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Newswise: WashU Expert: Florida’s attack on Disney violates the First Amendment
Released: 22-Apr-2022 12:20 PM EDT
WashU Expert: Florida’s attack on Disney violates the First Amendment
Washington University in St. Louis

If Florida’s action to strip Walt Disney World of its status as a special tax district is indeed retaliatory against the company for its opposition to the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, as critics call it, then Florida has plainly violated the First Amendment, said a constitutional law expert at Washington University in St.

Newswise: Quantifying the Economic Costs of Red Tide
Released: 7-Apr-2022 4:50 PM EDT
Quantifying the Economic Costs of Red Tide
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

University of Florida research has quantified the financial shock that a 2018 red tide bloom had to Florida’s economy using the Airbnb market as a gauge to the broader impacts.

Released: 2-Mar-2022 9:35 AM EST
Mayo Clinic invierte en instalaciones del Sistema de Salud de Mayo Clinic y de Florida para ampliar y mejorar la atención de los pacientes
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic anuncia proyectos para mejorar los principales campus del Sistema de Salud de Mayo Clinic en La Crosse (Wisconsin) y Mankato (Minnesota), así como de Mayo Clinic en Jacksonville (Florida).

Newswise: Nova Southeastern University Experts Leading Team Tackling Major Florida Challenges
Released: 1-Mar-2022 9:15 AM EST
Nova Southeastern University Experts Leading Team Tackling Major Florida Challenges
Nova Southeastern University

NSU Researcher Leading Project to Create Interdisciplinary Teams of Faculty From Across Florida to Focus on a Florida-Based Challenges

Released: 22-Feb-2022 12:20 PM EST
Mayo Clinic invests in major hospital expansion to enhance patient experience
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic announces an expansion of the Mayo Clinic hospital in Florida. This investment is occurring because of increasing patient demand for complex care and a commitment by Mayo Clinic to redefine the future of health care.

Released: 22-Feb-2022 12:20 PM EST
Mayo Clinic invests in facilities at Mayo Clinic Health System locations and in Florida to expand and enhance patient care
Mayo Clinic

In support of its "Bold. Forward." strategic plan to transform health care over the next decade, Mayo Clinic announces major campus enhancement projects at Mayo Clinic Health System locations in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Mankato, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Newswise: Florida State University awarded $27M federal education research laboratory
Released: 14-Feb-2022 10:05 AM EST
Florida State University awarded $27M federal education research laboratory
Florida State University

The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University has won a $27 million, five-year contract to operate the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) for the Southeastern United States. The REL program includes 10 regional labs funded through the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

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Bezos Academy Preschool to Open in Fall 2022
Released: 2-Feb-2022 3:50 PM EST
Florida Atlantic University to Host Tuition-Free Bezos Academy Preschool to Open in Fall 2022
Florida Atlantic University

FAU's Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a 10-year facilities use agreement with Bezos Academy. This agreement will open a tuition-free, Montessori-inspired preschool for low-income families adjacent to FAU’s A.D. Henderson University School on FAU’s Boca Raton campus in fall 2022.

Newswise: FAU Online Programs Move Up in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings
Released: 25-Jan-2022 10:40 AM EST
FAU Online Programs Move Up in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings
Florida Atlantic University

FAU's online master’s in nursing programs are ranked No. 20 in the nation for 2022 by U.S. News & World Report, rising from No. 32 in 2021. In addition, FAU’s online master’s in educational administration and supervision is ranked No. 13 in the nation this year, climbing from No. 19 in last year’s rankings. FAU’s online master’s business programs (non-MBA) also rose to No. 41 in this year’s rankings, up from No. 45 in 2021.

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Released: 7-Dec-2021 4:05 PM EST
World War II Institute partners with Florida Historic Capitol Museum for exhibit on Florida's role in war
Florida State University

When the United States entered World War II in 1941, Florida was a mostly rural and agricultural state, a relatively unpopulated place compared to the rest of the country. By the time the war ended, federal spending for military bases and an influx of service members had begun a transformation that continues to this day.

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Released: 4-Nov-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Businesses selling non-FDA-approved stem cell products grew four-fold in five years, UCI study says
University of California, Irvine

More than four times as many businesses and clinics than were identified in 2016 are selling stem cell products not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and lack convincing evidence of safety and efficacy, according to a five-year study conducted by University of California, Irvine Program in Public Health professor of health, society and behavior Leigh Turner. The analysis appears online in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

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Released: 3-Nov-2021 8:05 AM EDT
University of Florida receives $5 million gift from Kenneth C. Griffin to boost critical computer science education for teachers and students
University of Florida

Maya Israel, associate professor of educational technology, will lead a team of researchers and teacher educators in building both a face-to-face and an online community of practice for teacher preparation and expanding computer science education across the state of Florida.

Released: 26-Oct-2021 9:05 AM EDT
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Releases Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has released the Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts, signed by the governors of all five Gulf states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. This is the fourth in a series of collaborative work plans that identifies priority issues, focus areas, and actions to enhance the environmental and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Released: 14-Oct-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Radar Prototype Will Detect Areas of Increased Greenhouse Gases Emissions in Florida's Everglades
Florida Atlantic University

Little is known about atmospheric exchanges of greenhouse gasses in forested subtropical wetlands like Florida’s Everglades because imaging and identifying these areas are difficult. Researchers are developing a ground-penetrating radar prototype mounted on a small, unoccupied aircraft system to efficiently identify hot spots and hot moments for biogenic gas accumulation and release in the subtropical peat soils in the Everglades. Major greenhouse gases emitted from the Everglades include carbon monoxide, methane and nitrous oxide, which are affected by nutrients as well as hydrologic conditions.

Released: 12-Oct-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic celebrates 35 years in Florida
Mayo Clinic

In the 35 years since its opening, Mayo Clinic in Florida has become one of the premier medical destination centers in the Southeast while garnering the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings in Florida and contributing more than $2 billion annually to Florida's economy.

Released: 28-Sep-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Concord Hospitality and Whitman Peterson to Construct New Hilton Hotel at Mayo Clinic in Florida
Mayo Clinic

To offer patients and visitors a premiere hospitality experience, Concord Hospitality Enterprises and Whitman Peterson, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, will build an eight-story Hilton hotel with 252 guest rooms at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Expected to join Hilton's flagship brand, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, construction on the $70 million project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022, with completion slated for early 2024.

Newswise: New Report Lays Out a Strategic Approach to Red Tide Communications
Released: 22-Sep-2021 11:55 AM EDT
New Report Lays Out a Strategic Approach to Red Tide Communications
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

For the first time, researchers have developed a communication model to provide a variety of Florida’s agencies with a statewide strategic infrastructure. The model also includes recommendations on how to streamline the process of providing red tide information to users in varying formats.

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Released: 16-Sep-2021 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Receives NOAA Grant to Assess Shark Interactions with Recreational Fishing
Florida Atlantic University

Shark depredation, where a shark partially or completely consumes a fish before a fisherman can get it out of the water, causes a range of negative biological and economic impacts. Scientists have found a novel way to address this issue using a citizen-science approach that includes surveys, videos, forensics and social media.

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Released: 13-Sep-2021 12:55 PM EDT
U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Florida fifth among public universities in 2022 Best Colleges rankings
University of Florida

After five consecutive years of ascension, the University of Florida’s performance has positioned UF among the nation’s top five ranked public universities, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released today, marking an extraordinary milestone in the university’s history.

Released: 27-Aug-2021 1:20 PM EDT
Hover to play key role in Surfside collapse investigation
Cornell University

Cornell professor part of the NIST team that will investigate the June collapse of the condominium in Surfside, Florida.

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Released: 6-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
FAU/NCHA Community Health Center First University in Florida to Receive HRSA Designation
Florida Atlantic University

The FAU/NCHA Community Health Center is the first university in Florida to be designated by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), as a “Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike. To receive this designation, organizations must operate and provide services consistent with HRSA’s Health Center Program requirements to ensure health care for underserved communities and vulnerable populations in the U.S. through service provision to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Released: 20-Feb-2021 12:05 PM EST
April 2021 Issue of AJPH Highlights COVID-19 as it Relates to Unemployment and Excess Deaths in Florida, Medicaid Expansion, and Misinformation Spread by Crowdfunding Campaigns
American Public Health Association (APHA)

April 2021 highlights from AJPH Issue includes COVID-19-related articles around deaths linked to unemployment, higher than reported death toll in Florida and crowdfunding campaigns spreading misinformation

Newswise: Dr. Lisa Gwynn Named President of Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
Released: 17-Aug-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Dr. Lisa Gwynn Named President of Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Lisa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A., associate professor of clinical pediatrics and public health sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named president of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP). Dr. Gwynn’s two-year appointment, effective Sept. 6, was voted on by FCAAP members across Florida.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 12:25 PM EDT
FSU engineering researchers harness wind data to help meet energy needs in Florida
Florida State University

Florida is one of several states in the Southeast where wind energy is virtually nonexistent, which is one reason wind farms have not been an economically viable energy source in the region. But a new study from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering shows how upcoming technological advances could make wind energy a hot commodity in the Sunshine State.

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Released: 2-Dec-2019 4:25 PM EST
Late Florida Sea Grant Director’s Art to Support Students and Research
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Karl Havens was a leading international expert on aquatic research, management, education and outreach. Now, his art will support those who carry on his life’s work, with bidding underway for a selection of his original artwork. Funds raised will benefit the Karl Havens Excellence Endowment.

Newswise: FAU Receives $3 Million Grant for Dementia Prevention Initiative
Released: 5-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
FAU Receives $3 Million Grant for Dementia Prevention Initiative
Florida Atlantic University

A grant from The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation will expand FAU’s Dementia Prevention Initiative, a large longitudinal study of brain aging and dementia. Using genetics, biology and the molecular bases of disease, the program incorporates personalized evaluation and prevention plans to reduce risk. Researchers are examining novel biomarkers and peripheral predictors of disease like physical performance, retinal imaging, and gait analyses, and are working with companies to develop novel blood tests to improve diagnosis and prediction.

Released: 5-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EST
UF Scientists Sequence Vanilla Genome, Could Support Domestic Industry
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

In new research published in the journal Scientific Reports, Alan Chambers and Elias Bassil led a group of researchers that established a Vanilla collection with 112 potentially unique individuals.

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Released: 4-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST
Red Tide Rolling: Harmful Algae Found to Flourish in Both High-, Low-CO2 Environments
Florida State University

Researchers found the Florida specific red tide-causing algae thrives in both high and low CO2 concentrations.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EST
National Nutrition Month Advice: Eat More Fresh, Fewer Processed Foods
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

March marks National Nutrition Month, a time to recognize the value of developing healthful eating patterns. Looking for motivation to heed the advice of UF/IFAS registered dietitian Laura Acosta? How about obesity. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent reports that nearly 40 percent of American adults are considered obese.

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Released: 28-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
University of North Florida Health Administration Professor Named 2019 Emerging Scholar
University of North Florida

Dr. Hanadi Hamadi, a University of North Florida associate professor of health administration in the Brooks College of Health, was named a 2019 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a magazine focusing on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education.

Newswise: Microbiologist Gets Creative Using Instagram
Released: 27-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
Microbiologist Gets Creative Using Instagram
Florida Atlantic University

Hunter Hines has turned to Instagram to engage audiences in scientific exchange across the world and has come up with the right formula for success. He is encouraging other scientists to follow suit. His Instagram account @microbialecology currently has 55,000 followers and at the end of 2018, his account received more than 1.4 million views in a single week. The authors share their experience and knowledge about using social media in microbiology outreach at a global scale.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
FSU researcher finds data-driven evidence on warrior vs. guardian policing
Florida State University

The pros and cons of policing methods have been heavily debated for decades in the United States.Now, a Florida State University-led team of researchers has created a model to measure the differences between two distinct approaches to policing — the warrior approach and the guardian approach.Assistant Professor Kyle McLean said the concepts — which attracted interest after the release of former President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing report in May 2015 — had largely been theory up until now.

Newswise: New Clue for Cancer Treatment Could be Hiding in Microscopic Molecular Machine
Released: 26-Feb-2019 9:45 AM EST
New Clue for Cancer Treatment Could be Hiding in Microscopic Molecular Machine
Florida State University

Researchers discovered that a critical missing step in the production of proteasomes — tiny structures in a cell that dispose of protein waste — and found that carefully targeted manipulation of this step could prove an effective recourse for the treatment of cancer

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Released: 26-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
They’re Back! Scientists Now Have Personal ‘Diaries’ of Blacktip Sharks
Florida Atlantic University

Annual blacktip shark migration season is in full force along South Florida’s Atlantic coast as thousands of them head south for warmer weather. FAU shark researcher has been tracking the migration patterns of these top predators by air and by sea. Now, the latest addition to his arsenal of tools is providing personal and intimate details about them.

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Released: 25-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
FSU Receives $8 Million to Revive Apalachicola Bay
Florida State University

Florida State researchers have been awarded $8 million to restore Apalachicola Bay and revive the region's imperiled oyster industry thanks to money the state recovered from the BP oil spill.

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Released: 25-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Ancient Rocks Provide Clues About Earth's Early History
Florida State University

Researchers discovered that Earth's oceans started becoming oxygenated millions of years earlier than previously recognized.

Released: 21-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
Radio-Tracking Dolphins Reveals Intimate Details About Their Behavior
Florida Atlantic University

The most extensive radio-tracking effort of bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon using radio-telemetry reveals new and surprising information about how they use their habitats, how they spend their time, and how they interact with their own species. Researchers conducted radio-tracking by boat, with assistance from a Cessna 172 aircraft, and visually located and followed nine dolphins several times per week. Over the course of 122 hours of observation, they compiled a total of 1,390 scan samples.

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Released: 20-Feb-2019 9:45 AM EST
UF/IFAS Researchers Find Aromatic Strawberry Variety Grows in South Florida
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

As National Strawberry Day approaches on Feb. 27, University of Florida scientists have found another variety that can grow in South Florida. It’s largely unknown to American consumers, it’s temptingly tasty and it’s good for local markets, UF researchers say.

Released: 20-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
How Goliath Groupers Behave May Be Key to National Security Under the Sea
Florida Atlantic University

The stealthy and exceptionally large Goliath grouper is the focus of a novel smart-sensing system that will remotely alert authorities of incoming manned and unmanned underwater vehicles. The non-invasive undersea surveillance and monitoring technologies developed at FAU’s Harbor Branch will be subtly integrated into goliath grouper habitats. An acoustic response will alert authorities to the presence of a potential threat, intruder or any suspicious object that is “out of place” within this species’ usual visual and acoustic landscape.

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Released: 19-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
UF/IFAS Center to Take Integrated Approach to Solving Water, Land Use Issues
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

By taking a more holistic approach to challenging issues facing Florida, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will share more and better information about water and land use, including farming and urban landscapes, with the establishment of a new center.

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18-Feb-2019 12:30 PM EST
Great White Shark Genome Decoded
Nova Southeastern University

Researchers studying genome of Great White Shark to see what secrets may be applicable to the human condition


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