Expert Voices

Kumar Lab

Sanjay Kumar M.S., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Kumar's research focuses on the cellular mechanisms of neocortical function and plasticity. He also studies pathophysiological mechanisms underlying Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, the most common type of epilepsy in adults. Hear from the Kumar Lab, as they discuss their current work along with their goals for the future of their research. (2017, 6m:05s)

Horabin Lab

Jamila Horabin Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the director of a research lab which focuses on understanding the role of chromatin modifications, non-coding RNAs and the RNA silencing machinery on gene expression. The lab uses the Drosophila melanogaster model system. Hear from Dr. Horabin and an undergraduate student discuss their current work along with their goals for the future of their research. (2015, 4m:12s)

Ren Lab

Yi Ren Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the director of a research lab that studies the molecular cell biology of inflammation, especially macrophage function in CNS trauma and tumor progression. Hear from Dr. Ren and other members of the lab discuss their current work along with their goals for the future of their research. (2014, 4m:27s)

Kato Lab

Yoichi Kato, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the director of a research lab that studies the role of Notch signaling pathway during development. Hear from Dr. Kato and Lab Technician Ryan Earwood discuss their current work using frog embryos along with their goals for the future of their research. (2014, 3m:45s)

Getting the End-of-Life Care That You Want

An interview with Ken Brummel-Smith, M.D., who is the Charlotte Edwards Maguire, M.D., Chair in the Department of Geriatrics, and Marshall Kapp, J.D., the director of Florida State’s Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law. (April 3, 2013)

Ask a Scientist: Why is losing weight so tough?

An interview with Mike Overton, Ph.D., vice chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Florida State University’s College of Medicine. (Dec. 19, 2012)

Understanding Clinical Depression

An interview with Heather Flynn, Ph.D., associate professor & vice chair for research in the Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine. (Dec. 7, 2012)

50 or Older? Get a Shingles Shot

An interview with Ricardo Jose Gonzalez-Rothi, M.D., the chairman of the Department of Clinical Sciences at the FSU College of Medicine. (Nov. 19, 2012)

A Primer on Primary Care

An interview with Alma Littles, M.D., senior associate dean for medical education and academic affairs at the Florida State University College of Medicine. (Nov. 18, 2012)

You Never Know Where Domestic Violence is Lurking

An interview with Suzanne Harrison, M.D., associate professor, Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health at the FSU College of Medicine. Medical director and volunteer physician at Refuge House. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Urban Myth: Won’t the flu shot give me the flu?

An interview with Ricardo Jose Gonzalez-Rothi, M.D., the chairman of the Department of Clinical Sciences at the FSU College of Medicine. (Oct. 3, 2012)

In Sickness and in Health: The Marriage of Cell Biology and Medicine

This is an introductory overview by Richard Nowakowski, chair of Biomedical Sciences, and Ricardo Gonzalez-Rothi, chair of Clinical Sciences. (Oct. 12, 2011, 1h:44m)

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (and Other Neurological Conditions)

This discussion was led by researcher Charles Ouimet and neurologist Ed Valenstein. (Oct. 19, 2011, 1h:55m)

Help! My Grandchildren Are Driving Me Crazy!

Hyperactivity, drug addiction and the mental health of our youth were the focus of this discussion, led by researcher Pradeep Bhide and clinical psychologist Elena Reyes. (Oct. 26, 2011, 1h:53m)

The Obesity Epidemic: How We Got Fat and What That Means for Our Bodies

This conversation featured researcher Mike Overton and family physician John Fogarty, dean of the College of Medicine. (Nov. 2, 2011, 1h:37m)

Why Can’t I Get a Decent Night’s Sleep Anymore?

Participants got the nitty-gritty on circadian rhythms, with researcher James Olcese and neurologist George Slade. (Dr. Slade was the only faculty member not from the College of Medicine.) (Nov. 9, 2011, 2h:2m)

Is There a Pill I Can Take for This?

Researcher Yanchang Wang and pathologist John Blackmon discussed how drugs are developed. (Nov. 16, 2011, 1h:41m)

ADHD: Not Just for Kids

Professor Pradeep Bhide and Research Faculty Deirdre McCarthy are featured in a documentary on ADHD. The 43-minute video, “ADHD: Not Just for Kids,” premiered on Canada’s CBC in March. The segment featuring Bhide and McCarthy discusses the role that nicotine plays in ADHD – and its impact on future generations. Both faculty members are part of the College of Medicine’s Center for Brain Repair. The documentary was produced by Markham Street Films. (2017, 4m:24s)

Community Solutions for Our Children’s Success

Amy Wetherby, Distinguished Research Professor and director of the FSU Autism Institute, led this briefing and discussion for state and local leaders from government, service agencies and the faith community. Joining her was the Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative. They updated the audience on new resources and tools focused on early childhood development for families and professionals, developed by the College of Medicine with funding from the Florida Legislature. (2015)

Current Public Health Issues: Ebola

This panel discussion, hosted by the Department of Biomedical Sciences, featured Biomedical Sciences faculty members Jamila Horabin , Ph.D., and David Meckes, Ph.D., along with Claudia Blackburn, MPH, director of the Florida Department of Health office in Leon County, and Daniel Van Durme, M.D., chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health and director of the Center on Global Health. (2014)

Ask the Doc: Charlotte Maguire

In November 2013, legendary pediatrician and College of Medicine philanthropist Dr. Charlotte Maguire sat down with Dr. Ken Brummel-Smith and a classroom full of medical students and took questions. (47m:52s)

Older Patients, Firearms, and Physicians: Legal and ethical rights and responsibilities

An in-depth discussion about the role of a doctor in dealing with older patients who may have access to firearms by Marshall Kapp, J.D., M.P.H., director of Florida State’s Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law. (June 5, 2013, 17m:25s)

Helping Patients and Families Plan for Difficult Medical Choices: Death Panels or Good Medical Practice?

Moderated by Marshall Kapp, J.D., M.P.H., director of Florida State’s Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law. (April 13, 2013, 1h:50m)

Dr. Suchak’s Acceptance Speech

In May 2012, Dr. Niharika Suchak, associate professor of geriatrics, received the Clinician of the Year Award from the American Geriatrics Society. Her acceptance speech was not only poignant but surprisingly funny. (5m:46s)