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12/20/2018
Vero Beach Newsweekly

Indian River Medical Center is launching an expansion of existing third- and fourth-year medical school rotations beyond the dozen or so students who train each year at IRMC as part of the current program with the FSU College of Medicine's Fort Pierce Regional Campus. If the incoming Cleveland Clinic leadership agrees and if in the upcoming merger with IRMC passes regulatory hurdles, future graduate residencies and fellowships could be available to medical school graduates from around the country and abroad.

12/16/2018
FSU News

Florida State University President Emeritus Thomas Kent Wetherell, who passed away Dec. 16 at the age of 72, leaves a legacy as one of higher education’s most dynamic and lifelong champions. At the helm of his alma mater from 2003 to 2010, Wetherell was the first alumnus of Florida State to become its president and brought a wealth of experience and dedication to the institution that raised its stature on many levels. Under Wetherell, the College of Medicine graduated its first class, in 2005, opened six regional campuses and established research collaborations with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.

12/13/2018
Chronicle of Higher Education

Zucai Suo, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Ohio State University, has been named a professor of biomedical science and chair in translational research at the Florida State University College of Medicine.

12/05/2018
Florida Weekly

The next generation of family doctors is being trained by FSU's Family Medicine Residency at Lee Health in Fort Myers.

12/03/2018
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Reuben Holland, emergency medicine specialist and clerkship faculty member at the FSU College of Medicine's Sarasota Regional Campus, was named Sarasota Memorial Hospital's 2018 Physician of the Year.

12/03/2018
Orlando Health

Internal Medicine Clerkship Director at the College of Medicine's Orlando Regional Campus, Benjamin Kaplan, wrote a blog post for Orlando Health in conjunction with med students Gerry Samantha Eichelberger and Jordan Carbono. The post is about the physical and mental health benefits of walking.

12/03/2018
Healio

A new survey has found that breastfeeding support for hospital employees is increasing, except when it comes to providing on-site child care. The survey showed that hospitals in the U.S. provided more breastfeeding support to their employees between 2007 and 2015, but less than two percent of respondents offered all seven breastfeeding supports. Joan Meek, associate dean for graduate medical education and professor at the FSU College of Medicine, gives her perspective on the survey implications.

11/30/2018
Los Alamos Daily Post

Award-winning biological chemist Zucai Suo has joined the FSU College of Medicine as the Dorian and John Blackmon Endowed Chair in Translational Research.

11/28/2018
Tallahassee Democrat

The FSU College of Medicine's Student National Medical Association will be hosting its fourth annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29.

11/23/2018
Belle Plaine Herald

The holidays can be a lonely time of year for some, and feelings of loneliness have specific implications for aging and elderly adults. Angelina Sutin, associate professor at the College of Medicine, published a paper in the Journals of Gerontology suggesting that loneliness can increase the risk of dementia by 40 percent.

11/19/2018
Orlando Health

Internal Medicine Clerkship Director at the College of Medicine's Orlando Regional Campus, Benjamin Kaplan, wrote a blog post for Orlando Health in conjunction with med students Gerry Samantha Eichelberger and Jordan Carbono. The post discusses simple strategies to maintain a healthy diet during the holidays.

11/18/2018
Tallahassee Democrat

The FSU College of Medicine has received the 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

11/18/2018
Tallahassee Democrat

Wade Douglas, professor and program director of the Florida State University College of Medicine General Surgery Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, has been inducted into the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.

11/18/2018
Brevard Business News

FSU College of Medicine Professor and Vice Chair for Research Heather Flynn is the principal investigator on a $2 million grant to help develop a sustainable screening and treatment model to address unmet maternal mental health needs across the state.

11/15/2018
Tallahassee Democrat

Feelings of anger, sadness and grief swept through Tallahassee and surrounding areas following the tragic shooting that occurred in early November. In addition to those struggling to recover from Hurricane Michael, 2-1-1 Big Bend's Mental Health Navigator is aiding callers in finding care for mental health needs. The service was made possible by a partnership between the FSU College of Medicine and the United Way of the Big Bend.

11/15/2018
Tallahassee Democrat

First-year med student Brian Thedy powered through the New York City Marathon - his first marathon - while managing Type I diabetes.

11/13/2018
NBC2

Alfred Gitu, program director and associate clinical professor of family medicine at the FSU College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health, talks to NBC2 about the purpose of residency programs.

Video

11/06/2018

The College of Medicine and FSU community continue to mourn the loss of faculty member Nancy Van Vessem and FSU student Maura Binkley. “Dr. Nancy Van Vessem dedicated her career to improving the health and wellness of people in the Tallahassee community,” read an article from the Tallahassee Democrat.

11/05/2018
FSU News

Hundreds gathered at Florida State University Sunday evening to mourn the deaths of two university community members killed in a Tallahassee shooting two days earlier. FSU senior Maura Binkley, 21, and College of Medicine faculty member Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, 61, died when a gunman opened fire at a Tallahassee yoga studio Friday, Nov. 2. Five others — all with FSU connections — were injured before the gunman took his own life. 

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11/04/2018
Tallahassee Democrat

A muted crowd of hundreds gathered around Florida State's "Unconquered" statue, just two days removed from a mass shooting at a Midtown yoga studio. The vigil was held for victims Maura Binkley, 21, and Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, 61.

Video

11/03/2018
New York Times

Senior Associate Dean Myra Hurt remembered FSU College of Medicine faculty member Nancy Van Vessem as “a formidable woman,” in a New York Times article.

11/01/2018
Business Times

A study led by College of Medicine Professor Angelina Sutin found that loneliness increases a person's risk of dementia by 40 percent. The study involved 12,030 participants over a period of 10 years and found that the risk applies to all demographics regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or education.

10/30/2018
FSU New

Mohamed Kabbaj, professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a drug called ketamine and its efficacy as a treatment for depression.

10/30/2018
Daily Mail

A study by Angelina Sutin found that being lonely increases the risk of dementia by 40 percent. Social isolation may trigger inflammation in the brain or cause people to live unhealthy lifestyles. Socializing might keep the mind engaged and maintain cognitive health. 

10/29/2018
Yahoo! News

Angelina Sutin was the principal investigator on a study that asked 12,030 participants aged 50 and over to report on their loneliness and social isolation. Sutin and her team assessed the participants' cognitive status at the beginning of the study and again every two years during the ten-year follow up and found that loneliness is associated with a 40 percent increased risk of dementia.

10/26/2018
Houston Chronicle

The University of Houston’s proposed medical school received state approval in late October. The school will be founded on a mission to address a state shortage of primary-care doctors. UH’s president and chancellor and founding dean of the med school publicly cited the FSU College of Medicine among three schools where a large percentage of students go into primary care.

10/26/2018
FSU News

A new Florida State University College of Medicine study involving data from 12,000 participants collected over 10 years confirms the heavy toll that loneliness can take on your health: It increases your risk of dementia by 40 percent.

10/25/2018
TCPalm

At the recent Faculty Appreciation Celebration, the FSU College of Medicine's Fort Pierce Regional Campus awarded four $5,000 scholarships to fourth-year students in the Class of 2019. 

10/25/2018
TCPalm

The FSU College of Medicine's Fort Pierce Regional Campus gathered its faculty members for a night of appreciation, awards and academic updates on Oct. 4 at the Riverwalk Center.  

10/18/2018
FSU News

Angelina Sutin, associate professor in the College of Medicine's Department of Behavioral Sciences received a grant to study why people with Latino backgrounds have a 50 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than non-Latino whites.

10/18/2018
Medical Xpress

Deirdre McCarthy, Pradeep Bhide and a team of researchers from the FSU College of Medicine published a study that suggests nicotine use among fathers can cause epigenetic changes that are passed to children and even grandchildren.

10/18/2018
Boston Globe

New research from College of Medicine researcher Pradeep Bhide suggests that smoking by fathers may cause changes in their sperm that lead to cognitive deficits in their children - and even their grandchildren.

10/18/2018
The Outline

A new study from College of Medicine researcher Pradeep Bhide published in PLOS Biology found that nicotine-addicted mice and two generations of their offspring had behavioral deficits in learning and attention compared to a control group of mice who had not been exposed to any nicotine.

10/18/2018
UPI

Researchers have figured out how a father's experiences can influence the health and development of his descendants from sperm: chemical modifications in the DNA. Through epigenetic changes, chemical modifications are made to DNA and genes are turned on or off in different cells and at different developmental states. College of Medicine researcher Pradeep Bhide and his team found that a father's exposure to nicotine may cause cognitive deficits in his children and grandchildren because of epigenetic changes in key genes in the father's sperm.

10/15/2018
Pensacola News-Journal

As the College of Medicine's Pensacola Regional Campus celebrates its 15th anniversary, Regional Campus Dean Paul McLeod thanks the more than 260 clerkship faculty members who mentor the Pensacola campus students during the future physicians' third and fourth years of med school. 

10/03/2018
FDOH

The Florida Department of Health announced that Florida is one of seven states to receive grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration to address the mental health needs of pregnant and postpartum women. The department will partner with the FSU College of Medicine and the Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative. Professor and Vice Chair for Research Heather Flynn will serve as principal investigator.

10/01/2018

The FSU College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health aims to recruit residents and retain them in the area. A study from the American Medical Association previously found that about 56 percent of doctors stay within 100 miles of their residency programs. The need for new doctors — particularly certain specialties, such as primary care — is only expected to grow in Florida as the population continues to boom.

Watch a video interview with first-year resident and College of Medicine alumna Tatianna Pizzutto (M.D., '18).

09/28/2018
Business Observer

After a national search, Alfred Gitu has been named the new director of the FSU College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health. Gitu has been a faculty member since the program launched in 2012 and served as associate program director for the past year.

09/27/2018
FSU News

Dance Marathon at FSU and Children's Miracle Network at University of Florida Health Shands Children's Hospital presented a check for more than $1 million to the FSU College of Medicine on Thursday, Sept. 27. The proceeds benefit children throughout Gadsden and Leon counties through school-based primary-care clinics and area pediatric outreach initiatives.

09/26/2018
FSU MED Magazine

Like many other faculty members at the FSU College of Medicine, Xan Nowakowski focuses much of her research activity on serving marginalized populations in Florida. 

09/17/2018
Tallahassee Democrat

College of Medicine Professor Rob Glueckauf and his team have devoted the last four years to ACTS2, the African-American Alzheimer's Caregiver Training and Support Project 2. The project has brought relief to nearly 100 distressed African-Americans providing care for a loved one with dementia, and it is expanding its outreach in Western Panhandle counties thanks to a $118,000 grant.

09/13/2018
AAMC News

With Hurricane Florence heading toward the East Coast, AAMC News reviewed lessons learned by medical schools and teaching hospitals during 2017's hurricane season. FSU College of Medicine Dean John P. Fogarty talks about making resources available to med students, staff, and more in the face of a storm.

09/11/2018
Business Insider

FSU College of Medicine Professor James Olcese previously discovered that nightly release of melatonin is a cause of contractions in pregnant women. In effort to reduce preterm contractions in women, he developed a light-emitting sleep mask to inhibit the release of melatonin. The technology is marketed and developed by his organization KynderMed and is beginning a clinical study at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida, and Tampa General Hospital.

09/05/2018
San Diego Union-Tribune

Joseph Gabriel, associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, wrote an article for The Conversation about the history of opiate addiction, pain and race in the US in mid-June. The article was also published in The Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune and later ran in the San Diego Union-Tribune in early September.

09/05/2018
San Diego Union-Tribune

Joseph Gabriel, associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, wrote an article for The Conversation about the history of opiate addiction, pain and race in the US in mid-June. The article was also published in The Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune and later ran in the San Diego Union-Tribune in early September.

08/22/2018
Give 'active-assisted stretching' a try

FSU College of Medicine professor Judy Muller-Delp conducted research that suggests that static muscle stretching performed regularly can increase blood flow to muscles in the lower leg, helping individuals who struggle to walk due to pain or lack of mobility.

08/21/2018
Cape Coral Breeze

Eight first-year family medicine residents started seeing patients as part of the Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health July 30. Based at Lee Memorial Hospital, the program was created to abate a national shortage of primary care physicians.

08/15/2018
SheMD

Alumna Lexie Mannix (M.D., '14) published a post on her blog, sheMD, about her journey to medicine and how perseverance and adaptation led her to the FSU College of Medicine.

08/13/2018
Tallahassee Democrat

The members of the Class of 2022 were officially welcomed into their chosen profession during the Florida State University College of Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 10.

08/10/2018
BPS Digest

College of Medicine professors Angelina Sutin and Antonio Terracciano contributed to research on the potential links between IQ, health and aging. The research was published in the academic journal Intelligence this month and featured in a British Psychological Society Research Digest article.