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2018

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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 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.