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  • Dr. Meika Smart, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Division of Public Health, answers questions about contact tracing on MSU Today.
  • Dr. Morteza Mahmoudi is using nanotechnology to study how to identify patients most at risk from COVID-19.
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  • In an article on The Conversation, Drs. Claudia Finkelstein, Jennifer E. Johnson and Julia Felton write about the need to focus on our "emotional protective equipment" as reopening begins in uncertain coronavirus times. Related Media: Wisconsin Public Radio.
  • In article on National Geographic, Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, who is a member of Michigan's Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities, discusses the issue of health care inequalities. Related Media: Newsday, Michigan Radio.
  • The MSU College of Human Medicine has partnered with the Kent County Health Department, Spectrum Health, Meijer and the city of Grand Rapids on “Kent County: Back to Work Safely,” an initiative to compile health screening data from employers.  Related media: MiBiz, MLiveFOX 17, Grand Rapids Business Journal, The RapidianWOOD TV8.
  • In an article on The Conversation, Dr. Claudia Finkelstein provides guidance on how to practice safe outdoor recreation as distancing measures are lifted.
  • Nigel Paneth, MD, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, discusses the use of convalescent plasma to treat coronavirus patients. Related media: Amazon BlogBridge MagazineCity PulseThe Detroit NewsSTATWashington State Journal, The Wall Street Journal.
  • In a Bioethics in the News blog post, Dr. Sabrina Ford writes about the COVID-19 vaccine, the vaccine debate, and herd immunity.
  • Dr. Mieka Smart wrote a faculty voice article on MSUToday titled "Promoting exposure to global public health practices."
  • "Rather than hoping a child is tough enough to endure the insurmountable, we must build resilient places where all children can thrive" pens Dr. Mona Hanna-Atisha in The New York Times op-ed titled "I’m Sick of Asking Children to Be Resilient." Related media: PBS.
  • College of Human Medicine faculty Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake and Dr. Sabrina Ford were among the co-authors of an op-ed in Detroit Free Press titled "No more business as usual: A black response to COVID-19."
  • In honor of the Class of 2020, the College of Human Medicine hosted a virtual graduation celebration on May 9. Watch on YouTube. Related media: WLNS News 6.
  • Drs. Nigel Paneth and Dawn Misra joined FOX 2 Detroit to talk about Michigan's need to increase COVID-19 testing.
  • Dr. Kenneth Rosenman, chief of Michigan State University's Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, joined WEMU to talk about the dangers, and measures we can take to mitigate health impacts as the economy reopens.
  • Fourth-year College of Human Medicine student Ani Kazanjian writes about using her previous nursing degree to help fight COVID-19 as an ICU nurse. Read on MSUToday.
  • In an article on The Conversation, Dr. Claudia Finkelstein, director of Wellness, Resilience and Vulnerable Populations, offers a decision checklist to help you decide how to safely celebrate Mother’s Day.
  • Daniel Havlichek, MD, chief of Infectious Disease, told Newsweek he expects it to be at least a month before an analysis can be made to determine the effects of states’ easing lockdown measures.
  • Jack Lipton, PhD, appeared on MSNBC to talk about how academic research labs are getting into the pandemic fight.
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  • The College of Human Medicine announced the cancellation of the MSU Gran Fondo scheduled for June 27.
    Related media: FOX 17, MLive, Microsoft News, WOOD TV8.
  • Two student essays were chosen for the 2020 Annie Li Yang Student Essay Contest. Elizabeth Bruce won first prize for her essay "On Being Human" and Mary Hamati won second prize for "Dear Unmatched Applicant."
  • MSU experts are available to discuss a breadth of issues related to mental health, including College of Human Medicine faculty Drs. Eric Achtyes, Bengt Arnetz, Julia Felton, Jennifer Johnson, Jed Magen, and Cara Poland. More on MSUToday.
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, writes about her battle with COVID-19 and a call to action on Crain’s Detroit Business.
  • “I can say beyond a reasonable doubt our cases are definitely undercounted here in Traverse City,” says Jean Kerver, PhD, MSc, RD, assistant professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, on Traverse City Record Eagle.
  • Dr. Laura Cabrera writes about the promises and perils of using collective data to monitor COVID-19 on Bioethics in the News.

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