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FSU center gathers indigenous nurses to tackle common healthcare issues

Indigenous populations around the world experience high levels of health issues such as obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes and substance abuse — and Florida State University is tackling these problems head-on by going straight to the source. FSU hosted nursing researchers from across the globe to discuss these common healthcare themes in indigenous communities and why nurses […]

FSU study reports encouraging trend in infant mortality

Eighteen states are on track to eliminate racial disparities in infant mortality by the year 2050 if current trends hold — sooner if they accelerate — according to a newly published paper from researchers at Florida State University’s College of Medicine. The study projects more than 4,000 babies a year could be saved by eliminating […]

Think brain games make you smarter? Think again, FSU researchers say

Be skeptical of ads declaring you can rev up your brain’s performance by challenging it with products from the growing brain-training industry. Science does not support many of the claims. That’s according to a new study published in the science journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience from a team of Florida State University researchers. Neil Charness, […]

FSU Autism Institute launches web-based family ecosystem to jump-start early intervention

Waiting for children to develop on their own is one reason so many toddlers with autism go undiagnosed. A delay in treatment can result in the loss of precious months or years when interventions are able to dramatically affect outcomes. The Autism Institute at Florida State University has launched a new early intervention approach called […]

College of Medicine faculty member to lead national organization of medical women

Suzanne Harrison, who knew from early childhood that she wanted to become a physician and later discovered the joys of teaching medicine, is beginning a yearlong adventure in national medical advocacy. On April 1, she’ll become president of the American Medical Women’s Association. AMWA (pronounced AM-wah) has 6,000 dues-paying members and has been around for […]

FSU nursing researcher wins early science investigator award

A Florida State University researcher has been recognized for her early career contributions as a nurse scientist by the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS). Lucinda Graven, assistant professor in the FSU College of Nursing, received the SNRS Early Science Investigator Award for her research examining factors associated with adverse outcomes in patients with heart failure, particularly […]

How artificial intelligence will save lives in the 21st century

FSU Researcher Uses Machine Learning to Improve Suicide Prediction A groundbreaking project led by a Florida State University researcher makes an exponential advance in suicide prediction, potentially giving clinicians the ability to predict who will attempt suicide up to two years in advance with 80 percent accuracy. FSU Psychology researcher Jessica Ribeiro feels an urgency […]

Healing generations: FSU center tackles heart health in African-American churches

As the nation recognizes American Heart Month this February, Florida State University’s Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations has successfully helped 36 black churches in Leon and Gadsden counties set a foundation for healthier living. Penny Ralston is the center’s director and dean emeritus of FSU’s College of Human Sciences. She and […]

Make 2017 your year of success: FSU professor’s research reveals the path to peak performance

So, how are your 2017 resolutions going? If one of your goals is to further develop a skill — maybe something that will help you do your job with more expertise, or perhaps you finally want to run that marathon — then a Florida State University professor has tips that could help you succeed in […]

Investors, NIH excited about FSU biomedical research targeting rare eye disease

Florida State University College of Medicine Professor Michael Blaber has spent years perfecting an artificial human protein for stimulating cell growth while also learning about the equally complex world of venture capitalists.  Now, with the significant help of the National Institutes of Health and $5.2 million from five investment firms, he is closer to providing […]

FSU research links brain shape to personality differences

New research reveals the shape of our brain can provide surprising clues about how we behave and our risk of developing mental health disorders. Florida State University College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano joined a team of researchers from the United States, United Kingdom and Italy to examine the connection between personality traits and […]

Eminent psychologist, National Academy member to join FSU

Norman Anderson, an eminent psychologist and member of the National Academy of Medicine, will join the Florida State University faculty with primary appointments as a research professor in both the College of Social Work and the College of Nursing. He also will serve as assistant vice president for research and academic affairs.  “We are extremely excited […]