Health & Medicine

NIH grant funds College of Medicine research on preventing premature deaths

Sylvie Naar is on a mission to train the next generation of researchers in methods for developing behavioral interventions, which could mean the difference between life and death for a lot of people. That’s not hyperbole: The National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is supporting that goal with a […]

FSU researchers explore how tech can support older adults through $14.7-million consortium grant

Florida State University researchers are part of a consortium that has been awarded a $14.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to work with emerging and existing technologies to promote the well-being, quality of life and independence of older adults and provide support for older adults with cognitive impairments. Initially funded in 1999, […]

FSU researcher: Make it your business to see stress as enhancing

You own a small business, and you find yourself stressing about, among other things, staffing, payroll, supply chains, the economy and the latest strain of COVID-19. Sure, you’re overwhelmed, and you see the stress as debilitating. You’re probably doing it wrong, says Samantha Paustian-Underdahl. Paustian-Underdahl, an associate professor in the Department of Management at Florida […]

FSU team makes discovery advancing epilepsy research

A team of Florida State University College of Medicine researchers has found a link between a specific protein in the brain and increased vulnerability to neurodegeneration for individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Their findings are published in the Journal of Neurophysiology. TLE is the most common form of epilepsy in adults and is often […]

FSU researchers expand trauma-responsive services for individuals returning home from jail

Researchers at the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) at the Florida State University College of Social Work are expanding their work with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and the John E. Polk Correctional Facility to treat trauma among individuals getting released from jail in Seminole County.   “Lifetime traumatic experiences are nearly universal among […]

FSU College of Nursing increases undergraduate enrollment capacity

The Florida State University College of Nursing is dedicated to increasing the nursing workforce by educating students who have a desire and commitment to become a Registered Nurse. Now, the college has taken measures to increase enrollment by expanding admissions from once per year to three times per year. Students will now be accepted to […]

FSU researcher receives NIH grant to investigate young adults with childhood histories of social withdrawal

A Florida State University researcher is investigating how individuals who have a history of anxious withdrawal as children and adolescents fare with the pressures of early adulthood. Heidi Gazelle, an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science in the College of Health and Human Sciences, received a $153,990 grant from the […]

Following the beat: FSU researchers make headway into function of the heart

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Florida State University, University of Washington and The Ohio State University have discovered previously unknown chemical changes in a protein that contribute to a heart’s ability to function. The team published their findings in the journal eLife. “Our study examines the origins of heart failure and provides new tools […]

FSU, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare team up to construct new academic health center

Florida State University and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare announced today a new partnership to build the FSU Health Tallahassee Center, a new facility that will offer advanced medical training and translational research opportunities and explore the academic health center of the future.  The building, funded by a $125 million appropriation from the Florida Legislature, will be […]

FSU College of Nursing dean elected as trustee of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Jing Wang, dean of the Florida State University College of Nursing, has been named to the board of trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Wang is the first administrator from an institution within the State University System of Florida to serve on the board in at least 30 years. Founded in 1972, RWJF touts […]

FSU Med School Class of 2022, forged in the fires of COVID, graduates with joy 

The Florida State University M.D. Class of 2022 took another step toward recapturing normalcy on Saturday when it held its commencement ceremony in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall – the first in its intimate, traditional setting since 2019. The atmosphere was festive: lots of flower bouquets, celebratory balloons and shouts of encouragement and pride from proud […]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Associate dean expands research initiatives in the FSU College of Nursing

It’s been a busy nine months for Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, professor and associate dean for research in the Florida State University College of Nursing. Most recently, Ahn launched the Brain Science and Symptom Management Center, an institute for interdisciplinary research that will use brain simulation and computer technology to optimize pain and symptoms management. As […]