College of Medicine

FSU researchers find pandemic altered personality traits of younger adults

A research team led by faculty at the Florida State University College of Medicine found the COVID-19 pandemic appeared to cause personality changes, especially in younger adults. The research, published in PLOS ONE, found that the population-wide stressor of the pandemic made younger adults moodier, more prone to stress, less cooperative and trusting and less […]

$4.9M FSU College of Medicine grant seeks to reduce HIV infections among young adults

A lack of relatable messaging around HIV diagnoses and prevention could be a reason infection rates aren’t falling among young adults, despite dramatic decreases among all other demographics. With a $4.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, Florida State University behavioral scientist Sylvie Naar hopes to change that. “The No. 1 issue […]

FSU College of Medicine faculty member selected for national fellowship

As a physician, educator and mentor, Dr. Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews is looking for ways to expand her influence. She’s doing just that with a year-long fellowship from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). STFM named Hogans-Mathews as a recipient of its Leadership through Scholarship Fellowship, which offers training and mentorship for early-career faculty members […]

FSU researchers use 3D culture techniques to develop improved therapy for neurological diseases

Florida State University researchers have developed a promising strategy for producing therapeutic particles in stem cells, work that could help patients with neurological diseases such as stroke or multiple sclerosis. The technique developed by researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and FSU College of Medicine combines three-dimensional growing platforms with a wave motion. The […]

NIH grant funds College of Medicine research on preventing premature deaths

Sylvie Naar is on a mission to train the next generation of researchers in methods for developing behavioral interventions, which could mean the difference between life and death for a lot of people. That’s not hyperbole: The National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is supporting that goal with a […]

The Big Story: July 18, 2022

A team of Florida State University College of Medicine researchers led by Professor of Biomedical Sciences Sanjay Kumar has found a link between a specific protein in the brain and increased vulnerability to neurodegeneration for individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), the most common form of epilepsy in adults. Read more …

FSU team makes discovery advancing epilepsy research

A team of Florida State University College of Medicine researchers has found a link between a specific protein in the brain and increased vulnerability to neurodegeneration for individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Their findings are published in the Journal of Neurophysiology. TLE is the most common form of epilepsy in adults and is often […]

FSU, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare team up to construct new academic health center

Florida State University and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare announced today a new partnership to build the FSU Health Tallahassee Center, a new facility that will offer advanced medical training and translational research opportunities and explore the academic health center of the future.  The building, funded by a $125 million appropriation from the Florida Legislature, will be […]

FSU internal investment program helps faculty move from lab to market

Improved ceramics manufacturing, breakthrough medical screening tests and a more convenient way to detect nuclear particles earned funding from the latest round of a Florida State University program that helps researchers bring their work to the marketplace. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research awarded more than $167,000 to faculty members to continue research […]

FSU Med School Class of 2022, forged in the fires of COVID, graduates with joy 

The Florida State University M.D. Class of 2022 took another step toward recapturing normalcy on Saturday when it held its commencement ceremony in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall – the first in its intimate, traditional setting since 2019. The atmosphere was festive: lots of flower bouquets, celebratory balloons and shouts of encouragement and pride from proud […]

10 ways FSU is changing the world

Florida State University researchers are driving innovation and creating new forms of art while using their knowledge to contribute to Florida and beyond. Take a look at a few ways in which FSU faculty members are changing the world around us. Salvaging Critical Floridian Ecosystems Apalachicola Bay once yielded 90% of oysters harvested in Florida […]