Expert Pitches

FSU expert available to comment on effectiveness of flu vaccine

As an outbreak of a new coronavirus makes headlines across the world, another more common infectious disease is spreading across the United States and beyond — the flu. About 8 percent of the U.S. population gets sick from the flu each season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although anyone can get […]

American Heart Month: FSU experts available to comment on heart disease topics

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. About 3,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, and about 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of a stroke, according to the American Heart Association’s 2018 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update. The […]

FSU professors available to comment for Black History Month

The daring raids of Harriet Tubman, the activism of Martin Luther King Jr., the presidency of Barack Obama and more are all essential parts of the history of the United States. Every February, Black History Month celebrates the many accomplishments of black Americans. It’s also a time to consider how race affects the issues the […]

FSU experts available to discuss coronavirus

A new strain of coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China, has prompted a massive public health effort to contain the pathogen and treat patients. These Florida State University experts are available to comment on coronavirus and the public health challenges it presents. Alan Rowan, teaching professor, Public Health Program (850) 645-8741; arowan@fsu.edu Rowan […]

FSU experts available to comment on the upcoming electoral season

On Feb. 3, the Iowa Caucuses will formally kick off the 2020 electoral season. In addition to gubernatorial and state houses, seats in the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the presidency are up for grabs this year. The shifting political and media landscape coupled with the growing influence of social media, means clarity and […]

FSU professor discusses Brexit and its consequences

On Jan. 31, after a national referendum, elections, negotiations and delays, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. The date marks the end of one political process and the beginning of another. When Brexit is official, the United Kingdom and the European Union will begin negotiating a new trading agreement. Sean Ehrlich, […]

FSU researchers offer ideas for New Year’s resolutions

Setting New Year’s resolutions can be a frustrating proposition. It’s disheartening to look back at old resolutions to see they’ve failed to take hold yet again or to struggle creating a new, exciting idea for self-improvement. Let science give you some help. FSU faculty members gave their suggestions for changes that will improve your life […]

FSU expert available to comment on Black Friday and holiday shopping

‘Tis the season for consumer electronics, toys and just about any other consumer product to start flying off shelves and out of digital marketplaces. With that in mind, an expert from the Florida State University College of Business can provide context and perspective on yet another Black Friday and the subsequent holiday buying binge. Maura […]

FSU experts available to comment on topics concerning Alzheimer’s disease

November is nationally recognized as Alzheimer’s Awareness month. President Ronald Reagan made the designation in 1983 and today more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia worldwide. These Florida State University experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer’s disease.   Walter R. […]

FSU expert available to discuss German reunification on 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

When the Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, it marked the opening of a border that had divided the German city for decades and a milestone on the way to the reunification of East Germany and West Germany the following year. “When the wall fell, Germans thought they were the happiest people in the world,” said […]

FSU experts available to discuss life of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and spent her life fighting it. After fleeing to freedom in Philadelphia, she returned south several times to help other slaves escape, ferrying them to safety through the Underground Railroad. Florida State University experts are available to discuss Tubman’s life ahead of the upcoming movie “Harriet.” Born Araminta Ross […]

FSU experts available to comment on healthy aging

September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual national observance to focus attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Florida State University faculty are among the global leaders in the study of gerontology, aging and longevity. These experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to healthy aging and successful longevity.   Anne […]