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ISL organizes a special issue on "Smart Medicine for Older Adults" in Healthcare (IF: 2.4)

Dear ISL affiliates,

The Institute for Successful Longevity at Florida State University, in collaboration with Healthcare, is pleased to announce a Special Issue on “Smart Medicine for Older Adults” in Healthcare (IF: 2.4).

Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Neil Charness: Founding Director of the FSU Institute for Successful Longevity

Dear ISL friends and colleagues,

It is with deep appreciation and admiration that we celebrate the retirement of Dr. Neil Charness, the Founding Director of the FSU Institute for Successful Longevity. Dr. Charness has been an integral part of our community, dedicating his career to advancing interdisciplinary aging research and improving the lives of older adults through innovative approaches.

2024 ISL Planning Grant Winners

The Institute for Successful Longevity has awarded 2024 ISL Planning Grants to ISL’s Affiliate faculty members, Dr. Fengfeng Ke, Dr. Joseph Watso of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, and Dr. Qing-Xiang Sang of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Ke will be working alongside Co-PI Dr. Xin Yuan of the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Wasto will work with Co-PI Dr. Kyle Smith of the College of College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Dr. Sang will work with Co-PI Dr. Yi Zhou of the College of Medicine.

ISL Affiliate, Dr. Nagpal, Awarded $100k

ISL Faculty Affiliate Dr. Ravi Nagpal has been awarded a $100,000 research grant from the Florida Department of Health through the Ed & Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program for his project titled "Mechanisms of Enteric Infection-mediated Pathobiome in Alzheimer’s Neuropathology."

Dr. Lynn Panton voted Assistant Director

Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Panton on the vote to become the Institute for Successful Longevity's Associate Director. Dr. Panton is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology. She is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Panton’s research interests are in strength training and the effects on the physiological measurements of strength, blood pressure, cholesterol, body composition, and functional outcomes of healthy elderly adults and chronically diseased populations.

ISL Brown Bag Series w/ Dr. Walter Boot

ISL Associate Director, Dr. Walter Boot, gave his talk on December 8th at noon, via Zoom, as part of the ISL Brown Bag Series talk.

Dr. Kyle Smith joins ISL

Dr. Kyle Smith joins ISL as its newest Faculty Affiliate. Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in Sports Nutrition. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy, Physiological Sciences with a Minor in Molecular Medicine in May 2023 from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. His research is primarily focused on how diet, exercise, and stress alter the immune system. Changes in lifestyle factors can drastically affect how our immune cells respond to insults, and much of his laboratory’s work is aimed at developing economical adjuvants to current cancer immunotherapies.

Watch Zhe He in our most recent ISL Brown Bag Series Lecture

Enjoy this recording of our ISL Brown Bag Lecture, featuring ISL Faculty Affiliate Zhe He. He presented on his research titled "Using Informatics and AI to Support Older Adults’ Comprehension of Lab Test Results" on November 17th 2023.

ISL Lecture Series- Fall 2023

The ISL Lecture Series is back this fall featuring world renowned technology and aging expert, Dr. Jeff Kaye.

ISL Faculty Affiliate Leo Liu appointed as the Co-Chair of Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) on Biorheology

ISL Faculty Affiliate, Dr. Leo Liu, has recently been appointed by the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) as the Co-Chair of Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) on Biorheology.