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Frank Fincham awarded $3.4M to establish psychological research on divine forgiveness

An eminent scholar in the Department of Human Development & Family Science has received a $3.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study the psychology of divine forgiveness or forgiveness from a higher power. “Divine forgiveness is a source of great comfort for people of faith,” said Frank Fincham, an FSU eminent scholar […]

Almond Board of California awards Ravinder Nagpal grant to explore the effect of almonds on gut health

Dr. Ravinder Nagpal, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, was awarded a $177,000 research grant from the Almond Board of California through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The award will fund research on the effect of almonds on gut health in people who are classified as overweight or obese. Almonds are […]

Ravinder Nagpal receives visiting professorship and research grant from the Yakult Probiotics Research Laboratory

Dr. Ravinder Nagpal, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, has been recognized as a visiting associate professor of the Yakult Probiotics Research Laboratory at the Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan. The affiliation comes along with a collaborative research grant of about $80,000 for a preclinical project studying […]

Trio of Food Science doctoral students present at national conferences; Yaqi Zhao wins two awards

Three doctoral students (Chunya Tang, Frank Velez, and Yaqi Zhao) from the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology (NIP) presented research at national conferences over the summer. Each conference provides a cutting-edge research showcase platform and network of food science professionals from academia, industry, and government. Tang and Zhao presented their research at the Institute […]

Following the beat: FSU researchers make headway into function of the heart

This article originally appeared here. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Florida State University, University of Washington and The Ohio State University have discovered previously unknown chemical changes in a protein that contribute to a heart’s ability to function. The team published their findings in the journal eLife. “Our study examines the origins of heart failure […]

FSU researcher receives NIH grant to investigate young adults with childhood histories of social withdrawal

This article originally appeared here. A Florida State University researcher is investigating how individuals who have a history of anxious withdrawal as children and adolescents fare with the pressures of early adulthood. Heidi Gazelle, an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science in the College of Health and Human Sciences, received […]

Damon Andrew Appointed Interim Dean for the College of Health and Human Sciences

Florida State University Provost Jim Clark has named College of Education Dean Damon Andrew interim dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences. The appointment will begin July 1. Andrew, who will continue to serve in his role at the College of Education, succeeds Michael Delp who announced last year that he planned to […]

College of Health and Human Sciences Announces Administrative Changes

The department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology announced that Dr. Chester “Chet” Ray, professor in NIP, was named the associate dean of research and graduate studies. Previously, Ray served as the interim associate dean of research and graduate studies. “It is clear that research and graduate student education and enrollment will become increasingly more important, […]