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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 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 […]

Six FSU professors receive McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowships

Six Florida State University assistant professors have received the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship, a program that promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical to engage in research and training projects related to securing tenure and promotion. “I am proud of the ongoing commitment […]

FSU experts available to discuss history, preparation and impact of Olympic Games

After a year’s delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics will commence at the end of July to much fanfare, but with no actual fans in the stands.   The games begin July 23 and run through Aug. 8.   Florida State University researchers are available to assist reporters who are covering the Summer Olympics. Researchers with expertise in sports psychology, […]

FSU researchers receive $3M NIH grant to explore benefits of resistance training in preventing type 2 diabetes

A multidisciplinary team of Florida State University researchers has received a $3 million National Institutes of Health grant to examine how resistance training may help older women struggling with obesity to potentially prevent Type 2 diabetes. Professors of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology Robert Hickner and Michael Ormsbee will co-lead the project, which also will include […]

FSU professor receives USDA grants to help develop food safety tests

A Florida State University researcher has received two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop tests that will uncover adulterated or contaminated foods. “These projects will protect against contamination of the food supply that may cause wide-scale public health harm,” said Qinchun Rao, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food and […]

GAP competition supports researchers moving from laboratory to marketplace

A method to improve testing for E. coli in beef and a system for evaluating a product used to reinforce pavement earned funding through a Florida State University program that supports researchers who are bringing their academic work to the marketplace. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research awarded faculty members a pot of […]

FSU students selected for 2020 AHEC Scholars Program

Nine Florida State University students in disciplines across campus have been selected to the 2020 cohort of the Florida Area Health and Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program. The students, who will work directly with the Big Bend Area Health Education Center, will gain firsthand experience in underserved population settings. Students were chosen from a pool […]

James Ippolito

When James Ippolito presented his undergraduate research at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition in 2018, he had no idea it would lead him to enroll as a graduate student at Florida State University. At the time, Ippolito was an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire, presenting research related to multivitamin/mineral […]

FSU medical fraternity takes home honors from national organization

The Florida State University chapter of the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity has won the Chapter Excellence Award for universities in the southeast.   “This was an amazing feat by the undergraduate students,” said Professor of Exercise Science Chester Ray, the group’s adviser. “This group has only been in existence for less than two years.”  The […]

Ormsbee honored as Distinguished Teacher during annual Faculty Awards

Michael Ormsbee received Florida State University’s 2020 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards ceremony, held virtually April 29. The Distinguished Teacher Award, the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching, includes a $7,500 stipend funded by FSU. “I’m so thankful for the recognition, but there are so many good faculty teachers that it’s hard […]