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Pumping iron: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors avoid complications

New research by a Florida State University professor found that regular strength training can help breast cancer survivors avoid developing swelling in the arms and chest area, a common side effect of cancer treatment. The study, published in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer, found that weightlifting can help women recovering from cancer treatment and […]

FSU neuroscientist receives $1.9M grant to expand study of how social behavior affects the brain

Florida State University Professor Mohamed Kabbaj, a neuroscientist in the College of Medicine, has received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study how the brain helps us maintain lifelong social bonds through epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of biological mechanisms that switch genes on and off without changing the […]

O’Bryant named FSU public health policy person of the year

Florida State University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) Program has selected G. Mark O’Bryant, president and chief executive officer of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMHC), as its Public Health Policy Person of the Year. The program presents the award annually in recognition of the career contributions of a leader in the health policy field in Florida. […]

FSU researcher: Plan ahead for successful aging

For many people, the prospect of aging is scary and uncomfortable, but Florida State University Assistant Professor Dawn Carr says that research reveals a few tips that can improve our chances of a long, healthy life.  Carr, who joined FSU’s Department of Sociology and the Pepper Institute on Aging and Social Policy this fall, is […]

FSU celebrates new pathway into health professions 

Florida State University officially launched an innovative new pathway into health care careers by honoring the program’s first students at an Oct. 14 celebration at the College of Medicine. The Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences B.S. Degree Program — the first of its kind in the nation — provides students interested in health care with numerous advantages toward achieving […]

College of Nursing announces distinguished graduates

The Florida State University College of Nursing will recognize five graduates, one faculty member and one student when it presents the 2016 Distinguished Graduate, DAISY Faculty and DAISY Student-in Training Award winners at a ceremony Oct. 14. The College of Nursing’s Distinguished Graduate Award, established six years ago, provides an opportunity for recognizing and celebrating […]

FSU medical researcher awarded $1.6M for epilepsy work

Florida State University neuroscientist Sanjay Kumar has received $1.6 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to pave the way for a more effective treatment for temporal lobe epilepsy.       Temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common form in adults, is not improved with anti-epileptic medications.  Kumar and his electrophysiology lab […]

FSU geography professor receives $1M CDC grant to address climate impact on health

A Florida State University professor has received a $1.07 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help county health departments across Florida adapt to problems created by changing environmental factors such as climate change. Assistant Professor of Geography Chris Uejio and his students will work with individual Florida counties to assess […]

Top nursing researcher to create center for health equity of Native American, indigenous people

A leading educator, researcher and global advocate of culturally competent healthcare for Native Americans and indigenous populations has joined the faculty at Florida State University’s College of Nursing. John Lowe, a Cherokee Native American tribal member and one of only 20 Native American nurses in the United States who has a doctoral degree, is the […]

Rite of passage: New med students receive white coats

In four years, the College of Medicine’s Class of 2020 will cross the stage in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall to receive their M.D. degree. Friday evening, though, after just 10 weeks in medical school, they crossed the stage to receive a spotless symbol of their chosen profession: a white coat. They haven’t earned it yet. […]

Workshop to focus on ‘autism entrepreneurs’

“If you’ve ever thought about starting a business to employ people with autism,” a flier circulating in Tallahassee states, “this workshop is for you.”  The workshop, “Awakening the Autism Entrepreneur,” is for families and individuals with autism, as well as other individuals interested in starting — or adapting — a business to provide job opportunities […]

Got sleep? The amount you get could affect your marital mindset

A new study by two Florida State University researchers found that when husbands and wives get more sleep than on an average night, they are more satisfied with their marriages, at least the following day. The research was conducted by FSU Psychology Professor Jim McNulty and graduate student Heather Maranges. “The universality of our findings […]