Health & Medicine

Latinos are more at risk for Alzheimer’s, and FSU researchers want to know why

It’s a million-dollar question: Why do people with Latino backgrounds have a 50 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than non-Latino whites? FSU College of Medicine researcher Angelina Sutin will seek answers as principal investigator on a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. For the […]

Dance Marathon at FSU presents $1M check to College of Medicine

Dance Marathon at Florida State University and Children’s Miracle Network at University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital presented today a check for more than $1 million to the FSU College of Medicine for the benefit of children throughout Gadsden and Leon Counties. Earlier this year, Dance Marathon at Florida State announced that it had […]

Nursing professor receives $1.275M federal grant to reduce health risks of Native American youth

A Florida State University nursing professor is working toward reducing health risks among Native American and Alaska Native young adults in urban Florida thanks to a new federal grant. John Lowe, the McKenzie Endowed Professor for Health Disparities Research in the College of Nursing, received the $1.275 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental […]

FSU indigenous nursing research center seminar to feature Aboriginal nursing expert

The Florida State University College of Nursing’s Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity will present a seminar by an Australian registered nurse, researcher and historian of Aboriginal nurses and midwives. Odette Best, associate professor and Aboriginal health research coordinator in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Southern Queensland, Australia, is […]

FSU Internal Medicine Residency Program at TMH welcomes new director

Claudia Kroker-Bode, M.D., Ph.D., has been named program director for the Florida State University College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Kroker-Bode succeeds founding program director Gregory Todd, M.D., J.D., who now serves as the College of Medicine’s clerkship director for advanced internal medicine and director of the FSU Center for […]

FSU faculty member to be inducted as fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

A Florida State University College of Nursing faculty member has been selected for induction as a fellow into the prestigious American Academy of Nursing. Professor James Whyte IV is one of 195 highly distinguished nurse leaders who will join more than 2,500 academy fellows who are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and […]

Strategic classroom intervention can make big difference for autism students

Special training for teachers may mean big results for students with autism spectrum disorder, according to Florida State University and Emory University researchers. In a new study, children whose teachers received specialized training “were initiating more, participating more, having back-and-forth conversations more, and responding to their teachers and peers more frequently,” said researcher Lindee Morgan. […]

FSU College of Medicine breaks ground on primary-care health center

The Florida State University College of Medicine broke ground today on a 10,000-square-foot medical facility that will be home to the school’s full-service primary-care health center starting next year. “We’re breaking ground today, but this facility has been a vision for the College of Medicine for many years,” said Dean John P. Fogarty, a family […]

Early depression diagnosis is deadly serious for patients with coronary artery disease

For clinicians providing comprehensive care to patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), proactive depression screening may not always rank high on the list of first-priority concerns. However, Florida State University researchers who surveyed years of data on epidemiological and clinical factors suggest that depression screening should be at the forefront of any CAD treatment program. […]

College of Medicine students host teddy bear clinic

Going to the doctor for the first time can be scary. To address that fear, first-year med students at the FSU College of Medicine last month hosted a teddy bear clinic at Killearn Lakes Elementary School to help kids get more comfortable around doctors and medical equipment. More than 400 kids in pre-K through second grade […]

FSU researchers: Regular stretching could improve muscles in elderly

Light stretching can make a big difference for elderly people with low mobility, according to a new study from a Florida State University-led team of international researchers. “The benefits of exercise are well known, but elderly people with limited mobility are often less likely to take part,” said the study’s lead researcher Judy Muller-Delp, professor […]

U.S. Military looks to FSU to develop revolutionary machine-learning tool to address upsurge in suicides

An alarming spike in suicides among U.S. military service members and veterans over the past 15 years is prompting the Department of Defense to turn to Florida State University’s renowned suicide research program to find solutions. A new federal grant will support innovative research led by Jessica Ribeiro and Joseph Franklin, both assistant professors in […]