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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 […]

NFES researcher investigates link between alcohol and cancer-related condition

Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Science Jennifer Steiner has received a $750,000 grant to explore the link between alcohol and cancer cachexia. A Florida State University researcher is exploring the effects of chronic alcohol consumption on cancer cachexia, a common condition cancer patients suffer from that is characterized by the loss of muscle mass. […]

NFES researcher finds new discovery on Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Original story written by Zachary Boehm and published at news.fsu.edu. Michelle Parvatiyar, Assistant Professor, College of Human Sciences A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), […]

First student to graduate from NFES combined degree pathway

Matt Lopez was a senior in exercise physiology when the College announced a B.S./M.S. combined degree pathway to start the following year. It might not’ve been planned, but the timing was right and he knew he had the grades to apply. One year (and two degrees) later, Matt will be the first graduate of the […]

Mentor in the Making: NFES professor is a featured profile in research journal

Mentor in the Making Dr. Michelle Parvatiyar (assistant professor of exercise physiology) knows she wouldn’t be on this path if it weren’t for great mentors, and so she focuses on encouraging the next generation of scientists. Read the full profile here.

FSU researcher finds Earth-like gravity may solve astronaut vision ailment

A Florida State University scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts — vision changes that occur as a result of space flight. Michael Delp, dean of the FSU College of Human Sciences, and his colleagues studied mice on the International Space Station. They found that blood vessels important for […]

Meet Austin Wyant, Fulbright Scholar & Future M.D.

Austin Wyant will graduate this week with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, but it’s only the beginning of his journey. Austin was recently selected as a finalist for a Fulbright, one of the most competitive awards that a college student can earn. The next few years are already laid out for Austin. His Fulbright […]

NFES doctoral student in the 3MT competition

NFES doctoral student, Ashley Artese, has been selected as one of the finalists for the Three-Minute Thesis™ Competition held by The Graduate School on Wednesday, November 29th at 6:00pm in the College of Medicine auditorium. View Event Come and show your support! Remember, those attending (audience) are able to vote for the people’s choice award. […]

FSU researchers: Dancers need more calories, protein

Dancers are known for their svelte figures, but they often aren’t making the right dietary choices to fuel their bodies for long, intense performances, Florida State University researchers found in a new study. “It is fairly well recognized that dancers often have peculiar eating habits, and they do this in an effort to have the […]