Distinguished postdoctoral researcher focused on fighting disease one cell at a time

–By Chrystian Tejedor for FIU News Popular Pandey envisions a world where diseases are diagnosed and treated at the cellular level. For patients being treated for cancer today, well, that’s just not the reality. Cancer treatments are so toxic people often feel very sick afterward. They are nauseous and feel dead tired because the treatment […]

7th annual FIU Geopolitical Summit: Time to act is ‘now’ on Earth’s climate crisis

–By Chrystian Tejedor for FIU News Earth is facing an unprecedented climate crisis. At FIU’s 7th Geopolitical Summit, hosted by the College of Arts, Sciences & Education and Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, keynote speaker David Wallace-Wells noted how conversations about climate change shifted significantly in just 30 years. No longer is climate change talked […]

Landmark study of adolescent brain development renewed for 7 years

–By JoAnn Adkins for FIU News The National Institutes of Health awarded a seven-year continuation of  the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, providing FIU and 20 other study sites the funding to continue the largest long-term study of brain development and child health ever conducted in the United States. The renewal provides $290 million for an additional […]

Doctoral student is Miami-Dade’s new Principal of the Year

–By Chrystian Tejedor for FIU News Rafael Villalobos was determined to make a difference. He thought he could do that by pursuing a career in law enforcement, so he earned a degree in criminal justice. Then Villalobos noticed how warm and kind teachers and staff were to his younger brother, who was blind and on […]

Science of memory could improve COVID-19 contact tracing

–By Ayleen Barbel Fattal for FIU News FIU researchers are studying how to improve contact tracing by tapping into people’s memory. Psychologists Deborah Goldfarb, Jacqueline Evans and Ronald Fisher are leading a new study funded by an NSF Rapid Response grant to identify a more effective way to conduct contact tracing. The FIU team will test whether memory for contacts can be […]

FIU, Miami-Dade County Public Schools tailor educational leadership degree to district’s challenges

–By Isabel Gamarra for FIU News FIU has launched a customized doctoral degree in educational leadership and policy studies to respond to urgent issues facing Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), America’s fourth-largest school district. Faculty in FIU’s College of Arts, Sciences & Education worked closely with M-DCPS to redesign the doctoral degree to focus on specific challenges […]

Scientists make waves in D.C. at Capitol Hill Oceans Week

–By JoAnn Adkins for FIU News Marine scientists Mike Heithaus and James Fourqurean hope to turn scientific solutions into policy for the world’s oceans. The marine predator expert and seagrass expert joined Capitol Hill Oceans Week, an annual event hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation where marine scientists, conservationists, wildlife experts, climate scientists, fishing […]

Scientists discover how mosquitoes zero in on our sweat

–By JoAnn Adkins for FIU News Finding creates roadmap for repellent design, population control Just like fresh-baked cookies or sizzling bacon is to us, the scent of your sweat is a mouthwatering aroma to mosquitoes. Now, scientists have discovered how these undesirable insects zero in on our delectable odor. It’s actually the odor from lactic […]

Tools being developed to improve response times in disasters

A research team led by FIU is trying to remove the chaos from responses when natural disasters strike. The team, led by Pallab Mozumder, an economist in the FIU Department of Earth and Environment, has secured $2 million from the National Science Foundation to help government agencies, utilities and people make better decisions as they […]

FIU celebrates Preeminent Programs

It takes a lot of work by a lot of people to keep FIU a top-tier research institution. On a recent Thursday night, FIU leaders took time to acknowledge how important the faculty’s role is in that process. “Faculty are the heart and soul of a university,” said Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton to a crowd  of 150, who had gathered at the […]