College of Medicine

Florida State, Apalachee Center and TMH plan new psychiatry residency program

The Florida State University College of Medicine, Apalachee Center and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare have signed an agreement to establish and operate a psychiatry residency program, addressing a critical area of need for the training of additional mental health-care providers for the region and state. The program will be based at Apalachee Center, a Tallahassee-based organization […]

Sathvik Bilakanti

When Florida State University junior Sathvik Bilakanti was 10 years old, he developed an eye condition that impaired his vision. Without an accurate diagnosis, Bilakanti felt isolated and overwhelmed by his new reality. However, amid learning to overcome adversity, a passion for helping others with similar eye conditions grew. “After developing my eye condition, I struggled […]

FSU researchers earn NSF grant to transform libraries into ‘Rural Resiliency Hubs’

The increasing frequency of natural catastrophes and their uneven impact on vulnerable populations calls for the development of disaster Resiliency Hubs. Now, through a grant from the National Science Foundation, a multidisciplinary team of Florida State University researchers is looking to utilize a commonly underrecognized space in disaster response: public libraries. Focusing on Calhoun County, […]

Research shows crucial intervention period for infants with autism spectrum disorder

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine found that infants with autism spectrum disorder demonstrate social-communication differences with their peers by nine months. The research, which was published in Child Development, showed three unique patterns of social-communication development in infants with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and points to a crucial window for […]

College of Medicine research seeks to identify exact moment neurodevelopmental disorders begin

Imagine being able to pinpoint the exact moment in utero when brain development changes and leads to genetic disorders such as autism and cerebral palsy. That knowledge could open the door to intervention strategies, potentially lessening or preventing the dysfunction — and the subsequent genetic disorder. Florida State University College of Medicine Associate Professor Yuan […]

Florida State University team receives silver medal in 2021 iGEM Giant Jamboree 

A multidisciplinary team of Florida State University students was one of 13 U.S.-based collegiate teams to win silver at an annual competition exhibiting over 370 projects focused on solutions for local issues. iGEM, which stands for International Genetically Engineered Machine, gives students “the opportunity to push the boundaries of synthetic biology by tackling everyday issues facing the world.” Teams were tasked with […]

FSU College of Medicine: Striding toward a physician workforce that meets community needs

Florida State University · The College of Medicine's SSTRIDE & USSTRIDE continues to make a difference When Desiree Jonas-Strickland was in middle school, Florida State University’s SSTRIDE program helped her see her future in a health care career. That program — Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity and Excellence — has taken her from her […]

FSU recognized as a top college for diversity in 2021

Florida State University, along with its College of Medicine, earned a trio of honors from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, highlighting the university’s continuous efforts and innovation in advancing equity and diversity as a top priority. For the eighth consecutive year, FSU has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, which recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, with a sustainable impact on the campus […]

The Big Story: October 18, 2021

A team of researchers from the College of Nursing, College of Medicine and College of Arts & Sciences has received a $12.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to build a diverse community of early career researchers committed to improving mental health and chronic disease prevention and management. Read more …

FSU chemistry researcher receives NIH grant to understand structural underpinnings of fibrosis

A Florida State University researcher has received a prestigious National Institutes of Health grant to examine the role that protein-RNA interactions play in promoting fibrosis and cancers. Robert Silvers, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has received $1.8 million from the NIH to examine what are called La-related proteins (LARPs) that interact with RNA as […]

FSU receives $14.5M from National Institutes of Health to foster faculty diversity in health sciences research

A team of Florida State University researchers from the College of Nursing, College of Medicine and College of Arts & Sciences has received a $14.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to build a diverse community of early career researchers committed to improving mental health and chronic disease prevention and management. The university will use the funding to create the […]