Aug. 9, 2017

DOR Open House
2 - 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18
Alumni Center, Boca Raton campus
Join Division of Research leadership and staff to discuss how we can help you advance your research.  Coffee and dessert will be served. For details and to RSVP, click here .
BioPub: Life Sciences is Brewing
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. TOMORROW
Oakland, Fla.
The Southeast Chapter of BioFlorida invites BioFlorida members and non-members to this life sciences networking event in the Funky Buddha Brewery. To register, click here.
Chasing Coral: A Film Documentary
8:30 - 11 p.m. Aug. 11
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The Broward County Library will be screening the documentary, Chasing Coral. There will be a discussion panel with the director of NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program and world renowned coral scientists. If you have questions, contact Kenneth Banks, Ph.D., at 954-519-1207.
RCR Workshop Series
Noon - 1:50 p.m. Aug. 28
Bldg. ME-104, Room 319
The fall semester in-person Responsible Conduct of Research workshop series kicks off on August 28. To help raise the caliber of graduate student research, faculty are encouraged to share the schedule with their students. 
More Event Listings
For additional listings, visit the Division of Research events  page
Funding Opportunities

National Endowment for Humanities Summer Stipend
FAU internal deadline: Aug. 30,  full proposals by Sept. 27
Limit: 2 per institution
The NEH is granting summer stipends to support advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.  Applicants interested in being nominated should have their research dean email the candidate's name and a brief paragraph outlining the significance of the proposed project to by August 30. For more information, click here.
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Letters of intent due: Oct. 8, applications by Nov. 8
The overall goal of this grant is to develop novel strategies to increase participation in cardiac rehabilitation of older and vulnerable patients. To read the RFP, click here.
More Funding Opportunities
For additional solicitations, visit the Division of Research funding opportunities  page
Dietary Restrictions Influence Aging
Using a tiny worm called C. elegans, neuroscientists from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science are the first to demonstrate how autophagy, a garbage-disposal like process where cells remove debris they produce - combined with food absorption and food smell - impacts the aging process, primarily by diet restriction. 
Led by Kailiang Jia, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences, this NIH-funded study was recently published in PLOS Genetics. Jia is a member of the FAU Brain Institute. READ MORE.

Portal Gives Unfunded Projects Another Try
Online Partnership to Accelerate Research (OnPAR), a funding matchmaking platform, is giving a second chance to highly scored, unfunded applications from NIH, NSF, FDA, DOE, NASA and other funding agencies, foundations and more. NIH is a founding partner.
To read an NIH blog post about OnPAR, click here For a flier, click here

Scientist Recognized by Research Park 
Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences and FAU Brain Institute associate director, was named 2017 Distinguished Researcher by the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University. Dawson-Scully has created two biotech companies, one of which was incubated at FAU Tech Runway, the other at the Technology Business Incubator, bringing new innovation and possibilities to market. 

Faculty and staff are encouraged to join business leaders, entrepreneurs, academic researchers and policy makers in honoring Dawson-Scully's achievements at a celebration on Oct. 4th. Jeff Atwater, FAU's new vice president for strategic initiatives and chief financial officer, will also be honored. READ MORE.

Detecting and Treating Alzheimer's Disease
The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a $95,133 grant from the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program of the Florida Department of Health. The award supports the testing in Belle Glade of a novel mechanism for the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease at home.
A key outcome of this study, led by Assistant Professor Lisa Wiese, Ph.D., is to delay earlier transitions to skilled nursing facilities, which could ... read more.

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