College of Medicine

SSTRIDE Summer Institute: From ‘mini med school’ to the real thing

In 2012, high school student Lisa Fusco attended the College of Medicine’s SSTRIDE Summer Institute thinking maybe she’d like to be a doctor someday. Seven years later, Fusco is part of the Summer Institute again. This time, she’s a second-year medical student and mentor. For each of the past 12 years, the FSU College of […]

Discovery could lead to improved therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common lethal genetic disorder among children. For more visit https://fla.st/2Xh6JLx

Researchers’ discovery could lead to improved therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common lethal genetic disorder among children. In collaboration with scientists from across the nation, FSU researchers […]

Alzheimer’s caregivers and elder care professionals invited to free half-day training conference

For too many African-Americans, caring for a loved one with dementia can be a hard road. In an effort to help ease that process, a group of community partners including the Florida State University-based African-American Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training and Support Project (ACTS 2) will host a conference designed to celebrate the work of caregivers and […]

Class of 2019 students become M.D.s

They arrived as students and departed as doctors. In between were raucous cheers, air-horn blasts, babies’ cries and audible sighs as, one by one, the 113 graduates of the FSU College of Medicine’s Class of 2019 crossed the stage and grabbed the diploma of their dreams. This was the medical school’s 15th graduating class, and […]

Profiles in Leadership: Mission-driven Fogarty committed to producing the doctors Florida needs

Long before John P. Fogarty was dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine, he was a U.S. Army division surgeon stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. It was there, serving under the direction of a two-star general, that Fogarty was exposed to a style of leadership that continues to resonate with him today. “The […]

Moving translational research forward: Noted scientist joins College of Medicine faculty

Award-winning biological chemist Zucai Suo, whose discoveries helped the development of two blockbuster antiviral drugs, has joined the Florida State University College of Medicine as Eminent Professor and the Dorian and John Blackmon Endowed Chair in Translational Research. His laboratory’s new ground-floor home at the medical school marks a figurative and literal expansion of the […]

FSU researcher improving maternal mental health outcomes in Florida

About 15 percent of all mothers in Florida report experiencing depression during pregnancy or after childbirth, but fewer than 20 percent of mothers seek or have access to professional help. Much of the problem lies in the lack of routine screening by prenatal care providers. A new grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration […]

FSU student, faculty remembered at candlelight vigil

Hundreds gathered at Florida State University Sunday evening to mourn the deaths of two university community members killed in a Tallahassee shooting two days earlier. FSU senior Maura Binkley, 21, and College of Medicine faculty member Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, 61, died when a gunman opened fire at a Tallahassee yoga studio Friday, Nov. 2. […]

FSU researcher testing safety of low-dose ketamine to treat depression

People who get no depression relief from Prozac-type medicines have found a fast-acting substitute in a drug called ketamine. But is it safe? The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Florida State University researcher nearly $2 million to investigate ketamine, which some have called a wonder drug. Over the next five years, College of […]