A Recipe for Success: Alumna Jamie Vespa of Dishing Out Health

Great food says something about its cook. For Jamie Vespa, creator of the food website Dishing Out Health, her culinary creations speak to a dedication to create healthy food that tastes as great as it looks. Like the food she makes, Jamie’s journey after graduating from the FSU College of Health and Human Sciences has […]

FSU-Led Team Collaborates with Local Churches in a $2.6 Million Grant to Compare Strategies for Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk

A multi-university team of faculty and community representatives recently announced a prestigious National Institutes of Health grant to compare two strategies for implementing a church-based health program to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. Led by Penny Ralston, FSU professor, dean emeritus of the College of Health and Human Sciences and director of the Center on Better […]

Soccer Scholar: Master’s Student Kristina Lynch Shines On and off the Field

  “To be good at what you do, you have to really put the work in outside of normal practice time,” says Kristina Lynch, forward for the Seminoles Soccer team and master’s student in exercise physiology. In this case she is talking about soccer practice, but she could just as easily be talking about studying […]

Dr. Michele Parker Awarded Grant from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Dr. Michele Parker, assistant professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Science, serves as a co-investigator on a new project that evaluates the impact of the True North PREP Program for underserved adolescents in Leon, Liberty, Duval, Jackson, and Broward Counties. The project was awarded the Personal Responsibility Education Program grant, which provides […]

Living a Dream: An Interview with Jackie Trance, Performance Dietitian for the Jacksonville Jaguars

As the city of Jacksonville starts to wake up, Jackie Trance (B.S. ’18) has already spent a few hours at her job. But while most people will leave their dreams behind as they roll out of bed, she is living hers. Trance works as the associate performance dietitian for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and every day […]

Dr. Claire Berryman Receives 5-Year, $2.25 Million Grant from NIH

Dr. Claire Berryman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to look at how the body responds to daily low oxygen exposure. The study will look at 60 participants as they sleep in conditions that simulate higher elevations while adhering to a healthy, […]

Soaring High: Suresh Narayanan, Dietetics Alumnus, Named a 2021 Notable Noles Honoree

Suresh Narayanan (B.S. ’08) has his head in the clouds—literally. An alumnus of the FSU College of Health and Human Sciences dietetics program, Narayanan has a private pilot license and takes to the skies to clear his mind and think about his next projects. “It’s amazing to be in the air flying,” he says. “To […]

Dr. Michelle Parvatiyar Receives Grant from Florida Department of Health to Study Cardiovascular Health

Dr. Michelle Parvatiyar, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, received a $500,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to investigate the link between a type of protein called sarcospan and the cardiovascular health of smokers. The grant will provide funding for the next three years and was awarded through the […]

“Lift as We Climb”: Nicholas Thomas, Exercise Physiology Alumnus, Receives Notable Noles Award

Nicholas Thomas (B.S. ‘18) is currently in his second year of medical school at Florida State University, but his journey started many years ago, even before his undergraduate experience at the College of Health and Human Sciences. In fact, Thomas can trace his dream to go to medical school all the way back to his […]

Dr. Gregory J. Harris Re-Appointed as Interim Department Chair for HDFS

Dr. Gregory J. Harris was recently re-appointed as the Interim Department Chair in Human Development and Family Science this fall by Dean Michael Delp of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Florida State University. Dr. Harris will provide leadership for the talented faculty, top-notch doctoral and master’s students, and some of the brightest […]