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FSU researchers find pandemic altered personality traits of younger adults

A research team led by faculty at the Florida State University College of Medicine found the COVID-19 pandemic appeared to cause personality changes, especially in younger adults. The research, published in PLOS ONE, found that the population-wide stressor of the pandemic made younger adults moodier, more prone to stress, less cooperative and trusting and less […]

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 lands world-renowned research team to bolster ‘unprecedented growth’ at College of Nursing

As part of its expansion of health care and clinical research, Florida State University is adding two esteemed digital health experts with long records of funding from the National Institutes of Health to its ranks. Lisa Hightow-Weidman will begin her role as a distinguished and endowed professor on Oct. 3. Kathryn Muessig will start her […]

FSU expert: Third consecutive La Niña could bring more hurricanes

Meteorologists predict current La Niña conditions will persist this year through a third consecutive winter, a situation that usually brings a more active late hurricane season, followed by a dry and warm fall and winter across Florida. La Niña is the popular name for a phase of what meteorologists call the “El Niño-Southern Oscillation,” or […]

FSU geologist available to discuss earthquake that hit Mexico’s Pacific coast

Mexico is dealing with the fallout of a powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred near the Pacific coast on the anniversary of two previous tremors. Earthquakes occurred on Sept. 19 in both 1985 and 2017 in Mexico, killing thousands of people. Florida State University Professor of Geology James Tull is available to speak with reporters […]

$4.9M FSU College of Medicine grant seeks to reduce HIV infections among young adults

A lack of relatable messaging around HIV diagnoses and prevention could be a reason infection rates aren’t falling among young adults, despite dramatic decreases among all other demographics. With a $4.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, Florida State University behavioral scientist Sylvie Naar hopes to change that. “The No. 1 issue […]

FSU Department of Computer Science receives $4.2M to boost nation’s cybersecurity workforce

To help meet the growing demand for cybersecurity experts, the National Science Foundation’s CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program has awarded Florida State University a $4.2 million grant to support students pursuing careers in cybersecurity. This is the second round of funding the Department of Computer Science has received to operate this program. “We are excited […]

FSU joins online tool that matches volunteers with research to advance health care

Florida State University invites the community to engage in the research process as its scientists look to better understand complicated diseases and other medical conditions. The institution has just joined ResearchMatch (https://www.researchmatch.org/ ), a nonprofit program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where people – healthy or not – can sign up to […]

National MagLab magnet recognized with R&D 100 award

Engineers and technicians from the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory were recognized with a 2022 R&D 100 Award for the design and construction of the 32 tesla (T) Superconducting Magnet. The R&D 100 recognizes revolutionary ideas in science and technology, and the 32T magnet is the world’s most powerful all-superconducting magnet. “This […]

Florida State University launches Festival of the Creative Arts

The Florida State University Office of Research presents the Festival of the Creative Arts, a campus-wide collaborative event highlighting the diverse voices, talents and creativity of FSU faculty and students. Departments from across campus will come together Oct. 6-9, to celebrate the innovation and diversity that results from combining various modes of expression and subjects […]

FSU ranked among top 100 universities for patent production

Florida State University is ranked among the world’s top universities for creating patented technology, according to a new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. FSU was ranked 57th worldwide among universities for producing U.S. utility patents in 2021, up from its previous ranking of 84th. The university produced […]

FSU researchers use combined imaging techniques to monitor stem cell therapies

When patients are treated for strokes and other neurological disorders, understanding what is happening inside the nervous system is a crucial part of treatment. Doctors rely on imaging tools such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to peer inside the body and see if interventions are helping. A Florida State University research team has found that […]