College of Medicine

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 […]

Latinos are more at risk for Alzheimer’s, and FSU researchers want to know why

It’s a million-dollar question: Why do people with Latino backgrounds have a 50 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than non-Latino whites? FSU College of Medicine researcher Angelina Sutin will seek answers as principal investigator on a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. For the […]

Dance Marathon at FSU presents $1M check to College of Medicine

Dance Marathon at Florida State University and Children’s Miracle Network at University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital presented today a check for more than $1 million to the FSU College of Medicine for the benefit of children throughout Gadsden and Leon Counties. Earlier this year, Dance Marathon at Florida State announced that it had […]

FSU Internal Medicine Residency Program at TMH welcomes new director

Claudia Kroker-Bode, M.D., Ph.D., has been named program director for the Florida State University College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Kroker-Bode succeeds founding program director Gregory Todd, M.D., J.D., who now serves as the College of Medicine’s clerkship director for advanced internal medicine and director of the FSU Center for […]

Strategic classroom intervention can make big difference for autism students

Special training for teachers may mean big results for students with autism spectrum disorder, according to Florida State University and Emory University researchers. In a new study, children whose teachers received specialized training “were initiating more, participating more, having back-and-forth conversations more, and responding to their teachers and peers more frequently,” said researcher Lindee Morgan. […]

Early depression diagnosis is deadly serious for patients with coronary artery disease

For clinicians providing comprehensive care to patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), proactive depression screening may not always rank high on the list of first-priority concerns. However, Florida State University researchers who surveyed years of data on epidemiological and clinical factors suggest that depression screening should be at the forefront of any CAD treatment program. […]

College of Medicine students host teddy bear clinic

Going to the doctor for the first time can be scary. To address that fear, first-year med students at the FSU College of Medicine last month hosted a teddy bear clinic at Killearn Lakes Elementary School to help kids get more comfortable around doctors and medical equipment. More than 400 kids in pre-K through second grade […]

FSU researchers: Regular stretching could improve muscles in elderly

Light stretching can make a big difference for elderly people with low mobility, according to a new study from a Florida State University-led team of international researchers. “The benefits of exercise are well known, but elderly people with limited mobility are often less likely to take part,” said the study’s lead researcher Judy Muller-Delp, professor […]