College of Medicine

FSU College of Medicine research links Parkinson’s disease and neuroticism

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that the personality trait neuroticism is consistently associated with a higher risk of developing the brain disorder Parkinson’s disease. The research by Professor of Geriatrics Antonio Terracciano and team, published in Movement Disorders, found that adults in the study who scored in the […]

FSU experts available to share research insights for Autism Acceptance Month

The Autism Society of America celebrates April as Autism Acceptance Month as part of the organization’s efforts to build a better awareness of the signs, symptoms and realities of autism. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. […]

FSU shines in latest U.S. News graduate school rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” More than 30 graduate programs at FSU are ranked in the top 25 according to the publication’s annual rankings, released March 30. FSU’s criminology, real estate, […]

Key research advance could spawn new treatments for heart diseases

Scientists peering into the beating heart have solved a decades-old, fundamental mystery about how the heart works. The revelation could herald the development of new treatments for heart diseases — the leading cause of death worldwide. Researchers from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Florida State University and the University of Virginia have observed a tiny muscle […]

Florida State University College of Medicine announces Match Day results

Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine’s M.D. Class of 2021 learned where they will enter residency training this summer during the college’s Match Day ceremony Friday. The Match Day ceremony was held virtually again this year, with most students receiving their news at home. “This was an especially challenging year for […]

Florida State medical student first to receive Van Vessem scholarship

A Florida State University medical student will help continue the mission of a Tallahassee physician whose life was cut tragically short. Medical student Jimmy Brown, who grew up in the Panhandle town of Hosford (population 704), has made a lasting impression of small-town humility and compassion with the Tallahassee physician-faculty members who taught him the […]

FSU College of Medicine researcher develops new possibilities to prevent sudden cardiac death

Nearly a half-million people a year die from sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the U.S. — the result of malfunctions in the heart’s electrical system. A leading cause of SCD in young athletes is arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), a genetic disease in which healthy heart muscle is replaced over time by scar tissue (fibrosis) and fat. […]

American Heart Month: FSU experts available to comment on heart disease topics

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Someone has a heart attack every 39 seconds, and cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association’s 2021 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update. The American Heart Association sponsors “American Heart Month” […]

FSU expert available to discuss new COVID-19 variants

New variants of the COVID-19 virus have appeared around the world, including a more contagious variant of the COVID-19 virus that was first identified in the United Kingdom. Other variants have been identified in South Africa, Nigeria and Japan. Viruses constantly change through mutation. Some variants come and go. Others stick around. Florida State University […]

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 […]