College of Medicine

FSU expert available to discuss COVID-19 vaccine development

There may be good news on the horizon regarding a COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer and partner BioNTech reported that their trial vaccine appears to have a 90 percent efficacy rate, meaning that test subjects who received a vaccine experienced 90 percent fewer cases of symptomatic COVID-19 than those who received a placebo. Other trial vaccines are […]

Medical student named National Health Service Corps scholar

In exchange for a full-ride through medical school, first-year student Sheena Chege has promised to practice primary care in a medically underserved community for four years after residency.   Chege, who was born in Kenya and later moved to South Carolina and Fort Myers, came to medical school in May already knowing she’d want to […]

FSU College of Medicine celebrates 20-year anniversary

It has been two decades since the Florida State University College of Medicine was established. The college will commemorate its 20th anniversary with a virtual ceremony Friday, Nov. 6. The event will recognize Myra Hurt, who served as the college’s acting dean when it opened, and the college’s Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The […]

College of Medicine researcher makes novel discoveries in preventing epileptic seizures

A team of researchers from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that an amino acid produced by the brain could play a crucial role in preventing a type of epileptic seizure.  Temporal lobe epileptic seizures are debilitating and can cause lasting damage in patients, including neuronal death and loss of neuron function. […]

Osman Mahboob

Growing up in Tallahassee, Florida State University senior Osman Mahboob has always been an avid fan of all things FSU. “Coming out of high school, I knew that Florida State would provide me with an abundance of opportunities to challenge myself, expand my social network and open doors to higher education,” Mahboob said. “Armed with […]

FSU sets school record with nine Fulbright Scholars

Nine Florida State University faculty members have been selected as U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program award recipients, setting a new FSU record for most Fulbright Scholars in one year. These individuals plan to teach and conduct research as part of opportunities funded by the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program during the 2020-2021 school year. Marcia A. Mardis, professor and associate dean for research in the College of Communication […]

FSU funding helps researchers turn inventions into business ideas

A faster way to make test samples for the automotive and aerospace industries, an improved method for producing a wound-healing therapy and the development of an environmentally friendly X-ray material all earned funding from a Florida State University program that helps researchers bring their work to the marketplace. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for […]

Florida State University and Apalachee Center to partner in new outpatient behavioral health center

Florida State University and Apalachee Center opened a new medical clinic today that will provide assessment and evidence-based treatment for mood and anxiety disorders. FSU BehavioralHealth at Apalachee Center is the clinical arm of the FSU Mood and Anxiety Center of Excellence — a member of the National Network of Depression Centers. “We are one […]

FAMU and FSU researchers land $500K NSF grant for bio-adhesive study

Florida A&M and Florida State Universities are leveraging their unique partnership through the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to create more learning opportunities for underrepresented students in engineering while also making improvements to existing medical applications. Researchers from the college, in collaboration with the FSU College of Medicine, have received a $500,000 grant from the National […]

FSU College of Medicine pipeline program participants win bounty of scholarship support

Twenty-two Immokalee High School seniors completing a college pipeline program with the Florida State University College of Medicine have combined for more than $2 million in college scholarship offers. “This SSTRIDE Class of 2020 from Immokalee has exemplified what the vision of SSTRIDE was created to achieve,” said Thesla Berne-Anderson, executive director of college and […]

FSU researchers find resilience, not loneliness, in nationwide study of pandemic response

Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic has not led to an overall increase in loneliness among Americans. That’s the takeaway from a comprehensive, nationwide study by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers who surveyed more than 2,000 people before and during the enactment of stay-at-home policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study […]

College of Medicine celebrates virtual graduation for Class of 2020

One-hundred fifteen new physicians from Florida State University are a step closer to joining hospitals across the country eager for new recruits in a battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. How much they’ll help in the early stages of residency training will vary from place to place, but clearly the transition from medical student to hands-on […]