Health & Medicine

Graduates of FSU’s nurse anesthetists program work on COVID-19’s front line 

Stacey VanDyke is the director of the nurse anesthesia program at Florida State University’s Panama City Campus. The program trains certified, registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), and as VanDyke watched COVID-19 spread earlier this year, the respiratory distress it sparks was a red flag.  Soon, VanDyke realized that CRNA graduates were uniquely positioned to help. “Among other things, we place breathing tubes, we manage ventilator parameters and settings; we manage […]

FSU Faculty gives insight on mindful eating during COVID-19 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the connection between nutrition and our overall health has never been more important to understand and nurture. Healthy eating is especially important for keeping the immune system in good shape to protect the body against disease.   Haiyan Maier, who teaches in Florida State University’s Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences, said a mindful approach to eating often helps individuals stay on track during a […]

FSU center receives SAMHSA Grant to create substance use disorder curriculum

A team from Florida State University’s College of Social Work has received a $200,000 grant to develop a new evidence-based curriculum related to substance use disorders.  The FSU Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center) based at the Florida State University College of Social Work received a 2020 Expansion of Practitioner Education grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health […]

Parenting during COVID-19? FSU psychology researchers offer their advice

While there is currently no hard data accessible to fully understand the effects COVID-19 has on young children, researchers from the Florida State University Department of Psychology feel that children seem to be coping, on average, quite well during this time. “There are major stressors that children are experiencing, such as the inability to attend […]

Florida State University College of Medicine announces Match Day results

Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2020 were notified where they will enter residency training this summer. The traditional Match Day Ceremony just took place a little bit differently this year. Due to concerns about the global COVID-19 pandemic, the medical school replaced its annual on-campus ceremony with a […]

Let’s Dance: FSU researchers investigate how tango may help Parkinson’s patients

Parkinson’s disease takes a lot from its victims. Patients often notice its onset as a tremor in one of their hands. As it progresses, it can impair balance, change speech patterns, alter thinking and dramatically affect movement. There is no cure, but there are ways to improve symptoms. Researchers from Florida State University suggest practicing […]

FSU researchers help discover new genetic variants that cause heart disease in infants

Florida State University researchers working in an international collaboration have identified new genetic variants that cause heart disease in infants, and their research has led to novel insights into the role of a protein that affects how the heart pumps blood. It is a discovery that could lead to new treatments for people suffering from […]

FSU study underscores importance of molecular highways for organ health

Turns out, even your cells hate traffic jams. In order for cells to function properly, they need to be able to coordinate traffic within their walls and let information flow in and out. Inside a cell, molecules, organelles and information travel along microtubules, which work like highways or conveyor belts. Backups can occur if the […]

FSU researchers find certain clinical steps can reduce firearm-related suicide

About 47,000 Americans die by suicide annually; more than half are by firearm. Now, researchers at Florida State University have found that certain clinical steps that encourage basic firearm safety could reduce that number. Their study, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, focused on young adults with a history of suicidal thoughts and […]

FSU study aids fight against HIV, hepatitis B

A discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers is expected to open the door for new and more potent treatment options for many of the more than 36 million people worldwide infected with the HIV virus and for others chronically ill with hepatitis B. Their work has established for the first time the […]

Inaugural graduate of FSU School of Physician Assistant Practice finds path back to medical career

Fifteen years and nearly 7,000 miles separate Tamer Tadros from the joy of a medical school graduation that was supposed to launch a long and prosperous career as a physician. On Saturday in Tallahassee he’ll graduate once more, marking an earnest rebirth for his career in medicine. Tadros, 38, is one of the 37 members […]

FSU’s growing Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program to graduate 25 more future health professionals

When one of the newest academic programs at Florida State University opened its doors to undergraduates in fall 2016, about 450 students were expected to enroll within its first two years. Instead, more than 700 students rushed through the door by fall 2017. That number has grown to about 900 today. Since its inception, 39 […]