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Current Research

Dr. Jonathan Appelbaum, Laurie L. Dozier Jr., M.D., Education Director and Professor, Internal Medicine, is participating with Diana Williams and Pamela Keel in research on binge-eating -- Biobehavioral Prediction Of Illness Trajectory In BulimicSyndromes. Submitted to National Institute of Mental Health -- funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.


The centerpiece for departmental research includes the FSU Autism Institute, headed by Dr. Amy Wetherby, distinguished research professor, and includes a research network to study various aspects of Autism Related Disorders and Developmental Disabilities. This research network spans to community field research and provides screening and behavioral intervention to children throughout Florida who have Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Gerry Maitland, a neurologist in the Clinical Sciences Department, is co-founder of the Neuroscience Center and of the Memory Disorders Clinic at the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. He is intensely involved in the participation of our medical students in a variety of clinical research projects and also has research interests in movement disorders, including Parkinson's Disease.


Simone MJ, Appelbaum JS. Addressing the Needs of Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Adults. Clinical Geriatrics 2011;19(2):38-45.

Bradley EL III.  Controlled Regional Arterial Infusion:  Has the promise been confirmed?  Pancreas, 2011, in press.

Steinberg WM, Barkin JS, Bradley EL III, DiMagno E, Layer P (editors) Can neoplastic cystic masses in the head of the pancreas be safely and adequately removed without a Whipple resection?  Pancreas 2010;38:721-727.

Bradley EL III, Dexter ND. Management of Severe Acute Pancreatitis:  A Surgical Odyssey. Ann Surg  2010;251:6-17.

Jackson, C. Danforth, D. & Walker, D. Outcomes of Integrating Hybrid Simulation into an OSCE. Simulation in Healthcare.

A Daniel Martin, Barbara K Smith, Paul D Davenport, Eloise Harman, Ricardo J Gonzalez-Rothi, Maher Baz,A Joseph Layon, Michael J Banner, Lawrence J Caruso, Harsha Deoghare, Tseng-Tien Huang, Andrea Gabrielli . Inspiratory muscle strength training improves weaning outcome in failure to wean patients: a randomized trial. Critical Care 2011, 15:R84 (2-14)LaPointe LL, Stierwalt J, Maitland CG., “Cognitive loading and injurious falls in parkinson’s disease”. International journal speech-language pathology.

Maitland CG. Parkinson’s Disease and Non Motor  Dysfunction, 2nd E. Springer Co., New York, New York entitled “Vestibular dysfunction in Parkinsonism”.

Wetherby, A., Guthrie, W., Lord, C., Woods, J., Petkova, E., Huang, L., Pierce, K., Shumway, S., Thurm, A., & Ozonoff, S. The Early Screening for Autism and Communication Disorders (ESAC): Preliminary field-testing of an autism-specific screening tool for children 12 to 36 months of age.