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Faculty Affiliates awarded ISL Planning Grants

Congratulations to the ISL Faculty Affiliates who have been awarded planning grants from the Institute for Successful Longevity.

The ISL Planning Grants support research in a new direction or provide continuing support of existing research with the goal of improving the opportunity for successful longevity.

In keeping with the institute’s focus on interdisciplinary work, each project includes researchers from areas beyond the principal investigator’s primary field of expertise.

The planning grant provides a $15,500 award for each project.

The ISL Planning Grant award winners and their projects are:

  • Henry Caretta of the School of Information in the College of Communication & Information, “Measuring Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Benchmarking Utilization Using the OneFlorida Consortium Data.” His co-PI on the project is Dr. Zhe He, also of the School of Information.
  • Natalie Sachs-Ericsson of the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Dr. Dawn C. Carr of the Department of Sociology in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, “Is It Possible to Bolster Resilience by Increasing Emotional Regulation in Later Life?: Examining the Neural Correlates of Emotion Regulation and Resiliency Among Older Adults.” Co-investigators are Dr. Greg Hajcak of the Program in Neuroscience; Dr. Sylvie Naar of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine in the College of Medicine; Julia Sheffler, a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology; and Dr. Miles Taylor of the Department of Sociology.
  • Maxim A. Dulebenets of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, “A Multi-Objective Optimization Model for Emergency Evacuation Planning in Areas with an Aging Population.” Co-PIs on the project are Dr. Eren E. Ozguven and Dr. Ren Moses, both of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Dr. Walter Boot of the Department of Psychology.
  • Brad Gordon of the Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences in the College of Human Sciences, “Linking Changes in the Skeletal Muscle Circadian Rhythm with Androgen-Dependent Muscle Atrophy.” His co-PI on the project is Dr. Robert J. Tomko Jr. of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Medicine.

The Institute for Successful Longevity will offer additional planning grants for ISL Faculty Affiliates in 2019.