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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]