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02/26/2020
WFSU

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.

02/25/2020
FSU News

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.

02/25/2020
FSU News

For the second year in a row, PremierMED Family & Sports Medicine in Ocoee was named to the Seminole 100 list, announced Feb. 25. The practice is co-owned by 2007 FSU College of Medicine M.D. alumni Adam Langley and Gary Visser. The annual list recognizes 100 of the fastest-growing businesses owned or led by FSU alumni. The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in Florida State University’s College of Business, compiles the list.

02/25/2020
Mayo Clinic

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.

02/17/2020
Drug Target Review

A group of researchers, led by College of Medicine Professor Zucai Suo, have revealed the mode of action of two HIV drugs and identified how resistance can develop, which they say could lead to improved drug design in the future. 

02/05/2020
Polk County News Chief

The Florida State University College of Medicine’s newest family medicine residency program in Winter Haven is already seeing patients. Doctors on the program’s faculty have been treating patients in Winter Haven since summer, with 750 patient visits the last quarter of 2019. “We’re well above our projection,” said Nathan Falk, who directs the program based at Winter Haven Hospital. Arrival of the first six residents — medical doctors getting post-graduate training — will start increasing the program’s impact.

01/31/2020
WTXL

With the Coronavirus spreading to the U.S., Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare says it is prepared 'just in case' it reaches our community. Ingrid Jones-Ince, director of the clinic and FSU College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at TMH commented on the precautions.

01/31/2020
Home Health Care News

Dementia cafés are relatively new concept gaining popularity in areas such as Japan. In 2012, there were fewer than 50 in Japan. By 2017, there were 4,267 according to a study from the Department of Geriatrics and Cognitive Disorders at the Fujita Health University School of Medicine. The cafés are venus where people with dementia, their families, community members and others can meet, interact and discuss experiences. Research from FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor Angelina Sutin found that loneliness can increase the risk of dementia by 40%. The article discusses how dementia cafés can combat the loneliness of staying home.

01/27/2020
Tallahassee Democrat

Gary Ostrander, vice president for research at FSU since May 2012, announced in an internal email to faculty and staff that he will be stepping down at the end of the year and return to the faculty in the College of Medicine.

01/27/2020
Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee Community College President Jim Murdaugh has agreed to designate three acres of land on the southwest edge of the TCC campus as the home site for a new Dale Mabry Air Field Museum. TCC's Appleyard Drive campus is situated on the former army airfield. As chair, Chuck Wells and Tallahassee's Dale Mabry Army Air Field Museum Inc.'s board oversaw efforts to establish the museum and plans to establish a complex on the property by 2024. Wells is also the program director for science and research development in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine.

01/21/2020
Tallahassee Democrat

The Alzheimer’s Project and the Florida State University College of Medicine are conducting the 35th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference on Saturday, Feb. 8. The event will be held at the FSU College of Medicine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

01/20/2020
WTXL

A new discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers is expected to help in the fight against the HIV virus and hepatitis B. The research has established for the first time the mechanism responsible for how two widely-used antiviral drugs inhibit viruses.

01/04/2020
WCTV

Senior Associate Dean Daniel Van Durme spoke to WCTV about the severity of this year's flu season. With the peak of the flu season fast approaching, Durme discussed the importance and effectiveness of the flu shot.

12/30/2019
NBC2

Lee Health System has partnered with the College of Medicine to expand behavioral health integration to some of its clinical sites to better help patients struggling with anxiety and depression.

12/29/2019
WCTV

Garret Morton, a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, was involved in a hit-and-run accident that left him with serious injuries. His wife, Emily Morton, launched a GoFundMe page to help pay for his medical expenses.

12/23/2019
FSU News

Each semester for the past two years, a handful of art students have visited the College of Medicine's anatomy lab to create murals and artwork along its walls and learn from the anatomy-lab team and the cadavers that come to the medical school through the Willed Body Program. "It's a unique opportunity that not everyone has the chance to be part of - learning what's beneath the skin that we draw," said art student Isabella Gonzalez-Lopez. "In the classroom, all that you can draw or paint is what you can see. Here you learn about what actually makes that shape."

12/23/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

Each semester for the past two years, a handful of art students have visited the College of Medicine's anatomy lab to create murals and artwork along its walls and learn from the anatomy-lab team and the cadavers that come to the medical school through the Willed Body Program. "It's a unique opportunity that not everyone has the chance to be part of - learning what's beneath the skin that we draw," said art student Isabella Gonzalez-Lopez. "In the classroom, all that you can draw or paint is what you can see. Here you learn about what actually makes that shape."

12/22/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

Christie Alexander, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, was elected the 73rd president of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. The installation was held Saturday, Dec. 7.

12/19/2019
Venice Florida Weekly

The College of Medicine and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System are partnering to offer the Sarasota area's first hospice and palliative medicine fellowship. It is one of 13 approved sites in Florida where board-certified physicians can acquire advanced training to address issues that accompany serious illness or end-of-life care.

12/17/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

After earning his M.D. in 2004 and navigating a rocky road for nearly 15 years, Tamer Tadros graduated with the inaugural class of students in the College of Medicine's School of Physician Assistant Practice on Dec. 14.

12/16/2019
FSU News

Florida State University had quite a year in 2019, bolstered by academic and research excellence and student success. Among the list of notable achievements in 2019 is the opening of FSU PrimaryHealth in May.

12/13/2019
FSU News

Fifteen years after earning his M.D., Tamer Tadros was one of 37 members of the School of Physician Assistant Practice's first graduating class.

12/12/2019
WTXL

A local law that would allow Leon County to start a needle exchange program to help prevent hepatitis and HIV infections among drug users was adopted at the Leon County Commission meeting. In a WTXL article, second-year med student Daniel Schaefer explained the purpose of the programs.

12/12/2019
FSU News

FSU’s growing Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program is helping students find their niche in health care. The program will graduate 25 more future health professionals on Friday.

12/12/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

A local law that would allow Leon County to start a needle exchange program to help prevent hepatitis and HIV infections among drug users was adopted at the Leon County Commission meeting. Leslie Beitsch, chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, commented on the lack of evidence supporting the belief that syringe exchange programs lead to a cycle of addiction.

12/10/2019
Gainesville Sun

A Gainesville Sun article discusses a state licensing board's struggle with how best to address mental-health and substance abuse among medical students and physicians in Florida. Joan Meek, dean of the College of Medicine's Orlando Regional Campus, commented on fears, stress and anxiety medical students may have when in need of mental health treatment. "We are really all about prevention with these medical students and with the residents. We want them to seek services. We want them to get help," she said.

12/06/2019
FSU News

Michael Blaber, a professor of Biomedical Sciences at the FSU College of Medicine, has been named to the National Academy of Inventors, which highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating work that has made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and welfare of society.

12/05/2019
FSU News

FSU President John Thrasher presented his annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 4. He noted that faculty research is making a difference around the globe and close to home. As an example, Thrasher cited the opening of the College of Medicine’s FSU Primary Health center near Sabal Palm Elementary School where faculty and students are providing needed care and services to an underserved community.

12/04/2019
FSU News

Nearly 2,700 students will graduate FSU this fall. Among them are the 37 members of the inaugural class in the College of Medicine's School of Physician Assistant Practice. They will graduate at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Opperman Music Hall.

11/29/2019
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The FSU College of Medicine and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System are partnering to offer the area's first Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship.

11/27/2019
FSU News

Numerous College of Medicine faculty were mentioned in Florida State University's November 2019 edition of the Faculty and Staff Briefs for their honors, awards, publications and more.

11/26/2019
Sarasota Magazine

The FSU College of Medicine and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System are partnering to offer the area's first hospice and palliative medicine fellowship. It is one of the 13 approved sites in Florida where board-certified physicians can acquire advanced training to address the many medical and psychological issues that accompany serious illness or end-of-life care.

11/26/2019
The Ledger

The FSU College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at BayCare Health System (Winter Haven) received accreditation from the ACGME.

11/22/2019
Jackson County Floridian

In an article that ran in the Jackson County Floridian, Tomeka Norton-Brown, project coordinator for ACTS 2 wrote, "Caregivers are some of the strongest people I know. They’re dedicated, reliable and selfless. In my line of work, we also know that selflessness – though admirable – can be harmful to your health." Her article was written in recognition of National Family Caregivers Month.

11/21/2019
FSU News

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. 

Jones explained her research on how the artificial sweetener aspartame could cause anxious behavior that fathers may pass down to their offspring. She studies how exposure to aspartame affects whether certain genes are turned on or off, and how those changes are passed to descendants, a concept known as transgenerational transmission.

“I hope this research gets us thinking about that concept,” she said. “It has global implications for today and for generations to come.”

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11/21/2019
Naples Daily News

In a Naples Daily News article about the language barrier in Southwest Florida's growing Mayan community and its impact on a sexual assault case, Javier Rosado, director of clinical research at the FSU College of Medicine's Center for Child Stress & Health in Immokalee, comments on the often crowded migrant housing in the area that can put children at risk for sexual abuse. Through partnerships with the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida and the Immokalee Pediatric and Women's Health clinics, Immokalee children are screened for sexual abuse and other adversity.

11/20/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

In an article for the Tallahassee Democrat, Tomeka Norton-Brown, project coordinator for ACTS 2 wrote, "Caregivers are some of the strongest people I know. They’re dedicated, reliable and selfless. In my line of work, we also know that selflessness – though admirable – can be harmful to your health." Her article was written in recognition of National Family Caregivers Month.

11/20/2019
PRWeb

The Department of Geriatrics at the FSU College of Medicine and the USF School of Aging Studies launched a campaign focused on education surrounding pain awareness, pain management, and safe use, storage and disposal of pain medicines.

11/20/2019
FSU News

Research from Mohamed Kabbaj, a professor of Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience at the College of Medicine, showed that ketamine can decrease alcohol consumption in male rats that previously had consumed high amounts of alcohol when given unrestricted access several times a week.

11/20/2019
Daily Mail

A team of researchers in the lab of Mohamed Kabbaj at the FSU College of Medicine studied ketamine's effect on alcohol consumption in mice.

11/19/2019
News Medical

A team of researchers in the lab of Mohamed Kabbaj at the FSU College of Medicine studied ketamine's effect on alcohol consumption in mice.

11/14/2019
Healio

AAA projects that approximately 20% of all drivers will be 65 years of age or older by 2030. During a presentation at the American College of Physicians annual meeting, FSU College of Medicine Professor Alice Pomidor discussed the difficulty in knowing when a patient should hand over his or her car keys. Pomidor went on to discuss how physicians should address the topic.

11/13/2019
Florida Weekly

More than 35 percent of U.S. adults ages 45 and older are lonely based on the UCLA loneliness scale and reported by AARP in 2018. Florida Weekly takes a look at how society got so lonely, the impact of technology, categories of loneliness people typically fall into, loneliness issues unique to Florida, what's being done to address it and more. On page four of the longform feature, FSU College of Medicine Professor Angelina Sutin commented on her 2018 study linking loneliness and dementia.

11/08/2019
Apopka Voice

Community Health Centers, Inc. has announced that Debra Andree will become the health system’s next President/CEO. Andree, who has served as the organization’s chief medical officer since 2015, will succeed Margaret Brennan, upon her retirement in January 2020. Andree is also the Pediatric Education Director at the FSU College of Medicine's Orlando Regional Campus.

11/01/2019
Irish Times

An article in the Irish Times discusses scientists' findings that people who feel younger than their chronological age are typically healthier and more psychologically resilient than those who feel older. College of Medicine Professor Antonio Terracciano comments on the powerful question, "How old do you feel?"

10/29/2019
Florida Sentinel Bulletin

As a child, FSU College of Medicine alumna Alrick Drummond (M.D. '14) struggled with asthma. Visits to her doctor Elizabeth Yakubu inspired Drummond to impact lives in the same way Dr. Yakubu did for her. Today, she's realizing that goal and is a pediatrician at Children's Health Center.

10/28/2019
TCPalm

The Class of 2021 from the College of Medicine's Fort Pierce Regional Campus visited the A.E. Backus Museum as part of a special Dean's Rounds program exploring the connections between the arts, health care and wellness.

10/28/2019
Business Insider

The FSU College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency at Baycare Health System (Winter Haven) has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

10/23/2019
What to Expect

In a recent interview, actress and mother of two Keira Knightley opened up about her struggles with a breastfeeding scheduling and pumping routine. Joan Meek, professor and dean of the College of Medicine's Orlando Regional Campus, commented in a What to Expect article about how moms can best develop a routine.

10/23/2019
Florida Today

College of Medicine alumna Rachel Cartechine (M.D. '11) was featured in FLORIDA TODAY's Know Your Health Pro series and discussed her passion for the OB-GYN field.