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2018

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Apr 17, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Speaking the language of healing

First-year medical students Gabe Lowenhaar and Harielle Deshommes traveled to Immokalee during spring break for FSUCares' annual medical outreach and served as interpreters.

Apr 17, 2018
SRQ Magazine
New program targets shortage of ER physicians

The Florida State University College of Medicine and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System have received approval to launch a new Emergency Medicine residency program to meet healthcare and physician workforce needs in Sarasota and surrounding communities.

Apr 10, 2018
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sarasota program to train emergency doctors approved

Approval to launch a new residency program in emergency medicine -- designed to build up the local supply of doctors trained in this field -- has been granted to the Florida State University College of Medicine and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System by the the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Apr 09, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Harrison speaks at TCC Women's History Month program

Tallahassee Community College honored 10 community members and five TCC students at an annual Women's History Month program in March. Suzanne Harrison, professor of family medicine & rural health and director of clinical programs, was the event's featured speaker.

Apr 06, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Med school moves with plans for southwest medical center

The FSU College of Medicine is moving ahead with plans to open a primary health center in southwest Tallahassee. If things go as planned, the 10,000-square-foot complex could be completed by March 2019. The comprehensive care center will be staffed by pediatricians and family physicians currently on faculty at the College of Medicine, in addition to others who will be hired in the next several months.

Apr 05, 2018
JRMC
Regional campus systems' impact on the underserved

Sandeep Rahangdale, the College of Medicine's Tallahassee Regional Campus dean, was recently published in the Journal of Regional Medical Campuses (JRMC). His article is entitled, "A Comparison of Two Regional Campus Systems and their Impact on Addressing Health Care Needs of the Underserved."

Apr 05, 2018
Daily Mail Online
Calf stretches could help prevent falls in older adults

In a recent study, FSU College of Medicine professor Judy Muller-Delp and her team found that 30 minutes of leg stretches every day could restore mobility and fight frailty without the injury risks of other workouts. Performing the half-hour routine five times a week helps improve blood flow to the limbs and could preserve older adults' ability to walk.

Apr 05, 2018
UPI
Stretching can help get seniors moving

College of Medicine researcher Jude Muller-Delp had a study published in the Journal of Physiology showing that daily leg muscle strestches may benefit seniors and people with mobility problems.

Apr 04, 2018
Becker's Hospital Review
FSU ranked among most selective med schools

According to U.S. News & World Report, the FSU College of Medicine is the third-most selective M.D. program in the country. The average acceptance rate for 2017-18 U.S. and Canadian M.D. programs was seven percent. The College of Medicine was at 2.6 percent, with acceptance offers to 151 of 5,866 applicants.

Mar 28, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
A Doctor's Day salute to FSU's medical faculty

"National Doctors Day is Friday, March 30. No one appreciates this community’s physician/teachers more than we do at the Tallahassee campus of the Florida State University College of Medicine. This medical school wouldn’t exis without them –because it’s built on their shoulders," wrote Sandeep Rahangdale, dean of the FSU College of Medicine's Tallahassee regional campus, in an article published in the Tallahassee Democrat.

Mar 28, 2018
FSUNews
FSU women leading the research charge

College of Medicine faculty members Joedrecka Brown Speights, Yi Ren and Elena Reyes and their research are highlighted in a Women's History Month feature from FSU News.

Mar 28, 2018
Orlando Sentinel
Your medical professional might be more than a doctor

In honor of approaching National Doctors' Day, Michael Muszynski, dean of the FSU College of Medicine's Orlando campus, thanks the community physicians/teachers that train and mentor third- and fourth-year medical students.

Mar 28, 2018
The Villages Daily Sun
ACTS 2 helps African-American caregivers

ACTS 2 is the second part of FSU College of Medicine faculty member Rob Glueckauf's African-American Alzheimer's Caregiver Training and Support project. Glueckauf was inspired by his mother - a caregiver for her mother-in-law, mother and sister with dementia - to research ways to help caregivers. Now in its follow-up project, ACTS 2, a free, faith-based support system for African-American caregivers delivered over the phone, is seeking participants.

Mar 19, 2018
FSU News
College of Medicine announces Match Day results

 At a Match Day Ceremony on March 16, graduating students at the FSU College of Medicine received notification of where they will enter residency training.

Read more and watch the video here.

Mar 19, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Program offers training to African-American Alzheimer’s caregivers

A national spotlight is shining on a Florida State University program that offers relief – free of charge – to distressed African-Americans who provide care to a loved one with dementia. And the program, which uses lay pastoral-care facilitators, is continuing to recruit caregivers in North and Central Florida.

Mar 19, 2018
The Ledger
Polk County below health-care provider averages

Polk County's supply of primary care doctors, dentists and mental health professionals is far below national and state averages according to statistics from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings. The FSU College of Medicine is setting up a primary care residency program in Polk County to help combat the shortage.

Mar 14, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Addressing mental health issues in the Big Bend

Mental illness is a growing concern for the Big Bend region, prompting a group of local mental health providers to work toward identifying and addressing issues. Among the providers involved is the FSU College of Medicine's Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine. Heather Flynn, vice chair of the department, comments on the need for such attention on mental health.

Mar 12, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Alzheimer's conference focuses on mindful caregiving

The FSU College of Medicine and Alzheimer's Project hosted the 33rd Annual Alzheimer's Disease Education and Training Conference for Caregivers and Professionals on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Mar 12, 2018
TCPalm
Tomorrow's healthcare professionals learn about career paths

At a March 6 event sponspored in part by the FSU College of Medicine, St. Lucie County high school students interested in a career in healthcare had the opportunity to take advantage of workshops in soft skills, financial aid opportunities, career pathways and task management/critical thinking. The conference-style event presented various education and job opportunities, introducing many students to more potentially unfamiliar professions such as physician assisting, respiratory therapy and dietetics.

Mar 05, 2018
FSUNews.com
Dance Marathon at FSU raises $2,152,382.19

After a year of fundraising and a 40-hour marathon, Dance Marathon at Florida State University raised $2,152,328.19 for the Children's Miracle Network, surpassing their goal of $2 million. Fifty percent of the money raised is donated to UF Health Shands Children's Hospital in Gainesville and the rest is donated to the Florida State University College of Medicine's pediatric outreach programs.

Mar 05, 2018
Naples Daily News
Collier a model for screening kids' mental health

Screening kids 12 and older for depression has been happening in Collier County for many years through the Naples Children & Education Foundation. NCEF has funded $9 million since 2007 for the integrated system of care, locally called Beautiful Minds. The initiative is possible because four mental health groups agreed to work together to address shortcomings in services and long wait times. The four groups are HCN, the David Lawrence Center, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Collier, and Florida State University’s College of Medicine in Immokalee.

Feb 27, 2018
McKnight's Senior Living
It's time for national standards in assisted living

Paul Katz, chairman of the Department of Geriatrics at the College of Medicine, co-wrote an editorial urging the assisted living industry to establish national standards to improve resident care and operators' bottom lines. The editorial has received national exposure and suggests assisted living communities look to the skilled nursing industry to help establish similar standards such as appointing a person to fill a position similar to nursing home medical director.

Read more

Feb 12, 2018
The Ledger
FSU makes residency partnership in Winter Haven official

On Friday, Feb. 9 the FSU College of Medicine and Winter Haven Hospital made their partnership for a family medicine residency program official with an announcement at the Winter Haven Hospital auditorium. The residency program was established to help Florida overcome a primary care physician shortage.

Feb 12, 2018
WCTV
Leon County EMS presents study at national conference

Leon County Emergency Medical Services is receiving national recognition after presenting the findings from a study done in conjunction with the FSU College of Medicine. The results were published in the journal Prehospital Emergency Care and presented at the National Association of EMS Physicians annual meeting in San Diego, California. The data showed that resuscitating a person in cardiac arrest via IV injection has a higher success rate than other methods.

Feb 11, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
FSU College of Medicine adds residency program in Winter Haven

Florida State University’s College of Medicine has established its fifth residency program with the announcement Friday of an agreement with Winter Haven Hospital. The college will establish a family medicine program in Winter Haven, about 45 miles southwest of Orlando.

Feb 07, 2018
The Ledger
Polk County Commission supports Winter Haven residency program

Polk County commisionners voted 5-0 to use $3.7 million to help finance a clinic at Winter Haven Hospital for a family medicine residency program in partnership with the FSU College of Medicine.

Feb 01, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
FSU a vital artery in cardiovascular research

"Unraveling the biological mysteries of heart disease – and more importantly, what can be done to combat this devastating disease – is more than an academic quest for Jose Pinto."

Pinto, an associate professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Medicine, is one of the many FSU researchers conducting cutting-edge research related to the heart and cardiovascular diseases. The article also explores the work of Branko Stefanovic, Cathy Levenson, Mohamed Kabbaj and Judy Muller-Delp.

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Jan 29, 2018
Journal of Regional Medical Campuses
Promoting physician/attorney collaboration

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor of Geriatrics Gregory Turner co-authored a Journal of Regional Medical Campuses article with Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law Director Marshall Kapp. The article entitled "Promoting Physician/Attorney Collaboration on Behalf of Older Individuals: The Contribution of Medical School Regional Campuses," discusses the often deficient record of physician/attorney interprofessional collaboration and reports on a project designed to improve such collaboration.

Read more

Jan 29, 2018
Greene Publishing, Inc.
MCMH welcomes Wade Douglas to medical staff

On Friday, Jan. 12, friends and colleagues of James Stockwell and Wade Douglas gathered in the front lobby of the Madison County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) to bid farewell-but not goodbye-to Dr. Stockwell and to welcome Douglas to the MCMH medical staff. Douglas is a professor at the College of Medicine and is the Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.

Jan 25, 2018
AAMCNews
Scientists making headway in early autism diagnoses

An article in the AAMCNews Innovation Series examines how researchers are making headway in diagnosing autism within the first years of life—the key to more effective treatment, better outcomes. As part of the effort, Amy Wetherby, College of Medicine professor and director of the Autism Institute, is leading a network of researchers studying whether an online tool—the Autism Navigator—can effectively turn community health workers into autism interventionists.

Jan 24, 2018
WFSU
Human trafficking awareness for health care workers

In recognition of January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month, FSU College of Medicine professor and Director of Clinical Programs Suzanne Harrison was training about 60 health care professionals on Friday, January 19, as part of the Big Bend's efforts to raise awareness of labor and sex trafficking. Florida has the third-highest number of trafficking reports of any state, making training for health care proffessionals important as they often encounter victims in their work but miss the signs.

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Jan 24, 2018
Sarasota Magazine
Making healthcare accessible in Newtown

Fifty-two percent of Newtown residents live below the poverty line, and for many, emergency rooms were the only place to see a doctor; by the time they went, treatable conditions had often become chronic or fatal. But since July 2017 when Sarasota Memorial’s Health Care System’s Jean & Alfred Goldstein Health Center opened, Newtown residents have had access to regular, affordable healthcare in their own neighborhood. The practice houses the FSU College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital directed by Wiese-Rometsch.

Jan 23, 2018
Florida Weekly
Lee Health to partner with Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch Health & Wellness Center in Southwest Florida has partnered with Lee Health in to bring family doctors and other medical services to the city. The health system will occupy 21,000 square feet in the town’s two-story health and wellness center, currently under construction. Second- and third-year Lee Health residents from Florida State University’s College of Medicine will staff the center’s six exam rooms, according to Gary Goforth, who oversees the hospital’s residency program.

Jan 17, 2018
Family Caregiver Alliance
Glueckauf's ACTS 2 Project wins FCA Award

FSU College of Medicine professor Rob Glueckauf is Director of the African-American Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training and Support 2 (ACTS 2) Project, which just received a Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award. ACTS 2 is one of three organizations selected as a winner, with each receiving an award of $20,000 each. ACTS 2 meets the needs of distressed African American caregivers of older adults with dementia using culturally-sensitive, no-fee, skills-training and support.

Jan 12, 2018
Healio
Hunting for an effective screening tool for older drivers

The CRASH screening tool, which is used to identify older drivers who need a behind-the-wheel test, was not recommended for clinical practice, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. College of Medicine professor Alice Pomidor discusses other tools and strategies primary care providers can use to screen older drivers.

Jan 11, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
WhiteCoats4BlackLives hosts Racism Awareness Week

The Florida State University chapter of WhiteCoats4BlackLives at the College of Medicine is hosting Racism Awareness Week. Second-year student Taylor Maramara, said the chapter’s events helps students within the college gain a better understanding of race and culture on health disparities played out in the country.

Jan 10, 2018
MD Magazine
Personality changes unlikely in preclinical phase of dementia

A study by Antonio Terracciano, associate professor at the FSU College of Medicine, found that personality trait changes are unlikely in the preclinical phase of dementia. The research was published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Jan 04, 2018
HerCampus
Three numbers that don't define your health

This article discusses common numbers and statistics people often use to determine how healthy they are. Angelina Sutin, associate professor of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine at the Florida State University College of Medicine, comments on health statistics, how they are perceived, and what they mean for your health.

Jan 02, 2018
Gulfshore Life Magazine
Lingering effects of childhood traumas

Research conducted since the late 1990s has consistenly shown that children who suffer through adverse experiences and childhood stress experience a greater risk for health issues as adults. Elena Reyes, a clinical psychologist and regional director for the Florida State University College of Medicine in Southwest Florida, is leading a study to examine how chronic childhood stress might impact the development of young minds.

Jan 01, 2018
The Florida Times-Union
Mental Health First Aid initiative to continue in 2018

Susan Salahshor, president of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and professor at the FSU College of Medicine School of Physician Assistant Practice, is a facilitator for the Mental Health First Aid initiative. A coalition of five Jacksonville hospitals launched the campaign last January to provide free adult mental health first aid training. During 2017 the initiative trained 3,398 people and will continue in 2018.