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February 2019
Shedding light on spinal cord injuries
Shedding light on spinal cord injuries

Significant additional harm follows in the weeks and months after a severe spinal cord injury, but little is known about why. In a study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, Professor Yi Ren explains how a natural immune system response may be the culprit. Her study points to an area where new research is needed in the search for effective treatments.

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Berne-Anderson receives FSU's MLK Award
Berne-Anderson receives FSU's MLK Award

Thesla Berne-Anderson has been honored with Florida State's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award. As director of college and pre-college outreach, she leads College of Medicine pipeline programs and outreach initiatives that have made significant contributions in the effort to produce more physicians for underserved communities in Florida and elsewhere.

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A link between personality and attitudes
A link between personality and attitudes

A new study by Angelina Sutin and Antonio Terracciano suggests that certain personality traits can influence a person's attitude toward the body weight of others. The study illustrates how such beliefs and biases are expressed during social interactions.

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College of Medicine in the news
College of Medicine in the news

In case you missed them, here are some recent news items about the College of Medicine and its faculty and students.

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Upcoming Events
Feb
8
15th Annual Research Fair
Noon - 2 p.m.
Feb
28
Grand Rounds with Dr. Ross Cagan - "A Fly Approach to Personalized Cancer Therapies"
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Grand Rounds)

 

Mar
14
Grand Rounds with Dr. Susan Vadaparampil
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Grand Rounds)
Dean's Message

The College of Medicine is seeking continued accreditation. Preparations are underway for a site visit from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in April. Dean John P. Fogarty summarizes the highlights of a recent mock survey visit and what the college community can expect in the coming months.
 

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Recent Events

• Satcher speaks of student activism and health equity during Racism Awareness Week
 

• Class of 2020 PA White Coat Ceremony (photo gallery)
 

• Babcock named deputy secretary of DCF 


Alumni News

• Nominations are open through March 1 for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. Click here to learn more or nominate a deserving PIMS or College of Medicine alum.
 

• FSU Medical Alumni is hosting a networking event at the Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. All FSU alumni are welcome. The event features a panel discussion with distinguished local medical alumni. Click here for more information.
 

• The annual PIMS and College of Medicine Alumni Reunion kicks off at the Match Day ceremony on Friday, March 15, and continues through March 16. Click here to view the full weekend schedule and purchase tickets.


Recent Publications

A series of recent publications from College of Medicine faculty members shine a spotlight on biomedical sciences research.

 

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