Grand Rounds

For the past year, a CoM committee has been charged with assessing the Grand Rounds lecture series with respect to the mission of the College, its impact, and interest to the various audiences. Based on the committee’s recommendation to emphasize translational research, bridge clinical practice and research, and strengthen our engagements with the community, we made significant changes to the Grand Rounds lecture series for the upcoming year. FSU CoM is increasing the focus on community partnerships, and has begun collaborating with speakers from the Tallahassee community. While the College of Medicine is continuing to partner with nationally recognized speakers, it is our goal that this year, approximately half of the Grands Rounds lectures will be a combined talk given by an FSU faculty member in conjunction with a clinician. We hope you’ll join us for these exciting opportunities to hear what is happening in our research community at both the local and national level!

Please mark your calendars with the events posted for the Fall of 2018!

Calendar of Events

Location and Parking Map



What is Grand Rounds?

Grand Rounds is a lecture series partnership between clinical and research faculty to offer presentations on both new research being conducted in the field, as well as practical clinical applications of that research. The lectures are held at 4:00pm and there is a small reception located in the atrium after each event.

Who may benefit from attending Grand Rounds?

Any faculty, staff, or student seeking to gain knowledge about up and coming research in the medical field and how it may impact their lives.

Where are these events held?

Grand Rounds are typically held within the MSB auditorium in the Thrasher building at the College of Medicine on Florida State’s main campus. Any changes in location will be reflected on the calendar located here.

Are these events open to individuals outside the College of Medicine?

Absolutely! Anyone interested in the topic is invited to attend. If you need additional information or have questions, including parking assistance or accessibility accommodations, you may reach out to our office for assistance.

Are CMEs offered for attendance?

Yes. This page offers more detailed information on CMEs.

Interested in being a speaker for the next Grand Rounds series?

Please reach out to our Office of Research Administration via email. Please submit a brief biosketch and topic proposal.


The Division of Research and Graduate Studies presents 2018-2019 Grand Rounds!

Fall 2018 Presentations

September 13, 2018: Improving Perinatal Mental Health Outcomes Through Community Partnerships

Andrea K. Friall, MD, FACOG

VP/Chief Medical Officer, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Andrea K. Friall, M.D., is a native Floridian and received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Florida State University. She went on to study at Howard University College of Medicine for her medical degree. Dr. Friall is a trusted obstetrician and gynecologist in Tallahassee, Fla., where she has practiced since 2001. Last year, she accepted the esteemed role of Chief Medical Officer for Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare (TMH). Dr. Friall is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the National Medical Association, the William Gunn Medical Society, and the Capital Medical Society. She has served as a board member of the Florida Obstetrics and Gynecologic Society, as a board member of the American Red Cross, as the District 12 Section 1 Vice Chair of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and as an Associate Clinical Professor for the FSU College of Medicine. Dr. Friall, her husband, and daughter enjoy outdoor activities and traveling.

Heather Flynn, PhD

Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, Florida State University

Dr. Flynn is a clinical psychologist, Associate Professor, and Vice Chair for Research at the Florida State University College of Medicine in the Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Flynn’s research is focused on improved identification and treatment of depression in women, particularly around the time of childbearing. Her studies are specifically aimed at developing and testing psychotherapeutic treatments for depression around the time of pregnancy, and on examining the impact of depression remission on obstetrical and infant outcomes. She is the Chair of the Women & Mood Disorders Task Group within the National Network of Depression Centers.

September 19, 2018: Dean’s Rounds: Physician Well Being: Doctor, Heal Thyself

Dean John Fogarty, MD

Dean and Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine

Dr. John P. Fogarty, is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Albany Medical College. He completed his family medicine residency program at DeWitt Army Hospital in Virginia and served for 20 years as an Army physician and academic leader, retiring as a colonel in 1995. He served the final five years of his military career as chair of family medicine at the Uniformed Services University School of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

He joined the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1995 as Chair of Family Medicine, and served in this role for 11 years. In 2006 he was named Associate Dean for Primary Care and Interim Dean of the medical school while it undertook a national search.

In 2008, he was named Dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine. Over the last ten years Dean Fogarty has presided over the expansion of the medical school classes to full enrollment, development of residency programs around the state, and the startup of a new School of Physician Assistant Practice for PA training in 2017. He has worked diligently to fulfill the mission of the College of Medicine and provide a quality education for its students.

October 11, 2018: Medical Student Research Symposium 2018 Summer Research Fellowship Poster Session – 12-12:50PM
Medical Student Research Presentations – 4-5PM

Following the completion of their Summer Research Fellowship, Medical Students have
compiled their results. All recipients of the Summer Research Fellowship will present research posters throughout the day, with a poster session from 12pm-1pm. Several students have been selected to present their findings as part of the Grand Rounds Lecture Series. 

November 8, 2018: Task Control Networks in Pediatric Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: A Target for Neuroscience-Guided Intervention? Kate Dimond Fitzgerald, MD, MS Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

Currently, Dr. Fitzgerald is conducting research to elucidate developmentally sensitive mechanisms of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for OCD (R01 MH1022420, Multi-PI Fitzgerald and Taylor) and pediatric anxiety disorders (1R01MH107419, Multi-PI Fitzgerald, Monk and Phan). She is also studying a cognitive training strategy designed to reduce early childhood anxiety by increasing neural capacity for cognitive control. Outside of work, Dr. Fitzgerald enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 teenage sons, especially playing tennis, watching basketball and hockey, and visiting Lake Michigan.

December 13, 2018: The Developmental Effects of Prenatal Drug Exposure Gale A. Richardson, PhD Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Gale A. Richardson is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the developmental effects of prenatal substance use, specifically focusing on prenatal cocaine exposure and its long-term effects on offspring. She began this work more than 25 years ago with funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and has continued to follow the study’s diverse cohort of women, whose offspring are now in their mid-twenties. She has also been a Co-Investigator on studies of prenatal marijuana and alcohol exposures. She is the Co-Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Developmental Alcohol Research Training Program and is Editor-in-Chief of Neurotoxicology and Teratology.

Gregg Stanwood, PhD Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Florida State University

Dr. Gregg Stanwood received his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. He completed postdoctoral fellowships in neurochemistry and developmental neurobiology at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. In January 2015, Gregg and his laboratory relocated to Florida State University College of Medicine. Gregg is Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Associate Director of the Center for Brain Repair, and a member of the FSU Program in Neuroscience. Gregg is also now the Associate Director of the BMS Graduate Program. Gregg is an active member of several prominent scientific organizations, including the Society for Neuroscience, the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and the Neurobehavioral Teratology Society. Dr. Stanwood’s research interests are in the formation and function of brain circuits that control cognition, emotion, and addiction. Gregg is also actively engaged in community efforts to increase awareness of neurodevelopmental brain disorders.