College of Medicine

FSU symposium to explore substance use disorder curriculum and community behavioral health in Florida

A group of Florida State University researchers is bringing together experts from around the country for a one-day symposium focused on substance use disorder. The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children at Florida State University is hosting “Substance Use Disorder Symposium: Emerging Trends and Critical Issues” in collaboration with the Florida […]

FSU expert available to comment for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide is a complex public health issue with far-reaching impacts. The National Alliance on Mental Illness recognizes September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to focus on the causes and treatments of this disease. Florida State University expert Dr. F. Andrew Kozel is available to comment to media about suicide and the latest medical […]

FSU expert available to discuss vaccine hesitancy

Rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is continuing, but some people are hesitant to get vaccinated against the disease. Dr. Christie Alexander, an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health in the Florida State University College of Medicine and a past president of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, recently participated in […]

FSU College of Medicine recognized for undergraduate pipeline program

A Florida State University College of Medicine program is the recipient of the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The program — Undergraduate Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity and Excellence (USSTRIDE) — is an extension of the College of Medicine’s pipeline outreach program (SSTRIDE), which identifies middle school and […]

Florida State leading effort to provide effective treatment and improved outcomes for addictions and mental health

The Florida State University Colleges of Medicine and Social Work, with support from Tallahassee business leader and philanthropist Rick Kearney, are developing plans to tackle widespread mental health and substance use issues across the Big Bend. “Everywhere you look this is a problem,” said Heather Flynn, chair of the College of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral […]

Pride Month: FSU physician sheds light on LGBTQ health disparities

Recent moves by the Biden administration to prohibit health care discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity were widely applauded by civil rights groups. But health officials are still fighting a battle when it comes to making sure all LGBTQ individuals receive adequate health care. Dr. Jonathan Appelbaum, professor and chair of the Department […]

“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 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 […]

FSU experts available to share research insights for Autism Acceptance Month

The Autism Society of America celebrates April as Autism Acceptance Month as part of the organization’s efforts to build a better awareness of the signs, symptoms and realities of autism. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. […]

FSU shines in latest U.S. News graduate school rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” More than 30 graduate programs at FSU are ranked in the top 25 according to the publication’s annual rankings, released March 30. FSU’s criminology, real estate, […]