Stempel College's research program featured in Society of Toxicology’s leadership film series
The Brain, Behavior and Environment program was highlighted for its outstanding neuroscience work.
The Brain, Behavior and the Environment program at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work was selected as one of the premier programs featured in the Society of Toxicology’s leadership film series. The film series profiles academic, government and industry partners working at the forefront of creating a healthier and safer world by advancing science and increasing the impact of toxicology. It aired this week during the society's annual meeting.
The Brain, Behavior and the Environment program, focuses on factors that affect brain health. The transdisciplinary initiative unites the dynamic and diverse neuroscience community at our university toward three goals: to create and empower research programs focused on environmental causes of neurological disease; to devise strategies and develop therapies for neurological disorders using novel neuroscience and engineering tools as well as pharmacological approaches; and to establish a rich educational resource in South Florida to educate students, faculty, clinicians, the public and health officials on the role that environmental factors play on neurological disease.
Featured in the film are a diverse group of researchers, among them students, who are working together to advance neuroscience research. They are Tomás R. Guilarte, dean of Stempel College; Kim Tieu and Jason Richardson, professors of environmental health science; Isha Mhatre-Winters, a postdoctoral researcher who is being recognized with a postdoctoral fellowship achievement award from the society; Alexander Rodichkin, an FIU doctoral student; and Karam Abilmouna, an undergraduate student.