faculty research

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, […]

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 […]

Resistance Training in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Health and Human Sciences very own Mike Ormsbee and Bob Hickner have received NIH funding to examine the potential for resistance training in women struggling with obesity to aid in preventing Type 2 diabetes. Professors Ormsbee and Hickner will be collaborating with colleagues at the University of Arkansas and Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana. […]

2021 Spring Newsletter

There’s a lot of information packed into our latest newsletter. The college and department name changes, faculty awards, student successes and many research projects, and we no doubt left some out. The College of Health and Human Sciences had a fantastic Spring despite all of the challenges presented to us in 2021. Many thanks to […]

Dr. Rao Received Two USDA Grants to Develop Food Safety Tests

 NFES Associate Professor Dr. Qinchun Rao recently received two USDA grants to fund the development of food safety tests. Both grants are funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. One $474,000 grant will be used to help develop a test to detect shellfish cross-contamination to protect those […]

NFES Assistant Professor Prashant Singh Awarded Grant for E. coli Research

Dr. Prashant Singh made headlines in FSU News this week when he was awarded funding for his E. coli research. The FSU Office of Commercialization awarded approximately $73,000 to faculty for the Fall 2020 GAP Commercialization Investment Program. The program is designed to help FSU researchers realize the commercial potential for their work. Dr. Singh […]

Dr. Orlando Laitano Discusses Latest Paper; Acute Phase Response to Exertional Heat Stroke in Mice

The Physiological Society used Dr. Laitano’s recent study as one of their “EPicks” on their YouTube Channel this week. In the Video Dr. Laitano discusses his latest paper investigating the acute phase response to exertional heat stroke in mice.

Dr. Stephen Hennigar & PhD Candidate David Barney Received ACC-CRIA Award

David Barney and Dr. Stephen Hennigar received an award from the ACC-CRIA (Center for Research in Intercollegiate Athletics) to help publish their research on the Relationship between dietary intake, diet quality, and biomarkers of health and performance in ACC cross country runners. Of the 22 proposals submitted only 7 were awarded including David and Dr. Hennigar’s […]

Mike Ormsbee Awarded NSCA William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award

NFES Professor Michael Ormsbee has won the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award! Recipients of the William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award are recognized for exemplary contributions and breakthroughs in the field of applied exercise and sport science. This isn’t Mike’s first award from NSCA, he was […]

NFES Team Awarded Collaborative Collision Funds for COVID-19 Project

Recently a research team in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences was awarded seed funding from the FSU Office of Research through the Collaborative Collision: COVID-19 Pandemic call for proposals. Their project is entitled “Understanding genetic, pharmaceutical and environmental factors increasing risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection,” and involves a collaborative effort between four investigators. […]