Health & Medicine

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 […]

Researcher named fellow of Association for Psychological Science

Florida State University researcher Angelina Sutin has been selected as a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, an organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology. Sutin, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, was named a fellow in recognition of her sustained and outstanding […]

College of Medicine among nation’s best at preparing diverse physician workforce

Fifteen years after enrolling its first class, the Florida State University College of Medicine has emerged as one of the most diverse medical schools in the country, according to current Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) enrollment data. The FSU College of Medicine is the only AAMC-member institution ranked in the top six for enrollment […]

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, […]