College of Nursing

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Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Laurie Grubbs to serve as interim dean of the College of Nursing, effective July 1.

Grubbs succeeds Judith McFetridge-Durdle, who is retiring as dean June 30. McFetridge-Durdle will return to FSU as a faculty member in January 2020 to assist in the college’s implementation of a Ph.D. program in nursing.

“I want to thank Laurie Grubbs for her service while we conduct a national search for a new College of Nursing dean,” McRorie said. “I am confident the college will continue to grow and advance its research mission under Laurie’s leadership.” (Full Story)



FSU nursing professor awarded $700K NIH grant to study link between HIV and hypertension 

A Florida State University College of Nursing professor has received a $700,000 grant as part of a $3.4 million consortium from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to study the relationship between HIV and hypertension.

Professor Frankie Wong, a social psychologist who is the contact principal investigator for the research, will conduct a five-year study that aims to explain how a variety of determinants contribute to hypertension observed in racial/ethnic men who have sex with men diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The study will examine behavioral, clinical, macro-social and psychosocial factors. (Full Story)


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FSU nursing dean advances college’s research mission

Judith McFetridge-Durdle may be retiring, but Florida State University’s College of Nursing dean made an everlasting impact during her five-year tenure by advancing the college in the areas of research and diversity.

McFetridge-Durdle’s top priority when she arrived at FSU in December 2013 was to focus on the college’s research mission — and she’s had great success. more



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