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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.

Yang Hou, Ph.D., Joins ISL as Faculty Affiliate

Dr. Yang Hou joins the Institute for Successful Longevity as its newest Faculty Affiliate.

Watch Long Xie's Brown Bag Presentation

 

Long Xie, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Science and Disorders, speaks on “The Ups and Downs of Aging Brains: Using Precision Imaging to Map Brain Organization in Older Adults.”