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College of Nursing announces distinguished alumni and faculty awards

The Florida State University College of Nursing will recognize two distinguished graduates, one faculty member and one student when it presents the 2017 Distinguished Graduate, DAISY Faculty and DAISY Student in Training awards during the Annual Alumni and Faculty Awards ceremony Nov. 17. The College of Nursing’s Distinguished Graduate Award, established seven years ago, recognizes […]

FSU researcher looking for clues about schizophrenia with NIH grant

A Florida State University researcher has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study potential molecular therapies for schizophrenia. The human brain’s 10 billion nerve cells communicate by transmitting signals through tiny connections known as synapses. Disruptions in those transmissions are an underlying cause of schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric […]

$3M grant supports FSU College of Medicine effort to help children with toxic stress

The Florida State University College of Medicine has been awarded a $3 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with a goal of illuminating the path to effective behavioral and physical health treatment for the children of rural and migrant farmworkers. The five-year grant also recognizes the medical school’s […]

FSU leads interdisciplinary network created to help families respond to autism diagnosis

Florida State University researchers have been awarded a five-year, $10.2 million Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) network grant to test a two-part home intervention designed to bridge the gap between diagnosis and treatment. Their plan is to coach families and empower them with earlier and widespread access to cost-efficient information, education and support. “We are […]

Personality changes don’t precede clinical onset of Alzheimer’s, FSU study shows

For years, scientists and physicians have been debating whether personality and behavior changes might appear prior to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Now, the findings of a new and comprehensive study from FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano and colleagues, published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, has found no […]

FSU African-American doctoral graduate inspires others

When Lataisia Jones earned her doctorate this past summer, her family was thrilled. Her sister posted a graduation photo on Facebook. Sounds pretty routine. Except for one thing: Her sister’s Facebook post was “liked” or shared more than 6,000 times, and Jones is getting requests for advice from students around the globe. Why? Jones was […]

Doors open for new School of Physician Assistant Practice

From the beginning, medical students at Florida State University’s College of Medicine have been trained to be part of their patients’ medical team. Starting now, the college is training other members of that team as well — as the doors officially open for the School of Physician Assistant Practice. “What is unique about the PA […]

FSU institute contributes to Global Council on Brain Health recommendations

Florida State University’s Institute for Successful Longevity was among a number of scientific sources the Global Council on Brain Health relied upon in drafting its new recommendations on enhancing brain health. In its release of the recommendations, the council, established by AARP and the British organization Age UK, also weighed in on the question of […]

FSU researcher studying ways to treat spinal cord injuries at cellular levels

Supported by a new $800,000 National Science Foundation grant, Florida State University College of Medicine Professor Yi Ren is studying the immune response to spinal cord injuries and how cellular functions contribute to paralysis and organ dysfunction. While instant paralysis is an obvious point of fear in spinal cord injuries, a great deal of the […]

FSU researcher paves new path toward preventing obesity

People who experience unpredictable childhoods due to issues such as divorce, crime or frequent moves face a higher risk of becoming obese as adults, according to a new study by a Florida State University researcher. Professor of Psychology Jon Maner found that people who had an unpredictable childhood tended to overeat, while those who experienced […]

FSU researchers discover an ugly truth about attractiveness

In today’s appearance-driven world, body image can be a powerful influence on our choices and behaviors, especially related to dieting. That image is sometimes shaped or distorted by many factors, including mass media images, parents, relationships, even our moods. New research from Florida State University finds another factor — attractiveness of a romantic partner — […]

FSU faculty member to be inducted as fellow of American Academy of Nursing

A Florida State University College of Nursing faculty member has been selected for induction as a fellow into the prestigious American Academy of Nursing. Ying “Mai” Kung is one of 173 highly distinguished nurse leaders who will join more than 2,500 academy fellows of distinguished clinicians, researchers, policy leaders, educators and executives from around the […]