Health & Medicine

FSU law, medical colleges ranked in top 10 for Hispanic students

Florida State University’s colleges of law and medicine are among the best in the nation for Hispanics, according to Hispanic Business magazine. The rankings appear in the September issue. For the second year in a row, the magazine has named the FSU College of Law the sixth best in the nation in its annual rankings. […]

Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

American women have gotten fatter as it has become more socially acceptable to carry a few extra pounds, according to a new study. Florida State University Assistant Professor of Economics Frank Heiland and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Economist Mary Burke are the co-authors of a paper published in the academic journal “Economic Inquiry” that […]

FSU researchers developing diagnostic ‘lab on a chip’

If you have ever marveled over the orderly process by which cars, buses and other modes of transportation are directed toward their destinations in a big city, you’ll really appreciate the work of one Florida State University chemist. Thomas Fischer, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at FSU, is designing a "smart" traffic system […]

New dean named at FSU College of Nursing

The Florida State University College of Nursing soon will have a new leader. FSU Provost and Executive Vice President Lawrence G. Abele has announced the appointment of Lisa A. Plowfield of the University of Delaware as the college’s dean. A professor and former director of the UD School of Nursing, Plowfield will take the helm […]

Double trouble: Hopelessness key component of mood disorder

There’s depression, and then there’s double depression. Sound bad? It is, according to Thomas Joiner, Florida State University Distinguished Research Professor and the Bright-Burton Professor of Psychology, who has identified hopelessness as a distinguishing feature of double depression in a new paper published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The finding could help therapists diagnose […]

FSU researchers reap $1 million grant to make medical implants safer

A pair of Florida State University researchers have received a major grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study ways of preventing the body from developing scar tissue around biomedical devices such as coronary artery stents—a problem that affects thousands of patients each year. Joseph Schlenoff, the Mandelkern Professor of Polymer Science, interim […]

Gift allows FSU to open new rural medical training center

The Florida State University College of Medicine is ready to expand its rural medical education program to Immokalee, Fla., now that a transfer of property for a new training center has been completed. NCH Healthcare System recently transferred the deed on the Isabel Collier Read Building and accompanying 9.4 acres of land to FSU. Isabel […]

FSU’s new Ph.D. program in biostatistics fills a void in Florida

A new doctoral program being unveiled at Florida State University will prepare students for highly specialized careers in dozens of fields in academia, industry and government. The Ph.D. program in biostatistics was approved this spring by the State University System’s Board of Governors, making it the first program of its kind at a Florida university. […]

Young researcher’s award will fund study into regenerating tobacco-damaged blood vessels

A Florida State University researcher who is developing methods for regenerating blood vessels damaged by secondhand tobacco smoke has received a fellowship award that could provide as much as $450,000 over five years for her to pursue new scientific approaches. Feng Zhao, a postdoctoral researcher in the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering, […]

FSU professor recognized for Alzheimer’s research

Michelle Bourgeois, a professor in Florida State University’s department of communication disorders, has been named the recipient of the prestigious 2007 Barry Reisberg Award for Non-Pharmacologic Research, Theory and Clinical Practice. The award honors an accomplished clinician and researcher for distinguished contributions to the field of non-pharmacologic Alzheimer’s disease treatment and care. It is named […]

World experts on pharmaceuticals to tackle regional priorities for delivering medicines globally

The Florida State University College of Law is gathering together 30 of the world’s most creative thinkers and leading experts on pharmaceuticals this week to discuss the future of global pharmaceutical regulation, ways to improve the system, research and development for new pharmaceuticals, and assuring access to medicines. Participants in the roundtable "Global Pharmaceutical Regulation […]

FSU trims the fat with new trans fat-free oil

Campus dining options at Florida State University are even healthier now—and still delicious—following the recent conversion to trans fat-free fryer oil at FSU eateries. The heart-savvy switch to non-hydrogenated corn and sunflower fryer oil by Aramark, FSU’s dining services provider, has come in response to a growing concern among consumers nationally over intake of potentially […]