College of Medicine

FSU study aids fight against HIV, hepatitis B

A discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers is expected to open the door for new and more potent treatment options for many of the more than 36 million people worldwide infected with the HIV virus and for others chronically ill with hepatitis B. Their work has established for the first time the […]

Murals brighten lab where students learn wonders of anatomy

On a formerly blank and boring concrete-block wall in the Florida State University College of Medicine’s anatomy lab, a soccer player perpetually poses in mid-kick. At first glance she appears to be wearing an elaborately patterned bodysuit. Then you see that her body is the suit. She’s wearing nothing but muscle. She’s right at home […]

Inaugural graduate of FSU School of Physician Assistant Practice finds path back to medical career

Fifteen years and nearly 7,000 miles separate Tamer Tadros from the joy of a medical school graduation that was supposed to launch a long and prosperous career as a physician. On Saturday in Tallahassee he’ll graduate once more, marking an earnest rebirth for his career in medicine. Tadros, 38, is one of the 37 members […]

FSU’s growing Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program to graduate 25 more future health professionals

When one of the newest academic programs at Florida State University opened its doors to undergraduates in fall 2016, about 450 students were expected to enroll within its first two years. Instead, more than 700 students rushed through the door by fall 2017. That number has grown to about 900 today. Since its inception, 39 […]

FSU students earn gold medal at international synthetic biology competition

A team of 15 Florida State University undergraduate students earned a gold medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition Nov. 4 in Boston. FSU’s entry competed in a field of 360 teams from around the world. FSU was one of only eight American teams to earn gold and the first team from Florida. […]

FSU nursing professor recognized as Fellow of the American Heart Association

A Florida State University College of Nursing professor has been recognized as a fellow of the American Heart Association. Assistant Professor Lucinda Graven will be recognized as a newly elected fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) at the AHA Scientific Sessions Nov. 16 -18 in Philadelphia. “It’s a great honor to know that I’m […]

PA students carve out role in College of Medicine’s clerkship model

Just over two years after opening its doors, the Florida State University College of Medicine’s PA program is firing on all cylinders. The School of Physician Assistant Practice, which will mark PA Week with a community celebration Friday, Oct. 18, has welcomed its third class, the inaugural class will graduate in December, and the accreditation […]

College of Medicine’s Bridge Program recognized as diverse and inspiring for STEM students

The Florida State University College of Medicine’s Bridge Program has been honored for demonstrating that the school’s mission statement is more than just words. The Bridge program recently received a 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award goes annually to “programs that encourage and inspire a new generation of […]

FSU and UF receive $29 million to speed discoveries leading to better health

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute, in partnership with Florida State University, has been awarded $29 million to speed research discoveries that will lead to improved health for people living in the nation’s third-largest state. UF and FSU will expand their research partnership with the five-year award, which is funded by the […]

College of Medicine receives $3.75M grant to continue improving care for older adults in Florida

With a $3.75 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Department of Geriatrics at the Florida State University College of Medicine will help shape the future of health care in Florida. Florida’s older adult population will number almost 7 million by 2040 and is typically challenged by chronic illness and […]

College of Medicine’s ‘What if?’ questions could help Florida communities tackle cancer disparities

Imagine that a health-conscious benefactor, alarmed because substantially more black women than white women are dying from breast cancer in your community, donated a new mammography van. Smart gift, right?   Not necessarily, says Florida State University researcher George Rust, a professor of behavioral sciences and social medicine. It’s possible that the screening rates among […]