Health & Medicine

FSU psychologist receives $3.7 million grant to combat anxiety in older adults with Alzheimer’s, cognitive impairment

For the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, or mild cognitive impairment, anxiety is often an accompanying challenge. A Florida State University psychologist has received a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study intervention techniques that aim to combat anxiety in these groups and improve […]

FSU Nursing awarded $72.7M NIH grant to lead adolescent HIV clinical trial network

Florida State University has been awarded a $72.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to redesign and improve HIV prevention and care interventions in adolescents and young adults in the United States. Under the grant, which will be dispersed over the course of seven years, FSU will serve as the Scientific Leadership […]

FSU Nursing professor named 2023 Presidential Leadership Scholar

A Florida State University faculty member will join a unique network of leaders making a difference in the world. Associate Professor Eugenia Millender, co-founder and co-director of the Center of Population Sciences for Health Equity in the College of Nursing, is one of 60 scholars who will form the Presidential Leadership Scholars’ (PLS) eighth annual […]

FSU neuroscientist receives $2M NIH grant to study how humans process smells

A Florida State University researcher is investigating exactly how a human’s sense of smell works with the help of a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant. Humans can detect an estimated 10,000 to 100 billion different odors. An active sense of smell sparks appetite, inspires nostalgic memories and helps individuals interact with the environment. […]

St. Joe Company, Tallahassee Memorial and FSU break ground on new health care campus

The St. Joe Company, Florida State University and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare celebrated the construction kickoff Tuesday of a health care campus in Panama City Beach that will bring together clinicians, researchers and students to meet the rapidly increasing need for medical care in the Florida Panhandle.

FSU College of Nursing offers research-based Ph.D.

The Florida State University College of Nursing will introduce a new research-based doctoral degree in nursing beginning in the 2023 fall semester. The new degree program was approved during the Florida Board of Governors meeting in November. While the college already offers a practice-based doctoral degree in nursing, the focus on research will be a […]

Alma Littles appointed interim dean of FSU College of Medicine

Florida State University Provost Jim Clark has named Dr. Alma Littles interim dean of the College of Medicine. The appointment will begin Feb. 1. Littles, who has served as senior associate dean for medical education and academic affairs at the medical school for nearly 20 years, succeeds Dr. John P. Fogarty. Fogarty is retiring after […]

FSU College of Nursing faculty collaborate with Panamanian institute to strengthen health research

Two faculty members from Florida State University’s College of Nursing have been named courtesy research associates of the Gorgas Commemorative Institute for Health Studies (ICGES) in Panama, the nation’s lead entity for facilitating and conducting health research. Frankie Wong, McKenzie Endowed Professor of Health Equity Research in the College of Nursing, and Eugenia Flores Millender, […]

FSU research links common sweetener with anxiety

Florida State University College of Medicine researchers have linked aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in nearly 5,000 diet foods and drinks, to anxiety-like behavior in mice. Along with producing anxiety in the mice who consumed aspartame, the effects extended up to two generations from the males exposed to the sweetener. The study is published in […]

Building a health care ecosystem: FSU leaders create FSU Health roadmap

Florida State University officials have been working to lay the groundwork for FSU Health, a health care ecosystem poised to transform health care delivery in North Florida. “FSU Health will reshape patient care, education and research throughout Florida,” said FSU President Richard McCullough. “The Florida Panhandle is booming and the possibilities — and needs — […]

FSU College of Nursing awarded over $1M to address growing nursing shortage in Florida via new practice partnership

The Florida State University College of Nursing has been awarded more than $1 million from a Florida Department of Education program that aims to combat the state’s growing nursing shortage through innovative academic industry collaboration. The funding came via two allotments from the DOE’s Linking Industry to Nursing Education, or LINE, Fund, the second of […]

Five questions: FSU exercise physiologist works to help individuals achieve optimal performance

Professor of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology Michael Ormsbee first became interested in how the body performs as a high school athlete, an interest that blossomed into a full-time career. As a professor and director of Florida State University’s Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine, or ISSM, he has worked with both individuals who are competing […]