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Nursing dean to be inducted as fellow of American Academy of Nursing

Judith McFetridge-Durdle, dean of Florida State University’s College of Nursing, has been selected for induction as a fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Nursing. McFetridge-Durdle is part of an exceptional class of hospital and government administrators, college deans and renowned scientific researchers who will join more than 2,400 nurse leaders from the education, management, […]

Dull and dirty: Your workplace could affect brain function

A new study by a Florida State University researcher shows that both a lack of stimulation in the workplace and a dirty working environment can have a long-term cognitive effect on employees. “Psychologists say that the brain is a muscle, while industrial hygienists point to chemicals in the work environment that may cause decline,” said […]

Professor honored by American Psychological Association

A division of the American Psychological Association has honored Neil Charness, director of Florida State University’s Institute for Successful Longevity, for outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of applied experimental and engineering psychology. Division 21 (Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology) of the association, the nation’s largest professional and scientific organization of psychologists, honored Charness […]

FSU receives $3.5M federal grant to improve language, literacy of children using cochlear implants

Researchers at Florida State University have received a $3.5 million federal grant to test the effectiveness of several interventions to improve language and literacy skills of children who are using cochlear implants. Erin Ingvalson, an assistant professor in FSU’s School of Communication Science and Disorders, is the project director for the four-year grant awarded by […]

FSU colleges collaborate to pave smoother pathway into health professions

Every year, thousands of new students arrive at Florida State hoping to enter a career in health care. For a variety of reasons, most of these would-be physicians, nurses, pharmacists and others wind up in different careers — and communities lose out on the health care they could have provided. In an effort to turn […]

NIH awards $1.7 million to researcher seeking answers about how cells talk to each other

Human cells, whether healthy or damaged, are able to communicate with each other by secreting small vesicles packed with a sophisticated cargo of functional proteins and RNAs. The signals coming from a healthy cell are part of what allows life to flourish. The signals being sent by damaged cells, meanwhile, are under scrutiny as a […]

College of Nursing faculty member strengthens FSU-veteran connection

A Florida State University nursing professor recently served as a guardian for a 93-year-old veteran during an Honor Flight last month. Jim Whyte, director of the Veteran’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and a veteran himself, made the trip to Washington, D.C., alongside retired USAF Colonel Robert Jones, a veteran of World War II, […]

College of Medicine hoods 1,000th graduate at 2016 commencement

One by one the graduates crossed the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall stage Saturday morning, under the watchful eye of Dean John Fogarty and President John Thrasher, just as they’d rehearsed it — until it was Elizabeth Coughlin’s turn. Everything stopped. She looked stunned, as in: “Wait a minute. What’s going on?” Then alumnus Joda Lynn […]

FSU researcher targets on-off switch of cardiac contraction

Calcium is most associated with bones, but it’s also a key player in the heart. When calcium binds to a certain protein in heart cells, it triggers muscle contraction. Too much calcium causes stronger heartbeats; too little calcium leads to weaker beats. Jose Pinto, a researcher in the Florida State University College of Medicine, will […]

FSU professor wins innovation prize for preterm labor invention

A Florida State University professor who invented a sleep mask that will help pregnant women stave off preterm labor has won the $50,000 Cade Museum Prize for innovation. The mask’s creator is Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences James Olcese, who founded a company named KynderMed to promote and market this new technology. “There’s not been […]

Florida State celebrates graduate student achievements

Florida State University recognized talented and high-achieving graduate students at its annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence held April 13 at the FSU Alumni Center. The event, sponsored by the Congress of Graduate Students and the Office of Research, celebrated graduate students’ accomplishments in service, teaching, research, creativity and leadership, and acknowledged graduate faculty for […]

Speech-language pathology teaching professor recognized

Lisa A. Scott received Florida State University’s 2016 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards Dinner April 27. The Distinguished Teacher Award, which is the university’s top award for teaching, includes a $7,500 stipend. Nominations, initiated by students who seek to honor their most outstanding professors, are reviewed by a faculty committee, which makes […]