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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 […]

A fruitful endeavor: Researcher examines berry polyphenols as potential treatment for cardiovascular treatment

Gloria Salazar, an associate professor of nutrition. A Florida State University researcher is examining how the polyphenol compounds found in blackberries could be used to help fight the buildup of artery plaque. Gloria Salazar, associate professor of nutrition, has received $805,409 from the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program at the Florida Department of […]

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), […]

Seven Students Presented at Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting

L to R: Oluwatoyin Sangokunle, Tolulola Adeyewa, Xingyi Jiang, Valerie Zaffran, Kristen Mittl, Tengfei Li, Andrea Bernat Seven students (six graduate and one undergraduate) from the Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences presented their research findings at the 2019 Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting from June 2 to 5. The IFT annual event […]

FSU nutrition researcher receives early career award

Read the original story at news.fsu.edu. A Florida State University researcher has received a prestigious early career award from the American Society for Nutrition. Bradley Gordon, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Science, has received the 2019 Vernon R. Young International Award for Amino Acid Research. The award is given […]

15 CHS students inducted into Garnet and Gold Society

View the original article at news.fsu.edu. Florida State University welcomed 314 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society during a special ceremony on April 25, including 15 students from the College of Human Sciences. Since 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society has encouraged student involvement and recognized undergraduate students who excel […]

Health Professions Learning Community: Senior Spotlight

“The Health Professions Learning Community provided a strong foundation that allowed me to excel in all my endeavors throughout my undergraduate career.” Roei Golan was accepted into the Health Professions Learning Community (HPLC) at Reynolds Hall in 2014 and has excelled as a student at Florida State University ever since. As an alumnus of HPLC, […]