Health Initiative
Health Initiative

In alignment with Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Strategic Plan and the newly announced FAU Health Network, the Charles E. Schmidt College Health Intitiative aims to protect and improve human health as one of our strategic areas of research interest. Health related research in the Schmidt College of Science reflects a diverse range of interests and expertise that align with existing strengths and priority areas of the University and region. As such, our research interests represent an inclusive sphere of interdisciplinary themes focused on neuroscience, cancer, obesity, healthy aging, physiology, inflammation, infectious diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, biophysics, and drug discovery. Schmidt College of Science faculty can rely on a well-managed infrastructure to support their research efforts.

Job Listings

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science seeks outstanding Assistant Professors to contribute to a vibrant and growing community of scholar-educators.


Local Assets

By virtue of its location in South Florida, FAU offers tremendous professional and educational opportunities in environmental science. Our six linked campuses are located within minutes of the Everglades and a host of major freshwater ecosystem restoration and water quality monitoring efforts, the Atlantic Ocean, and a low-lying metropolis grappling with the twinned challenges posed by burgeoning population growth and sea-level rise. FAU is poised to face these challenges with a growing and coordinated group of environmental faculty and students spanning multiple departments, centers, institutes, and colleges.

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FAU Internal Assets

The College’s faculty and programs extend across the University’s 120 mile South Florida service region, including Davie, Boca Raton, Jupiter, and the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI). Each campus offers unique opportunities for research and students training.  

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Predrag Cudic, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Associate Dean for Research
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Florida Atlantic University
Jupiter campus office: MC-17, room 208
5353 Parkside Dr., Jupiter, FL 33458

View our faculty hiring initiatives in three key focus areas.