Health & Medicine

FSU chemistry researcher receives NIH grant to understand structural underpinnings of fibrosis

A Florida State University researcher has received a prestigious National Institutes of Health grant to examine the role that protein-RNA interactions play in promoting fibrosis and cancers. Robert Silvers, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has received $1.8 million from the NIH to examine what are called La-related proteins (LARPs) that interact with RNA as […]

FSU receives $12.8M from National Institutes of Health to foster faculty diversity in health sciences research

A team of Florida State University researchers from the College of Nursing, College of Medicine and College of Arts & Sciences has received a $12.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to build a diverse community of early career researchers committed to improving mental health and chronic disease prevention and management. The university will use the funding to create the […]

FSU College of Medicine researcher will study spread of HIV with $6.5 million NIH grant

The Florida State University College of Medicine has received a $6.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to look at slowing the spread of HIV in young adults, the only demographic where infection rates are rising. Though new HIV cases increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the overall number has been slashed by half over the […]

FSU College of Medicine research links personality traits and hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine found that changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease are often visible early on in individuals with personality traits associated with the condition. The study focused on two traits previously linked to the risk of dementia: neuroticism, which measures a predisposition for negative emotions, […]

FSU researchers find sense of purpose associated with better memory

Add an improved memory to the list of the many benefits that accompany having a sense of purpose in life. A new study led by Florida State University researchers showed a link between an individual’s sense of purpose and their ability to recall vivid details. The researchers found that while both a sense of purpose […]

FSU research team awarded $3.1M NIH grant to address racial inequities in health care

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a National Institutes of Health Director’s Transformative Research Award worth $3.1 million to investigate racial inequities in the nation’s health-care system. The award is the first of its kind to be administered by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the NIH. […]

FSU Nursing dean named one of 10 emerging leaders in health and medicine by National Academy of Medicine

The dean of Florida State University’s College of Nursing has been named a 2021 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Jing Wang, dean of the FSU College of Nursing, was one of 10 individuals selected by the NAM for the Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine (ELHM) […]

FSU internal medicine residency program earns accreditation

The Florida State University College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Cape Coral Hospital/Lee Health has received initial accreditation and approval to begin recruiting its first class of residents, who are expected to begin training on July 1, 2022. “Our mission is to graduate capable and efficient internists who are life-long learners, committed to […]

FSU researcher investigates how sleeping in a low oxygen environment affects body weight and health

A Florida State University researcher has received a National Institutes of Health grant to investigate how daily low oxygen exposure affects weight, body composition and metabolic health. Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology Claire Berryman will receive $2.25 million over five years to examine whether a healthy, calorie restricted diet combined with sleeping in […]

FSU researcher receives Florida Department of Health grant to study cardiovascular health

A Florida State University researcher has received a grant from the Florida Department of Health to investigate the link between a type of protein called sarcospan and the cardiovascular health of smokers.   Michelle Parvatiyar, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Health and Human Sciences, is leading the project. The grant is awarded through the James and Esther […]

FSU professor receives U.S. Department of Defense grant to investigate exertional heatstroke

A Florida State University assistant professor is studying the difference in tolerance to exertional heatstroke between men and women thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. Orlando Laitano, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology in the College of Health and Human Sciences, has begun a pre-clinical study […]

FSU social psychologist awarded U.S. Army grant to study military couples

America’s military servicemembers are often asked to put their personal lives on hold to serve their country at home and abroad, a sacrifice that can strain marital relationships. Now, a Florida State University social psychologist has received a grant from the U.S. Army to investigate interventions that may help these families cope with the stressors […]