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Inaugural Disobedience Award recipients

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has awarded Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics at MSU College of Human Medicine, and Marc Edwards, professor at Virginia Tech, the inaugural Disobedience Award. They were chosen out of more than 7,800 candidates for their activism andrigorous research that brought attention to the Flint water crisis. Both faced harassment and ridicule for their work at first, but it ultimately showed that science and scholarship are powerful tools for social change. Dr. Hanna-Attisha will be donating her half of the $250,000 prize to the recovery efforts in Flint.

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Dental health fair offers free screenings to Flint residents

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and its partners will host the second annual Flint Dental Health Fair, August 12, 2017. The free community event, “Food, Family and Fun,” will take place at New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1035 East Carpenter Road in Flint, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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