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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

College of Social Work launches lecture series, led by FCS professor

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children will launch its inaugural research lecture series, “Engage, Inform, & Influence,” this month. The series commences with a lecture by Samantha Goldfarb, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Medicine and the College of Human Sciences. She’ll present, “Substance Use […]

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 […]

NFES graduate student gets world-class experience

The Australian Institute of Sport is recognized worldwide for developing elite athletes, largely due to their research and innovation in sports science. So when graduate student Sam Leyh received an opportunity to work with the distinguished AIS, her choice was clear. Leyh arrived at the Institute in mid-April, literally just weeks after learning she was offered […]

FCS Student earns prestigious Boren scholarship to study abroad

Rayne Neunie, a senior majoring in family and child sciences from Hollywood, Fla., is headed to Tanzania to study Swahili this fall. She started to learn the language during an internship to Kenya last summer. During that educational experience, Neunie developed a “Mother’s Care Program” and taught 16 traditional birth attendants how to safely deliver […]

FSU researchers find plus-size fashion models help improve women’s psychological health

A new study by Florida State University researchers reveals women are more likely to pay attention to and remember average and plus-size models in the media compared to thin models. Women also experience enhanced psychological health after viewing plus-size models, according to the study published this week in the journal Communication Monographs. Russell Clayton, assistant […]