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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Jennifer Steiner Wins McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship

Dr. Jennifer Steiner, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, was one of just six FSU faculty members to receive a McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship recognizes excellence in teaching and research by both women and underrepresented minorities. As part of the fellowship, Steiner will receive a one-year sabbatical with […]

Three College of Health and Human Sciences Faculty Members Receive Promotion

Two faculty members in the Department of Human Development & Family Science and one faculty member in the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology received promotion. Dr. Nari Jeter was promoted to teaching faculty II in HDFS, where she has been a faculty member since 2014. Her research interests look at the relational processes across […]

Two CHS faculty receive 2019 FSU Undergraduate Teaching Award

Join us in congratulating Dr. Kristen Greene and Michele Garber as recipients of FSU’s 2019 Undergraduate Teaching Award! Both professors were selected by a committee of faculty and students. The University Teaching Award recognizes teaching excellence as multi-faceted, involving areas such as providing a positive role model to students, imparting a respect for truth and […]