Health & Medicine

Researchers named to National Academy of Inventors

A Florida State University professor and the dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have been named to the National Academy of Inventors. Michael Blaber, a professor of Biomedical Sciences in the FSU College of Medicine, and Murray Gibson, dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, have been named fellows of the academy, which highlights […]

Need a self-image boost? FSU researchers say stop checking the mirror

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Women worried about their appearance could boost their self image by reducing certain behaviors such as mirror checking, according to a new study by Florida State University researchers. The research team found that women who reduced the number of times they checked or fixed their appearance showed substantial reductions in appearance concerns and […]

FSU research: Ketamine could help men suffering from alcohol use disorder

Research from Florida State University is giving physicians a better understanding of ketamine, a potentially useful tool in treating depression that still has unanswered questions. A team of researchers working in the laboratory of Mohamed Kabbaj, a professor of Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience in the College of Medicine, showed that ketamine can decrease alcohol consumption in male rats […]

FSU nursing professor recognized as Fellow of the American Heart Association

A Florida State University College of Nursing professor has been recognized as a fellow of the American Heart Association. Assistant Professor Lucinda Graven will be recognized as a newly elected fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) at the AHA Scientific Sessions Nov. 16 -18 in Philadelphia. “It’s a great honor to know that I’m […]

FSU clinical psychology doctoral program wins prestigious award

Florida State University’s doctoral program in clinical psychology has won a prestigious award from one of the nation’s largest professional organizations for clinical psychologists. The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) has chosen the FSU Clinical Psychology Program for its biannual 2019 Outstanding Training Program Award in recognition of the group’s significant contributions in […]

FSU College of Medicine recognized for diversity success

The Florida State University College of Medicine has received the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award recognizes U.S. medical, dental, pharmacy, osteopathic, nursing, veterinary, allied health and other health schools and centers demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The College of Medicine, […]

PA students carve out role in College of Medicine’s clerkship model

Just over two years after opening its doors, the Florida State University College of Medicine’s PA program is firing on all cylinders. The School of Physician Assistant Practice, which will mark PA Week with a community celebration Friday, Oct. 18, has welcomed its third class, the inaugural class will graduate in December, and the accreditation […]

FSU professor to be honored for contributions to psychological science

A Florida State University professor is being recognized for his groundbreaking work in psychology, specifically in the areas of eating disorders, depression and suicide. Thomas Joiner, FSU’s Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association of Psychological Science. The […]

With NIH support, FSU sleep detective taking closer look at human clock genes

The phrase “like clockwork” suggests that clocks never go haywire. But they do. So do the internal clocks that are supposed to keep ticking to the beat of Earth’s 24-hour circadian rhythms. When our own rhythms are disrupted, one result is often a sleep disorder — which, over time, can lead to serious health consequences. […]

FSU professor receives $4.6M grant to establish center focused on older adults with cognitive impairment

A Florida State University psychology professor is leading a team of researchers who have received a $4.6 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to establish a center aimed at developing technologies to improve the lives of older adults. Walter Boot, professor in FSU’s Department of Psychology and a […]

FSU researchers receive $1.19M NIH grant to understand evolution of critical cellular processes

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a $1.19 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to use molecular archaeology to investigate the evolution of critical cellular processes that often go awry in human diseases, including diabetes. Brian Miller, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Carl Whittington, assistant in research in the […]

FSU research team receives $2.9 million to examine early detection of dementia

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify new ways to detect and treat age-related cognitive decline and dementia. Professor of Psychology Walter Boot and Assistant Professor of Computer Science Shayok Chakraborty will lead a multidisciplinary team of researchers investigating the challenges […]