FAU and Max Planck Florida Institute to Launch Collaborative M.D./Ph.D. Dual-degree Neuroscience Program

JUPITER, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2022) – Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) will announce its new M.D./Ph.D. dual-degree program with a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signing on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m., at MPFI, 1 Max Planck Way, second floor atrium, in Jupiter.

            The new M.D./Ph.D. dual-degree program will increase educational opportunities for students interested in cutting-edge research while incorporating those developments into innovative treatment plans.With the addition of this academic program, FAU-Max Planck Joint Programs offers academic and research opportunities from the high school, undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D. – and now – M.D. levels. FAU President John Kelly; David Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., MPFI scientific director and CEO; Julie Pilitsis, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the Schmidt College of Medicine, and other representatives from collaborating agencies will be available for interviews.

To RSVP for media attendance, contact Bethany Alex at 561-876-7411 or bethanyalex@fau.edu by Monday, Oct. 3 at noon.