Nutrition and Integrative Physiology

CHHS researchers develop quick, cost-effective shrimp authenticity test

Diners with discerning tastes may be keen to order an entrée featuring shrimp harvested from the waters of the Atlantic. Or perhaps they prefer a Pacific crustacean. But restaurant-goers beware: As the most consumed and highest imported seafood in the U.S., shrimp are vulnerable to food fraud, species substitution and mislabeling. To help combat the […]

Students and faculty receive awards at 2023 SEACSM conference

Students, alumni and faculty from the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology attended the annual conference for the Southeastern chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM) in Greenville, South Carolina, and came away with numerous awards and honors. Professor Lynn Panton was the recipient of the 2023 Henry J. Montoye Scholar Award. The Scholar Award was instituted to […]

CHHS announces 2023 Research Showcase winners

On Friday, March 3, graduate students from the departments of Human Development & Family Science and Nutrition & Integrative Physiology participated in the 2023 Research Showcase hosted by the CHHS Department of Research and Graduate Studies. The event spotlighted exciting research taking place at the College of Health and Human Sciences. More than 20 graduate […]

Doctoral student Amy Mullins receives multiple scholarships

Amy Mullins, a nutrition and food science doctoral student in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, received the Esther & Del Grosser Scholarship for Student Research from the FSU Institute for Successful Longevity (ISL). Neil Charness, Ph.D., Director of the ISL, announced Mullins as the recipient of the scholarship in March 2022. You can […]

Bahram Arjmandi to host Fulbright Scholar Ines Ellouze through June 2023

Bahram Arjmandi, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, is hosting Fulbright Scholar Ines Ellouze, Ph.D., through June 2023. Ellouze will contribute to Arjmandi’s lab’s research and clinical studies centering around the impact of specific food on various diseases and health related disorders. Ellouze comes to FSU from the Higher Institute of […]

Joseph Watso receives Judge Travel Award for ABRCMS

Joseph Watso, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, received a Judge Travel Award to attend the 2022 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS). It is one of the largest professional conferences for underrepresented community college, undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It took place […]

Five questions with exercise physiologist Michael Ormsbee

This article originally appeared on Professor of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology Michael Ormsbee first became interested in how the body performs as a high school athlete, an interest that blossomed into a full-time career. As a professor and director of Florida State University’s Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine, or ISSM, he has worked […]

Qinchun Rao receives $750K grant to train underrepresented students in nutrition and food science

A Florida State University researcher received a $750,000 grant to recruit, train and prepare traditionally underrepresented students for nutrition and food science research and graduate programs at FSU. The three-year grant was awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Qinchun Rao, associate professor at […]

Jennifer Steiner receives NIH grant to investigate the impact of alcohol on aging skeletal muscle

Jennifer Steiner, Ph.D. received a two-year $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the impact of alcohol on aging skeletal muscle. Aging-related sarcopenia, or the decline of skeletal muscle tissue with age, includes the loss of muscle mass, strength and function. It impairs mobility and can decrease independence and quality of life. […]

Prashant Singh’s equipment grant from NIFA will expand research and teaching capacity

Prashant Singh, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, received a $61,100 equipment grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to purchase a VITEK 2 Compact system to conduct microbial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing. The new system will expand research and teaching capacity in the areas of bacterial […]