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FSU mourns loss of NFES Professor Shridhar Sathe

The Florida State University community is mourning the loss of Shridhar K. Sathe, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and Hazel K. Stiebeling Professor in the College of Human Sciences, who died Thursday, April 4, at the age of 68. “Dr. Sathe was an internationally renowned scientist, but more importantly, he was a loving father and […]

Several FCS faculty publish new textbook on current family stress & challenges

Today’s modern family has evolved throughout the years as more are faced with mounting adversity. Coping and overcoming hardships has created new kinds of challenges, raising questions for researchers. “…like conflict, stress seems to be an inevitable consequence of the human experience and family stressors are no different. All stress is not bad or damaging. […]

Meet our new faculty members

You may have seen a few new faces in the classroom. Prior to the fall semester, 11 new faculty members joined CHS. We are excited to have them with us and would like to introduce you to these talented additions at the College! Amy Ashmore, Ph.D. Teaching Faculty Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences Ph.D., Kinesiology […]

Breast cancer survivors can improve muscle mass from strength training

Exercise physiology professor Lynn Panton published the original article in The Conversation; Panton’s research was later featured in The Washington Post and Tallahassee Democrat. Breast cancer research has resulted in treatment that has greatly improved survival rates. As a result, there are 3.1 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States today. The five-year survival rate is […]

Dean makes list of FSU’s “10 Administrators You Have to Meet”

Dean and professor, Michael Delp, was recently included on a list by College Magazine as one of “10 Administrators You Have to Meet at FSU”. The list begins with a brief statement, “From organization leaders who work extremely closely with students to top researchers that elevate the university from afar, Florida State boasts nationally and world-renowned […]

Dr. Gonzales-Backen Awarded Fellowship by Florida Education Fund

Assistant professor in Family & Child Sciences, Mindy Gonzales-Backen (Ph.D.), was awarded a McKnight Junior Faculty Development Fellowship by the Florida Education Fund for the 2018-19 academic year. The fellowship will allow Dr. Gonzales-Backen to focus on data she has collected over the last several years on Latino adolescents from farm-working families. Her research focuses on […]

FCS Professor Receives Prestigious Award

Family and Child Sciences professor Dr. Frank Fincham was recently selected as the recipient of the International Association for Relationship Research 2018 Distinguished Career Award. The award recognizes those who have a full career of eminent, notable contributions to research and theory in relationship science. Its intended to acknowledge a long span of work that has enriched our understanding […]

Dr. Michael Ormsbee named 2017 Nutritional Research Award Winner

The National Strength and Conditioning Association is proud to announce that Dr. Michael Ormsbee has been selected as the NSCA’s Nutritional Research Award recipient for 2017. Dr. Ormsbee becomes the 14th recipient of the award, which has been handed out since 2003. Award winners are selected by a volunteer committee, the NSCA’s Research Committee, who […]