Health & Medicine

FSU researcher examines ways cocaine alters gene expression

New research from Florida State University identifies a novel gene that plays a functional role in cocaine addiction.   In a new paper in the journal Biological Psychiatry, Assistant Professor of Biological Science Jian Feng and his colleagues reveal that cocaine use in mice resulted in changes to what’s called long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), a major type of […]

FSU students selected for 2020 AHEC Scholars Program

Nine Florida State University students in disciplines across campus have been selected to the 2020 cohort of the Florida Area Health and Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program. The students, who will work directly with the Big Bend Area Health Education Center, will gain firsthand experience in underserved population settings. Students were chosen from a pool […]

FSU researchers investigate how face shape affects COVID-19 mask performance

Face masks are helpful in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but researchers believe they can be made even more effective, something that has implications far beyond the current pandemic as masks could become a more commonly used public health intervention. Kourosh Shoele, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College […]

Medical student named National Health Service Corps scholar

In exchange for a full-ride through medical school, first-year student Sheena Chege has promised to practice primary care in a medically underserved community for four years after residency.   Chege, who was born in Kenya and later moved to South Carolina and Fort Myers, came to medical school in May already knowing she’d want to […]

FSU College of Medicine celebrates 20-year anniversary

It has been two decades since the Florida State University College of Medicine was established. The college will commemorate its 20th anniversary with a virtual ceremony Friday, Nov. 6. The event will recognize Myra Hurt, who served as the college’s acting dean when it opened, and the college’s Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The […]

FSU expert on grief, trauma reflects on 50 years of teaching

Florida State University College of Nursing Professor Sally Karioth has spent the past 50 years practicing and teaching trauma and grief work. Now, as Karioth celebrates the rare milestone of teaching at FSU for five decades, the COVID-19 pandemic lingers month after month with no end in sight. Karioth said a myriad of factors are […]

College of Medicine researcher makes novel discoveries in preventing epileptic seizures

A team of researchers from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that an amino acid produced by the brain could play a crucial role in preventing a type of epileptic seizure.  Temporal lobe epileptic seizures are debilitating and can cause lasting damage in patients, including neuronal death and loss of neuron function. […]

FSU Panama City to offer bachelor’s degree in public health

FSU Panama City will offer a new bachelor’s degree program in public health, beginning fall 2021. Graduates of the program, which falls under the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, will earn a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and be educated in the policy, practice and methods of public health. “We are excited […]

FSU College of Nursing partners with United Health Foundation to establish Military Health concentration

Florida State University’s College of Nursing has received a $1.25 million commitment from the United Health Foundation to prepare nurse practitioners to better address the distinct health needs of individuals who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The three-year partnership with the United Health Foundation will allow the FSU College of Nursing to equip […]

Study finds that COVID-19 is hitting older Black and Latinx persons hardest

A study co-authored by a Florida State University researcher has found COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting people of color in the United States.   Patricia Homan, assistant professor of sociology and associate at the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at FSU, said she and her fellow researchers found that the difference between how COVID-19 affects […]

FSU professor wins national outstanding sport scientist award

A Florida State University professor has won the top sport scientist award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Michael J. Ormsbee, an associate professor in the College of Human Sciences’ Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences, has been selected as the organization’s 2020 William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award. “I am honored […]

Florida State University and Apalachee Center to partner in new outpatient behavioral health center

Florida State University and Apalachee Center opened a new medical clinic today that will provide assessment and evidence-based treatment for mood and anxiety disorders. FSU BehavioralHealth at Apalachee Center is the clinical arm of the FSU Mood and Anxiety Center of Excellence — a member of the National Network of Depression Centers. “We are one […]