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FSU, FAMU researchers receive National Academy of Sciences grant to form new Gulf Scholars program

Researchers from Florida State University and Florida A&M University have launched the FAMU-FSU Gulf Scholars Program with a $1 million grant from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to support students who are interested in tackling longstanding social, economic, environmental and justice-related challenges facing the Gulf of Mexico region. The program will provide unique learning and research […]

Research, Faculty Development select inaugural Faculty Fellows class

Six Florida State University professors have been selected for the inaugural Faculty Fellows Program, an initiative aimed to draw on faculty members’ knowledge and expertise to create programs, policies and initiatives focused on increasing and supporting faculty success and research efforts. Three of the faculty members are working with the Office of Faculty Development and […]

FSU to launch national search for new research leader

Florida State University will launch a national search for a new vice president for research in the coming weeks. Interim Vice President for Research Laurel Fulkerson plans to retire this spring after a distinguished career as a professor of classics and administrator. “We are so thankful for Dr. Fulkerson for all the time, effort and […]

FSU names senior research executive to lead collaboration with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

Florida State University has hired a former National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientist and executive with one of the nation’s largest nonprofit research organizations to lead its research collaboration with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH). Joseph Frascella will serve as chief clinical research officer for the FSU/TMH research collaboration starting with the fall semester. In this […]

RIDER Center helps communities plan for the threats from natural disasters

In some places in Florida and around the country, there is a time before the storm and a time after. Andrew in South Florida. Michael in the Panhandle. Maria in Puerto Rico. Katrina along the Gulf Coast. These hurricanes killed many and caused billions of dollars in damage. They challenged the resilience of the communities […]

Florida Center for Reading Research draws on multiple disciplines to advance the science of reading 

The state of reading and writing is a crisis in the United States. In 2019, only 35% of fourth-grade students performed at or above the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading-proficiency level. Ignited by that somber statistic, the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University is using its extensive network to advance […]

FSU ranked among top universities for patent production

Florida State University is 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 84th worldwide among universities for producing U.S. utility patents in 2020. The university produced 35 such patents. The report uses data obtained from the U.S. […]

FSU launches Big Bets initiative to tackle big questions

Florida State University has launched a new initiative designed to amplify centers and institutes that are doing high-profile, public-impact research and connect them with donors interested in pursuing big questions. The initiative, Big Bets, is being led by interim Vice President for Research Laurel Fulkerson. “Big Bets requires faculty to look several years, perhaps even a […]

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 […]

Profiles in leadership: Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander returns to the faculty

A Christmas gift can have a lasting impact.   For Gary K. Ostrander, it was a GI Joe scuba diver he received when he was about 8.  “I became enamored with scuba diving and going under water, and then I saw Jacques Cousteau and I said ‘OK, you have diving, and you have science,’” said Ostrander, […]

Collaborative Collision: FSU researchers investigate intersection of society and technology

More than three dozen Florida State University researchers convened online for the university’s 13th Collaborative Collision, a networking event that connects faculty members from a variety of disciplines who share common research interests. The FSU Office of Research Development (ORD) hosted the event, which promoted possible research collaborations focused on the intersection of society and […]