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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, […]

Doctoral Student Cesar Meza Receives NIH Predoctoral Fellowship

Cesar Meza is a doctoral student in the department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology. Recently, he received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowship (F31), which is awarded to help doctoral students receive mentored research training while conducting research in the scientific health-related fields. The prestigious award is an honor for […]

2022 Research Showcase Winners

On February 25, students from the departments of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology and Human Development & Family Science participated in the 2022 Research Showcase. The event spotlighted some of the most exciting research taking place at the College of Health and Human Sciences in two parts: the short oral presentation and the long oral presentation. […]

Dr. Ravinder Nagpal awarded research grant from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Dr. Ravinder Nagpal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, is awarded an early-career investigator grant by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation’s to explore a potential link between infectious diseases and the causation of Alzheimer’s disease. The award will fund ($30,000) a one-year exploratory project to examine the implication […]

Marriage & Family Therapy Doctoral Candidate Chélynn Randolph Wins McKnight Dissertation Fellowship

Chélynn Randolph recently was named a McKnight Dissertation Fellow. She joins a prestigious group of scholars around the state of Florida across a number of disciplines. Winning the award surprised Chélynn. “It honestly felt surreal!” she says. “I know a few people who have been McKnight Doctoral Fellows and the competitiveness of the award was […]

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 […]