Health & Medicine

FSU researcher receives NIH grant to investigate young adults with childhood histories of social withdrawal

A Florida State University researcher is investigating how individuals who have a history of anxious withdrawal as children and adolescents fare with the pressures of early adulthood. Heidi Gazelle, an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science in the College of Health and Human Sciences, received a $153,990 grant from the […]

Following the beat: FSU researchers make headway into function of the heart

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Florida State University, University of Washington and The Ohio State University have discovered previously unknown chemical changes in a protein that contribute to a heart’s ability to function. The team published their findings in the journal eLife. “Our study examines the origins of heart failure and provides new tools […]

FSU, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare team up to construct new academic health center

Florida State University and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare announced today a new partnership to build the FSU Health Tallahassee Center, a new facility that will offer advanced medical training and translational research opportunities and explore the academic health center of the future.  The building, funded by a $125 million appropriation from the Florida Legislature, will be […]

FSU College of Nursing dean elected as trustee of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Jing Wang, dean of the Florida State University College of Nursing, has been named to the board of trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Wang is the first administrator from an institution within the State University System of Florida to serve on the board in at least 30 years. Founded in 1972, RWJF touts […]

FSU Med School Class of 2022, forged in the fires of COVID, graduates with joy 

The Florida State University M.D. Class of 2022 took another step toward recapturing normalcy on Saturday when it held its commencement ceremony in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall – the first in its intimate, traditional setting since 2019. The atmosphere was festive: lots of flower bouquets, celebratory balloons and shouts of encouragement and pride from proud […]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Associate dean expands research initiatives in the FSU College of Nursing

It’s been a busy nine months for Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, professor and associate dean for research in the Florida State University College of Nursing. Most recently, Ahn launched the Brain Science and Symptom Management Center, an institute for interdisciplinary research that will use brain simulation and computer technology to optimize pain and symptoms management. As […]

FSU pediatrician cautions against homemade baby formula

Florida State University pediatrician Mary Norton said she has seen parents pour their last amount of formula into a bottle and tell her, “I have nothing else for my baby.”  Indeed, families in Tallahassee and throughout Florida are feeling the effects of a national shortage of baby formula that continues to alarm health care workers, […]

FSU College of Nursing professor to address Biden-Harris administration on health equity and community engagement

A faculty member from the Florida State University College of Nursing has been invited to address officials from the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris about health equity and community engagement in Florida. Eugenia Millender, associate professor at the College of Nursing and co-founder and co-director of the Center of Population […]

FSU College of Medicine studying effects of isolation, partner separation

Florida State University College of Medicine Professor Mohamed Kabbaj has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of acute social isolation and partner separation. “In humans, social attachment with partners, relatives or friends acts as a protective buffer against many negative consequences of life stress,” Kabbaj […]

FSU team wins global competition to develop next-gen tools, improve public health solutions

A Florida State University team has won an international competition for developing software tools that generate visual aids demonstrating the complex connections among vast amounts of biomedical research. The team of 12, led by FSU Professor of Statistics Jinfeng Zhang, took home first place in the LitCoin Natural Language Processing (NLP) Challenge, organized by the […]

FSU College of Nursing launches new Center for Brain Science and Symptom Management

The Florida State University College of Nursing has launched the Brain Science and Symptom Management Center (BSSMC), an institute for interdisciplinary research that will use brain simulation and computer technology to optimize pain and symptoms management. Established by Founding Director Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, a professor and the associate dean for research in the College of […]

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend explore career opportunities with FSU College of Nursing

Thirty middle and high school students got to experience a day in the life of Florida State University nursing students through a special event set up by the FSU College of Nursing and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend. “We are so excited to welcome students to the College of Nursing,” said […]