Health & Medicine

FSU joins online tool that matches volunteers with research to advance health care

Florida State University invites the community to engage in the research process as its scientists look to better understand complicated diseases and other medical conditions. The institution has just joined ResearchMatch (https://www.researchmatch.org/ ), a nonprofit program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where people – healthy or not – can sign up to […]

FSU researchers find link between health outcomes and smoke from sugarcane fires

A new study from a Florida State University team estimates that sugarcane fires in South Florida emit harmful particulate matter in quantities comparable to motor vehicles and is a factor in mortality rates across the region. Their work is published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a peer-reviewed journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health […]

FSU psychologist awarded $9M to expand ‘gamified’ treatments for pediatric ADHD

Millions of children are diagnosed each year with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. When untreated, or undertreated, children with ADHD face challenges focusing, managing time, and practicing self-control, and these difficulties can persist into adulthood. A Florida State University researcher who previously developed “gamified” treatments targeting central deficits of ADHD in children 8-13 has received two […]

FSU College of Medicine faculty member selected for national fellowship

As a physician, educator and mentor, Dr. Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews is looking for ways to expand her influence. She’s doing just that with a year-long fellowship from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). STFM named Hogans-Mathews as a recipient of its Leadership through Scholarship Fellowship, which offers training and mentorship for early-career faculty members […]

FSU biologists discover how cancer-causing virus avoids triggering immune system response

The human immune system is a complex network of organs, cells and proteins that defend the body against infections and diseases. While our bodies work constantly to ensure invading infections don’t breach the defenses, viruses are working just as hard to coerce our immune systems into allowing access and staying quiescent. A team of researchers […]

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: FSU psychologist works to combat loneliness in older adults

An estimated 30 percent of American adults aged 70 and older report experiencing heightened loneliness, according to research published in the Clinical Psychology Review, and increasing evidence suggests that perceived social isolation is a major risk factor for physical and mental illness in later life. Now, a Florida State University psychologist is working to find […]

NIH grant funds College of Medicine research on preventing premature deaths

Sylvie Naar is on a mission to train the next generation of researchers in methods for developing behavioral interventions, which could mean the difference between life and death for a lot of people. That’s not hyperbole: The National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is supporting that goal with a […]

FSU researchers explore how tech can support older adults through $14.7-million consortium grant

Florida State University researchers are part of a consortium that has been awarded a $14.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to work with emerging and existing technologies to promote the well-being, quality of life and independence of older adults and provide support for older adults with cognitive impairments. Initially funded in 1999, […]

FSU researcher: Make it your business to see stress as enhancing

You own a small business, and you find yourself stressing about, among other things, staffing, payroll, supply chains, the economy and the latest strain of COVID-19. Sure, you’re overwhelmed, and you see the stress as debilitating. You’re probably doing it wrong, says Samantha Paustian-Underdahl. Paustian-Underdahl, an associate professor in the Department of Management at Florida […]

FSU team makes discovery advancing epilepsy research

A team of Florida State University College of Medicine researchers has found a link between a specific protein in the brain and increased vulnerability to neurodegeneration for individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Their findings are published in the Journal of Neurophysiology. TLE is the most common form of epilepsy in adults and is often […]

FSU researchers expand trauma-responsive services for individuals returning home from jail

Researchers at the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) at the Florida State University College of Social Work are expanding their work with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and the John E. Polk Correctional Facility to treat trauma among individuals getting released from jail in Seminole County.   “Lifetime traumatic experiences are nearly universal among […]

FSU College of Nursing increases undergraduate enrollment capacity

The Florida State University College of Nursing is dedicated to increasing the nursing workforce by educating students who have a desire and commitment to become a Registered Nurse. Now, the college has taken measures to increase enrollment by expanding admissions from once per year to three times per year. Students will now be accepted to […]