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ISL Faculty Affiliate awarded $3M NIH grant

FSU psychologist and ISL Faculty Affiliate Caterina Gratton, is part of a multi-institution team that has been awarded $3M NIH grant to research variations in Parkinson’s disease.

“We’re thrilled to be supported in this way by the NIH,” Gratton said. “We understand that Parkinson’s disease and the brain both look quite different across individuals, and this grant will allow us to collect exciting new data on individual brain networks in Parkinson’s disease and hopefully illuminate how these networks may be connected to differences in symptoms and pathology seen in the disorder.”

ISL Affiliate awarded $5.7M

ISL Faculty Affiliate, Dr. Wen Li, awarded $5.7M to further her research. She is receiving a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study PTSD and pain.

ISL Faculty Affiliate awarded McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship

ISL Affiliate Michelle Parvatiyar Awarded McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship awarded by The Florida Education Fund as part of their initiative to encourage exceptional teaching and research by faculty historically underrepresented in academia.

Congratulations to the 2023 Esther & Del Grosser Scholarship Winner- Leila Khalili

Neil Charness, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Successful Longevity, announced yesterday that Leila Khalili, Ph.D. student in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, has been awarded the 2023 Institute for Successful Longevity’s Esther & Del Grosser Scholarship.

The scholarship provides $1,000 in support of student research.

ISL Joint Advisory Board Member Awarded

The Oasis Center for Women & Girls honors ISL Affiliate Barbara Boone with the 2023 Unsung Shero Award.

An unsung shero is a woman who plays a critical role in the community but doesn’t often receive public recognition for their efforts. We are so proud to have Barbara as a part of the ISL team and are happy to share about her amazing work for our community.

ISL Faculty Affiliate receives prestigious NSF Award

Congratulations to ISL Faculty Affiliate, Juyeong Choi. He and FSU researcher Lichun Li, received the Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award. He is an assistant professor for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and will receive a five-year grant from the NSF.

Jie Chen, Ph.D., Joins ISL as Faculty Affiliate

Jie Chen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Nursing. His research projects focus on pain and symptom management in older adults with multiple chronic conditions (MCC), i.e., cancer and cardiovascular disease. He is also interested in promoting cardiovascular health of older adults with cancer. His long-term research plan is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the bio-behavioral and multi-omics mechanisms of pain and pain self-management among older adults with MCC.

ISL Affiliate Joe. C Watso Receives AHA Career Development Award

Congratulations to Dr. Joe C. Watso, an ISL Affiliate, who is the Principal Investigator for an American Heart Association Career Development Award ($231,000) on:

“A New Time-Efficient Respiratory Training to Improve Blood Pressure and Vascular Function in Adults with Obesity”.