Aug. 30, 2017
First Video of Rare Monkey
The work of primatologist Kate Detwiler, Ph.D., FAU has propelled FAU to the epicenter of ground-breaking research involving the Dryas monkey, an endangered species located in one of the world’s most remote regions — the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Lomami National Park. Never before had Detwiler’s collaborators in the Congo found a living Dryas Monkey in the forest.
“The threat for this species is that it’s hunted and the hunting is not regulated,” Detwiler said. “If we can identify social groups living within the new Lomami National Park, we can take steps toward monitoring and protecting these groups from overhunting." To read more, click here. 
NIH Grant Awarded for Placenta on a Chip
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded FAU investigators a two-year, $400,000 grant to develop a first-of-its-kind 3D model that uses a single microfluidic sensing chip to study the processes within a malaria-infected placenta. READ MORE.
Blaming Big Waistlines
A College of Medicine researcher and colleagues found that the lifespan for schizophrenics is 20 years shorter than the general population and 10 years less for those with bipolar disorder, according to a first-of-its-kind study. The team's findings – published in the international journal Bipolar Disorders – showed that expanding waistlines and the way body fat is distributed are largely to blame. READ MORE.
Peace, Justice and Human Rights Grant Calls
The Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative issued its Fall 2017 call for grants. For details, click here .
An Online Home of Their Own
The Sun Sentinel recently featured the growth of FAU Tech Runway Venture Class 5 company WAHspace . Self-described as "LinkedIn for those who work at home," the startup has expanded to more than 10,000 members in the United States and Canada. READ MORE .
NSF Ramps Up STEM Network
In an effort to diversify STEM leadership, NSF is identifying ways funded NSF projects can engage with its network called Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES). READ MORE.
Recent Sponsored Research Awards
Investigator Name and Project
Sponsor Name and Total Anticipated Funding
Gizelle Anzures
Development of Specialized Neural Networks for Face Recognition Expertise
National Institutes of Health
Sarah Du
Placenta-on-a-Chip Sensing Platform to Study Placental Malaria
National Institutes of Health
Dennis Hanisak
Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatories for Intensive, Real-time Water Quality Sampling in the St. Lucie Estuary and Nearby Indian River Lagoon
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
To see more recent awards, scroll down in the digital magazine  here.
4 p.m. Sept. 12, Jupiter campus
Samer Hattar, Ph.D., of the National Institute of Mental Health, will be presenting “Retinal and Brain Circuits Underlying Light Effects on Behavior.” For details, i ncluding videoconference locations, click h er e.

4 p.m. Sept. 26, Boca Raton campus
Ofer Tchernichovski, Ph.D., of Hunter College, will discuss "The Development of Song Rhythm in the Zebra Finch." For more information including videoconference locations, click here.

Nine workshops from Sept. 7 - Oct. 31
InFocus: Research is a workshop series by Division of Research senior staff on what their units can do for you. Scroll down to view details in the Research Happenings section of the digital magazine. Contact us here with questions.
Noon-1:50 p.m. Sept. 8
Bldg. ME-104, Room 319
Students on satellite campuses are strongly encouraged to RSVP . Students interested in attending in Boca Raton, contact Judith here
Letters of Intent due: Oct. 1, final proposals due in Dec.

Due: Nov. 20
Expand Your Search for Research Funding 
To find funding opportunities, visit GrantForward. To find university-based resources, expertise and collaborators, use Florida ExpertNet. Click on the images below.
Now, more than ever, it's important to broadcast your scientific and scholarly achievements.

Please send research news and accomplishments to 
Luis F. Perez or Beth C. Barak   here .
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