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FSU College of Medicine helps land $2 million geriatrics grant

Health care for the elderly in northern Florida, southern Alabama and southern Georgia is about to get better through a new $2 million Geriatric Education Center involving departments at Florida State University, Florida A&M University and the University of South Alabama. Older patients are the highest users of health care services, medications, nursing home stays […]

Thomasville’s Archbold, FSU medical school join forces

The Florida State University College of Medicine is joining forces with Archbold Medical Center in an agreement through which a number of medical students will receive their clinical training in Thomasville, Ga. College of Medicine Dean J. Ocie Harris announced that Archbold and the college have signed an affiliation agreement that allows FSU’s third-and fourth-year […]

Biomedical grant may lead to quicker detection of heart attacks

When diagnosing and treating a heart attack, a few minutes can spell the difference between life and death. Now, researchers have received a grant that will help them produce a medical device that can cut minutes or even hours off the time it takes to begin life-saving treatment. The Florida Department of Health has announced […]

FSU researcher puts attention on ADHD drug treatment

The use of drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has grown in the last decade, but it’s those who live in the most affluent areas of the United States who are most likely to get medication for the disorder. Florida State University Economics Professor Farasat Bokhari was the co-author of a study published in […]

FSU study on endometriosis pain strikes a nerve

Women with endometriosis often have several types of chronic pain conditions because their abnormal growths develop a nerve supply that communicates with the brain, new research suggests. Florida State University Professor of Neuroscience Karen Berkleywas the lead researcher in a study that shows that endometrial cysts become supplied by sympathetic and sensory nerves that could […]

Outreach programs contribute to unprecedented diversity at FSU College of Medicine

Outreach programs at the Florida State University College of Medicine have played a key role in the admission of a remarkably diverse first-year medical school class—one in which minorities and women are both in the majority. Of the 80 students in the medical school’s Class of 2009, which began classes this week, 51.3 percent are […]

FSU College of Medicine to graduate first class

Just under five years after the legislation creating the Florida State University College of Medicine was signed into law, the medical school will hold a commencement ceremony for its first class: SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2005 10 A.M. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COURTYARD STADIUM DRIVE AND CALL STREET TALLAHASSEE The students in the inaugural class began their […]

FSU opens human performance laboratory

Florida State University has just opened a new laboratory designed to study how well people perform their jobs while under stress. The new lab, funded by a congressional award in partnership with the Office of Naval Research, will examine such questions as: How can first responders be better trained to respond correctly during a terrorist […]

College of Medicine professor wins 2005 Distinguished Teaching Award; other faculty members recognized for teaching, research, advising

A professor of basic medical sciences has been chosen as the recipient of the 2005 University Distinguished Teaching Award. Charles Ouimet, who serves as co-chair of basic medical sciences and is also a professor of biological science, was recognized during the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony on April 11. “I think the key to good teaching […]

FSU scientists develop new tests to detect nut allergens in processed food

Scientists at Florida State University subjected walnuts, cashew nuts and almonds to radiation, roasting, pressure cooking, blanching, frying and microwave heating in an effort to make them safe for allergy sufferers. In the end, the nutritious little nuggets refused to surrender their allergens, but the research yielded sensitive techniques that detect minute traces of the […]

Inaugural FSU College of Medicine students match for residency programs

All 29 senior students in the inaugural class of the FSU College of Medicine received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer after graduation. Twelve of the 29 graduating students, or 41 percent, are entering residency in primary care specialties, including family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology. Other students matched […]