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Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most common form of focal epilepsy. Due to recent research from Florida State University, we might have a better understanding of the potential link between a specific protein and increased vulnerability to neurodegeneration among patients with this disorder. ReachMD host Dr. Andrew Wilner is joined by College of Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences professor Sanjay Kumar to discuss this new discovery. 


Dean John P. Fogarty, M.D., and M.D. Class of 2023 student Gabrielle Yap Sam share their thoughts and memories of the White Coat Ceremony, which was held, August 5 at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.



What are some factors leading to disparities in care for our LGBTQ patients, and how do we keep them safe amid the pandemic? Dr. Jennifer Shu is joined by Dr. Ramiz Kseri, an Internist and Pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences at Florida State University College of Medicine, to discuss how the LGBTQ community is affected by COVID-19 and other health risks.

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Associate Professor Christie Alexander was a guest on the Florida Medical Association's "Medicine, Curated" podcast. Alexander, an FMA Board member, discussed educating the next generation of family medicine physicians and the community.


Zucai Suo, eminent professor & Dorian and John Blackmon Chair in Biomedical Science at the FSU College of Medicine, was featured on a podcast discussing the UK's Pfizer-Astrazeneca vaccination plan and uncertainties among the general public.


When the pandemic hit, mental health professionals predicted lockdowns and social distancing would result in a wave of loneliness. But researchers who study loneliness, including the College of Medicine's Angelina Sutin, say that hasn't happened.


The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Health Report, hosted by Dr. Norman Swan, features significant medical research and developments, and the Department of Geriatrics' Dr. Damaris Aschwanden was recently featured! She discussed her and her colleagues' work published in the European Journal of Personality, Psychological and Behavioural Responses to Coronavirus Disease 2019: The Role of Personality. In the broadcast, Dr. Aschwanden describes their findings, explaining that personality can play a role in a person's response to prevention of COVID-19. Listen to the broadcast on Health Report's website.


A study from the Florida State University College of Medicine found that social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic has not led to an overall increase in loneliness among Americans.


Rather than feeling lonely, many people are reporting that they feel more supported by others during the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing orders, according to a recent nationwide study. WTIP spoke with one of the lead authors, Assistant Professor Martina Luchetti, about the research.


FSU President John Thrasher and Mayo Clinic representatives signed an agreement on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Jacksonville to attract and retain top talent in the biomedical field. The collaborative education efforts will focus on medical innovation and promote a market-driven approach to create a highly trained workforce focused on taking medical technology from the research space to clinical practice.


Sen. Travis Hutson (R-Palm Coast) wants to create state rules for clinics that offer stem-cell products and treatments. His proposal would require such clinics to be licensed by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA). FSU College of Medicine Professor Cathy Levenson commented on the importance of regulation.


Amid the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, Christie Alexander, associate professor at the College of Medicine, says Americans should be more worried about the flu.


A discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researcher Zucai Suo and his team is expected to open the door for new and more potent treatment options for people infected with the HIV virus and for others chronically ill with hepatitis B.


Florida State University’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition is an opportunity for doctoral students to practice explaining their work to a non-specialized audience, whether that’s a group of business executives, legislators who want to know more or a student’s curious grandparents at Thanksgiving dinner. Judges selected Alyssa Henderson, a doctoral student in the Department of Physics, and Sara Jones, a doctoral student in the College of Medicine's Department of Biomedical Sciences, as this year’s first-place winners. They each earned a $1,000 prize and advance to a regional competition. 


Dance Marathon at Florida State University presented the College of Medicine a check for more than $1 million to benefit children throughout Gadsden and Leon counties.


In Florida, an estimated 17 people die every day from opioid abuse. To combat the issue, Attorney General Ashely Moody and Governor Ron DeSantis have created a new statewide task force. Heather Flynn, professor and vice-chair at the FSU College of Medicine was appointed to the taskforce. She hopes to focus on helping pregnant women who are addicted to opioids--something she says can cause life-long complications for the child. 


The College of Medicine’s ‘What if?’ questions could help Florida communities tackle cancer disparities. Backed by a $800,000 research grant, Florida State University researchers led by George Rust will use big-data analytics to bridge the gaps in cancer diagnosis and treatment.


High plasma aldosterone is an independent risk factor for cardiac mortality, but what is known about the underlying mechanisms linking high levels of aldosterone to cardiac ischemic events? Listen as Donal O’Leary (Wayne State University) interviews lead author Shawn Bender (University of Missouri & Truman VA) and expert Judy Muller-Delp (Florida State University) about the work led by motivated undergraduate Maloree Khan, which tested the hypothesis that increased plasma aldosterone impairs adenosine-mediated coronary vasodilation. 


In the third part of Moving Medicine podcast’s three-part series on physician well-being, John P. Fogarty, M.D., dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine, shares the outpouring of grief following a medical student’s suicide and outlines the FSU Wellness Committee's efforts to create a culture that promotes wellness for students. Listen and subscribe at iTunes or Google Play


FSU College of Medicine researcher Angelina Sutin will seek answers as principal investigator on a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. For the next five years, she’ll be studying midlife cognitive aging in Latinos, looking for predictors and mechanisms of decline. To address this question, she’ll partner with researchers at the University of California, Davis, who have already collected years’ worth of data on Latino families that they can analyze for clues.


Members of the Florida State University College of Medicine's Class of 2022 received their white coats in early August at the white coat ceremony following the completion of their first semester of medical school. The white coat symbolizes the importance of compassionate care for patients and the scientific proficiency expected of physicians


Members of the Florida State University College of Medicine's Class of 2022 received their white coats in early August at the white coat ceremony following the completion of their first semester of medical school. The white coat symbolizes the importance of compassionate care for patients and the scientific proficiency expected of physicians


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.


Christopher Mulrooney, chief operating officer of the Florida Medical Practice Plan at the College of Medicine, discusses a new concept in senior housing that’s now under construction.


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. College of Medicine Professor Judy Muller-Delp was the study's lead researcher.


Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2018 received notification of where they will enter residency training this summer.


Florida State University’s research reputation is set to receive a boost with the arrival of a highly regarded behavioral researcher whose focus includes improving the health of minority adolescents. Sylvie Naar, described as a “force of nature” by her department head in the College of Medicine, has been hired to direct FSU’s new Center for Translational Behavioral Research.


FSU Headlines interviewed College of Medicine professor Judy Delp about her recent GAP Award to help develop a splinting therapy for patients with peripheral artery disease.


Citrus County is in discussion to become a new site for a Florida State University College of Medicine rural medical education program. FSU currently has rural education sites in Marianna, Immokalee and Thomasville, Georgia. The mission for these sites is to train students to practice in underserved rural communities facing physician shortages.

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FSU College of Medicine Medicine Associate Dean for Clinical & Community Affairs Daniel Van Durme is interviewed about the med school's mission to serve communities of the greatest need including rural, minority, elderly populations.

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The Class of 2021 dons its white coats for the first time during the white coat ceremony. The white coat is a symbol of the medical profession all aspiring physicians cherish, and this class of first year medical students enjoy this moment with family, friends, and their classmates at Florida State University.

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Dr. Wilhelmine Wiese-Rometsch, director of the FSU College of Medicine's internal medicine residency program at a new clinic in Sarasota, joins Gulf Coast Live to explain how the program broadened its offerings to meet the needs of the community, and the medical concerns she sees being met by the more than a dozen doctors who staff the clinic.

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First year medical students from Florida State took a trip to Blountstown and Bristol, introducing them to rural medicine.

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Class of 2017 graduate Dr. Myron Rolle talks about his journey from playing football at Florida State University and joining the NFL to going to medical school and starting his residency in neurosurgery.

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Fourth-year medical student Myron Rolle matched in the Harvard Medical School neurosurgery program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Rolle was also a former NFL player, FSU football All-American, Rhodes Scholar. 

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Fourth-year FSU medical student and former football player Myron Rolle discusses his new career in neurosurgery.

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117 graduating FSU medical school students, along with their friends and family, gathered to learn where they would spend the next three to seven years in their residency training.

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Florida State University College of Medicine Professor Michael Blaber has spent years perfecting an artificial human protein for stimulating cell growth while also learning about the equally complex world of venture capitalists.

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Marshall Kapp, director of the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, was interviewed for this story regarding end-of-life care.

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Join the FSU College of Medicine on World Diabetes Day to see how students, faculty, and researchers across FSUs campus are working with those with diabetes as well as advocating and educating the community on the disease. For more information on the event visit

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FSU’s College of Medicine received a $715,000 check from Dance Marathon at FSU from the proceeds of the 2016 fundraising campaign. The money will be invested in local school-based primary-care health clinics through the colleges pediatric outreach program, as well as pediatric services at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare and community centers in Leon County.

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Les Beitsch, chair of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, was interviewed on the effects of the Affordable Care Act in Florida.

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Florida State University researchers now have the state’s most advanced MRI machine at their disposal as they seek to unravel the mysteries of the brain and prevent the disorders that can impede its most basic functions.

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As of the beginning of the fall 2016 semester, FSU's College of Medicine is offering a new degree program to help those students interested in health careers and medical school. The Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences B.S. Degree Program is the first of it’s kind in the nation, involving seven different colleges on FSU’s campus in making the nee degree track possible.

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Ground has been broken on the University of West Florida’s latest construction project that will house the FSU College of Medicine’s Pensacola Regional Campus.


Florida State University’s College of Medicine honors the class of 2020 after completing their first semester. The first year medical students were presented with the symbolic white coat worn by those in the medical profession, and it is a special event for students, families, and faculty alike.

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Florida State University granted an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Grace Dansby, Tallahassee businesswoman and philanthropist, on Tuesday, Aug. 9. She is one of the founders of Southern Bank and Super-Lube.

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Fifteen years after enrolling its first class, the FSU College of Medicine has emerged as one of the most diverse medical schools in the country, according to current Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) enrollment data.

The FSU College of Medicine is the only AAMC-member institution ranked in the top six for enrollment of both black and Hispanic students among 136 U.S. medical schools. Its enrollment percentage for black or African-American students is double the national average.

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Tallahassee Memorial Hospital renamed its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit the Florida State University College of Medicine Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during a special dedication ceremony. With the partnership between FSU College of Medicine and TMH growing each year, along with the funds raised and donated by the Dance Marathon of FSU to support the health needs of children locally, the dedication only strengthens that friendship.

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FSU’s annual Dance Marathon event may only last 40 hours during one weekend of the year; however, the preparation leading up to the event is a yearlong affair. The funds raised will go to providing medical care, treatment and research at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shands and the FSU College of Medicine.

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