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A Florida International University assistant professor of psychology is working to find ways to combat non-consensual porn, or sexually graphic images that are shared without consent.

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Contractors that worked on the bridge near a Florida university that collapsed, killing six people, have been fined more than $86,000 for workplace violations.

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A Florida International University dean will lead a study on the effects of lead exposure on children's mental health thanks to a nearly $3 million grant.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Florida International University a $12.7 million grant to study substance abuse and adolescent brain development.

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A list of "cutting-edge" scientists who have the most influence on their fields -- using citations by other scholars as the yardstick -- includes 15 researchers based in Florida.

While most are known only in their field of study, a handful have made news. One even co-authored a bestseller.

A Florida International University infectious diseases professor has been tapped for a mission to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Miami Herald reports.

The World Health Organization asked Dr. Aileen Maria Marty, an expert in managing chemical, biological and other related incidents, to travel to Sierra Leone, the Herald reports. In 2001, Marty served as an expert to investigate anthrax following the 9/11 attacks.

For years, Miami Dade College sent its ultrasound students to Jackson Memorial Hospital for their hands-on training.  Then in 2010, without explanation, Jackson told the publicly supported college that its students would no longer be accepted for training.  

Researchers say the daily use of multivitamins and minerals may significantly delay progression of HIV, if given during the early stages of infection.  The study, led by a Florida International University professor and published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, followed 878 HIV-infected patients in Botswana over a two-year period, the Miami Herald reports.

If it's a Monday, you can usually find Dr. David Brown parked next to a lake in Miami, spending the day inside a 36-foot-long RV. He's not on vacation.

Brown is chief of family medicine at Florida International University's medical school. The RV is the school's mobile health clinic.

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After the grind of medical school comes the joyous day when doctors-to-be find out where they will complete their training. That day was Friday. 

Florida International University had a lot to celebrate: Every student in its first-ever medical-school graduating class made a match, and the good news for patients is that more than half the 33 graduates plan to go into primary care and one-third will stay in Florida for their training, the Miami Herald reports.