NIP news

Joseph Watso receives Judge Travel Award for ABRCMS

Joseph Watso, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, received a Judge Travel Award to attend the 2022 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS). It is one of the largest professional conferences for underrepresented community college, undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It took place […]

Five questions with exercise physiologist Michael Ormsbee

This article originally appeared on news.fsu.edu. Professor of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology Michael Ormsbee first became interested in how the body performs as a high school athlete, an interest that blossomed into a full-time career. As a professor and director of Florida State University’s Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine, or ISSM, he has worked […]

Qinchun Rao receives $750K grant to train underrepresented students in nutrition and food science

A Florida State University researcher received a $750,000 grant to recruit, train and prepare traditionally underrepresented students for nutrition and food science research and graduate programs at FSU. The three-year grant was awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Qinchun Rao, associate professor at […]

Jennifer Steiner receives NIH grant to investigate the impact of alcohol on aging skeletal muscle

Jennifer Steiner, Ph.D. received a two-year $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the impact of alcohol on aging skeletal muscle. Aging-related sarcopenia, or the decline of skeletal muscle tissue with age, includes the loss of muscle mass, strength and function. It impairs mobility and can decrease independence and quality of life. […]

Prashant Singh’s equipment grant from NIFA will expand research and teaching capacity

Prashant Singh, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, received a $61,100 equipment grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to purchase a VITEK 2 Compact system to conduct microbial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing. The new system will expand research and teaching capacity in the areas of bacterial […]

Following the beat: FSU researchers make headway into function of the heart

This article originally appeared here. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Florida State University, University of Washington and The Ohio State University have discovered previously unknown chemical changes in a protein that contribute to a heart’s ability to function. The team published their findings in the journal eLife. “Our study examines the origins of heart failure […]

Full Circle: How Dr. Peggy Hsieh Supports the FSU CHHS

Family has always played a big role in the life of Dr. Yun-Hwa “Peggy” Hsieh. Whether her biological family or her beloved FSU community, she constantly credits the support and motivation she received from her family and friends as a source of inspiration for her career in food science. As a graduate of FSU’s nutrition […]

College of Health and Human Sciences Announces Administrative Changes

The department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology announced that Dr. Chester “Chet” Ray, professor in NIP, was named the associate dean of research and graduate studies. Previously, Ray served as the interim associate dean of research and graduate studies. “It is clear that research and graduate student education and enrollment will become increasingly more important, […]

2022 Research Showcase Winners

On February 25, students from the departments of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology and Human Development & Family Science participated in the 2022 Research Showcase. The event spotlighted some of the most exciting research taking place at the College of Health and Human Sciences in two parts: the short oral presentation and the long oral presentation. […]