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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.

05/21/2019
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.

05/20/2019
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
WTXL

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

05/13/2019
WFSU

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

05/12/2019
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
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
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
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. 

03/29/2019
The Apalachicola Times

Amy Wetherby and her team at the Florida State University College of Medicine's Autism Institute unveiled a free, user-friendly online resource that can walk parents through early childhood development and alert them to early signs of autism.

03/29/2019
Business Insider

KynderMed, Inc. announced that a recently concluded NIH-funded clinical study conducted at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital provides additional clinical support for KynderMed's core developmental technology focused on reducing preterm birth. KynderMed's core technology was developed by James Olcese, a Professor at the FSU College of Medicine and noted authority in melatonin and circadian rhythms.

03/28/2019
FSU News

Savannah Calleson, a junior majoring in community patient care within the Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences B.S. Degree Program at the College of Medicine, is one of 14 undergraduate students at FSU nominated for FSU President John Thrasher's Humanitarian of the Year Award. Calleson attended a luncheon where student nominees shared experiences and reflections from their service projects. The overall winner will be announced at the Leadership Awards Night at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9.

03/26/2019
FSU News

Amy Wetherby and her team at the Florida State University College of Medicine's Autism Institute unveiled a free, user-friendly online resource that can walk parents through early childhood development and alert them to early signs of autism.

03/22/2019
Becker's Hospital Review

Of the 118 U.S. medical schools that submitted admittance data for fall 2018 to U.S. News & World Report, the average acceptance rate for students was 6.8 percent.
U.S. News published a shortlist of the 10 medical schools with the lowest acceptance rates March 12. The average acceptance rate for those 10 schools was 2.4 percent. The Florida State University College of Medicine ranked fourth with a 2.4 percent acceptance rate.

03/20/2019
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.

03/19/2019
FSU News

Research faculty members Emily Pritchard and Cesar Rodriguez have worked with a team of students over the past year who won a grand prize of $10,000 in the annual InNOLEvation Challenge Business Model Competition.

03/19/2019
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.

03/18/2019
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.

03/15/2019
MD Linx

Alice Pomidor, professor in the Department of Geriatrics at the College of Medicine, is quoted in an article about when older Americans should give up driving.

03/15/2019
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.

03/08/2019
Fields

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.

03/04/2019
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.

02/27/2019
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.

02/27/2019
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.

02/26/2019
FSUNews

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.

02/26/2019
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.

02/19/2019
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.

02/18/2019
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.

02/16/2019
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.

02/13/2019
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.

02/07/2019
CBS8

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.

02/07/2019
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.

02/07/2019
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.