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FSU African-American doctoral graduate inspires others

When Lataisia Jones earned her doctorate this past summer, her family was thrilled. Her sister posted a graduation photo on Facebook. Sounds pretty routine. Except for one thing: Her sister’s Facebook post was “liked” or shared more than 6,000 times, and Jones is getting requests for advice from students around the globe. Why? Jones was […]

Doors open for new School of Physician Assistant Practice

From the beginning, medical students at Florida State University’s College of Medicine have been trained to be part of their patients’ medical team. Starting now, the college is training other members of that team as well — as the doors officially open for the School of Physician Assistant Practice. “What is unique about the PA […]

College of Medicine faculty member to lead national organization of medical women

Suzanne Harrison, who knew from early childhood that she wanted to become a physician and later discovered the joys of teaching medicine, is beginning a yearlong adventure in national medical advocacy. On April 1, she’ll become president of the American Medical Women’s Association. AMWA (pronounced AM-wah) has 6,000 dues-paying members and has been around for […]

Investors, NIH excited about FSU biomedical research targeting rare eye disease

Florida State University College of Medicine Professor Michael Blaber has spent years perfecting an artificial human protein for stimulating cell growth while also learning about the equally complex world of venture capitalists.  Now, with the significant help of the National Institutes of Health and $5.2 million from five investment firms, he is closer to providing […]

FSU research links brain shape to personality differences

New research reveals the shape of our brain can provide surprising clues about how we behave and our risk of developing mental health disorders. Florida State University College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano joined a team of researchers from the United States, United Kingdom and Italy to examine the connection between personality traits and […]

Orlando Health donates $500,000 to FSU med school

Orlando Health today announced a $500,000 donation to support the Florida State University College of Medicine’s Orlando program. The contribution reinforces the organization’s long-term commitment to medical education and to working with the university. “Medical education is critically important in the training of tomorrow’s physicians,” said Jamal Hakim, M.D., chief operating officer for Orlando Health. […]

Dance Marathon at FSU presents check to College of Medicine

FSU’s College of Medicine received a $715,000 check from Dance Marathon at FSU from the proceeds of the 2016 fundraising campaign. The money will be invested in local school-based primary-care health clinics through the colleges pediatric outreach program, as well as pediatric services at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare and community centers in Leon county.

FSU unveils Florida’s most advanced MRI machine

Florida State University researchers now have the state’s most advanced MRI machine at their disposal as they seek to unravel the mysteries of the brain and prevent the disorders that can impede its most basic functions. The new functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine, located in the College of Medicine, will allow FSU researchers from […]

FSU celebrates new pathway into health professions 

Florida State University officially launched an innovative new pathway into health care careers by honoring the program’s first students at an Oct. 14 celebration at the College of Medicine. The Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences B.S. Degree Program — the first of its kind in the nation — provides students interested in health care with numerous advantages toward achieving […]

FSU medical researcher awarded $1.6M for epilepsy work

Florida State University neuroscientist Sanjay Kumar has received $1.6 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to pave the way for a more effective treatment for temporal lobe epilepsy.       Temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common form in adults, is not improved with anti-epileptic medications.  Kumar and his electrophysiology lab […]