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07/10/2021
Mirage News

The Florida State University Colleges of Medicine and Social Work, with support from Tallahassee business leader and philanthropist Rick Kearney, are developing plans to tackle widespread mental health and substance use issues across the Big Bend.

07/02/2021
Tallahassee Democrat

The Florida State College of Medicine is one of the collaborating partners in the "Resurrecting a Healthier You" project in Gadsden County. The campaign aims to raise awareness and deliver on-site health care services throughout the summer to unincorporated communities in the county.

07/01/2021
The Conversation

Joseph Gabriel, associate professor in the College of Medicine's Behavioral Science and Social Medicine department, discusses the importance of the announcement that the U.S. will support waiving patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines in an article published in The Conversation.

06/09/2021
Fatherly

Florida State College of Medicine's Dr. Christie Alexander shares some ideas of how to approach those who may be COVID-19 vaccine-hesitant in a story published in Fatherly.

06/03/2021
ABC News

As public health officials across the United States scramble to counter a drop in demand for COVID-19 vaccines, another concern is quickly emerging: hundreds of thousands of doses already distributed to states could soon expire if they are not used.

Florida State College of Medicine's Dr. Christie Alexander was among several experts addressing the issue.

"We need to start bringing the vaccine to the people instead of expecting people to come get the vaccine," Alexander said.

 

05/18/2021
Tampa Bay Times

Restoration of protections for transgender people shines light on health inequities within the LGBTQ community according to College of Medicine professor Jonathan Appelbaum. 

05/18/2021
Politico

College of Medicine's Daniel Van Durme among members of a task force addressing problems in an effort to boost vaccination rates in Florida's Black communities.

05/15/2021
Dothan Eagle

The Florida State University College of Medicine, in partnership with Jackson Hospital, Sunshine Health and Badcock Corporation hosted an open house event to celebrate the first housing program for medical students on a rural track of study at the Marianna, Florida hospital.

05/11/2021
National News: Sinclair Broadcast Group

College of Medicine's Dr. Daniel Van Durme was one of a half-dozen leading public health figures cited in a national story discussing the reevaluation of indoor mask wearing requirements.

 

05/11/2021
Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

Dominique Catena, a rising fourth year College of Medicine student at the Fort Pierce campus, poignantly shares her experience with organ procurement and donation following a trauma rotation. 

 

05/10/2021
Chipley Bugle

The College of Medicine, in partnership with Jackson Hospital, Sunshine Health and Badcock Corporation will host an open house to celebrate the first rural track housing program in Mariana for medical students.

05/04/2021
New York Times

A New York Times article delves into the issue of families separated at the Southern Border of the U.S. through the story of a Guatemala family, whose teenage son Adelso is living in Boca Raton with an aunt.

College of Medicine child psychologist Natalia Falcón-Banchs, with FSU’s Center for Child Stress and Health, meets monthly with Adelso. She is currently treating eight children, five of whom have been diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and-or depression, who were separated from a parent in 2017 or 2018.

04/20/2021
Medical News Today

In the largest study of its kind, researchers led by Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee found that individuals who scored high on neuroticism were significantly more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.

04/19/2021
TheHill.com

People with neuroticism - abnormally sensitive, obsessive, or tense and anxious personalities - are more like to get Parkinson's disease. A new study from Florida State University College of Medicine has concluded that the data collected by the UK Biobank show a correlation between people who have anxiety and depression and Parkinson's disease.

04/16/2021
News-Medical.net

Research by Florida State University College of Medicine Professor of Geriatrics Antonio Terracciano and his team has found that the personality trait neuroticism is consistently associated with a higher risk of developing the brain disorder Parkinson's disease.

04/16/2021
USNews.com

With the number of medical school applicants hitting an all-time high in 2020, likely due to the coronavirus pandemic, gaining admission can be a challenge.
Medical school acceptance rates range widely from about 20% at their highest to under 3% at the most selective institutions, according U.S. News data. The most selective
medical school is once again Florida State University, with a 2.1% acceptance rate in fall 2020.

04/15/2021
Medicalxpress.com

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that the personality trait neuroticism is consistently associated with a higher risk of developing the brain disorder Parkinson's disease. The research by Professor of Geriatrics Antonio Terracciano and team, published in Movement Disorders, found that adults in the study who scored in the top quartile of neuroticism had more than 80% greater risk of Parkinson's, compared to those who scored lower on neuroticism.

 

04/15/2021
Scienmag.com

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that the personality trait neuroticism is consistently associated with a higher risk
of developing the brain disorder Parkinson’s disease. “Some clinicians think that the anxiety and depression is just the result of Parkinson’s,” said Professor of Geriatrics Antonio Terracciano. “However, our findings suggest that some emotional vulnerability is present early in life, years before the development of Parkinson’s disease.”

04/14/2021
Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and the Florida State University College of Medicine are discussing the establishment of an academic medical center, which would strengthen the 20-year relationship between the two institutions. An academic medical center is a hospital that partners with teaching institutions to offer a combination of clinical care, research and education. Such partnerships are desired because they can lead to new technologies, therapies, and clinical trials not always available at other hospitals.

04/12/2021

Bay County officials have long discussed the need for a medical facility at Panama City Beach. Naturally, they are ecstatic over the recent news that The St. Joe Company, with the help of Tallahassee Memorial Health Care and Florida State University College of Medicine, are building a medical campus to meet those needs.

04/08/2021
Tallahassee Democrat

Florida State University College of Medicine is partnering with The St. Joe Co. and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare to build a health care campus in Panama City Beach. The news was announced April 8 in a release from St. Joe. The health campus is planned to complement the Latitude Margaritaville Watersound community, a "55-and-better community" underway by St. Joe and its partners.

04/08/2021
FSU News

For more than 20 years, Florida State University has recognized undergraduate students who exhibit a tremendous commitment to service through its annual President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Program.

Marjorie “Maggie” Fitzsimmons, the nominee from the College of Medicine, received the 2021 President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award. As a person living with epilepsy, Fitzsimmons has devoted hundreds of hours of service to the Epilepsy Foundation of North Florida, the Epilepsy Services Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House. She’s also personally assisted in the Seizure First Aid certification of more than 100 individuals. 

Fitzsimmons is a senior in the interdisciplinary medical sciences program majoring in clinical professions. 

04/07/2021
WTXL

The Al Lawson Center vaccinated 278 people on Monday, April 5, the first day all adults in Florida were eligible to receive COVID vaccines. As more people line up to get vaccinated, there's a new question; just how long will the shot keep them protected. The CDC says 6 months of protection are guaranteed. Daniel Van Durme with Florida State University's College of Medicine says as scientists collect more data, that number could grow.

04/07/2021
Newsweek

An article from Newsweek explored the El Chaparral migrant camp in Tijuana, Mexico, just across the border from the San Ysidro border crossing near San Diego, which more than 2,000 people call home. About 25% of the camp residents are children. The article tells the stories of some of those children and the adults who teach and care for them.

Elena Reyes, director of the Center for Child Stress & Health at the Florida State University College of Medicine, which focuses on the treatment and prevention of toxic stress during childhood, commented on the opening of a new school that offers the children routine and a safe place to go.

04/07/2021
MoneyGeek.com

Alice Pomidor, Professor of Geriatrics at the College of Medicine, spoke to MoneyGeek.com about when older adults should stop driving. Her advice was featured in MoneyGeek.com's safe driving guide for seniors and older adult drivers. She commented on specific challenges seniors face behind the wheel, methods for easing a senior driver off the road, and other useful tips.

04/06/2021
Tallahassee Democrat

Scientists peering into the beating heart have solved a decades-old, fundamental mystery about how the heart works. The revelation could herald the development of new treatments for heart diseases — the leading cause of death worldwide.

Researchers from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Florida State University and the University of Virginia have observed a tiny muscle filament during a crucial stage in a beating heart for the first time. The research was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

04/05/2021
WCTV

One year ago, Floridians saw their worlds flipped upside down as Governor Ron DeSantis announced the stay-at-home executive order.

Florida State University College of Medicine’s Dr. Christie Alexander says the past year has taught us a lot.

“Just looking back, it’s just incredible to think about the number of things that of happened in one year and how far we’ve come, but yet how far left we have to go,” Dr. Alexander said.

04/05/2021
Tallahassee Democrat

Several of Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs - including the College of Medicine - ranked among the best in the country in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

04/05/2021
FSView

Researchers at Florida State University have helped locate and understand a thin filament inside the heart muscle, which is the first that science has known of this piece of the cardiovascular puzzle.

Working with other researchers from Eastern Virginia Medical School and the University of Virginia, Professor Bryan Chase and Professor Jose Pinto of FSU have a better understanding of the complicated muscular processes of the heart.

04/05/2021
WTXL

The Leon County Sheriff's Office is going all-in for this year's Autism Awareness Month in April with a partnership with Florida State University's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.

LCSO will be participating in FSU CARD's "Autism Spectrum Disorder and Law Enforcement: Recognition and Response" training for the second year in a row.

04/05/2021
AMA

Fourth-year medical student Ian Motie was on the American Medical Association's daily COVID-19 update panel providing insights about the pandemic. He and other medical students shared their stories about getting involved in advocacy and the power of students to shape health care policy during the pandemic and beyond. 

Watch the video: https://www.ama-assn.org/health-care-advocacy/federal-advocacy/power-medical-student-advocacy 

04/02/2021
Herald-Tribune

Les Beitsch, professor in the department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine was quoted in the Herald-Tribune article about criticisms surrounding Florida’s pop-up vaccine clinics.

03/31/2021
FSU News

The Autism Society of America celebrates April as Autism Acceptance Month as part of the organization’s efforts to build a better awareness of the signs, symptoms and realities of autism. Amy Wetherby is the director of the Autism Institute in the College of Medicine at FSU as well as a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association with more than 35 years of clinical experience. Her research interests include early detection of autism and parent-implemented early intervention for children with autism.

03/31/2021
AAHIVM

The American Academy of HIV Medicine strongly supports the reintroduction of the HIV Epidemic Loan-Repayment Program (HELP) Act. The bill, which would bring up to $250,000 in loan repayment over five years to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and dentists for providing HIV care and treatment-related services, is needed to address the shortage of clinicians and allied health professionals in the HIV field as we seek to end the epidemic. 

“The American Academy of HIV Medicine thanks Representatives Barbara Lee and Lisa Blunt Rochester for their deep commitment to ending the HIV epidemic and for reintroducing the bill,” stated Dr. Jonathan Appelbaum, the Academy’s Board Chair and chair of Clinical Sciences at the College of Medicine. “Their initiative will help ensure that everyone with HIV will receive the professional and effective care that they need.”

03/30/2021
Seminoles.com

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced that College of Medicine alumnus Myron Rolle (M.D. '17) was named to the organization's Academic All-America Hall of Fame, placing him among the most accomplished student-athletes in history.

Rolle, a safety for the FSU football program, graduated from Florida State in 2 1/2 years with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and played his final two years while enrolled in a master’s program in public administration. Rolle went on to play in the NFL in 2010 and later retired to attend med school. He then completed a neurosurgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is currently a Global Neurosurgery Fellow at Harvard Medical School.

03/30/2021
FSU News

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

The College of Medicine tied for No. 13 in diversity with 26 percent of students identifying as an underrepresented minority. The college also came in at No. 42 in primary-care production, with Nova Southeastern being the only Florida school producing more primary-care physicians during the time period measured.

The college, founded on a mission to serve underserved populations with a focus on primary care, ranked No. 13 for percent of graduates practicing direct patient care in health professional shortage areas. The latest U.S. News data is based on 2012-2014 graduates, and more than 50 percent of the college’s M.D. graduates in that span are practicing in health professional shortage areas.

03/29/2021
FSUNews.com

Graduating med students from the FSU College of Medicine recently matched into residency programs across the country.

03/29/2021
FSUNews.com

FSU now has 12 podcasts that range from talks with the College of Medicine and the School of Communications, to the "Echoes" alumni podcast and even the FSU Libraries to help students learn about the university and community.

03/26/2021
South Florida Hospital News

Eight new family medicine residents will begin their training at Lee Health through The Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. 

03/26/2021
People Magazine

Crestview High School student Savion Harris was at work at a Thai restaurant when the mother of the family-owned business came running down the stairs with her son Max in her arms, frantically yelling for someone to help.

According to WEAR, the baby had turned blue and was not breathing.

Harris, an 11th grader at Crestview, immediately jumped into action and began chest compressions on the infant. Harris received his CPR certification as part of Crestview High School's Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program. The program currently has a partnership between its medical classes and the FSU College of Medicine's SSTRIDE program (Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity & Excellence).

03/25/2021
Parkinson's News Today

Dancing the tango may help people with Parkinson’s disease maintain balance and avoid falling, according to new research from Florida State University.

03/25/2021
FSU News

Jose R. Pinto, associate professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Medicine teamed up with researchers from Eastern Virginia Medical School and the University of Virginia and made an important discovery regarding a tiny muscle filament in the heart.

“For decades the structure of the thin filament at this important point was unknown,” said Vitold Galkin, associate professor of physiological sciences at Eastern Virginia Medical School. “This dramatically limited our understanding of the thin filament regulation by calcium.” The research was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

03/25/2021
Being Patient

A new study indicates that the brain-boosting benefits of psychological resilience — including overcoming conditions like persistent loneliness — might offset harm and ultimately lower one’s risk of developing dementia later in life, leaving people more cognitively protected than those who have never felt lonely at all. Florida State University study observed 12,030 participants over the course of 10 years and found that loneliness was linked to a 40 percent higher chance of developing dementia.

03/24/2021
Cardiovascular Business

Jose R. Pinto, associate professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Medicine teamed up with researchers from Eastern Virginia Medical School and the University of Virginia and made an important discovery regarding a tiny muscle filament in the heart.

“For decades the structure of the thin filament at this important point was unknown,” said Vitold Galkin, associate professor of physiological sciences at Eastern Virginia Medical School. “This dramatically limited our understanding of the thin filament regulation by calcium.” The research was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

03/23/2021
Medical Laboratory Observer

Nearly a half-million people a year die from sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the U.S. — the result of malfunctions in the heart’s electrical system.

A leading cause of SCD in young athletes is arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), a genetic disease in which healthy heart muscle is replaced over time by scar tissue (fibrosis) and fat. Stephen Chelko, a researcher at the College of Medicine, has developed a better understanding of the pathological characteristics behind the disease, as well as promising avenues for prevention.

03/23/2021
ScienMag

Scientists peering into the beating heart have solved a decades-old, fundamental mystery about how the heart works. The revelation could herald the development of new treatments for heart diseases — the leading cause of death worldwide.

Researchers from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Florida State University and the University of Virginia have observed a tiny muscle filament during a crucial stage in a beating heart for the first time. 

03/23/2021
Tallahassee Democrat

February 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the Tallahassee Memorial Transition Center, an innovative multidisciplinary clinic. The center was created by Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, in partnership with Capital Health Plan and the Florida State University College of Medicine. The facility provides follow-up care to patients after they’ve been discharged from TMH.

03/22/2021
WCTV

It takes two to dance the Argentine Tango, and as researchers at Florida State University are learnings, that’s all it takes to change a life.

University researchers are proving the tango may have benefits well beyond the dance floor. They’re finding it can help those living with balance disorders, like Parkinson’s Disease, reducing their risk of falling and improving their quality of life.

College of Medicine Professor Dr. Gerry Maitland says the university has completed more than 50 research studies on Parkinson’s over the last 15 years, but a study like this has never been done.

03/19/2021
Tallahassee Democrat

Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine’s M.D. Class of 2021 learned where they will enter residency training during the college’s Match Day ceremony Friday.

03/19/2021
FSU News

Graduating M.D. students in the College of Medicine's Class of 2021 learned Friday where they will enter residency training this summer.