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Oct 15, 2018
Pensacola News-Journal
A 15-year salute to Pensacola campus medical faculty

As the College of Medicine's Pensacola Regional Campus celebrates its 15th anniversary, Regional Campus Dean Paul McLeod thanks the more than 260 clerkship faculty members who mentor the Pensacola campus students during the future physicians' third and fourth years of med school. 

Oct 01, 2018
Lee Health residency aims to retain doctors in SW Florida

The FSU College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health aims to recruit residents and retain them in the area. A study from the American Medical Association previously found that about 56 percent of doctors stay within 100 miles of their residency programs. The need for new doctors — particularly certain specialties, such as primary care — is only expected to grow in Florida as the population continues to boom.

Watch a video interview with first-year resident and College of Medicine alumna Tatianna Pizzutto (M.D., '18).

Sep 27, 2018
FSU News
Dance Marathon presents $1M check to College of Medicine

Dance Marathon at FSU and Children's Miracle Network at University of Florida Health Shands Children's Hospital presented a check for more than $1 million to the FSU College of Medicine on Thursday, Sept. 27. The proceeds benefit children throughout Gadsden and Leon counties through school-based primary-care clinics and area pediatric outreach initiatives.

Sep 26, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
CMS awards med students $42K in scholarships

The Capital Medical Society Foundation awarded $42,000 in scholarships to first- and second- year FSU medical students as well as third- and fourth-year students at the med school's Tallahassee Regional Campus. The schoalrships were given on the basis of financial need.

Sep 24, 2018
MD Magazine
New study shows promising findings for asthma management

A recent study led by Sylvie Naar, professor of behavioral sciences and social medicine and director of the Center for Translational Behavioral Research at FSU, found that multi-systemic therapy (MST) is a type treatment program capable of improving asthma symptoms and lowering hospitalizations in African-American adolescents.

Sep 17, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Faith-based skills training brings relief to caregivers

College of Medicine Professor Rob Glueckauf and his team have devoted the last four years to ACTS2, the African-American Alzheimer's Caregiver Training and Support Project 2. The project has brought relief to nearly 100 distressed African-Americans providing care for a loved one with dementia, and it is expanding its outreach in Western Panhandle counties thanks to a $118,000 grant.

Sep 13, 2018
Braving the storm: Med schools' hurricane preparedness

With Hurricane Florence heading toward the East Coast, AAMC News reviewed lessons learned by medical schools and teaching hospitals during 2017's hurricane season. FSU College of Medicine Dean John P. Fogarty talks about making resources available to med students, staff, and more in the face of a storm.

Sep 11, 2018
Business Insider
Olcese's KynderMed begins clinical study

FSU College of Medicine Professor James Olcese previously discovered that nightly release of melatonin is a cause of contractions in pregnant women. In effort to reduce preterm contractions in women, he developed a light-emitting sleep mask to inhibit the release of melatonin. The technology is marketed and developed by his organization KynderMed and is beginning a clinical study at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida, and Tampa General Hospital.

Sep 05, 2018
San Diego Union-Tribune
History of opiate addiction, pain and race in the US

Joseph Gabriel, associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, wrote an article for The Conversation about the history of opiate addiction, pain and race in the US in mid-June. The article was also published in The Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune and later ran in the San Diego Union-Tribune in early September.

Aug 22, 2018
Tampa Bay Times
Give 'active-assisted stretching' a try

FSU College of Medicine professor Judy Muller-Delp conducted research that suggests that static muscle stretching performed regularly can increase blood flow to muscles in the lower leg, helping individuals who struggle to walk due to pain or lack of mobility.

Aug 21, 2018
Cape Coral Breeze
Eight new physicians begin residency at Lee Health

Eight first-year family medicine residents started seeing patients as part of the Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health July 30. Based at Lee Memorial Hospital, the program was created to abate a national shortage of primary care physicians.

Aug 15, 2018
Alumna Lexie Mannix answers the question, 'Why medicine?'

Alumna Lexie Mannix (M.D., '14) published a post on her blog, sheMD, about her journey to medicine and how perseverance and adaptation led her to the FSU College of Medicine.

Aug 13, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
FSU medical school holds White Coat Ceremony

The members of the Class of 2022 were officially welcomed into their chosen profession during the Florida State University College of Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 10.

Aug 10, 2018
BPS Digest
Do people with a high IQ age more slowly?

College of Medicine professors Angelina Sutin and Antonio Terracciano contributed to research on the potential links between IQ, health and aging. The research was published in the academic journal Intelligence this month and featured in a British Psychological Society Research Digest article.

Aug 08, 2018
Academy of Women's Health
Human trafficking and what you can do

Suzanne Harrison, professor of family medicine and rural health and director of clinical programs at the FSU College of Medicine, was interviewed by the Academy of Women's Health about human trafficking, its signs, and actions physicians can take.

Aug 07, 2018
PR Newswire
FMIG recognized by AAFP for community service

The Florida State University College of Medicine's Family Medicine Interest Group was recognized by the American Association of Family Physicians for community service. The College of Medicine's FMIG was one of 18 groups recognized as a 2018 Program of Excellence Award winner. The winners were announced Aug. 3 at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jul 30, 2018
FSU News
FSU faculty awarded $226M in research dollars

Florida State University researchers brought in more than $226 million in the 2018 fiscal year from federal, state and private sources to support investigations into areas such as nuclear science, climate change, the effect of deep space travel on human health and much more.

Jul 26, 2018
PA program prioritizes student mental health

Holly Daniel, a member of the PA Class of 2019 at FSU, wrote an article for the American Academy of PAs about the challenges of PA school and how FSU prioritizes student mental health. 

Jul 24, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
FSU residency program at TMH welcomes new director

Claudia Kroker-Bode, M.D., Ph.D., has been named program director for the FSU College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. 

Jul 23, 2018
The Ledger
Residency program director named

Nathan Falk has been selected as the first program director for the FSU College of Medicine's family medicine residency program at Winter Haven Hospital. 

Jul 23, 2018
FSU family medicine residency program selects founding director

Nathan Falk, M.D., will be the first program director for the FSU College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Winter Haven Hospital.

Jul 23, 2018
Is telemedicine the future for rural LGBTQ patients?

College of Medicine alumna Crystal Beal (M.D., '12) is a family medicine physician in Seattle practicing telemedicine through her recently launched online medical practice, QueerDoc. QueerDoc is a gender and queer-focused healthcare practice helping to increase access to healthcare for people who aren't comfortable talking to their regular provider or live in rural communities.

Watch the full TV interview

Jul 17, 2018
The Conversation
Breastfeeding has been gold standard for infant nutrition

Joan Meek, professor and associate dean for graudate medical education, wrote an article for The Conversation about how breastfeeding benefits infant nutrition. In her article, "Breastfeeding has been the best public health policy throughout history," Meek discusses the history of breastfeeding and breastfeeding policies and its benefits over formula feeding. The article has also been published in the Tallahassee DemocratHouston Chronicle, Newsweek and

Jul 10, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
FSU exceeds its fundraising goal

Florida State University's Raise the Torch fundraising campaign surpassed its $1 billion fundraising goal by the June 30th deadline. The top four areas designated for giving were Athletics, the College of Business, The Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship and The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. The colleges of arts and science, law and medicine also ranked high in money raised.

Jul 10, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Researchers discover Zika can bypass body's protection system

A team of researchers led by Hengli Tang, a professor of biological science at FSU, found that the Zika virus is able to spread through the body and bypass the body's protection system; unlike other viruse which are stopped by macrophase that protect the immune system. Researchers from the FSU College of Medicine, FSU’s Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine and Harvard University contributed to the study.

Jul 10, 2018
VOA News
Doctors say breast milk, not formula, is best

College of Medicine Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Joan Meek, was quoted in an article about the advantages of breastfeeding and its benefits over using formula.

Jul 03, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Intervention can make big difference for autism students

 FSU Autism Institute Director Amy Wetherby and Emory University researcher Lindee Morgan were co-principal investigators on a three-year, 60-school study measuring the effectiveness of a curriculum, called SCERTS, designed for teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). According to the research, SCERTS may mean big results for students with ASD.

Jul 03, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Cannon elected to AAMC GIR steering committee

Wendi Cannon, director of information technology at the College of Medicine, was recently elected to the AAMC Group on Information Resources (GIR) steering committee. The GIR promotes excellence in the application and integration of information resources in academic medicine.

Jun 29, 2018
Medical Xpress
Special training may mean big results for autism students

A new study conducted by researchers Lindee Morgan and FSU Autism Institute Director Amy Wetherby uncovered a classroom intervention that can make a big difference for students with autism spectrum disorder.

Jun 26, 2018
FSU med students explore rural health care

First-year FSU College of Medicine students recently took part in the Rural Learning Experience (RuLE). They explored rural health care facilities throughout north Florida and south Georgia as an introduction to cutural health factors in rural areas.

Jun 25, 2018
Ocala StarBanner
Vanguard High School senior attends mini med school

Emily Kintzele, a senior at Vanguard High School in Ocala, was one of 60 students selected to attend the FSU College of Medicine's 2018 Summer Institute.

Jun 21, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Bringing mental health treatment to rural communities

Christine Certain, a nationally board certified counselor and licensed mental health counselor, wrote an op-ed piece for the Tallahassee Democrat about the need for telehealth to treat mental health conditions in rural areas where access to health systems and health practitioners is lacking. She cited a recent piece about the College of Medicine's Rural Learning Experience as the inspiration for her op-ed submission.

Jun 20, 2018
SELF Magazine
What to know when using a breast pump on the go

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education Joan Meek is quoted in a SELF Magazine article giving advice to women who need to pump breast milk on the go.

Jun 15, 2018
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lone Star ticks are transmitting red meat allergies

Diseases transmitted by ticks and other insects have tripled in recent years, and a relatively recent discovery has found that one type of tick bite is causing an allergy to red meat. The ailment, known as galactose-alpha, is transmitted by the Lone Star tick, which is widely distributed in the Southeastern and Eastern United States. College of Medicine clerkship faculty member Ronald Saff comments on the unique trends behind the allergy.

Jun 15, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
FSU med school among toughest to gain admission

FSU announced this week that the College of Medicine's acceptance rate of 2.4 percent for the new class ranks third on the U.S. News & World Report's list of "10 Medical Schools with the Lowest Acceptance Rate."

Jun 14, 2018
Citrus County Chronicle
Empty fire station will soon house FSU med students

Citrus County commissioners voted 4-1 to spend up to $30,000 retrofitting the former Fort Island Trail fire station to house four FSU medical students who will be shadowing physicians and other medical professionals in six-week intervals. The hope is that it will lead to more physicians practicing locally in Citrus County.

Jun 14, 2018
Vero News
IRMC/Cleveland Clinic partnership could benefit med students

The Cleveland Clinic and Indian River Medical Center are entering the final stretch of partnership negotiations. Talks are also underway for Cleveland Clinic to take over Martin Health's three hospitals where FSU med students train. Fort Pierce Regional Campus Dean Juliette Lomax-Homier and clerkship faculty member George Mitchell comment on how the partnership could benefit FSU College of Medicine students.

Jun 11, 2018
Delta Sky Magazine
IMS program featured in Delta Sky Magazine

FSU and the College of Medicine's Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program were featured in the May 2018 edition of Delta Sky magazine.

Jun 08, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Med students get glimpse of rural health care

The FSU College of Medicine hosts an annual Rural Learning Experience, or RuLE, to expose first-year medical and physician assistant students to rural health care and give students an early look at how rural health care differs from health care in more urban settings. This year, Byron Dobson from the Tallahassee Democrat followed the students along as they visited medical centers, small rural practices, and more.

Read more

Jun 08, 2018
U.S. News & World Report
Music a powerful tool for those with autism

Music and music therapy have become a widely used and important part of treatment for people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. A recent U.S. News & World Report article discusses the collaborative research about the benefits of music therapy conducted in part by Amy Wetherby and the FSU Autism Institute.

Jun 08, 2018
The Hill
Will Zika virus pose more threats with start of hurricane season?

FSU College of Medicine clerkship faculty member Antonio Crespo authored an opinion article for The Hill about the start of the 2018 hurricane season and renewed concern about the potential spread of mosquito-borne infectious disease, including the Zika virus.

Jun 08, 2018
Katz receives AMDA's Founder's Award

 Paul Katz, chair of the Department of Geriatrics, is the recipient of the AMDA- The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine 2018 William Dodd Founder's Award.

Jun 04, 2018
FSU med students experience rural health care

First year students in Florida State's College of Medicine spent a full day experiencing rural health care across north Florida and south Georgia. The purpose of the Rural Learning Experience (RuLE) is to show new students how rural medicine and care differs from larger hospitals and care in more urban settings they may be used to.

Read more

May 30, 2018
Thomas inducted into Polk County Schools Hall of Fame

Joel Thomas, president and CEO of the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation was recently inducted into the Polk County Schools Hall of Fame. Among his accomplishments, Thomas helped facilitate the Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Winter Haven Hospital. 

May 30, 2018
Arthritis Care & Research
Effort seeks to increase rheumatology NPs and PAs

Due to an aging population and increasing prevalence of rheumatic disease, there are growing demands on clinicians who specialize in rheumatology. Benjamin Smith, director of didactic education at the FSU College of Medicine School of Physician Assistant Practice, was the lead author of a formal curriculum for nurse practitioners and physician assistants for the American College of Rheumatology.

Read more

May 29, 2018
Med students get hands-on experience at VIM

 The FSU College of Medicine has partnered with Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) to help med students get necessary hands-on experience. Two students, Karolain Garcia and Marvin Dieujuste, went to VIM to a chronic care course. Students are assigned a new patient each week.

May 24, 2018
EMS program teaches SSTRIDE students how to help in emergencies

 Students in the FSU College of Medicine's Okaloosa County SSTRIDE (Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity and Excellence) program got to experience a taste of life as an emergency medical professional. EMS professionals taught students techniques to help during emergencies and discussed opportunities in their career field.

May 23, 2018
Fort Pierce Regional Campus celebrates 10th graduating class

 The Florida State University College of Medicine Fort Pierce Regional Campus recently honored its tenth graduating class.

May 23, 2018
The Clinical Advisor
Geriatric workforce shortage creates opportunities for PAs

Two faculty members from the FSU College of Medicine School of Physician Assistant Practice - Benjamin Smith and James Cawley - along with the school's Founding Director James Zedaker compared and complied information from a national survey to understand how many physician assistants work in geriatrics and identified a geriatric workforce shortage that can create opportunities for PAs.

May 21, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Early depression diagnosis important for CAD patients

Aimee Pragle, assistant professor in the School of Physician Assistant Practice, co-authored an article recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Her research suggests that individuals with both coronary artery disease and depression have significanly poorer health outcomes, suggesting that early depression diagnosis is very serious for patients with coronary artery disease.

May 21, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Overcoming the opioid epidemic

An opinion piece in the Tallahassee Democrat discusses the urgency of the opioid epidemic in Florida. Three FSU colleges - Social Work, Medicine, and Nursing have partnered with Allied Against Opioid Abuse and presented a prevention panel on May 18, bringing together many perspectives on the issue.

May 20, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
College of Medicine graduates 14th class

The FSU College of Medicine graduated its 14th class on Saturday, which included 108 new physicians. 

May 20, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Latimer completes AAMC technology institute

Jeff Latimer, associate director of information technology at the FSU College of Medicine completed the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) Group on Information Resources Leadership Institute. The four-day institute is designed to help participants fulfill their responsibilities as information and education technology leaders.

May 18, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
FSU breaks ground on medical clinic

 The FSU College of Medicine held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for its new primary health clinic located in southwest Tallahassee. The clinic, called FSU PrimaryHealth, will include 15 patient exam rooms, two rooms for behavioral-health services, two health-procedure rooms and a community room.

May 18, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
College of Medicine Class of 2018 to graduate on Saturday

The Florida State University College of Medicine will graduate its 14 class of medical students on Saturday. Michael Sweeney, associate professor of clinical sciences will deliver the commencement address.

May 15, 2018
Medical Xpress
Depression diagnoses have serious implications for CAD patients

 Aimee Pragle, assistant professor in the School of Physician Assistant Practice co-authored an article about depression and its serious implications for coronary artery disease patients. The article was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

May 14, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Med students host Teddy Bear Clinic

 In April, more than 400 kids in pre-K through second grade brought their teddy bears to a Teddy Bear Clinic hosted by first-year FSU College of Medicine M.D. students. The clinic took place at Killearn Lakes Elementary School. Future physicians conducted exams, tests and procedures on the kids' teddy bears to familiarize kids with medical equipment and procedures and make them more comfortable around doctors.

May 14, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Coalition brings awareness to maternal mental health

 FSU College of Medicine professor Heather Flynn helped start both the Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative and Leon County's Maternal Mental Health Coalition/Advisory Board in 2015. Both initiatives are helping bring awareness and attention to maternal mental health including postpartum depression and other postpartum needs.

May 11, 2018
Business Observer
Gitu named family medicine residency director

 After a national search, Alfred Gitu has been named the new director of the FSU College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health. Gitu has been a faculty member since the program launched in 2012 and served as associate program director for the past year.

May 09, 2018
The Atlantic
A hidden promise in cell communication

Scientists have known for decades that cells can secrete chemicals into their surrounding, releasing free-floating messages for all to read. More recently, scientists also discovered that cells could package their molecular information into what are known as extracellular vesicles. FSU College of Medicine professor David Meckes discusses these vesicles and how there are powerful similarities between vesicles and viruses.

May 09, 2018
Philadelphia Inquirer
Driving while aging: Giving up the keys?

College of Medicine professor Alice Pomidor was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article discussing when senior drivers should think about giving up their keys. Often times, drivers outlive their ability to drive by six or seven years, she says.

May 07, 2018
Business Insider
Lone Star tick can spread red meat allergy

 With their bites, the Lone Star tick can spread a distrubing and potentially deadly allergy to red meat and other mammal products. With most food allergies, it takes only 15-20 minutes after exposure for reactions to occur. But with this reaction, it can take hours according to FSU College of Medicine clerkship faculty member Ronald Saff.

May 03, 2018
Quanta Magazine
Cells talk in a language that looks like viruses

Scientists have known for decades that cells can secrete chemicals into their surrondings. More recently, scientists discovered that cells could package their molecular information in what are known as extracellular vesicles that can be delivered to a recipient. FSU College of Medicine Assistant Professor David Meckes comments on this discovery.

May 03, 2018
SRQ Magazine
Nair elected President of Sarasota County Medical Society

 Deepak Nair, clinical associate professor at the FSU College of Medicine, has been elected president of the Sarasota County Medical Society.

Apr 24, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat
Regular stretching can improve muscles in elderly

Light stretching can make a big difference for elderly people with low mobility, according to a new study from a Florida State University-led team of international researchers including lead researcher and College of Medicine professor Judy Muller-Delp.

Apr 23, 2018
UWF News
UWF hosts grand opening of University Park Center

On Friday, April 20, the University of West Florida celebrated the grand opening of University Park Center, a multi-use facility that will now house the College of Medicine's Pensacola Regional Campus in addition to UWF's athletics program and College of Health.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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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
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
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.


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
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
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.