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  • Robin DeMuth, M.D., associate professor of Family Medicine and assistant dean for Clinical Experiences, has been appointed as Chief of Medical Staff at Sparrow Hospital
  • Congratulations to Brian Mavis, PhD, who received the 2019 Academic Medicine Excellence in Reviewing Award! This AAMC distinction honors Mavis' contributions to the peer review, an essential element of scholarly publishing. We thank him for his longtime service to the Association of American Medical Colleges!
  • Are bigger brains better? When it comes to certain parts of the brain, bigger doesn’t necessarily equate to better memory. According to a new study led by Andrew Bender, PhD, a larger hippocampus, a curved, seahorse-shaped structure embedded deep in the brain, does not always reliably predict learning and memory abilities in older adults.
  • Uterine fibroid tumors are the leading cause of hysterectomies in the U.S., yet little is known about what causes them. A new study by Jose Teixeira, PhD, a professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, has taken researchers one step closer to understanding how these tumors develop and grow.
  • The Flint Registry is hoping to increase enrollment during winter outreach week. 
  • In a recent AMA article, fourth-year student Subah Hanif shares how painful clinical encounters she witnessed during a loved one’s terminal illness have shaped what she wants to do in medicine.
  • Registration is now open for the eighth annual MSU College of Human Medicine Gran Fondo. Join the ride against skin cancer on June 27. 
  • MLive's top photos of the last decade include a 2015 photo from the White Coat and Matriculation Ceremony.
  • Third-year medical student, Mulin Xiong, discusses how she manages a significant-other relationship during medical in a recent article with U.S News & World Report
  • Master of Public Health student Megan Mulvaney recently earned honorable mention as a "Student Who Rocked Public Health" by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
  • Five years into the Flint water crisis, literacy is one way to help mediate some of the negative effects children are experiencing due to lead exposure. The Flint Kids Book project is one-way high school author and public health advocate Olivia Holden is making a difference.
  • Donna Tran, second-year MCE MSU College of Human Medicine student, was selected for the nationally competitive American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) Scholars Program and statewide competitive inaugural Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) Mentorship Program.
  • Caryl E. Sortwell, PhD has been invited to be a member of the "Michael J. Fox Foundation Alpha Synuclein Consortium."