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09/18/2019
FSU News

Florida State University students, faculty, staff and administrators gathered for a spirited cultural celebration of the Latinx community Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Among other Florida State highlights, Miguel Hernandez, interim director of the Center for Leadership and Social Change, said, "Come celebrate with me the fact that our College of Medicine has been recognized for its excellence in diversity and has also ranked in the top 10 for its enrollment of Hispanic students, producing doctors for our community."

09/17/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

Myron Rolle, former Florida State football star, College of Medicine alumnus and third-year neurosurgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital — arrived in the Bahamas last Wednesday to provide support of residents impacted by Hurricane Dorian. He is a team member of the MGH Center for Global Health Office of Global Disaster Response.

09/12/2019
USA Today

Myron Rolle, former FSU football star, neurosurgery resident and 2017 College of Medicine graduate, is a team member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health Office of Global Disaster Response. The 10-person team was scheduled to arrive in the Bahamas on Wednesday to support residents affected by Hurricane Dorian.

09/11/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

Sabal Palm Elementary officially became Tallahassee's first community partnership school on Tuesday. The Leon County School District; the Florida A&M College of Education; FSU PrimaryHealth and the Children's Home Society of Florida made a 25-year commitment to school. The partners work together to provide a community school with a wide variety of academic support and enrichment opportunities as well as medical care for the students, the students’ families and the surrounding community.

09/08/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

On Wednesday afternoon, Dance Marathon organizers were on hand to present the College of Medicine with a check for more than $1 million. Earlier this year, more than 1,800 students at FSU participated Dance Marathon and raised a record $2.21 million for UF Health Shands Children's Hospital and the FSU College of Medicine's Pediatric Outreach Programs.

09/04/2019
FSU News

A team of FSU researchers including College of Medicine Professor Antonio Terracciano has received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify new ways to detect and treat age-related cognitive decline and dementia.

08/28/2019
FSU News

Alma Littles, Yolany Hyde, Antonio Terracciano, Tim Megraw and Robert Tomko were included in FSU's August 2019 Faculty and Staff Briefs recognizing honors, awards, bylines, grants, service, and other notable achievements.

08/21/2019
FSU News

The Bridge Program recently received a 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award goes annually to “programs that encourage and inspire a new generation of young people to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math.” The college, along with 49 other recipients, will be featured in the September 2019 issue of the magazine.

08/13/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

Alma Littles, the FSU College of Medicine's chief academic officer, was honored in July with a national award named after the first woman to graduate from medical school in the U.S. The American Medical Women's Association presented the Elizabeth Blackwell Award to Littles, which is given annually to the woman physician who has made the most outstanding contribution to the cause of women in the field of medicine.

08/13/2019
WTXL

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08/08/2019
FSU News

For the past four years, FSU has participated in the Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy (TFLA) to provide local teens with a summer employment experience. Carolyn Blue, a senior administrative specialist at the College of Medicine was selected as one of four recipients of this year's TFLA Outstanding Mentor Award.

08/02/2019
The Business Report of North Central Florida

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute, in partnership with Florida State University, has been awarded $29 million to speed research discoveries that will lead to improved health for people living in the nation’s third-largest state.

UF and FSU will expand their research partnership with the five-year award, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program.

08/01/2019
Florida Trend

The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, in partnership with Florida State University and the College of Medicine, has been awarded $29 million to speed research discoveries that will lead to improved health for people living in the nation's third-largest state.

07/31/2019
FSU News

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute, in partnership with Florida State University, has been awarded $29 million to speed research discoveries that will lead to improved health for people living in the nation’s third-largest state.

07/30/2019
Florida Trend

With a $3.75 million grant from HRSA, the Department of Geriatrics at the College of Medicine will help shape the future of health care in Florida by developing geriatrics training and resources for a wide range of health-care professionals.

07/29/2019
FSU News

With a $3.75 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Department of Geriatrics at the Florida State University College of Medicine will help shape the future of health care in Florida.

07/23/2019
FSU News

Backed by a three-year Bankhead-Coley research grant from the Florida Department of Health totaling more than $800,000, College of Medicine Professor George Rust is working to tackle cancer disparities in Florida.

07/22/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

In a recent article from the Tallahassee Democrat, College of Medicine alumna and family medicine physician Laura Davis (M.D. '13) talks about practicing medicine in the tight-knit town of Blountstown where the "wounds from Hurricane Michael nine months ago are still raw."

07/22/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

Gary Ostrander, vice president for research at Florida State University, wrote an op-ed for the Tallahassee Democrat about how FSU's research endeavors have a profound impact on the Tallahassee community and state. Ostrander specifically mentioned College of Medicine Professor Michael Blaber's work. With funding from the NIH, Blaber has developed an artificial human protein for stimulating cell growth that could provide relief for an incurable eye condition called Fuchs' Dystrophy.

07/19/2019
Naples Daily News

Social services organizations say that as of Thursday, July 17, they have heard of no residents in the migrant community of Immokalee being arrested during publicized operations planned in major cities across the U.S. Javier Rosado, a psychologist and director of clinical research at the FSU College of Medicine's Center for Child Stress and Health in Immokalee, said the stress and fear of arrests and worrying about family separation impacts children's abilities to learn and succeed.

07/19/2019
Business Observer

Lee Health has retained 20 of 24 doctors in Southwest Florida with its family medicine residency program. To attract more doctors to the growing region, the hospital system is collaborating with the FSU College of Medicine to create an internal medicine residency program that hopes to duplicate the same success.

07/18/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

Researchers at FSU received a record $233.6 million in funding for fiscal year 2019.

07/18/2019
FSU News

FSU researchers received a record level of funding from federal, state and private sources in the 2019 fiscal year, bringing in $233.6 million to the university to support investigations into areas such as health sciences, high energy physics and marine biology. This is a $7 million increase over the prior fiscal year.

07/18/2019
Business Insider - Markets Insider

Trefoil Therapeutics, a private biotechnology company, raised $28 million to develop novel engineered fibroblast growth factor-1 proteins as a therapy to treat serious corneal endothelial diseases and epithelial disorders. The technology underlying Trefoil’s platform was developed by co-founder Michael Blaber, Ph.D., and is licensed from Florida State University. 

07/18/2019
Florida Weekly

Lee Health recently celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2019 of the Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program, which includes eight doctors.

07/16/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

The impact of Hurricane Michael on child births in the Florida Panhandle will be studied by two FSU professors including FSU College of Medicine Chair of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine Les Beitsch. The study will be led by a team from Tulane University.

07/12/2019
FSU News

FSU has launched a new online curriculum for a professional certification in trauma and resilience. Joedrecka Brown Speights at the College of Medicine said, “It’s important for human services professionals to keep up with the new research on brain development so they remember there is always hope for healing after trauma.”

07/12/2019
Neurology Today

A pipeline scholarship program from the American Academy of Neurology brought medical students, including second-year FSU med student Christy Soares, to their first AAN Annual Meeting, and it confirmed their resolve to pursue neurology.

07/12/2019
FSU News

FSU faculty members led an effort at the FSU Innovation Hub to show local business, government and education professionals how to use an effective and creative problem-solving process called "Design Thinking" during FSU's "Design Thinking Deep Drive" in July. Research faculty member Emily Pritchard was in attendance and commented on the structure of the event.

07/11/2019
Orlando Weekly

Les Beitsch, chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine at the College of Medicine, is part of a study examining how Hurricane Michael impacted birth outcomes in the Florida Panhandle as a result of infrastructure damage and exposure to carbon monoxide.

07/11/2019
FSU News

FSU College of Medicine Chair of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine Les Beitsch and Associate Professor of Geography Christopher Uejio will partner with researchers from Tulane University to examine how infrastructure damage and exposure to carbon monoxide may have increased stress and trauma and decreased access to health care.

07/10/2019
News4Jax

Two FSU professors - including the College of Medicine's Les Beitsch - have received $400,000 to examine how Hurricane Michael impacted birth outcomes in the Florida Panhandle as a result of infrastructure damage and exposure to carbon monoxide.

07/09/2019
DVIDS

Operation Tobacco Free Marine is a Marine Corps sponsored tobacco cessation program designed to help members of the Marine Corps quit tobacco completely. The curriculum is an evidence-based intervention program with collaborations from the FSU College of Medicine's Tobacco Treatment Specialist Program and the Smoking Cessation Clinic for the Tampa Veterans' Affairs Medical Center.

07/09/2019
Winter Haven News Chief

Finding a doctor with specialty certification in geriatrics, or one whose primary interest is in elderly patients, isn't easy in Polk County. At Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, Polk's largest hospital, four were listed under geriatrics, and this problem isn't limited to Polk County. The workforce is ill-equipped to meet the demands of our aging society, said Lisa Granville, professor and associate chair of the Department of Geriatrics at the College of Medicine. In response, grants from the GWEP program enable the College of Medicine to boost geriatrics training, including in its medical residency programs.

07/08/2019
FSU News

For each of the past 12 years, the College of Medicine has hosted rising high school juniors and seniors from the Summer Institute, a weeklong "mini med school" experience meant to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in medicine. More than 600 students have participated over the years and many are now attending medical school, including second-year med student Lisa Fusco.

07/08/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

An editorial in the Tallahassee Democrat lists FSU PrimaryHealth as one of three "upbeat, encouraging developments in our community."

07/05/2019
CNN

Lab-grown cerebral organoids, or "mini-brains," are a model scientists study today. These mini-brains are grown from stem cells and although they don't think, they do show 'complex' neural activity, researchers say. Yi Zhou, associate professor at the College of Medicine, was not involved in the study but commented on the new research.

06/25/2019
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Russell Samson, clerkship faculty member at the Sarasota Regional Campus, received the "Excellence in Teaching" award at this year's Florida Vascular Society Scientific Sessions in April in Hollywood, Florida. Samson practices at Sarasota Vascular Specialists. He is only the second surgeon to receive this honor, which is given to a deserving FVS member who has demonstrated dedication to teaching in the field of vascular surgery.

06/24/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

The African-American Alzheimer's Caregiver Training Conference is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 29 at the Old West Enrichment Center in Tallahassee. One of the speakers at the event is Jami Coleman, a partner at Williams & Coleman, P.A. in Tallahassee, who has seen many examples of families where an elder's dementia had a devastating effect on family finances. She'll discuss the tools needed to protect assets and properly plan for their life and beyond.

06/20/2019
News4Jax

Associate Professor Gregg Stanwood commented on gambling addiction in a News4Jax article about the impact proposed warning labels on lottery tickets could have on Florida lottery sales.

06/19/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

The Leon County School Board approved a Memorandum of Understanding Tuesday making Sabal Palm Elementary a Community Partnership School with the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Florida A&M University and the FSU College of Medicine.

06/14/2019
FSU News

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at FSU and UCLA suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common lethal genetic disorder among children. FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor Jose Pinto co-authored the study.

06/07/2019
Bustle

A Bustle article discussing seven ways people can decrease their risk of dementia sites College of Medicine professor Angelina Sutin's research on how loneliness is associated with a substantial increased risk for dementia. By keeping up a social life, people can prevent the isolation that impacts cognitive function.

05/28/2019
AAPA

Elisa Gomez, a member of the College of Medicine's Physician Assistant Class of 2020, wrote a student-perspective article recently published in the American Academy of PA Journal.  The article was inspired by her spring-break trip to Immokalee with FSUCares.

05/23/2019
WINK News

A story from WINK News highlights Immokalee High School senior Jacqueline Perez and her involvement with the College of Medicine's Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity and Excellence (SSTRIDE) program. SSTRIDE provides rural-minority students with in-school mentoring and real world experience to students in Immokalee and other areas across Florida. Perez wants to be the first of her family to go to college, and to become a doctor.

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05/21/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte, former president of Florida State University and dean of its College of Law, died suddenly Monday afternoon. D'Alemberte is considered one of Florida's most iconic leaders and a legal scholar whose influence was international. During his time as president, in 2000, the FSU College of Medicine was established as the first new medical school in the nation in more than 20 years.

05/21/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

The African-American Alzheimer's Caregiver Training Conference is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 at the Old West Enrichment Center in Tallahassee. The free Saturday conference will include presentations, breakout groups, and caregiver and community resource panel discussions. The conference is hosted by the ACTS2 Project based at the FSU College of Medicine.

05/20/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

Leon County Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley wrote a letter to the editor about the College of Medicine's new PrimaryHealth center established to meet community health needs.

05/18/2019
FSU News

The medical school's 15th graduating class crossed the stage and grabbed the diploma of their dreams on Saturday, May 18. The class included 113 new M.D.s and 13 members of this year's Bridge class who received their masters degrees.

05/16/2019
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The U.S. government has begun providing long-distance video counseling to teens housed at the country's largest child migrant detention center in Homestead, Florida, which has drawn mixed reactions from mental health experts and human rights advocates. Elena Reyes, director of the College of Medicine's Center for Child Stress & Health, comments on the use of long-distance counseling in remote locations where providers aren't easily accessible.