FSU College of Medicine

Primary care, FSU-style, arrives in southwest Tallahassee

Tallahassee’s newest home for primary care is ready for business, and it’s wearing the FSU brand. On May 10, the ceremonial ribbon was cut in front of the new FSU PrimaryHealth center at Roberts Avenue and Eisenhower Street in southwest Tallahassee. The 10,000-square-foot facility has 17 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, a community room, a […]

New website walks parents through early childhood development, alerts them to early signs of autism

Your baby delights you but he’s causing you concern. Why is it so hard to get him to look at you? Why doesn’t he gesture as much as other babies you know? Your relatives say you worry too much. They blame your parenting for the child’s frequent tantrums. Still, you wonder: “Could my baby have […]

FSU research sheds light on spinal cord injuries

Thousands of people worldwide suffer severe spinal cord injuries each year, but little is known about why these injuries often continue to deteriorate long after the initial damage occurs. Yi Ren, a professor of biomedical sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine, is making progress in understanding why such significant harm is inflicted […]

Personality type could shape attitudes toward body weight of others, researchers say

Studies show there is a major link between personality traits and personal body image, but the relationship between personality and attitudes toward others’ bodies has gone largely unexplored. Now, Florida State University researchers suggest that the specific alchemy of an individual’s personality — their distinct blend of conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness, neuroticism and extraversion — is […]

Collin Goldstein

Florida State University senior Collin Goldstein is studying Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences with a desire to help his community and a dream to become a doctor. Born and raised in Palm City, Florida, Goldstein got his first taste of Florida State as a high school student when he attended the College of Medicine’s summer medical institute. […]

Massive study by FSU researchers confirms that loneliness increases risk of dementia

A new Florida State University College of Medicine study involving data from 12,000 participants collected over 10 years confirms the heavy toll that loneliness can take on your health: It increases your risk of dementia by 40 percent. The risk is across the board, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or education — or whether you […]

Father’s nicotine exposure may cause behavioral problems in future generations of his children

While women have long been warned about the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, far less has been known about risks for offspring of men who smoke. A new Florida State University College of Medicine study in mice produced results that suggest nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren. […]

FSU medical researcher receives $2.2M in NIH grants to study genetic impact on behavior

Florida State University College of Medicine researcher Michelle Arbeitman is exploring the elaborate courtship displays of male fruit flies to better understand how one’s genetic makeup influences a range of complex behaviors. Arbeitman has received two grants totaling $2.2 million from the National Institutes of Health. One focuses on genes and epigenetic changes that cause […]

For The Kids: Dance Marathon presents $915K to the FSU College of Medicine

Cheers filled the sunlit atrium of Florida State University’s John Thrasher Building Tuesday afternoon as Dance Marathon at FSU and the Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital presented a check for more than $915,000 to the FSU College of Medicine. The funds, which will be instrumental in providing needed aid to children […]