COVID-19

A year of COVID-19: Researchers pivot to answer questions raised by the pandemic

When news started circulating early last year about a virus in China that was spreading like wildfire, Associate Professor of Biological Science Jonathan Dennis was in the middle of his normal spring semester activities.  He was teaching classes and working on several projects in his lab related to the role of chromatin in gene regulation.   But when the […]

FSU partners with Leon County Health Department to distribute COVID-19 vaccines

Florida State University is working with the Florida Department of Health in Leon County to vaccinate Floridians against COVID-19. As part of the ongoing effort to contain the spread of the virus, the university is helping vaccinate Leon County residents on the county’s waiting list to receive a shot. FSU staff at the Donald L. […]

FSU administers first round of vaccines to 65-plus population

Florida State University began administering the first round of COVID-19 vaccines to faculty, staff and students age 65 and older Wednesday in its continued efforts to mitigate the virus. Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Leon County, FSU is now offering the vaccination to the university’s 65 and older population. The […]

Year in Review: FSU’s strength shines throughout challenges of 2020 

• Best Photos of 2020 Florida State University showcased its strength and resilience during a global pandemic in 2020 while continuing to achieve new heights in student success and research initiatives.   FSU ranked among the nation’s Top 20 universities for the second consecutive year, posted a record freshman retention rate, brought in an all-time high of $250 million in research funding and enrolled a record […]

FSU hosts CDC Director Robert Redfield for COVID-19 roundtable discussion 

Florida State University welcomed Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Robert Redfield as well as state health officials to campus Monday for a roundtable discussion on the university’s response to COVID-19.   Redfield used the opportunity to deliver a clarion call: Keep wearing masks.  “Masks work,” Redfield said. “They save lives.”  FSU officials briefed Redfield, along with Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees and Deputy Secretary of Health Shamarial Roberson, on class delivery methods, the university’s COVID-19 testing operation and […]

Study finds that COVID-19 is hitting older Black and Latinx persons hardest

A study co-authored by a Florida State University researcher has found COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting people of color in the United States.   Patricia Homan, assistant professor of sociology and associate at the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at FSU, said she and her fellow researchers found that the difference between how COVID-19 affects […]

FSU researchers net $200K NSF grant to study bat linked to COVID-19

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a global data set on the horseshoe bat, a possible source of the novel coronavirus plaguing nations worldwide.   Professor of Biological Science Austin Mast and College of Communication and Information digitization specialist Deborah Paul, along […]