College of Medicine

FSU continues to shine 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 2023 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” Twenty graduate programs and specialties at FSU are ranked in the top 25 among public universities, according to the publication’s annual rankings released March 29. Programs […]

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 2022 received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer. The Match Day ceremony took place at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for the first time since 2019, after two years of virtual events. “These students showed tremendous resilience […]

Two years of COVID-19: Experts available to comment on drug development, hospitality

The first COVID cases in the United States were confirmed in early 2020. Since then, the pandemic has raised questions about health care, education, civil rights and responsibilities and more. Florida State University experts are available to talk about the effort to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 and the effects of the pandemic on […]

FSU College of Medicine research advances understanding of DNA repair

A Florida State University College of Medicine researcher has made a discovery that alters our understanding of how the body’s DNA repair process works and may lead to new chemotherapy treatments for cancer and other disorders. The fact that DNA can be repaired after it has been damaged is one of the great mysteries of […]

Profiles in Leadership: Dr. Alma Littles leading new generation of physicians

Florida State University · FSU's Dr. Alma Littles leading new generation of physicians Dr. Alma Littles’ commitment to service was born in her hometown of Quincy, Florida, long before she came to the Florida State University College of Medicine. She first learned the rewards of helping others from her parents. Their house was a meeting […]

Florida State, Apalachee Center and TMH plan new psychiatry residency program

The Florida State University College of Medicine, Apalachee Center and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare have signed an agreement to establish and operate a psychiatry residency program, addressing a critical area of need for the training of additional mental health-care providers for the region and state. The program will be based at Apalachee Center, a Tallahassee-based organization […]

Sathvik Bilakanti

When Florida State University junior Sathvik Bilakanti was 10 years old, he developed an eye condition that impaired his vision. Without an accurate diagnosis, Bilakanti felt isolated and overwhelmed by his new reality. However, amid learning to overcome adversity, a passion for helping others with similar eye conditions grew. “After developing my eye condition, I struggled […]

FSU researchers earn NSF grant to transform libraries into ‘Rural Resiliency Hubs’

The increasing frequency of natural catastrophes and their uneven impact on vulnerable populations calls for the development of disaster Resiliency Hubs. Now, through a grant from the National Science Foundation, a multidisciplinary team of Florida State University researchers is looking to utilize a commonly underrecognized space in disaster response: public libraries. Focusing on Calhoun County, […]

Research shows crucial intervention period for infants with autism spectrum disorder

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine found that infants with autism spectrum disorder demonstrate social-communication differences with their peers by nine months. The research, which was published in Child Development, showed three unique patterns of social-communication development in infants with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and points to a crucial window for […]

College of Medicine research seeks to identify exact moment neurodevelopmental disorders begin

Imagine being able to pinpoint the exact moment in utero when brain development changes and leads to genetic disorders such as autism and cerebral palsy. That knowledge could open the door to intervention strategies, potentially lessening or preventing the dysfunction — and the subsequent genetic disorder. Florida State University College of Medicine Associate Professor Yuan […]

Florida State University team receives silver medal in 2021 iGEM Giant Jamboree 

A multidisciplinary team of Florida State University students was one of 13 U.S.-based collegiate teams to win silver at an annual competition exhibiting over 370 projects focused on solutions for local issues. iGEM, which stands for International Genetically Engineered Machine, gives students “the opportunity to push the boundaries of synthetic biology by tackling everyday issues facing the world.” Teams were tasked with […]

FSU College of Medicine: Striding toward a physician workforce that meets community needs

Florida State University · The College of Medicine's SSTRIDE & USSTRIDE continues to make a difference When Desiree Jonas-Strickland was in middle school, Florida State University’s SSTRIDE program helped her see her future in a health care career. That program — Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity and Excellence — has taken her from her […]