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UF Engineer Examines CRISPR Technology in CANCER Therapy

In Carousel, Department of Chemical Engineering, Research & Innovation

For the first time in the United States, a gene editing tool has been used to treat advanced cancer in three patients and showed promising early results in a pilot phase 1 clinical trial. So far the treatment appears safe, and more results are expected soon. To develop a safer and more effective treatment for cancer patients, scientists from the …

iCoast- A Multidisciplinary Approach to Creating Resilient Coastal Communities

In Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, Research & Innovation

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, in collaboration with several other colleges, is piloting a project that could serve as a model for collecting and analyzing data from real-time monitoring of coastlines globally using the living laboratory of Florida’s own 8,436 miles of coastline. Using advanced sensors, including new technology in development at UF, the multidisciplinary team will develop a …

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Hardware Security Research and Education Centers of Excellence open at University of Florida and Ohio State

In Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, News, Research & Innovation, Security

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida and The Ohio State University College of Engineering are collaborating as a close-knit team in two Centers of Excellence sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and Nimbis Inc., a developer of collaborative cloud communities. Their dual goals are to advance the area of hardware-enabled cybersecurity through innovation and development of new Analog and Mixed Signal (AMS) domain security and to provide a comprehensive workforce training and education program in areas related to microelectronics design and security.

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Olabarrieta Receives the PECASE Award

In Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, Honors & Awards, News, Research & Innovation

The PECASE award is described as the highest honor given by the U.S. Government to exceptional new scientists and engineers who contribute to the advancement of the STEM fields through scientific leadership, community outreach and public education.  Dr. Olabarrieta was one of four University of Florida faculty members to receive the PECASE award.  “I am very honored,” Dr. Olabarrieta said. …

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31 Faculty Awarded University Term Professorships

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The University Term Professorship was established in 2016 and is presented to 250 eligible faculty members annually. Selection of University Term Professorships is based on an assessment of academic accomplishment by either a faculty advisory committee and/or the department chair and approved by the dean. Each award runs for 3 years and provides a $5,000/year salary supplement to the awardee. …

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UF Engineer Explores Virtual Interactions to Manage Mental Health Recovery

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This article is written by Zack Savitsky and originally published on University of Florida News. Humans are social creatures, but some things are just hard to talk about. For many people, mental health is one of those things. But what if you can’t talk about something where the leading treatment is talk therapy? Maybe try speaking to someone who’s not …