College of Health and Human Sciences

FSU researcher gets $750K grant to diversify food research

A Florida State University researcher received a $750,000 grant to recruit, train and prepare traditionally underrepresented students for nutrition and food science research and graduate programs at FSU. The three-year grant was awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Qinchun Rao, associate professor at […]

FSU faculty available to speak for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

More than 264,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States. Although deaths from breast cancer have declined over time, it remains the second-leading cause of cancer death among women. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to focus on the impact of this disease. Florida State University faculty are […]

FSU scholar awarded $3.4M to establish psychological research on divine forgiveness

An eminent scholar in the area of family sciences has received a $3.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study the psychology of divine forgiveness or forgiveness from a higher power. “Divine forgiveness is a source of great comfort for people of faith,” said Frank Fincham, an FSU eminent scholar and director of […]

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 […]

Damon Andrew appointed interim dean for the College of Health and Human Sciences

Florida State University Provost Jim Clark has named College of Education Dean Damon Andrew interim dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences. The appointment will begin July 1. Andrew, who will continue to serve in his role at the College of Education, succeeds Michael Delp who announced last year that he planned to […]

FSU College of Health and Human Sciences team receives grant to study diet for healthy aging

A new Florida State University project is looking at how starches found in beans and other legumes might improve gut health and foster healthier aging. The research, spearheaded by Assistant Professor of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology Ravinder Nagpal, is funded by a $242,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The investigation looks at how […]

FSU experts available to comment for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on the causes of and treatments for the second most common cancer among American women. About one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer sometime in her life, according to the American Cancer Society. Florida State University experts are available to […]