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Florida Atlantic University presents:
RESEARCH IN ACTION SERIES
Featured Speakers

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Fall 2022 Speakers

Nov. 17, 2022

Virtual

Alan Berger, Ph.D.

POSTPONED - Surviving the Holocaust: Between Hope and Despair

Alan Berger, Ph.D.,
professor, theology department,
and Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair for Holocaust Studies,
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Dec. 1, 2022

Virtual

Reza Azarderakhsh, Ph.D.

POSTPONED - What is Post-Quantum Cryptography & Why is it Important?

Reza Azarderakhsh, Ph.D.,
associate professor and I-SENSE fellow,
department of electrical engineering and computer science,
College of Engineering and Computer Science,
and chief executive officer and founder of PQSecure Technologies

2022 PAST EVENTS

Nov. 3, 2022

Virtual

Paula Kurdziel, Ph.D.

Is Your Immune System Boss of Your Brain?

Paula Kurdziel, Ph.D.,
postdoctoral fellow,
Stiles-Nicholson FAU Brain Institute

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Oct. 27, 2022

Virtual

Oliver Buckton.

Meet the Creative Mind of James Bond

Oliver Buckton,
professor and chair, department of English,
Dorothy F. Schmidt,
College of Arts and Letters

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Oct. 21, 2022

Virtual

How FAU is Accelerating the Drive Against Cancer

• Gregg Fields, Ph.D., executive director, FAU Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH), and professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
• Patrick Grant, Ph.D., associate chair, Department of Biomedical Science, and associate professor, Biomedical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
• Amy Wright, Ph.D., research professor, FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
• Mare Cudic, Ph.D., associate professor and director of Honors in Chemistry program, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
• Karin Scarpinato, Ph.D., senior associate vice president, FAU Division of Research

Oct. 6, 2022

Virtual

Nicole Baganz, Ph.D.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Brainiacs

Nicole Baganz, Ph.D.,
director of community engagement and programming,
Stiles-Nicholson FAU Brain Institute,
and research assistant professor, biomedical science

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Sep. 22, 2022

Virtual

Ashley Rivera, Ph.D.

Supporting Fathers as Caregivers

Ashley Rivera, Ph.D.,
assistant professor,
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

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Sept. 8, 2022

Virtual

Gregg Fields, Ph.D.

New Approaches to Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

Gregg Fields, Ph.D.,
professor, department of chemistry and biochemistry,
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

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May 19, 2022

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Greg O'Corry-Crowe

Conserving Turtles from Egg to Sea

Sean Williamson, Ph.D.,
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Marine Biology Lab
in Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

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May 12, 2022

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Greg O'Corry-Crowe

Can We Save the World's Coral Reefs?

Joshua D. Voss, Ph.D.,
Associate Research Professor
Coral Reef and Molecular Ecology Team
in FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

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May 5, 2022

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Greg O'Corry-Crowe

Why Are Stereotypes Bad for Your Health?

Chad Forbes, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Psychology
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
and FAU's Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute

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April 28, 2022

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Greg O'Corry-Crowe

Let's Talk About Toxic Blooms' Bite on Bull Sharks

Lauran Brewster, Ph.D.,
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Fisheries Ecology and Conservation Lab
in FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

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March 31, 2022

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Adele Stewart

Debunking Myths: Does Your Sex Shape Your Behavior?

Adele Stewart, Ph.D.,
Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Science
FAU's Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute

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March 24, 2022

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Tarsha Jones

Disparities in Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing Among Young Breast Cancer Survivors

Tarsha Jones, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

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March 17, 2022

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Hari Kalva

Discover How Machines See Video

Hari Kalva, Ph.D.,
Associate chair and Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
College of Engineering and Computer Science

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March 3, 2022

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Shirley Pomponi

Can Sustainable Marine Resources Help Treat Humans?

Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D.,
Research Professor, Sponge Biotechnology Systematics,
Cell and Molecular Biology in
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

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Feb. 24, 2022

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Michael DeDonno

Innocence Denied: (Re)Considering Literary Depictions of Black Girlhood

Sondra Bickham Washington, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of American Literature,
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

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Feb. 17, 2022

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Greg O'Corry-Crowe

Is Blood Thicker Than Sea Water? Dive Into the Family Ties of Whales

Greg O'Corry-Crowe, Ph.D.,
Research Professor in
Population Biology and Behavioral Ecology in
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

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Feb. 10, 2022

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Michael DeDonno

In Search for the Fountain of Youth: Does it Really Exist?

Michael A. DeDonno, Ph.D.,
Research Psychologist and Associate Professor,
College of Education and Charles E. Schmidt
College of Medicine

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Jan. 27, 2022

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Michael DeDonno

Learn How Toddlers Become Bilingual

Erika Hoff, Ph.D.,
Professor in the Department of Psychology
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

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