faculty research

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. […]

FSU research: Helicopter parenting hinders children’s self-control skills

Helicopter parenting is a style of parenting in which parents excessively monitor their children and often remove obstacles from their paths, instead of helping them develop the skills to handle the inevitable difficulties of life. In their work, published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies, researchers looked at why helicopter parenting may harm young […]

NFES faculty receives $2.9M grant to examine peripheral artery disease

Panos Koutakis is an assistant professor in Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences. A Florida State University researcher has received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a more effective treatment and diagnosis process for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition that afflicts 8.5 million people in the United States. “At […]

A fruitful endeavor: Researcher examines berry polyphenols as potential treatment for cardiovascular treatment

Gloria Salazar, an associate professor of nutrition. A Florida State University researcher is examining how the polyphenol compounds found in blackberries could be used to help fight the buildup of artery plaque. Gloria Salazar, associate professor of nutrition, has received $805,409 from the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program at the Florida Department of […]