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Doctoral Student Cesar Meza Receives NIH Predoctoral Fellowship

Cesar Meza is a doctoral student in the department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology. Recently, he received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowship (F31), which is awarded to help doctoral students receive mentored research training while conducting research in the scientific health-related fields. The prestigious award is an honor for […]

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. […]

Marriage & Family Therapy Doctoral Candidate Chélynn Randolph Wins McKnight Dissertation Fellowship

Chélynn Randolph recently was named a McKnight Dissertation Fellow. She joins a prestigious group of scholars around the state of Florida across a number of disciplines. Winning the award surprised Chélynn. “It honestly felt surreal!” she says. “I know a few people who have been McKnight Doctoral Fellows and the competitiveness of the award was […]

Nutrition and Food Science Ph.D. Candidate Wins Scholarship

Nutrition and Food Science Ph.D. candidate Alan Dawson received the Herbalife Nutrition Scholarship from the American Society for Nutrition, which is awarded to “a promising student seeking an advanced degree in nutrition or related field.” Dawson’s research focuses on investigating the relationship between gastrointestinal energy absorption efficiency and weight status in females. The Herbalife Nutrition […]

PhD Candidate Sandi Olson Appointed to Executive Committee for ASN Student Interest Group

Nutrition and Food Science Ph.D. Candidate Sandi Olson will serve a two year term as At-Large Delegate for the American Society for Nutrition Student Interest Group. The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Student Interest Group (SIG) focuses on the interests of student members in the Society. Students are informed of and encouraged to participate in […]

Food Science Graduate Students Won Awards at National Virtual Conferences

Four graduate students (Oluwatoyin Sangokunle, Chunya Tang, Yaqi Zhao, and Xingyi Jiang) from the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology (NIP) presented their research as the first author at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) FIRST Virtual Meeting (July 19-23, 2021). Another graduate student (Frank Velez) from NIP presented at the International Association for Food […]

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 […]

2021 Research Showcase: Long Presentation Winners

  On Friday February 26th Human Sciences hosted the annual research showcase at Broad Auditorium in the Claude Pepper Center. We had nine presenters representing our Human Development and Family Science and Nutrition and Integrated Physiology departments for the “Long Presentation” portion of the day. The event program and highlights can be seen here on our website. Congratulations to our […]

2021 CHS Research Showcase: Short Presentation Winners

  On Friday February 26th Human Sciences hosted the annual research showcase at Broad Auditorium in the Claude Pepper Center. We had nine presenters during the “short presentations” and topics ranged far and wide from our two departments, Human Development and Family Science and Nutrition and Integrated Physiology. The event program and highlights can be […]

Two NFES PhD Candidates Elected as American Society for Nutrition Representatives

Nutrition and Food Science PhD candidates David Barney and Alan Dawson, were elected as Student Representatives for the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). David will serve as Student Representative for the Vitamins & Minerals Research Interest Section and Alan as Student Representative for the Energy & Macronutrient Metabolism Research Interest Section. According to ASN, research […]