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Orlando Health donates $500,000 to FSU med school

Orlando Health today announced a $500,000 donation to support the Florida State University College of Medicine’s Orlando program. The contribution reinforces the organization’s long-term commitment to medical education and to working with the university. “Medical education is critically important in the training of tomorrow’s physicians,” said Jamal Hakim, M.D., chief operating officer for Orlando Health. […]

FSU medical researcher: Much work remains on World AIDS Day 2016

Florida State University’s Dr. Jonathan Appelbaum remembers that day in 1981 when a young patient was admitted to the hospital with a rare case of pneumocystis pneumonia. Appelbaum, an internal medicine resident at the time, and his colleagues did not recognize the man’s illness as an AIDS case. No one would have. Not much was […]

Crunching the numbers: Researchers use math in search for diabetes cure

Researchers at Florida State University’s nationally renowned biomathematics program are using a mix of math and technology in an ambitious search for a cure to Type 2 diabetes. New research by mathematics Professor Richard Bertram has successfully reactivated oscillations in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells — one of the first necessary steps to resurrecting the dormant […]

FSU professor: New approach needed to improve suicide prediction

Florida State University researcher Joseph Franklin made a startling discovery during an exhaustive examination of hundreds of suicide prediction studies conducted over the past 50 years: Science is still not very good at predicting who will kill themselves. In a new study published today in the journal Psychological Bulletin, Franklin and his colleagues found traditional […]

Pumping iron: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors avoid complications

New research by a Florida State University professor found that regular strength training can help breast cancer survivors avoid developing swelling in the arms and chest area, a common side effect of cancer treatment. The study, published in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer, found that weightlifting can help women recovering from cancer treatment and […]

FSU neuroscientist receives $1.9M grant to expand study of how social behavior affects the brain

Florida State University Professor Mohamed Kabbaj, a neuroscientist in the College of Medicine, has received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study how the brain helps us maintain lifelong social bonds through epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of biological mechanisms that switch genes on and off without changing the […]

O’Bryant named FSU public health policy person of the year

Florida State University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) Program has selected G. Mark O’Bryant, president and chief executive officer of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMHC), as its Public Health Policy Person of the Year. The program presents the award annually in recognition of the career contributions of a leader in the health policy field in Florida. […]

FSU researcher: Plan ahead for successful aging

For many people, the prospect of aging is scary and uncomfortable, but Florida State University Assistant Professor Dawn Carr says that research reveals a few tips that can improve our chances of a long, healthy life.  Carr, who joined FSU’s Department of Sociology and the Pepper Institute on Aging and Social Policy this fall, is […]

FSU celebrates new pathway into health professions 

Florida State University officially launched an innovative new pathway into health care careers by honoring the program’s first students at an Oct. 14 celebration at the College of Medicine. The Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences B.S. Degree Program — the first of its kind in the nation — provides students interested in health care with numerous advantages toward achieving […]

College of Nursing announces distinguished graduates

The Florida State University College of Nursing will recognize five graduates, one faculty member and one student when it presents the 2016 Distinguished Graduate, DAISY Faculty and DAISY Student-in Training Award winners at a ceremony Oct. 14. The College of Nursing’s Distinguished Graduate Award, established six years ago, provides an opportunity for recognizing and celebrating […]

FSU medical researcher awarded $1.6M for epilepsy work

Florida State University neuroscientist Sanjay Kumar has received $1.6 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to pave the way for a more effective treatment for temporal lobe epilepsy.       Temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common form in adults, is not improved with anti-epileptic medications.  Kumar and his electrophysiology lab […]

FSU geography professor receives $1M CDC grant to address climate impact on health

A Florida State University professor has received a $1.07 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help county health departments across Florida adapt to problems created by changing environmental factors such as climate change. Assistant Professor of Geography Chris Uejio and his students will work with individual Florida counties to assess […]