Health & Medicine

FSU nutrition researcher receives early career award

A Florida State University researcher has received a prestigious early career award from the American Society for Nutrition. Bradley Gordon, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Science, has received the 2019 Vernon R. Young International Award for Amino Acid Research. The award is given to an early career researcher — […]

FSU researcher: Leap to middle school is hard, but can be a fresh start for socially anxious children

For young people, the transition from elementary to middle school can be a time of stress, disruption and discomfort. For children who already have trouble interacting with their peers, the transition can be particularly fraught. In a study published online earlier this year in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Florida State University developmental psychologist […]

FSU nursing dean advances college’s research mission

Judith McFetridge-Durdle may be retiring, but Florida State University’s College of Nursing dean made an everlasting impact during her five-year tenure by advancing the college in the areas of research and diversity. She will step down as dean June 30. McFetridge-Durdle’s top priority when she arrived at FSU in December 2013 was to focus on […]

New website walks parents through early childhood development, alerts them to early signs of autism

Your baby delights you but he’s causing you concern. Why is it so hard to get him to look at you? Why doesn’t he gesture as much as other babies you know? Your relatives say you worry too much. They blame your parenting for the child’s frequent tantrums. Still, you wonder: “Could my baby have […]

New clue for cancer treatment could be hiding in microscopic molecular machine

Buried deep within the dazzlingly intricate machinery of the human cell could lie a key to treating a range of deadly cancers, according to a team of scientists at Florida State University. In a new study, researchers discovered a critical missing step in the production of proteasomes — tiny structures in a cell that dispose […]

Heart health education can positively influence underserved, rural populations

Improving dietary habits and learning skills such as reading food labels and recognizing the signs of a heart attack have the potential to improve cardiovascular health among underserved rural populations, according to newly published research from Florida State University. Laurie Abbott, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, found significant improvements in food-related behaviors […]

FSU research sheds light on spinal cord injuries

Thousands of people worldwide suffer severe spinal cord injuries each year, but little is known about why these injuries often continue to deteriorate long after the initial damage occurs. Yi Ren, a professor of biomedical sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine, is making progress in understanding why such significant harm is inflicted […]

Noted behavioral scientist joins College of Nursing faculty

Frank Y. Wong, a National Institutes of Health-funded researcher investigating sexual health and substance use/abuse among Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States, has joined the Florida State University College of Nursing. Wong is an expert in community-based research targeting racial/ethnic and underserved populations, including immigrants, refugees, and linguistic and sexual minorities with […]

Personality type could shape attitudes toward body weight of others, researchers say

Studies show there is a major link between personality traits and personal body image, but the relationship between personality and attitudes toward others’ bodies has gone largely unexplored. Now, Florida State University researchers suggest that the specific alchemy of an individual’s personality — their distinct blend of conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness, neuroticism and extraversion — is […]

FSU’s medical music therapy for vulnerable babies to expand

Critically ill babies fighting for their lives will now benefit from the services of Florida State University’s world-renowned Medical Music Therapy program even after they leave the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. Expanded music therapy services start this month thanks to funding provided by an FSU Dance Marathon grant to FSU’s College of Medicine Neonatal […]

Profiles in Leadership: Mission-driven Fogarty committed to producing the doctors Florida needs

Long before John P. Fogarty was dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine, he was a U.S. Army division surgeon stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. It was there, serving under the direction of a two-star general, that Fogarty was exposed to a style of leadership that continues to resonate with him today. “The […]

Healthy holiday tips, recipes from FSU students

Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season fill many people with joy — and cookies and cocktails.   As we head into the holidays, many people are naturally concerned about how the merriment will affect their waistlines.   The graduate students at Florida State University’s Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science offered up some advice, along with some […]