May 19, 2024


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FSU to break ground on Interdisciplinary Research and Commercialization Building

Rendering of FSU's new Interdisciplinary Research and Commercialization Building to be constructed on Levy Avenue.

FSU breaking ground on new research building 

Florida State University officials will break ground Monday on the Interdisciplinary Research and Commercialization Building in Innovation Park.  

FSU President John Thrasher, Interim Vice President for Research Laurel Fulkerson and Danfoss Turbocor President Ricardo Schneider are scheduled to make remarks prior to officials breaking ground.  

The 116,000-square-foot building in Innovation Park is designed to facilitate interactions in common lab space, core facilities and strategically placed collaboration spaces.

It will consist of three floors of mostly open bay labs, sized for up to 30 research groups, 24 postdoctoral researchers, and 155 graduate and undergraduates. 

It will house faculty from physics, chemistry and engineering among others, with a specific focus on materials science.

Funding for the $88 million center has come from the Florida Legislature and the FSU Research Foundation.

Florida Department of Health Deputy Secretary Shamarial Roberson speaks during an event held to reveal Bethel Missionary Baptist Church's new Mobile Medical Unit at the church Monday, May 10, 2021.

FSU College of Medicine forum to address vaccine hesitancy 

The FSU College of Medicine’s Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine department launches its new series of Community Rounds on Aug. 4 with a virtual event – Behavioral & Social Aspects of Vaccine Hesitancy: Community Challenges & Successes.

The open event runs from noon to 1 p.m.

The panel of speakers includes: Tonya Hobby, Department of Health Taylor & Wakulla Counties; Dr. Meardith Pooler-Burgess, FSU Behavioral Sciences & Social Medicine;  Shamarial Roberson, Florida Department of Health, and Rev. Roosevelt Rogers III, Community Advocate.  This event is open to everyone. 

To register, visit  

FAMU President Larry Robinson

Florida A&M to collaborate in Novatis’ Health Equity Initiative  

Florida A&M University is among more than 25 historically Black Colleges and Universities to benefit from a 10-year commitment from Swiss multinational pharmaceutical Novatis and the Novatis U.S. Foundation to co-create programs to address the root causes of disparities in health and education. 

The initiative is a collaboration with Coursera, an open online course provider, the National Medical Association, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Morehouse School of Medicine and 26 other HBCUs and medical schools to co-create programs that address the root causes of disparities in health outcomes and create greater diversity, equity and inclusion across the research and development ecosystem.