FSU College of Medicine Recognized for Pipeline Program



FSU College of Medicine Recognized for Undergraduate Pipeline Program

A program at Florida State University College of Medicine is the recipient of the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

The program – Undergraduate Science Students Together to Achieve Educational Diversity and Excellence (USSTRIDE) – is an extension of the College of Medicine Pipeline Outreach Program (SSTRIDE), which identifies high school and high school students with an aptitude for science and mathematics and the potential to become a successful medical student and provides support services to guide them down their chosen path.

The program was started in 1993 to support the Florida State Medical Sciences Program, the precursor to the College of Medicine.

The Inspiring Programs in STEM Award recognizes colleges and universities that encourage and help students from under-represented groups enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Almost 10% of FSU College of Medicine alumni have participated in USSTRIDE, which has helped the university develop one of the most diverse medical schools in the country.

Dr. John P. Fogarty is Dean of FSU College of Medicine.

Eugene DePrince, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University

FSU researcher leads DOE project on advanced quantum information

Florida State University researcher leads Department of Energy’s $ 4.4 million project to help create software that can take advantage of supercomputer capabilities and advance quantum information science .

The project is led by FSU Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Eugene DePrince and includes collaborators from Virginia Tech, the University of Washington and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Quantum science has become a top priority for the US Department of Energy.

Quantum mechanics is a theory of fundamental physics that allows the calculation of the properties and behaviors of microscopic systems such as molecules, atoms and subatomic particles. Computers, lasers and scanning technologies are all based on quantum mechanical systems.

DePrince’s initial work will focus on developing capabilities to simulate the dynamics of quantum mechanical systems that could be used to create spin-based technologies.

Although he will be working on microscopic systems, DePrince noted that similar simulations could be applied to everyday objects – a baseball, for example – although the calculations are a bit different.

Sylwia Piatkowska, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Florida State University

FSU Criminology Professors Get NSF Grant to Explore Hate Crimes

A Florida State University research institute has received funding from the National Science Foundation to explore how hate crimes are reported and underestimated.

The Hate Crime Research and Policy Institute at the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice will receive $ 236,985 from the NSF over two years to fund the research of assistant professors of criminology Sylwia Piatkowska and Brendan Lantz.

“It has long been known that hate crimes are underreported,” said Piatkowska. “With this grant from the National Science Foundation, we plan to explore the sources, causes and extent of underreporting and hopefully provide ways to address these issues in the future.”

Brendan Lantz, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Florida State University

While the Hate Crimes Statistics Act of 1990 requires the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to publicly report hate crime statistics, hate crimes are often under-identified, Piatkowska said. According to the US Department of Justice, there were 8,552 victims of hate crimes in the United States in 2019.

Project results will help academics, policy makers and the public on issues related to hate crimes, including variation in hate crimes and reporting, data collection strategies, better identification of strategies to deal with hate crimes. victims and the evaluation of programs related to victimization and hate crime reporting. .

Johnnie L. Early II, Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health, Florida A&M University

Florida A&M chosen by Bristol Myers Squibb for its diversity initiative

Florida A&M University is one of five historically black colleges and universities working with Bristol Myers Squibb to launch Tomorrow’s Innovators, a five-year, multi-million dollar alliance designed to reach diverse talent earlier in their undergraduate careers. and provide the support and education necessary to achieve their career goals within the biopharmaceutical industry.

Along with FAMU, other collaborating HBCUs include Howard University, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

A number of graduates of FAMU College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health, are employed by Bristol Myers Squibb.

Johnnie Early II is Dean of FAMU College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health.

Tallahassee Community College Campus File Photo

TCC swears in to Wesley Hardin as new police chief

Tallahassee Community College is sworn in for its new police chief on Monday, the first day of school.

Wesley Hardin has over 26 years of experience in law enforcement, supervising and training field training officers in various assignments within local agencies, county and Kindergarten to Grade 12 year.

Chief Hardin succeeds Greg Gibson, who left TCC in November 2020 to become Chief Investigator at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Gibson was sworn in as Chief of TCC in March 2017, succeeding Christopher Summers.

Contact senior writer Byron Dobson at [email protected] or on Twitter @byrondobson.

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