Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Chemistry Professor Awarded NSF Grant to Improve Data Science Framework

Dr. Stuart Chalk, a University of North Florida chemistry professor, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to test and improve upon his data science framework, SciData, which will help make the integration of scientific data more efficient for researchers. The $600,000 NSF grant will focus on linking chemical data to health, pharmacology and toxicology data from a variety of sources and organizing it in a way that both people, as well as computers, can understand and search the data. ..

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
UNF Professor Accepted into the Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program

Only 12 physical therapy faculty members nationwide are accepted into the prestigious Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program per year. Dawn Saracino, a physical therapy associate instructor in the Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences in the University of North Florida’s Brooks College of Health, was recently accepted into the program and will immerse herself in the latest Parkinson’s research and care guidance at the Oregon Health and Sciences University. ..

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
University of North Florida Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility Demonstrates State-of-the-Art TESCAN Biological Microscope

The University of North Florida Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility (MSERF) has partnered with TESCAN, a leading manufacturer of electron and light microscopes, in the installation of one of its new Q-Phase microscopes, a unique instrument for quantitative phase imaging based on holographic microscopy. ..

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Monday, April 23, 2018
UNF School of Engineering Professor Invents One-of-a-Kind Surf Rover Machine

William Dally, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of North Florida, is hard at work creating a vehicle he calls the Surf Rover.  A complete model scaled to one-quarter the actual size shows a creation that looks part dune-buggy and part amphibious crawler, with tank tracks that will allow it to move underwater along the ocean floor. ..

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Monday, April 16, 2018
UNF Psychology Study Reveals Certain Cultures Short in Everyday Patience

Patience in everyday life is a strong predictor of health and well-being. Dr. Dominik Guess, a University of North Florida psychology professor, conducted a European study regarding patience in everyday life. It reveals there are cultural differences as to when people get impatient and the reactions they show. ..

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Friday, November 25, 2016
UNF: When the Going Gets Negative, Recruit Working Memory

Working memory, the ability to process information, may play an important role in coping with negative life events, according to a new study by Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology at the University of North Florida.  ..

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016
UNF Professor Awarded NIH Grant to Study Aging and Lifespan

Dr. John Hatle, a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Florida, was awarded a grant for more than $430,000 by the National Institutes of Health to continue his research studying how a reduced diet can slow aging and extend lifespan in simple animals.  ..

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
UNF Researchers Show Running Barefoot Improves Working Memory

Working memory, our ability to recall and process information, is used throughout our lifespan. By improving it, we may be able to realize gains in key areas, from school to work to retirement. ..

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Monday, April 25, 2016
UNF Professors Awarded NIH Grant for Unique Adaptive Toy Project

Professors in the School of Engineering and the Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences at UNF were awarded a grant for more than $85,000 by the National Institutes of Health to continue the development of a team-based course to develop adaptive battery-powered toy cars for children with developmental disabilities. ..

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
UNF: Visual Working Memory May Provide Clues to Autism’s Social Struggles

Poor visual working memory can play an important role in the struggles experienced by autistic children, according to a new study conducted by Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Florida.  ..

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