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  • A new MSU initiative will allow 61 Spartan MDs and other health care students to enter the workforce early to join the fight against COVID-19. Rapidly increasing the number of physicians in local hospitals is core for the college’s contribution to the communities across the state. Related Media: ClickOnDetroit, Feminist.orgFOX 47 NewsLansing State JournalMiBizMLiveThe Detroit NewsWILX News 10WLNS 6WOOD TV8WXYZ-TV Channel 7105.1 The Bounce95.3 MNC
  • College of Human Medicine students discuss their Match experience – including their virtual celebrations, plans for residency and advice for future medical students going through the process.
  • The Department of Translational Neuroscience teamed up with Crafters Combating COVID to help meet the growing demand for PPE at local hospitals. Researchers used the autoclave machine at the Grand Rapids Research Center to sterilize hundreds of masks before being delivered.
  • The Michigan State University Psychiatry Residency Program Upper Peninsula track has appointed Kelley Mahar, MD, associate program director, and Megan Dixon assistant program coordinator.
  • First-year student Neej Patel is working with Med Supply Drive to collect and donate unused PPE to local hospitals, ERs, and clinics in Michigan. Learn more about his efforts and how to can get involved. Related media: Michigan Radio.
  • Leonard M. Fleck, PhD, professor and director of the Center for Ethics at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine, discussed his thoughts on the coronavirus epidemic in an opinion piece on Detroit Free Press.
  • Michigan State University and The Right Place Inc. formed a task force to connect manufacturers to hospitalsRead more on MiBiz.
  • “This blog is not about toilet paper or human responses to fear, but about the question of what is safe, appropriate, and virtuous to do at the individual level, all things considered”  writes Larissa Fluegel, MD, MHS, adjunct assistant professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, in the recent blog post on Bioethics in the News.
  • Joel Maurer, MD, assistant dean of admissions, shares this admissions statement regarding COVID-19 and winter/spring coursework for current and future applicants.
  • Norman J. Beauchamp Jr., MD, joined Russ White on WKAR to discuss the MSU’s community response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
  • Students across all seven College of Human Medicine campuses connected virtually to share their Match Day experiences through social media. A record 99% of our students matched in residencies through the 2020 National Resident Matching Program, Military Match and Advanced Matches.
  • Amit Sachdev, MD, and Robert Root, DO, have been selected as associate chief medical officers for MSU Health Care.
  • Chief of the College of Human Medicine’s Infectious Diseases Division Daniel Havlichek, MD, was quoted in Mitch Albom’s article about the coronavirus on the Detroit Free Press.
  • Many people believe that your body is better able to break down proteins like collagen when you take them on an empty stomach. James Galligan, PhD, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, weighs in this theory on mbghealth
  • Michigan State University emphasizes the importance of completing the 2020 CensusLearn more here.  
  • MSU College of Human Medicine experts weigh in on COVID-19 health-related questions from Bridge Magazine readers.
  • College of Human Medicine alumnus, Daniel Palermo, MD, joined the staff at Harrison Community Hospital.
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, appeared on 60 Minutes to take a comprehensive look at the effects of the Flint water crisis, five years after she exposed it.
  • Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Pediatrics Nigel Paneth, MD, MPH, discusses his thoughts on the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Aron Sousa, MD, interim dean of the College of Human Medicine, is encouraging people to practice social distancing. Read more on WLNS 6.
  • Jessica Davison joined the College of Human Medicine’s Office of Admissions as their new admissions counselor.
  • The 2020 Society of Toxicology Merit Award was awarded to Norbert Kaminski, PhD, professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, for his sustained and highly influential contributions to the discipline of toxicology.
  • Nara Parameswaran, BVSc, PhD, has been appointed as interim associate dean for Faculty Affairs
  • Robey Champine, PhD, assistant professor in our Master of Public Health program, talks about working for the FBI, and how her experiences shaped her understanding of crime and disorder as public health concerns and informed her interests in trauma-informed approaches.
  • A newly published study led by Bengt Arnetz, MD, chair of the College of Human Medicine Department of Family Medicine, has identified two biomarkers in recent Middle Eastern war refugees that appear to be related to post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems.
  • 30 medical students, hospital residents and fellows at the MSU College of Human Medicine Flint Campus had the chance to participate in a poverty simulation exercise. Watch coverage of the event on Mid-Michigan NOW.
  • "A Change of Practice: Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved,” the documentary about our Leadership in Medicine Program, was recognized as the Best in Independent Producer by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
  • A pair of optical tweezers designed in close collaboration by Jens Schmidt, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, and Matthew Comstock, are helping in the quest for better cancer treatments.
  • Richard Cooper, MD, professor of epidemiology and pediatrics, discusses precision medicine in an opinion piece published on STAT: “Precision medicine: course correction urgently needed.”

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