News Listings

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”.

Chris Martin discusses his memory-improving smartphone app

A study conducted by Chris Martin, Institute for Successful Longevity Faculty Affiliate and assistant professor of Psychology, and researchers at the University of Toronto shows that a smartphone application they developed can enhance memory function in older adults.  

Brad Schmidt receives $3.7 million grant to combat anxiety in older adults with Alzheimer’s, cognitive impairment

For the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, or mild cognitive impairment, anxiety is often an accompanying challenge.

A Florida State University psychologist has received a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study intervention techniques that aim to combat anxiety in these groups and improve quality of life.