FIU ranks first among Florida public universities

FIU earned 97 points, the highest score in the history of the Performance-Based Funding Model in Florida FIU has earned the highest score among public universities in the state according to the Florida Board of Governors performance-based funding scores announced today. In Florida, state universities are evaluated on key metrics including four-year graduation rate, retention rate, cost […]

MacKenzie Scott makes a $40 million gift to FIU that will transform the student experience

Philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott and husband Dan Jewett have announced a $40 million gift to FIU. The gift is unrestricted and will be used to support student success programs. “Higher education is a proven pathway to opportunity, so we looked for 2 and 4-year institutions successfully educating students who come from communities that have […]

Forging the future: Developing personalized treatments for cancer patients

The leading-edge research of FIU faculty member Diana Azzam is advancing the field of personalized cancer treatment. But were it not for a project when she was an undergraduate chemistry student in her native Lebanon, she may not have pursued her current work.  “I got involved in an observational study of incidences of cancer in a mountain area versus the city,” she recounted. “We found there was a higher incidence of […]

FIU is training dogs to detect COVID-19

Trained canines will add to COVID prevention efforts on campus this spring and at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee –By Lourdes Perez for FIU News A team of FIU researchers have trained detector dogs to accurately identify the COVID-19 virus.   FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) is using its decades of experience researching and […]

FIU biomedical engineering professor working on innovations in medical imaging named National Academy of Inventors Senior Member

–By Elizabeth Calzadilla for FIU News FIU Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anuradha Godavarty, whose research and innovations have significantly advanced optical imaging technologies, has been named to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Senior Members. NAI Senior Members are faculty, scientists and administrators who have successfully patented, licensed and commercialized technologies that have positively impacted […]

21 years of data collection on water quality, plants, animals has made FIU a vital resource for researchers concerned with health of Everglades

–By Chrystian Tejedor for FIU News The National Science Foundation is providing a four-year $4.75 million renewal of the FIU Institute of Environment’s Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research (FCE LTER) program. This marks the fourth renewal since the program’s founding in 2000. For two decades, FIU researchers and their partners have collected data […]

FIU is top-ranked for patent production. Meet some of the researchers making it possible.

Florida International University is a top-tier, Carnegie-classified research institution and remains a top producer of U.S. utility patents. FIU ranked 20th among public universities and 40th among all universities in the world in the ‘Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2019’ report released last year by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners […]

Program fosters change, embraces people with developmental disabilities

FIU Embrace provides research-based holistic care, a wealth of resources and a strong support system for people with developmental disabilities and their families. –By Gisela Valencia for FIU Magazine Dr. Yolangel Hernandez Suarez was not able to see her son for months after the pandemic began.   A 28-year-old man who is on the autism […]

FIU ranks among top in the world for impact on water

–By JoAnn Adkins for CASE News FIU has been ranked No. 9 in the world for positive impact on life below water by The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. The university ranked third in the United States and is the only institution in the state of Florida to make the list. Faculty, students, and staff in […]

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 […]