, Geriatrician, Geriatrics, Human Health, Advocate
November 09, 2021
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.
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
(561) 297-4828