June 8, 2016
Smart Communities: Intelligent Space and Responsive Design   
1 - 2:30 p.m. June 16
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine present a webinar with Cannon Design representatives to discuss how to transform the built environment. For more information, click here.
Microbiomes of the Built Environment
June 20 - 21,  WEBINAR 
This National Academies' Board on Life Sciences event focuses on examining the formation and function of microbial communities in built environments. To attend this meeting in person or via webcast, register here.
Palm Beach County Science Symposium 
Call for Presenters and Exhibitors 
Due: June 30 for presenters, by July 15 for exhibitors
Boynton Beach High School is hosting this year's science symposium. For details on the call for presenters, click here. For details on exhibiting, click  here
Neural Engineering Research Symposium
Call for Abstracts
University of Miami
Due: Aug. 20
The University of Miami invites abstracts from researchers specializing in the fundamental aspects of neural science, engineering and reparative medicine. For details and to submit an abstract, click here.
More Event Listings
Visit the Division of Research events  page for additional listings. 
Funding Opportunities
U.S. Dept. of State Small Business Network of the Americas
Limited Submission
Due to DOR: June 15, to sponsor by June 30, if selected
The program's intent is to help small business grow faster in local markets and increase participation in internal trade. If you plan to apply, send a one page summary to Camille Coley by June 15. For more information, click here .
Searle Scholars Program
Call for Nominations
Limited submission
Internal deadline: June 27
Sponsored Programs deadline: Sept. 23, if selected
Sponsor deadline: 5 p.m. CDT Sept. 30
This program supports outstanding junior faculty in their first or second year, who were appointed as tenure-track assistant professors on or after July 1. Applicants must be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. To view a sample application, click here. For more details, click here.
Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program
Letter of intent due: July 15, applications by Aug. 29
This program aims to expand cancer research capacity in Florida, increase participation in clinical trials and reduce the impact of cancer on disparate groups.  For the RFP, click here.
James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program
Letter of intent due: July 15, applications by Aug. 29
This program supports research initiatives that address the health care problems of Floridians in the areas of tobacco-related cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke and pulmonary disease. For more information, click here.
Molecular Bioscience Study  Tour, Germany 
Due: July 15
Postdoctoral researchers network while visiting German research institutions. The focus of this German Academic Exchange Service program is molecular bioscience. For details, click here.
More Funding Opportunities
Visit the Division of Research funding opportunities  page for additional solicitations. 
FAU Researcher Receives International Humanity in Science Award for Analytical Science Breakthrough
To watch a video highlighting the award ceremony, click on the image. It's the "obligation of everyone to help other people ... I'm actually helping myself because if I'm not ... my life is incomplete," he said.

Waseem Asghar, Ph.D., an assistant professor from the department of computer and electrical engineering and computer science, recently received the 2016 Humanity in Science Award in Munich, Germany. The honor is presented by Phenomenex, a scientific analysis and investigative company, and the magazine,  The Analytical Scientist. The award recognizes researchers around the world for analytical science breakthroughs that have significantly benefited human lives. 

Asghar, who also has an appointment in t he department of biological science,  received the award for his work on developing a new paper and flexible material-based diagnostic biosensing platform. It could be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureas and other pathogens. These microchips are easy to make, easy to use, and can easily ... read more
Possible New Approach to Treat Osteoarthritis, Cancer 
With support from a National Institutes of Health grant, researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have engineered an alternative approach to potentially treat cancer and other diseases.

Results of their study, titled  "Thermodynamics of Selectivity in N-TIMP/MMP Interactions," were recently published in the  Journal of Biological Chemistry FAU doctoral candidates Haiyin Zou and Ying Wu co-authored the study.  READ MORE .
Americans' Attitudes on
Behavior Shifting
In a large study examining a nationally representative survey of American adults from 1973 to 2014, Ryne Sherman, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, found that same-sex sexual experience has doubled, and acceptance of same-sex sexual experience has quadrupled. 

Sherman co-authored the study with researchers from San Diego State University and Widener University. Their findings were  published in the current issue of the journal  Archives of Sexual Behavior READ MORE .
New Video Highlights FAU's 
Institute for Healthy Aging and Lifespan Studies
The Division of Research recently completed production of a 
new video to introduce the  Institute for Healthy Aging and Lifespan 
Studies. The video showcases the institute's work 
with novel intervention programs to improve the care of dementia patients and their caregivers, leading to improved mobility, delayed nursing home placement, reduced hospital re-admission, and decreased costs.

The institute is led by  James Galvin, M.D., associate dean for clinical research at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and professor of nursing at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.  Watch the video  here .

Expand Your Search for Research Funding 

To find university-based resources, expertise and collaborators, use Florida ExpertNet. Learn how to navigate Pivot, an online tool for funding and finding collaborators, with tutorial videos covering how to create an account, develop a profile, conduct online funding searches, etc. Click on the images below. 


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