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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.

07/18/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

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

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
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.

07/12/2019
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.”

07/11/2019
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.

05/13/2019
WFSU

Florida State University’s College of Medicine has opened its new Primary Health Center, in sight of Sabal Palm Elementary School.

05/13/2019
WTXL

FSU PrimaryHealth, the College of Medicine's new primary care health center, is officially open and accepting patients as of May 13, 2019.

05/12/2019
WCTV

Friday afternoon, Florida State's College of Medicine opened its doors to its new state-of-the-art facility.

05/10/2019
WTXL

A health center is coming to an area of Tallahassee that many who live there say is much needed. The center, FSU PrimaryHEalth, is run by the FSU College of Medicine.

05/10/2019
FSU News

Tallahassee’s newest home for primary care is ready for business, and it’swearing the FSU brand. On May 10, the ceremonial ribbon was cut in front of the new FSU PrimaryHealth center at Roberts Avenue and Eisenhower Street in southwest Tallahassee. 

05/09/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

FSU PrimaryHealth – a public primary health center operated by Florida State’s College of Medicine – opens its doors Monday with a focus not only on the patient’s health, but the wellness of the southwest community where it is located.

05/08/2019
Business Observer

Deepak Nair, the chief of vascular surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and clinical associate professor at the FSU College of Medicine's Sarasota Regional Campus, was elected the 2019-20 president of the Florida Vascular Society.

04/30/2019
The Ledger

The Senior List, a group that monitors issues affecting Baby Boomers and their elders, recently released a report on the availability of future medical care. Using data compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Association of American Medical Colleges, the group noted that Florida is ranked seventh-worst in terms of being "in danger of having a doctor shortage in the years to come." In February 2018, Winter Haven hospital system announced a residency program with the FSU College of Medicine to bring 18 new medical school grads to the area with the hope of keeping them there.

04/29/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

The Tallahassee Democrat's Campus Notes for the week of April 29 included two College of Medicine news items. Alma Littles, the college's chief academic officer, is being honored with a national American Medical Women's Association award named after the first woman to graduate from medical school in the U.S. Additionally, Joan Meek, the associate dean for graduate medical education, will become dean of the College of Medicine's Orlando Regional Campus at the end of May.

04/18/2019
FSU News

A talented team of FSU student-entrepreneurs is moving ahead to the final round of a "Shark Tank"-style business competition. The team, InnoHealth, is led by faculty advisers and College of Medicine research faculty members Cesar Rodriguez and Emily Pritchard.

04/16/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

Alzheimer's caregivers face a demanding role in taking care of loved ones. They often suffer from high levels of stress, feelings of guilt, sadness, isolation and burnout. To help caregivers acquire skills that enable them to care for themselves, the Alzheimer's Project offers Powerful Tools for Caregivers courses that are free thanks to a grant from the FSU College of Medicine and donations to the Alzheimer's Project.

04/15/2019
Immokalee Bulletin

Dr. Jennifer Carrion, a guest speaker from Lee Memorial Hospital, visited the College of Medicine's SSTRIDE (Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity & Excellence) class at Immokalee High School to speak about her journey into family medicine.

04/12/2019
WTXL

Autism is a struggle for many children today, yet not all parents know how to spot the signs. That's the main purpose of the new website Baby Navigator, launched by a developer at Florida State University and led by Amy Wetherby, director of the Autism Institute.

04/11/2019
FSU News

FSU students, employees and organizations gathered April 9 for the university's annual Leadership Awards Night. Second-year medical students Richard Wu and MaKayla Smith won Academic Leadership Awards. IMS student Savannah Calleson was nominated for the President's Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award.

04/11/2019
WFSU

Leon County is celebrating its 10th year that its children's agencies and health care professionals have offered free developmental screenings for kids. Angel Trejo, now retired from the Department of Children and Families, helped start the screenings. He says they've now expanded to include the FSU College of Medicine and focus more on maternal health.

04/10/2019
Tallahassee Democrat

In March, Autism Institute Director Amy Wetherby and her team unveiled their latest breakthrough, BabyNavigator.com, a resource designed to help parents identify early signs of autism.

04/09/2019
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Jim Foley recently hosted his own "celebration of life" to commemorate 30 years that he has overcome what was supposed to be his own death sentence. Foley was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1988 and was later also diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic infection that can be life-threatening to people with weakened immune systems. Jonathan Appelbaum, chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at the FSU College of Medicine, treated Foley on and off for about seven years and comments on his journey.

04/04/2019
WebMD

Alice Pomidor, professor of geriatrics at the FSU College of Medicine, comments on how pets are able to combat loneliness in older adults, which can lead to healthier aging.

04/02/2019
The Ledger

Nathan Falk, a family physician and founding program director for the FSU College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Winter Haven Hospital, was named the 2018 Florida Academy of Family Physician's Exemplary Full-Time Educator of the Year.

04/02/2019
DDNews

Buried deep within the intricate machinery of the human cell could lie a key to treating a range of deadly cancers, according to a team of scientists at FSU including study co-author Robert Tomko, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Medicine.

04/02/2019
TODAY.com

When it comes to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which impairs how children communicate and relate to others, catching it ASAP makes a huge difference. “Like other health conditions, early detection of autism is critical to get started earlier in intervention,” said Amy Wetherby, director of Florida State University College of Medicine’s Autism Institute, which just launched Baby Navigator. This free week-old online resource is designed to be a game-changer for early ASD identification and treatment.