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FSU joins NSF-funded research hub to enhance resilience in underrepresented coastal communities

Along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, communities from Texas to Florida are particularly at risk for coastal hazards, including hurricanes, tsunamis, coastal storm surges, flooding, sea-level rise and erosion. Now, a Florida State University anthropologist is part of a team of researchers from five institutions across the country that will conduct fundamental […]

FSU researcher investigates how sleeping in a low oxygen environment affects body weight and health

A Florida State University researcher has received a National Institutes of Health grant to investigate how daily low oxygen exposure affects weight, body composition and metabolic health. Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology Claire Berryman will receive $2.25 million over five years to examine whether a healthy, calorie restricted diet combined with sleeping in […]

FSU researcher receives Florida Department of Health grant to study cardiovascular health

A Florida State University researcher has received a grant from the Florida Department of Health to investigate the link between a type of protein called sarcospan and the cardiovascular health of smokers.   Michelle Parvatiyar, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Health and Human Sciences, is leading the project. The grant is awarded through the James and Esther […]

FSU expert available to comment for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide is a complex public health issue with far-reaching impacts. The National Alliance on Mental Illness recognizes September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to focus on the causes and treatments of this disease. Florida State University expert Dr. F. Andrew Kozel is available to comment to media about suicide and the latest medical […]

FSU professor receives U.S. Department of Defense grant to investigate exertional heatstroke

A Florida State University assistant professor is studying the difference in tolerance to exertional heatstroke between men and women thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. Orlando Laitano, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology in the College of Health and Human Sciences, has begun a pre-clinical study […]

FSU social psychologist awarded U.S. Army grant to study military couples

America’s military servicemembers are often asked to put their personal lives on hold to serve their country at home and abroad, a sacrifice that can strain marital relationships. Now, a Florida State University social psychologist has received a grant from the U.S. Army to investigate interventions that may help these families cope with the stressors […]

FSU expert available to comment on hurricane evacuations

For many people, choosing whether to evacuate in the face of an incoming hurricane or other natural disaster is not an easy decision. Hurricanes threaten people and property, but evacuation also carries risks and costs, especially if a would-be evacuee has difficulty moving or caring for themselves without help. Engineers with the Resilient Infrastructure and […]

FSU expert available to discuss wildfire modeling

Every summer, communities across the country are threatened by wildfires. To help firefighters and land managers mitigate the destructiveness of fires, one of the tools they use is modeling software that predicts what a fire is likely to do next. Bryan Quaife, an assistant professor in the Florida State University Department of Scientific Computing and […]

FSU professor available to provide comment on infrastructure needs as Congress debates bipartisan package

The federal government is debating billions of dollars of investment in infrastructure that would develop roads, bridges, public transit, high-speed internet and more. Eren Ozguven, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, researches how infrastructure contributes to communities’ abilities to respond to emergencies in his role as the director of the […]

Interior Architecture and Design professor and chair receives national award for work with shelters, transitional housing

Florida State University’s Jill Pable, professor and chair in the Department of Interior Architecture and Design, has received the 2021 Design Luminary Award from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as part of the association’s National Awards and ASID Fellows programs. The award recognizes Pable’s research on designing healthy spaces that serve homeless people, such as shelters, permanent supportive and transitional housing types. “It is a distinct honor to be […]

Wave wash-over poses threat to endangered sea turtle nests and hatchlings

Waves breaking and hitting the shore are a familiar sight to any beachgoer, but these powerful acts of nature play a big role in whether sea turtle nests thrive in their coastal surroundings.   Researchers from the Florida State University Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science have found that powerful ocean waves pose a significant threat to sea turtle nests, […]

FSU researchers refine estimate of amount of carbon in Earth’s outer core

New research from Florida State University and Rice University is providing a better estimate of the amount of carbon in the Earth’s outer core, and the work suggests the core could be the planet’s largest reservoir of that element. The research, published in the journal Communications Earth & Environment, estimates that 0.3 to 2.0 percent […]