Health & Medicine

FSU doctoral program in nurse anesthesia earns max 10-year reaccreditation

In a letter Tuesday, the directors of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA) approved the reaccreditation for FSU Panama City’s graduate program in Nurse Anesthesia for a 10-year period, the maximum a university can achieve. Initially accredited in 2015, the program began at the master’s level. In July 2020, the State […]

“A monumental accomplishment” — 119 new physicians from the Class of 2021

Gathered again for the first time since they began clinical rotations two years ago, the M.D. Class of 2021 on Sunday afternoon embraced the achievement of becoming a physician while navigating an extraordinary time in world history. As class president Brian Day noted: “Graduating from medical school under any circumstances is nothing short of a […]

Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program graduates its largest class to date

Ninety-seven future health professionals from Florida State’s Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) program crossed the stage at an FSU commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 18. The largest graduating class of IMS students to date pushes the total to 254 graduates since the program opened its doors to undergraduates in the fall of 2016. “We believe all […]

FSU College of Medicine once again nation’s most selective medical school

For the second consecutive year, the Florida State University College of Medicine is the nation’s most selective medical school for admissions among schools ranked by U.S. News & World Report, according to data collected by the publication. The College of Medicine received more than 7,100 applications for the 120-person class that began in May 2020 […]

FSU researcher awarded $2.2M NIH grant to study impact of Alzheimer’s disease on sleep-related brain function

A Florida State University researcher has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study sleep-related brain function in Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive disorder that affects memory and behavior in millions of Americans. Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Aaron Wilber will receive the grant, awarded through the NIH’s National Institute […]

FSU College of Medicine research links Parkinson’s disease and neuroticism

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that the personality trait neuroticism is consistently associated with a higher risk of developing the brain disorder Parkinson’s disease. The research by Professor of Geriatrics Antonio Terracciano and team, published in Movement Disorders, found that adults in the study who scored in the […]

Key research advance could spawn new treatments for heart diseases

Scientists peering into the beating heart have solved a decades-old, fundamental mystery about how the heart works. The revelation could herald the development of new treatments for heart diseases — the leading cause of death worldwide. Researchers from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Florida State University and the University of Virginia have observed a tiny muscle […]

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 2021 learned where they will enter residency training this summer during the college’s Match Day ceremony Friday. The Match Day ceremony was held virtually again this year, with most students receiving their news at home. “This was an especially challenging year for […]

Florida State medical student first to receive Van Vessem scholarship

A Florida State University medical student will help continue the mission of a Tallahassee physician whose life was cut tragically short. Medical student Jimmy Brown, who grew up in the Panhandle town of Hosford (population 704), has made a lasting impression of small-town humility and compassion with the Tallahassee physician-faculty members who taught him the […]

FSU College of Medicine researcher develops new possibilities to prevent sudden cardiac death

Nearly a half-million people a year die from sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the U.S. — the result of malfunctions in the heart’s electrical system. A leading cause of SCD in young athletes is arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), a genetic disease in which healthy heart muscle is replaced over time by scar tissue (fibrosis) and fat. […]

FSU researcher examines ways cocaine alters gene expression

New research from Florida State University identifies a novel gene that plays a functional role in cocaine addiction.   In a new paper in the journal Biological Psychiatry, Assistant Professor of Biological Science Jian Feng and his colleagues reveal that cocaine use in mice resulted in changes to what’s called long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), a major type of […]

FSU students selected for 2020 AHEC Scholars Program

Nine Florida State University students in disciplines across campus have been selected to the 2020 cohort of the Florida Area Health and Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program. The students, who will work directly with the Big Bend Area Health Education Center, will gain firsthand experience in underserved population settings. Students were chosen from a pool […]