Health & Medicine

FSU Med School Class of 2022, forged in the fires of COVID, graduates with joy 

The Florida State University M.D. Class of 2022 took another step toward recapturing normalcy on Saturday when it held its commencement ceremony in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall – the first in its intimate, traditional setting since 2019. The atmosphere was festive: lots of flower bouquets, celebratory balloons and shouts of encouragement and pride from proud […]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Associate dean expands research initiatives in the FSU College of Nursing

It’s been a busy nine months for Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, professor and associate dean for research in the Florida State University College of Nursing. Most recently, Ahn launched the Brain Science and Symptom Management Center, an institute for interdisciplinary research that will use brain simulation and computer technology to optimize pain and symptoms management. As […]

FSU pediatrician cautions against homemade baby formula

Florida State University pediatrician Mary Norton said she has seen parents pour their last amount of formula into a bottle and tell her, “I have nothing else for my baby.”  Indeed, families in Tallahassee and throughout Florida are feeling the effects of a national shortage of baby formula that continues to alarm health care workers, […]

FSU College of Nursing professor to address Biden-Harris administration on health equity and community engagement

A faculty member from the Florida State University College of Nursing has been invited to address officials from the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris about health equity and community engagement in Florida. Eugenia Millender, associate professor at the College of Nursing and co-founder and co-director of the Center of Population […]

FSU College of Medicine studying effects of isolation, partner separation

Florida State University College of Medicine Professor Mohamed Kabbaj has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of acute social isolation and partner separation. “In humans, social attachment with partners, relatives or friends acts as a protective buffer against many negative consequences of life stress,” Kabbaj […]

FSU team wins global competition to develop next-gen tools, improve public health solutions

A Florida State University team has won an international competition for developing software tools that generate visual aids demonstrating the complex connections among vast amounts of biomedical research. The team of 12, led by FSU Professor of Statistics Jinfeng Zhang, took home first place in the LitCoin Natural Language Processing (NLP) Challenge, organized by the […]

FSU College of Nursing launches new Center for Brain Science and Symptom Management

The Florida State University College of Nursing has launched the Brain Science and Symptom Management Center (BSSMC), an institute for interdisciplinary research that will use brain simulation and computer technology to optimize pain and symptoms management. Established by Founding Director Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, a professor and the associate dean for research in the College of […]

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend explore career opportunities with FSU College of Nursing

Thirty middle and high school students got to experience a day in the life of Florida State University nursing students through a special event set up by the FSU College of Nursing and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend. “We are so excited to welcome students to the College of Nursing,” said […]

$1.8M NIH grant to fund new treatment for stroke patients

The National Institutes of Health is funding a $1.8 million project led by a researcher at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering that will use artificially grown, simplified mini-organs to create medicine that targets brain cells damaged by stroke. The research team will use stem cells to create miniature organs that resemble human brains. From those […]

FSU researchers discover brand-new brain pathway to fear

Florida State University researchers have identified a new pathway in the brain that plays an important role in our response to fear. Scientists have long considered the amygdala, an almond-shaped structure in the center of the brain, to be the “center of fear” and believed it to be largely responsible for how an individual responds […]

Florida State University College of Medicine announces Match Day results

Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine’s M.D. Class of 2022 received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer. The Match Day ceremony took place at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for the first time since 2019, after two years of virtual events. “These students showed tremendous resilience […]

FSU psychologist receives 1.8M NIH grant to study eating disorders, obesity

When it comes to treating eating disorders and tackling obesity, scientists know the brain holds the keys to unlocking answers to the most intriguing questions. Now, with help from a new National Institutes of Health grant, a Florida State University researcher is studying occurrences in specific regions of the brain that motivate us to reach […]