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Pensacola News Journal

FSU College of Medicine alumna Ashley Chandler is at the helm of the most advanced form of breast reconstruction surgery available today for breast cancer survivors. The technique, which involves a free flap surgery, or removing tissue from one part of the body by disconnecting the vessels and reconnecting them in another, has just emerged in the Pensacola area.

Naples Daily News

On Match Day on March 15, 2019, two Southwest Florida hospital systems with residency programs learned the names of their incoming residents for the start of their three-year training programs. The NCH Healthcare System is welcoming 12 new residents, and eight residents will start with the Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health.

Tallahassee Democrat

At Match Day on March 15, 2019, members of the FSU College of Medicine's Class of 2019 found out which residency programs they'll begin their training at this summer.

FSU News

On March 15, graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine's Class of 2019 received notification of where they will enter residency training.


Cathy Levenson, professor of biochemical sciences and neuroscience at the FSU College of Medicine, is using high-field magnets in the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory on the FSU campus to find out what happens when a kid with ADHD sustains a concussion. The Director for the Center of Brain Repair at the College of Medicine, Pradeep Bhide, and his team had previously developed their own ADHD mouse model to study the psychiatric effects of nicotine. The model has also proved effective for Levenson's study. This story was written for Fields, a magazine produced by the Mag Lab.

Tallahassee Democrat

The annual Dance Marathon took place over the weekend and raised a record total with half of the proceeds benefiting the College of Medicine's pediatric outreach programs.

News Medical

In a new study from Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences Robert Tomko, a critical missing step in the production of proteasomes - tiny structures in a cell that dispose of protein waste - was discovered. It was found that carefully targeted manipulation of this step could prove an effective recourse for the treatment of cancer.

Technology Networks

In a new study from Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Robert Tomko, researchers discovered a critical missing step in the production of proteasomes and found that carefully targeted manipulation of this step could prove an effective recourse for the treatment of cancer.


Buried within the dazzlingly intricate machinery of the human cell could lie a key to treating a range of deadly cancers, according to a team of scientists at Florida State University.

Thrive Global

FSU College of Medicine alumna Francoise Marvel (M.D., '12) helped create the first cardiology app for Apple's Care Kit, then developed the first collaborative app for the Apple Watch. Now she's work on Corrie Health, an app to help heart attack survivors with their recovery. Marvel received a $25,000 grant for her app as part of the American Heart Association's Urban Health Accelerator. AHA CEO Nancy Brown wrote the article about Marvel's success and inspiration from her father.

The Conversation

Alice Pomidor, professor of geriatrics at the College of Medicine, discusses the aging baby boom generation in the U.S. and potential problems the population faces as more drivers ages 65 and over are on the roads. The article was initially written for The Conversation, and has since been published in national publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, Philly Voice and Houston Chronicle, among others.

Huffington Post

The vast majority of farmworkers in the U.S. - 78 percent according to reported estimates - are migrants. Those migrants are completing the bulk of the grueling, thankless tasks on farms across the country to help keep grocery store produce shelves across the nation stocked. Clinical Associate Professor Javier Rosado works at the College of Medicine's Immokalee Health Education Site as well as a federally qualified migrant health center in Immokalee. He elaborates on the mental health crisis many of the migrant farmworkers in the area face.

Tallahassee Democrat

An an op-ed piece for the Tallahassee Democrat, local parent Betsy Couch wrote, "Community challenges bleed into our educational system - and our kids' futures. We have a responsibility to address these issues, to reverse the spread of violence and its influence in schools while empowering communities. This is the driving force behind the Community Partnership School model we've implemented at Sabal Palm Elementary School..." The partnership includes Children's Home Society of Florida, Florida A&M University, Leon County Schools and FSU PrimaryHealth, the College of Medicine's new primary care medical practice.

BBC World News

College of Medicine Professor Antonio Terracciano previously published a series of highly-cited papers about national stereotypes. Terracciano was quoted in a BBC World News article discussing a stereotype in Latin America that Uruguayans are nice people.


A recent study by Associate Professor Angelina Sutin has determined that loneliness has a connection to an increased risk of dementia in older adults over the age of 50. Also, the study revealed that all walks of life were affected by loneliness, and the amount of social activity had no bearing on it. Other risk factors had no effect on the amount of loneliness as well, including gender, race, and education.

The Famuan

The Tallahassee-Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is determined to improve the quality of life in the community. Members of the commission's Committee on Health and Development said they intend to focus on maternal mental health and sexually transmitted diseases in 2019. Joedrecka Brown Speights, professor and chair of the College of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine & Rural Health, believes the most important issues that face women and girls in Tallahassee are poverty, discrimination, equal pay and health care disparities.

The Famuan

The Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Tobacco Program at the Florida State University College of Medicine is pushing to strengthen the healthcare system to deliver effective tobacco-use treatments.

Tallahassee Democrat

In his "Your Turn" article in the Tallahassee Democrat, Jonathan Appelbaum, professor and chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences, wrote about how altering Medicare Part D could harm Floridians living with HIV.

The Star

College of Medicine alumna Rachel Bixler (M.D., ’11) won two 2018 Best of the Forgotten Coast Awards as voted on by the readers of The Star newspaper in Port St. Joe. Bixler was voted Best General Practice Doctor and Best Family Medicine Physician Office by residents of Mexico Beach, Gulf and Franklin Counties.

FSU News

Thesla Berne-Anderson, director of College and Pre-College Outreach at the FSU College of Medicine, was named the 2019 staff awardee of Florida State University's 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award. She was nominated for her efforts to increase diversity at the college through the development of the Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity Excellence outreach program.

FSU News

Yi Ren, a professor of biomedical sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine, examined why so much spinal cord damage can occur long after an accident. The findings were published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

Science Daily

An FSU College of Medicine study led by Professor of Biomedical Sciences Yi Ren examines why so much damage occurs long after a spinal cord injury.

Neuroscience News

A study from FSU College of Medicine Professor Yi Ren reveals the immune system response may contribution to additional injury following damage to the spinal cord.

Tallahassee Democrat

Dr. David Satcher, appointed the 16th Surgeon General of the United States by President Bill Clinton, will speak on the importance of student activism noon today (January, 17) at Florida State University’s College of Medicine.

Big Think

A new study from College of Medicine researchers including Angelina Sutin and Antonio Terracciano explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.

Panama City News Herald

A committee of the Florida Board of Medicine gave preliminary approval last month to eliminate the questions about past treatment of mental health and substance abuse that are asked before doctors are licensed in Florida. “If that stigma is something that is going to follow them throughout their career, then the larger question is, are they going to actually seek help when they are going to need help?” said John P. Fogarty, dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine.

Medical News

FSU researchers, including Angelina Sutin and Antonio Terracciano, conducted studies showing there is a major link between personality traits and attitude toward others' bodies.

Science Daily

Angelina Sutin and Antonio Terracciano found that personality traits have significant bearing on a person's attitudes toward obesity.

FSU News

Angelina Sutin, associate professor in FSU's College of Medicine, led a study that suggests a specific alchemy of an individual's personality - their distinct blend of conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness, neuroticism and extroversion - is directly related to their beliefs about others' bodies and the way those beliefs are expressed in social interactions.

Style Magazine

Nicole Bentze, the College of Medicine's new dean of the Sarasota Regional Campus, sat down with Style Magazine's Ruth Lando.

Miami Herald

Florida health officials took four months to notify residents in Ocala about potentially elevated levels of chemicals in their drinking water, emails show.