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Smoking Risks and Need for Wider Use of Varenicline to Quit
More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Experts reassure clinicians that varenicline is a safe and effective way to stop smoking and that not using this drug has caused needless deaths.

March 27, 2017

 
And the Envelope Please...It's a Match!
The soon-to-be graduates of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine participated in a "rite of passage" during Match Day to learn where they will spend the next years of medical training as residents.

March 17, 2017

 
FAU Medical Students Inducted into AOA Honor Society
Ten students from Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine were recently inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA), a national medical honor society.

March 14, 2017

 
FAU Brain Institute Commemorates 'Brain Awareness Week'
Headed by molecular neuroscientist Randy Blakely, Ph.D., FAU's Brain Institute is commemorating "Brain Awareness Week" (March 13-19) to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research.

March 13, 2017

 
New Device Could Rapidly Detect Zika Virus at Airports
About the size of a tablet, a portable device that could be used in many settings like an airport, may hold the key to detecting the Zika virus accurately, rapidly and inexpensively using just a saliva sample.

February 22, 2017

 
Marine Sponge May Provide Antibacterial Solutions for MRSA
A compound extracted from a deep-water marine sponge is showing potent antibacterial activity against the drug resistant bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus also called the "super bug."

February 8, 2017

 
FAU and Sancilio Team Up on Therapy for Inherited Blindness
Researchers from FAU and Sancilio and Company, Inc. are collaborating to develop a treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa, an inherited disease that causes severe progressive vision impairment and blindness.

January 30, 2017

 
Experts Urge for Wider Prescription of Statins
Researchers from FAU and Harvard address the possible but unproven link between statins and diabetes and emphasize that the link to diabetes is questionable and inconsequential.

January 18, 2017

 
Chair Yoga Effective Way to Treat Osteoarthritis
The first study to examine the effects of chair yoga on pain and physical function in older adults with osteoarthritis is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life.

January 11, 2017

 
Novel Study Demonstrates Role of Parkin Gene in Eye Lens
A new study at FAU is the first to demonstrate that the Parkin gene is turned on when cells are exposed to environmental insults that cause free radical formation and cataract formation.

December 13, 2016

 
Janet Robishaw to Lead Department of Biomedical Sciences
Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., a leader in functional and translational genomics, has been appointed as chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

December 6, 2016

 
Former NBA Player Inducted into Halls of Fame
FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine's advisory board member and donor Jack Laub was recently inducted into the James P. Kelly University of Cincinnati Athletics Hall of Fame and the Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame.

November 16, 2016

 
Scientists Recreating Cancer-Fighting Sea Sponge Compound
FAU Harbor Branch scientists are researching ways to create a biosynthetic version of a compound found in a sea sponge that is very active against cancer cells.

November 15, 2016

 
Can a Toothpaste Save Your Life?
A study on a plaque identifying toothpaste has shown significant reductions in dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body. These findings support the premise of reductions in heart attacks and strokes.

October 19, 2016

 
Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Announced
Phillip Boiselle, M.D., a leader in thoracic imaging and innovation, will serve as dean of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine effective in January 2017. He comes to FAU from Harvard Medical School.

October 13, 2016

 
Boynton Beach High Students Train at FAU Simulation Center
Students from Boynton Beach High School had the opportunity to experience what it's like to be a physician for the day as they learned how to respond to medical emergencies using simulation technology.

September 30, 2016

 
FAU's COM Affiliates with Local Jewish Academy for Medical Studies Program
Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has entered into an agreement with the Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA) to create a Medical Studies Program.

September 27, 2016

 
Compound from Marine Sponge Reduces Pancreatic Tumor Size
A deep-water marine sponge that contains leiodermatolide has the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and block cancer cells from dividing using extremely low concentrations of the natural compound.

August 18, 2016

 
Professor Awarded International Distinguished Fellowship
The International Academy of Cardiology recently awarded a distinguished fellowship to Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H. in FAU's College of Medicine, for his contributions to cardiovascular medicine.

August 9, 2016

 
Grant Helps Health Center Expand Care for Patients in Need
FAU's Westgate Community Health Center has received a $600,000 grant from the Farris Foundation to increase access to nurse-led primary and mental care services for underserved populations.

June 28, 2016

 
FAU Remembers Victims of Orlando Shooting
Florida Atlantic University is remembering the 49 victims and dozens injured in the recent Orlando mass shooting with a series of events at its Boca Raton and Davie campuses.

June 16, 2016

 
Survival of the Fittest Sperm - New Device for Infertility
A researcher has developed a new device for assisted reproductive technology that can quickly, easily and cost effectively select only the healthiest sperm without causing DNA damage.

June 16, 2016

 
Engineered Protein May Be New Approach to Treat Cancer
FAU researchers have developed a group of proteins called tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases designed as specific inhibitors of selected MMP targets that could potentially treat osteoarthritis and cancer.

June 6, 2016

 
Professor Receives International 'Humanity in Science Award'
Waseem Asghar, Ph.D. received the award for his work on developing a new diagnostic biosensing platform that could be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV and other diseases.

June 2, 2016

 
FAU Approved for Surgery, Emergency Medicine Residencies
FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received initial accreditation for residency programs in general surgery and emergency medicine, in collaboration with its member teaching hospitals.

May 23, 2016

 
Physical Activity 'Magic Bullet' for Obesity, Heart Disease
Professors have evaluated the totality of evidence and conclude that regular physical activity has the closest resemblance to a "magic bullet" to fight the epidemic of obesity and cardiovascular disease.

May 16, 2016

 
Renowned Neuroscientist to Lead FAU's New Brain Institute
Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., a renowned neuroscientist and leading expert in synaptic pharmacology, neurotransmitter transporters, and neurogenetics, is at the helm of the newly-formed FAU Brain Institute.

May 10, 2016

 
Fulbright Scholar Olga Bakina Graduates
Olga Bakina, a Fulbright scholar from the Ukraine, received her M.S. in biomedical science at FAU's graduation ceremony this morning. Bakina will be pursuing a Ph.D. at Helmholtz Zentrum in Munich, Germany.

May 6, 2016

 
Medical Students Become Nation's Newest Physicians
FAU's College of Medicine celebrated a long-anticipated day as it conferred the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees to 61 members of the class of 2016, making them the nation's newest physicians.

April 29, 2016

 
FAU Hosts First U.S. Clinical Trial for Lewy Body Dementia
There are currently no medications available to specifically treat Lewy Body dementia (LBD). FAU's College of Medicine is spearheading the South Florida site for the first U.S. clinical trial for LBD.

April 21, 2016

 
New Method to Preserve Device to Monitor HIV Treatment
Inspired by pregnancy tests, scientists have developed a method to store microfluidic devices for months without refrigeration, giving developing countries an inexpensive and reliable way to treat patients.

April 13, 2016

 
INTERACT Contributes to Fewer Nursing Home Hospitalizations
Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers or INTERACT(TM) was implemented in phase I of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' initiative to reduce avoidable hospitalizations for nursing home residents.

March 21, 2016

 
Medical Students Match 100 Percent for Residencies
The soon-to-be graduates in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine participated in "Match Day" to learn where they will be spending the next several years of medical training as residents.

March 18, 2016

 
FAU Hosts Pre-Health Professions Day
Pre-Health Professions Day is an opportunity for FAU undergraduates, graduates, and the community to talk with admissions representatives from health-related graduate and professional programs.

March 15, 2016

 
FAU Receives $1.2 Million to Develop New Stroke Treatment
A biomedical scientist has received a $1.2 million grant from the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program, Florida Department of Health, to develop a new and innovative approach to treat stroke.

March 15, 2016

 
Future FAU Nurse Practitioners to Head to Guatemala
Twenty-two registered nurses studying to become nurse practitioners in FAU's Lynn College of Nursing will join professors on a trip that will transform their lives and how they think about providing healthcare.

February 11, 2016

 
NIH Awards $2.8 Million to FAU Researchers and Collaborators
Researchers will work to define the mechanisms governing how cells decide whether to become a mature cell or whether to die. Their work will shed light on how to make transplantable tissues to cure diseases.

February 4, 2016

 
FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine Announces Interim Dean
Arthur J. Ross III, M.D., M.B.A., has joined FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine as interim dean. Ross also will spearhead the national search for a permanent dean over the next several months.

February 2, 2016

 
U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch Visits College of Medicine
U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch visited Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine to meet and discuss health policies and the changing health care system with medical students.

January 22, 2016

 
FAU Receives NIH Grant to Develop Esophageal Cancer Stent
A bioengineer at FAU will develop a novel biodegradable polymer stent that will be designed to prevent complications while at the same time serving as a drug delivery system for esophageal cancer therapy.

January 19, 2016

 
Study Shows Benefits of Regular Mammograms Extend to Elderly
A new study shows that black and white women ages 75 to 84 years who had an annual mammogram had lower 10-year breast cancer mortality than corresponding women who had biennial or no/irregular mammograms.

January 6, 2016

 
Novel Mechanism Identified in Cells in Close Proximity
FAU researchers are the first to show that cells in close proximity to each other can sense when a cell is dying due to environmental stressors like UV light and smoke, and eat the cell before it becomes toxic.

December 15, 2015

 
Study Shows 45 Percent Increase in Death by Law Enforcement
An FAU analyses of nationwide data on individuals who were killed as a result of legal intervention or law enforcement in the U.S. between 1999 and 2013, shows a 45 percent increase mostly among non-whites.

December 1, 2015

 
First-year FAU Medical Student Wants to Make a Real Impact
Benjamin R. Childs is not a typical first-year medical student. Before coming to FAU, he was in real estate finance, taught at a public school in Harlem, and volunteered as an EMT for Central Park Medical Unit.

November 19, 2015

 
FAU Neuroscientist Shares Myths and Truths About Alzheimer's
James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., has developed eight myths and truths about Alzheimer's disease to shed light on this form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

November 12, 2015

 
Severe Mental Illness, High Diabetes Risk and Scarce Testing
FAU neuroscientist John W. Newcomer, M.D., co-authored a new study that showed patients with severe mental illness, who are two to three times more likely to have type 2 diabetes, rarely get tested.

November 12, 2015

 
FAU-University MRI Announce Research Partnership
FAU and University MRI have entered into a joint research agreement to propel the University's focus in the neurosciences and provide researchers with access to the newest imaging technologies available today.

November 5, 2015

 
Three-Minute Test Detects Common Form of Dementia
An FAU neuroscientist has developed a new test that can assess clinical signs and symptoms of Lewy Body dementia, a common form of dementia that's difficult to diagnose, with 96.8 percent accuracy.

October 26, 2015

 
Honors College Student Achieves 99th Percentile on MCAT
Senior Kendyl Stewart recently placed in the 99th percentile among Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) takers -- an astonishing accomplishment that has opened the doors to many new opportunities.

October 22, 2015

 
Former Israel Surgeon General Yitshak Kreiss to Visit FAU
Yitshak Kreiss, M.D., an internationally renowned leader in disaster, emergency and humanitarian medicine and former Israel Defense Forces surgeon general, will visit Florida Atlantic University.

October 21, 2015

 
FAU Offers Free Hearing Screenings
Florida Atlantic University's Department of Communication Science and Disorders will host free hearing screenings in honor of National Audiology Awareness Month.

October 12, 2015

 
Bioinspired Robotic Finger Advances Prosthetics Technology
Most robotic parts used today are rigid, have a limited range of motion and don't look lifelike. Inspired by nature and biology, a robotic finger designed at FAU looks, feels and works like the real thing.

October 8, 2015

 
Project Enhances Teamwork Among Varied Health Professions
FAU and Boca Raton Regional Hospital have partnered on a unique project to eliminate barriers between healthcare disciplines and build crucial communication and teambuilding skills to support collaboration.

October 6, 2015

 
First Study on Hard-to-treat Depression in Older People
About half of older adults don't respond to first-line medication for depression. A new study shows that adding a second drug to treatment with an antidepressant medication alone helps many of these patients.

September 30, 2015

 
New Technology to Monitor Blood Disorder With a Smart Phone
A researcher has a unique way to monitor sickle cell disease using a smart phone, and will develop a portable smart sensor and a phone application for patients to analyze and store their blood test results.

September 22, 2015

 
FAU's Medical School to Work with foundation2recovery.org
FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine will work with foundation2recovery.org to combat the narcotic prescription drug epidemic using novel approaches for treatment, prevention and education programs.

September 9, 2015

 
Sobering Statistics on Physical Inactivity in the U.S.
Researchers have published a commentary in the American Journal of Medicine that stresses how lack of physical activity in Americans poses important clinical, public health and fiscal challenges for the nation.

September 2, 2015

 
Neuroscientist Develops New, Rapid Dementia Screening Tool
Determining whether or not an individual has dementia and to what degree is a long and laborious process that can take an experienced professional such as a clinician about four to five hours to administer.

August 17, 2015

 
Researcher Sheds Light on Bilingual Development in Children
A professor of psychology at FAU provides important information that should help clinicians as they assess bilingual children and advise their parents.

August 17, 2015

 
Study Shows Lack of Meaning in Life Linked to Addiction
A commonly used treatment in addiction is the 12-step model developed in the 1930s. Yet, surprisingly, there is no clear understanding about how to nurture spirituality among people struggling with addictions.

August 17, 2015

 
FAU Celebrates Summer 2015 Commencement
Florida Atlantic University conferred more than 1,700 degrees on August 4 during three commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on the Boca Raton campus.

August 7, 2015

 
New Medical Students to Receive First Doctor's White Coats
FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine will celebrate its fifth White Coat Ceremony as it officially welcomes the incoming class of 2015 on Friday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m.

August 5, 2015

 
FAU Pre-med Student and Surgeon Collaborate on New, Alternative Procedure to Radical Mastectomy
Elizabeth Hopkins, an aspiring physician and FAU student, has spent more than 640 hours shadowing Hilton Becker, M.D. In 2014, she had a double mastectomy as a preventive measure, using a revolutionary procedure developed by Becker that is an alternative to radical mastectomy.

August 3, 2015

 
FAU Awarded $2.1 Million to Study Effectiveness of Medication for Schizophrenia
FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine was recently awarded a $2.1 million, two-year contract by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc. to conduct a study to examine the effectiveness of an injectable long-acting antipsychotic medication for schizophrenia and its impact on 30-day hospital readmission rates.

June 30, 2015

 
FAU Implements University-Wide HeartMath Training
Florida Atlantic University is the first university nationwide to institutionalize HeartMath training for its faculty, staff and students.

June 25, 2015

 
Leading Neuroscientist at FAU Available as Expert on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia
Every 67 seconds someone is the United States develops Alzheimer's disease or some form of dementia. It's the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and it's the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.

June 15, 2015

 
College of Medicine News Archives
  1. Grace, Courage and Positive Attitude Helped FAU Doc Beat Cancer, Twice
    Palm Beach Post, October 25, 2014
  2. Low-dose Aspirin Can Help Avert Heart Attacks, but Guidelines Varies
    Newsday, October 24, 2014
  3. Improving Outcomes
    McKnight's, October 13, 2014
  4. Caring Community, Positive Attitude and Aggressive Treatment Help FAU Professor Survive Two Bouts of Pancreatic Cancer
    The Boca Raton Tribune, October 9, 2014
  5. An Episode of Sudden-onset Jaundice Signaled Pancreatic Cancer in Healthy Man
    Oncology Nurse Advisory, October 8, 2014
  6. FAU Professor Makes the List of Most Influential Scientists
    University Press, October 3, 2014
  7. Crab, Shrimp and Lobster Could Offer Crohn's Disease Help
    EMaxHealth, October 2, 2014
  8. FAU Researcher Collaborates on 'First-of-its-kind' Tobacco Study
    Sun-Sentinel, October 1, 2014
  9. Local Story of Hope
    Boca Raton Magazine, October 1, 2014
  10. Healing Waters? It's What the Beach Life Does for Us
    Sun-Sentinel, September 30, 2014
  11. Experts Say Fall Beach Therapy Really Does Give you a Mood Boost
    Columbian, September 26, 2014
  12. FAU Professor Beats All Odds Surviving Two Bouts of Pancreatic Cancer
    NEWS-Line, September 25, 2014
  13. Fall BeachTherapy: Experts Say it Really Does Give you a Mood Boost
    Philly.com, September 25, 2014
  14. Nicotine Withdrawal Reduces Responses to Rewards in Humans, Rats
    University Herald, September 13, 2014
  15. 'Response to Reward' Measured in Nicotine Withdrawal
    Medical News Today, September 12, 2014
  16. In Rats, Nicotine Withdrawal Reduces Response to Reward
    Science 2.0, September 12, 2014
  17. FAU, Technion Announce New Partnership
    WPTV, Channel 5, September 16, 2014
  18. New Partnership - FAU and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
    WPEC TV, CBS, September 17, 2014
  19. FAU Announces Partnership with Israel's Leading Science and Technology University
    Sun-Sentinel, September 16, 2014
  20. FAU, Technion Announce Medical School Partnership
    Jewish Journal, September 16, 2014
  21. In Rats and Men, Nicotine Withdrawal Casts Similar Pall
    MDLinx.com, September 15, 2014
  22. Nicotine Withdrawal Reduces Response to Rewards Across Species
    News-Medical, September 3, 2014
  23. Nicotine Withdrawal Reduces Response to Rewards Across Species
    Science Daily, September 12, 2014
  24. Review: ASA to Prevent Primary CVD Should Be Individualized
    Doctor's Lounge, September 12, 2014
  25. Researcher Discovers that Aspirin Prevents First Heart Attack
    News Medical, September 3, 2014
  26. Professors Provide Most Updated Information on Aspirin in the Prevention of a First Heart Attack
    NEWS-Line, September 3, 2014
  27. Quality Improvement Program for Assisted Living Released
    Long Term Living, August 27, 2014
  28. White Coats-4-Care - Waterstone Resort & Marina
    The Coastal Star, September 3, 2014
  29. 15 Florida Scientists Named 'Most Influential'
    Health News Florida, August 19, 2014
  30. Seafood Solution
    WSVN TV, Channel 7, August 8, 2014
  31. FAU Students Make Rounds at Hospital
    Sun-Sentinel, August 8, 2014
  32. A Sea Change in IBD Treatment?
    Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News, August 15, 2014
  33. Support for New Medical Students
    Sun-Sentinel, August 6, 2014
  34. Crab and Other Crustacean Shells May Treat IBD
    EndoNurse, July 12, 2014
  35. Charles H. Hennekens Wins Prestigious Alton Ochsner Award
    News-Medical, July 11, 2014
  36. Could Crustacean Shells Treat IBD?
    Digital Journal, July 7, 2014
  37. FAU Launches its First Medical Residency Program
    Palm Beach Post, July 3, 2014
  38. FAU Launches its First Medical Residency
    Bloomberg Businessweek, July 2, 2014
  39. Kaye Communications Sponsors Fourth Annual "White Coats-4-Care Reception
    Pineapple Newspaper, July 2, 2014
  40. Pathway Health and INTERACT TEAM Strategies Enter into Agreement
    McKnight's, July 1, 2014
  41. FAMU Student on Fast Track to Medical School
    Tallahassee Democrat, July 2014
  42. Kaye Communications Sponsors Fourth Annual White-Coats-4 Care Reception to Benefit FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
    Boca Club News, July 2014
  43. Payers Take Up Diabetes and Obesity Prevention
    Government Health IT, June 30, 2014
  44. Chitin May Prevent, Treat IBD
    Healio/Gastroenterology, June 27, 2014
  45. Looming Diabetes Crisis Spurs Call to Preventive Arms
    Healthcare Payer News, June 26, 2014
  46. FAU Scientist Gets NIH Grant for Shellfish Study
    Palm Beach Post, June 24, 2014
  47. Crab and Other Crustacean Shells May Help Prevent and Treat Inflammatory Disease
    Medical Express, June 24, 2014
  48. Researchers Emphasize Critical Need to Utilize Multi-pronged Approach to Treat Diabetes Mellitus
    News-Medical, June 4, 2014
  49. PointClickCare Unveils Two New eINTERACT (TM) Toolsets for its Senior Care Platform
    Reuters Online, June 4, 2014
  50. 10 Nervous Habits That Hurt Your Health
    FOX News Channel Online, May 31, 2014
  51. Residencies Important for Florida
    Sun-Sentinel, May 10, 2104
  52. Area Hospitals Get Boost from FAU Program
    Sun-Sentinel, April 28, 2104
  53. Medical Residencies Key to New Doctors in South Florida
    Sun-Sentinel, April 13, 2014
  54. Charles H. Hennekens, M.D. Receives Fries Prize for Improving Health
    Digital Journal, March 3, 2014
  55. Young Black Men Suffer from High Rates of Depression
    Black Voice News, March 5, 2014
  56. FAU Health Fair Features Exams, Insurance Signup Guidance
    Palm Beach Post, March 1, 2014
  57. FAU Health Fair
    Palm Beach Post Video, March 1, 2014
  58. Young Black Men Suffer from High Rates of Depression
    The Louisiana Weekly, February 25, 2014
  59. Study Explains Clinical, Public Health Challenges for Use of Statins in Treatment of Heart Attacks
    News Medical, February 17, 2014
  1. Opening Up the Black Box
    Web M&M - Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, December 2013
  2. Physician Shortage Looming for Florida
    South Florida Business Journal, November 13, 2013
  3. EAOD Enhances Its Answers. EHR with Industry-Leading Quality Improvement Tools  
    4-Traders and HispanicBusiness News, October 30, 2013
  4. Everyday Habits Can Cause Back (Neck & Shoulders) Pain  
    HealthNews Digest, October 9, 2013
  5. Can Herbal Remedies Treat Back Pain?
    American News Report, October, 2013
  6. Evidence Less Consistent for High Blood Sugar, Insulin Treatment and Oral Agents  
    News-Medical, October 16, 2013
  7. Every Day Habits Can Cause Back (Neck & Shoulders) Pain
    HealthNewsDigest, October 9, 2014
  8. Deutch, Frankel Hold Conference to Hear About Local Impact of Shutdown
    CBS 12-TV, October 8, 2013
  9. Deutch, Frankel: Many on Both Side of Congress Want to Work Together
    WPBF TV - ABC, October 8, 2013
  10. Frankel, Deutch - Minority of GOP to Drive Shutdown
    Post on Politics, October 7, 2013
  11. This Week: AMA President and Florida Surgeon General to Speak at Future of Medicine Summit
    Palm Beach Post, October 7, 2013
  12. Technology Helps to Bridge the Transitions of Care Gap
    Healthcare Daily, September 23, 2013
  13. Clinical Trial to Study Benefits of Statins in Prevention of Heart Attacks and Strokes
    News Medical, August 28, 2013
  14. Researchers Focus on Addictive Nature of Nicotine
    Mail Tribune/Ashland Daily Tidings/Southern Oregon.com, August 11, 2013
  15. Study on Smokers May Lead to Better Vaccines for All
    Sun-Sentinel, August 8, 2013
  16. OTC Pain Relievers: When to Take Them, Which to Choose
    Huffington Post – July 27, 2013
  17. When is it Time to Take Away the Car Keys?
    Examiner.com, July 26, 2013
  18. Immunologic Agent Shows Promise for Optimizing Vaccines’ Efficacy
    E! Science News, July 24, 2013
  19. OTC Pain Relievers: When to Take Them, Which to Choose
    Grandparents.com, July 2013
  20. FAU Researcher: Drug May Allow Some Alzheimer’s Patients to Drive
    Sun-Sentinel, July 23, 2013
  21. Alzheimer’s Patients Under Memantine May Still Drive Within Safe Limits
    Headlines and Global News, July 21, 2013
  22. Dr. Charles Hennekens Collaborates on Most Comprehensive Analyses of NSAIDs and Coxibs
    The Open Press, July 18, 2103
  23. Obesity: Leading Cause of Death
      Miami Herald, July 11, 2013
  24. Charles Hennekens, John W. Newcomer, David J. Bjorkman: Whether a Disease or Not, Obesity a Major Problem
    Sun-Sentinel, July 10, 2013
  25. Does an Aspirin a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?
    NPR News, WRVO, June 16, 2013
  26. Memantine Delays Driving Impairment in Mild Alzheimer’s
    Clinical Psychiatry News, June 10, 2013
  27. Study Spells Out Health Risks of Oral Anti-inflammatories
    Arthritis Today, June 12, 2013
  28. Memantine Delays Driving Impairment in Mild Alzheimer’s
    Clinical Psychiatry News, June 10, 2013
  29. Professor Collaborates on Most Comprehensive Analyses of NSAIDs and Coxibs
    NewsRX.com, June 8, 2013
  30. Deutch, Frankel Decry Loss of FAU Research Funding to Sequester Cuts
    Palm Beach Post, June 7, 2013
  31. Four FAU Deans: Cutting Health Institutes Would be Devastating
    Sun-Sentinel, June 4, 2013
  32. FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Welcomes New Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Programs and Distinguished Professor as Senior Academic Advisor to the Dean
    South Florida Hospital News, June 2013
  33. Comprehensive Analyses of the Benefits and Risks of NSAIDs
    News Medical, May 31, 2013
  34. Aleve Less Risky to Heart than Other Pain Relievers, Lancet Study Finds
    Palm Beach Post, May 30, 2013
  35. Most Comprehensive Analyses of NSAIDs and Coxibs
    Science Daily, May 29, 2013
  36. Professor Collaborates on Most Comprehensive Analyses of NSAIDs and Coxibs
    Science Codex, May 29, 2013
  37. First FAU Med Students Now Hospital Bound
    Boca News Now, May 21, 2013
  38. Study Examines Aspirin’s Role in Colon-Cancer Treatment
    Endo Nurse, May 16, 2013
  39. How to Use Aspirin to Treat and Prevent Heat Disease, Cancers
    Pakistan News Day, May 13, 2013
  40. How to Use Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease
    Deacon Chronicle, May 12, 2013
  41. How to Use Aspirin to Treat and Prevent Heart Disease, Cancer
    GGS News, May 12, 2013
  42. FAU Research Confirms Aspirin Benefit for Heart Health
    Boca News Now, May 8, 2013
  43. John W. Newcomer, M.D. - People on the Move
    South Florida Business Journal, April 24, 2014
  44. NEW STUDY: Homicide is the Leading Cause of Death Among Young African-American Males
    The Good Men Project, April 12, 2014
  45. For College Age Black Men, Homicide Is, by Far, the Leading Cause of Death
    The Journal of Black in Higher Education
  46. Homicide Leading Cause of Death of Young Black Men, Says FAU Researcher
    Huffington Post Miami, April 11, 2013
  47. Researcher: Homicides Kill More Young Black Men than Other Leading Causes Combined
    The HereAfter Report, April 11, 2014
  48. Researchers Find Young Black Men More Likely to Die of Murder than Disease, Suicide and Accidents Combined
    Opposing Views, April 11, 2013
  49. Researcher: Homicides Kill More Young Black Men than Other Leading Causes
    The Skanner, April 10, 2013
  50. Woman Finds Rescuer in Boca Raton 49 Years After Nearly Drowning on Long Island
    WPTV Channel 5, April 10. 2013
  51. FAU Study: Homicide Top Cause of Death for Young Black Men
    Sun-Sentinel, April 9, 2013
  52. Homicide is the Leading Cause of Death Among Young Black Men – More than suicide, accidents and disease combined, finds study
    Mail Online, April 10, 2013
  53. Region's Medical Research Could Slow Due to Sequester Cuts
    Sun-Sentinel, April 8, 2014
  54. Woman's Club, Rotary Join for Honor Your Doctor
    Sun-Sentinel, March 27, 2013
  55. New Report Validates Childhood Obesity Warnings
    Sun-Sentinel, March 20, 2013
  56. INTERACT! Reduce Admissions 24%
    Healthy Skin Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2013
  57. FAU Medical School on Track for Full Accreditation
    Sun-Sentinel, March 14, 2013
  58. Milestone for New FAU Medical School
    Boca News Now, March 13, 2013
  59. Home Care, Tele-medicine Cut Health Costs
    Orlando Sentinel and Sun-Sentinel, March 11, 2013
  60. Home Care, Tele-medicine Cut Health Costs
    Orlando Sentinel and Sun-Sentinel, March 11, 2013
  61. Sharpton and Walcott to Tackle Health Disparities in New York City
    Huffington Post, March 4, 2013
  62. Medical Groups Say 90 Treatments Often Not Needed
    Palm Beach Post, February 21, 2013
  63. Obesity Poised to Surpass Cigarette Smoking as Leading Cause of Preventable Death
    Counsel & Heal, February 1, 2013
  1. WAR ON DIABETES: An ounce of prevention is worth far more than a pound of cure
    Palm Beach Post, November 11, 2012
  2. How to Bypass the Revolving Door
    New York Times – November 2, 2012
  3. FAU, Boca Regional Team Up to Stop Breast Cancer
    Sun-Sentinel – October 26, 2012
  4. Are Our Products Bad Medicine to Lagoon?
    Florida Today – September 8, 2012
  5. Assisted Living Program for Reducing Rehospitalizations Could Have National Impact
    Senior Housing News, August 13, 2012
  6. Scientists to Test Blood of Dolphins
    Florida Today – August 6, 2012
  7. FAU Teams with Georgia Aquarium to Study Dolphins
    Sun-Sentinel – August 5, 2012
  8. Potential Target for New Antibiotics
    Medical News Today – July 24, 2012
  9. FAU Discovery May Help AIDS Research
    Boca News Now, July 23, 2012
  10. Unique Mechanism Identified in Bacteria as Potential Target for Developing New Antibiotics
    Science Daily – July 20, 2012
  11. Novel Mechanism and Potential Link Responsible for Huntington’s Disease
    Science Daily – July 2, 2012
  12. FAU Researcher Receives Grant to Study Huntington’s Disease
    WPLG Local 10 – July 2, 2012
  13. Potential Link Between Mutant Huntingtin, Cell Loss and Cell Death in Huntington’s Disease
    News Medical – July 2, 2012
  14. FAU Gets $1.8 M Grant for Nursing Home Care Research
    South Florida Business Journal – June 12, 2012
  15. Research Aims to Cut Hospital Admissions for Nursing Home Residents
    Sun-Sentinel – June 18, 2012
  16. The Leader’s a Team Player
    McNights News, July 2, 2012
  17. Study Finds Hospital Stays to be Dangerous for Alzheimer’s Patients
    WPTV News Channel 5 – June 18, 2012
  18. Hospital Stays Dangerous for Alzheimer’s Patients Study Finds
    Palm Beach Post – June 18, 2012
  19. FAU Aims to Cut Hospital Visits, Protect the Elderly
    Palm Beach Post – June 19, 2012
  20. Older People with Dementia Cared for Mostly at Home
    U.S. News & World Report, May 11, 2012
  21. FAU Professor Receives a $433,500 Grant from the NIH to Continue Investigation of Rare and Life-threatening Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
    Health News Digest – March 6, 2012
  22. Dementia Patients Suffer Dubious Hospitalizations
    Washington Times, September 28, 2011
  23. Dementia Patients Suffer Dubious Hospitalizations
    NBC News.com, September 28, 2011
  24. Antipsychotics Increase Adiposity, Insulin Resistance in Children
    Clinical Psychiatry News, June 26, 2011



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