Health & Medicine

FSU multidisciplinary team receives NIH Grant to study medication adherence in child organ transplant recipients

A team from Florida State University has received more than $400,000 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how closely children who receive a heart, liver or kidney transplant adhere to medication regimens post-surgery. Michael Killian, an assistant professor at the FSU College of Social Work, was awarded the two-year grant to explore pediatric […]

FSU College of Medicine pipeline program participants win bounty of scholarship support

Twenty-two Immokalee High School seniors completing a college pipeline program with the Florida State University College of Medicine have combined for more than $2 million in college scholarship offers. “This SSTRIDE Class of 2020 from Immokalee has exemplified what the vision of SSTRIDE was created to achieve,” said Thesla Berne-Anderson, executive director of college and […]

University Health Services meets students where they are through telehealth

Aspects of society have adjusted to a virtual reality due to COVID-19, and doctors’ visits are no exception. From physical therapy to psychiatric treatment and acute care, University Health Services (UHS) at Florida State University is continuing to provide quality care to students through telehealth services. Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information […]

FSU researchers find resilience, not loneliness, in nationwide study of pandemic response

Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic has not led to an overall increase in loneliness among Americans. That’s the takeaway from a comprehensive, nationwide study by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers who surveyed more than 2,000 people before and during the enactment of stay-at-home policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study […]

FSU researchers find access to mental health facilities in Florida varies

The demand for mental health services may be growing, but access to these facilities is still a challenge for many Floridians, Florida State University researchers found. In a study published in Transportation Research Part D, researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the FSU Department of Geography analyzed how long it takes people across […]

Graduates of FSU’s nurse anesthetists program work on COVID-19’s front line 

Stacey VanDyke is the director of the nurse anesthesia program at Florida State University’s Panama City Campus. The program trains certified, registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), and as VanDyke watched COVID-19 spread earlier this year, the respiratory distress it sparks was a red flag.  Soon, VanDyke realized that CRNA graduates were uniquely positioned to help. “Among other things, we place breathing tubes, we manage ventilator parameters and settings; we manage […]

FSU Faculty gives insight on mindful eating during COVID-19 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the connection between nutrition and our overall health has never been more important to understand and nurture. Healthy eating is especially important for keeping the immune system in good shape to protect the body against disease.   Haiyan Maier, who teaches in Florida State University’s Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences, said a mindful approach to eating often helps individuals stay on track during a […]

FSU center receives SAMHSA Grant to create substance use disorder curriculum

A team from Florida State University’s College of Social Work has received a $200,000 grant to develop a new evidence-based curriculum related to substance use disorders.  The FSU Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center) based at the Florida State University College of Social Work received a 2020 Expansion of Practitioner Education grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health […]

Parenting during COVID-19? FSU psychology researchers offer their advice

While there is currently no hard data accessible to fully understand the effects COVID-19 has on young children, researchers from the Florida State University Department of Psychology feel that children seem to be coping, on average, quite well during this time. “There are major stressors that children are experiencing, such as the inability to attend […]

Florida State University College of Medicine announces Match Day results

Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2020 were notified where they will enter residency training this summer. The traditional Match Day Ceremony just took place a little bit differently this year. Due to concerns about the global COVID-19 pandemic, the medical school replaced its annual on-campus ceremony with a […]

Let’s Dance: FSU researchers investigate how tango may help Parkinson’s patients

Parkinson’s disease takes a lot from its victims. Patients often notice its onset as a tremor in one of their hands. As it progresses, it can impair balance, change speech patterns, alter thinking and dramatically affect movement. There is no cure, but there are ways to improve symptoms. Researchers from Florida State University suggest practicing […]

FSU researchers help discover new genetic variants that cause heart disease in infants

Florida State University researchers working in an international collaboration have identified new genetic variants that cause heart disease in infants, and their research has led to novel insights into the role of a protein that affects how the heart pumps blood. It is a discovery that could lead to new treatments for people suffering from […]