Health & Medicine

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 […]

FSU’s University Health Services achieves national accreditation

University Health Services (UHS) at Florida State University has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This accreditation distinguishes UHS from many other facilities through its adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety. Status as an accredited organization means UHS has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality […]

FSU College of Medicine recognized for undergraduate pipeline program

A Florida State University College of Medicine program is the recipient of the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The program — Undergraduate Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity and Excellence (USSTRIDE) — is an extension of the College of Medicine’s pipeline outreach program (SSTRIDE), which identifies middle school and […]

FSU neuroscientist collaborates on international obesity research

The World Health Organization confirms that the worldwide obesity rate has tripled since 1975, with 39 percent of adults considered overweight and 13 percent considered obese as of 2016. Now, a Florida State University professor is teaming up with researchers from across the pond to answer some of the most pressing questions surrounding obesity and its available […]

Florida State leading effort to provide effective treatment and improved outcomes for addictions and mental health

The Florida State University Colleges of Medicine and Social Work, with support from Tallahassee business leader and philanthropist Rick Kearney, are developing plans to tackle widespread mental health and substance use issues across the Big Bend. “Everywhere you look this is a problem,” said Heather Flynn, chair of the College of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral […]

FSU researchers receive $3M NIH grant to explore benefits of resistance training in preventing type 2 diabetes

A multidisciplinary team of Florida State University researchers has received a $3 million National Institutes of Health grant to examine how resistance training may help older women struggling with obesity to potentially prevent Type 2 diabetes. Professors of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology Robert Hickner and Michael Ormsbee will co-lead the project, which also will include […]

FSU researchers: family ties play important role in mental health of Asian Americans

Family cohesion and regular religious attendance play a critical role in positive mental health outcomes for Asian Americans, according to new research from Florida State University. Amy L. Ai, a professor in the College of Social Work, led an interdisciplinary team that found family cohesion reduced the incidence of anxiety disorders among Asian Americans while regular religious attendance lowered their rate of substance use disorder. Family conflict increased instances of both substance use […]