FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine recently hosted their first "Second Look" event for the incoming class of 2013. The day-long event provided students and parents with additional information about the curriculum, faculty and campus life. The event also featured a tour of the Schmidt College of Medicine's new Medical Simulation Center in FAU's Research Park. Students also had the opportunity to meet faculty and staff and mix and mingle will fellow students.
'Research Day' at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine recently hosted its annual "Research Day" with nearly 100 participants attending the half-day event to learn about the basic, translational and clinical research taking place at the College. Research in the College is focused in the areas of cardiovascular disease and stroke, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, genetic eye diseases, macular degeneration and cataracts, autoimmune diseases, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and healthy aging. The event concluded with a poster competition, which ended in a tie for first place: Doctoral students Ramon Garcia Areas for his poster titled "Semaphorin7A is up-regulated in human breast tumors and promotes tumor growth and metastasis in a mouse breast cancer model" and Daniel Chauss for his poster titled "Whole transcriptome analysis of chicken eye lens development and cellular differentiation pathways reveals key autophagy and mitophagy genes required for cell differentiation." John W. Newcomer, M.D., Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Programs; Ramon Garcia Areas; and Daniel Chauss