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HDFS Assistant Professor & Master’s Student Completed CMA Training

Graduate student, Delaney Davis, B.S. and Assistant Professor, Michele Parker, PhD in the Department of Human Development and Family Science recently completed their training to be Clinical Medical Assistants (CMA) at Florida Health Science Consulting in Tallahassee (https://healthscienceconsulting.com/). Ms. Davis is completing her certification to toward her graduate research on child healthcare. Dr. Parker is […]

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 […]

Dr. Joe Grzywacz is Collaborating on the UN Commission for Social Development

Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies Dr. Joe Grzywacz will be among of a panel of experts working with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Family and the 59th session of the Commission for Social Development. The priority theme will be “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of […]

Dr. Gregory Harris Received 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award

The Division of Student Affairs and the Center for Leadership and Social Change established the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award in 1986 to honor a faculty member, administrator or staff member for their outstanding service in keeping with the principles and ideals of Dr. King. This year our very own Professor and […]

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 […]

Former FL Resident and CHS Friend Sota Making History in Minnesota

Sota had previously been training as a service dog in Florida with NFES (Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences) Professor Lynn Panton before answering her calling as the first Electronic Detection K9 for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in Minnesota. As it turns out Sota had way too much energy for a service animal and was […]