College of Medicine

FSU students earn gold medal at international synthetic biology competition

A team of 15 Florida State University undergraduate students earned a gold medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition Nov. 4 in Boston. FSU’s entry competed in a field of 360 teams from around the world. FSU was one of only eight American teams to earn gold and the first team from Florida. […]

FSU nursing professor recognized as Fellow of the American Heart Association

A Florida State University College of Nursing professor has been recognized as a fellow of the American Heart Association. Assistant Professor Lucinda Graven will be recognized as a newly elected fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) at the AHA Scientific Sessions Nov. 16 -18 in Philadelphia. “It’s a great honor to know that I’m […]

PA students carve out role in College of Medicine’s clerkship model

Just over two years after opening its doors, the Florida State University College of Medicine’s PA program is firing on all cylinders. The School of Physician Assistant Practice, which will mark PA Week with a community celebration Friday, Oct. 18, has welcomed its third class, the inaugural class will graduate in December, and the accreditation […]

College of Medicine’s Bridge Program recognized as diverse and inspiring for STEM students

The Florida State University College of Medicine’s Bridge Program has been honored for demonstrating that the school’s mission statement is more than just words. The Bridge program recently received a 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award goes annually to “programs that encourage and inspire a new generation of […]

FSU and UF receive $29 million to speed discoveries leading to better health

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute, in partnership with Florida State University, has been awarded $29 million to speed research discoveries that will lead to improved health for people living in the nation’s third-largest state. UF and FSU will expand their research partnership with the five-year award, which is funded by the […]

College of Medicine receives $3.75M grant to continue improving care for older adults in Florida

With a $3.75 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Department of Geriatrics at the Florida State University College of Medicine will help shape the future of health care in Florida. Florida’s older adult population will number almost 7 million by 2040 and is typically challenged by chronic illness and […]

College of Medicine’s ‘What if?’ questions could help Florida communities tackle cancer disparities

Imagine that a health-conscious benefactor, alarmed because substantially more black women than white women are dying from breast cancer in your community, donated a new mammography van. Smart gift, right?   Not necessarily, says Florida State University researcher George Rust, a professor of behavioral sciences and social medicine. It’s possible that the screening rates among […]

SSTRIDE Summer Institute: From ‘mini med school’ to the real thing

In 2012, high school student Lisa Fusco attended the College of Medicine’s SSTRIDE Summer Institute thinking maybe she’d like to be a doctor someday. Seven years later, Fusco is part of the Summer Institute again. This time, she’s a second-year medical student and mentor. For each of the past 12 years, the FSU College of […]

Discovery could lead to improved therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common lethal genetic disorder among children. For more visit https://fla.st/2Xh6JLx

Researchers’ discovery could lead to improved therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common lethal genetic disorder among children. In collaboration with scientists from across the nation, FSU researchers […]

Alzheimer’s caregivers and elder care professionals invited to free half-day training conference

For too many African-Americans, caring for a loved one with dementia can be a hard road. In an effort to help ease that process, a group of community partners including the Florida State University-based African-American Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training and Support Project (ACTS 2) will host a conference designed to celebrate the work of caregivers and […]