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COVID-19 Information

Updates from Dean Sousa

Watch previous Town Halls and read the latest Dean's Update.

Together We Will

Being a part of the MSU community means that each of us must take personal responsibility in order to protect the health and safety of ourselves and each other. Read the MSU Community Compact.

Visit the university's Together We Will website for the latest back to campus information and school year preparations.

Research Projects

The Health Colleges Research Services has collected a list of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 research projects.

Receive CME credit for COVID-19 work

Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-82 to recognize hours worked responding to the COVID-19 emergency from March 17, 2020 at 10:45 pm through June 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

To report your hours worked and earn AMA PRA Category 1 credit™, complete the CME credit form and submit by September 1, 2020.

New COVID-19 Course

The first five recordings of a new COVID-19 course are now available. Clinical Knowledge, Ethics, Epidemiology in Pandemics is available to all faculty, staff, students and health professionals at no cost.

It includes faculty from the College of Human Medicine, Eli Broad College of Business, James Madison, Microbiology, the Kent County Department of Health, Economics Department, Center for Ethics, and a couple of the college's MD-MBA students (Diana Chen, MS4, and Meron Meshesha, MS4).

The course is two weeks (20 100-minute sessions) of daily content.

In the News

  • Jack Lipton, PhD, chair of the Department of Translational Neuroscience, joined MSNBC to talk about deploying university scientists as a resource in the fight against COVID-19 and how pool testing may be a way to maintain vigilance about viral spread at schools. Related Media: Healthline.
  • Three College of Human Medicine students, Harminder Sandhu, Eunice Lee, and Kryssia Campos-Selvadiscuss their experiences and observations with the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Jonathan Gold, MD, associate professor of the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, discusses the plummet of child vaccinations during COVID-19 pandemic. Related media: Detroit Free PressHolland SentinelLansing State Journal.
  • In an article on Travel Weekly, Debra Furr-Holden, PhD, associate dean for Public Health Integration, says the time isn’t right to resume travel.
  • In an article on NBC NewsMaji Hailemariam, PhD, assistant professor, comments on whether she will be sending her 14-month-old back to day care.
  • Scientists from the College of Human Medicine Department of Translational Neuroscience answer questions about COVID-19.
  • Read about how Division of Public Health faculty, students and alumni are making a difference during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Nigel Paneth, MD, professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Pediatrics, joined Michigan Radio NPR to explain how antibodies from recovered COVID-19 patients may help with coronavirus prevention or treatment.
  • As the number of medical school applicants nationwide has increased, the Lansing State Journal spoke to several future College of Human Medicine students about why they chose to get into the medical field.
  • In an article on The Conversation, Claudia Finkelstein, MD, provides a matrix to help decide how to safely celebrate Father’s Day in a fact-based and safe manner.
  • Debra Furr-Holden, PhD, discusses joining the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities on WKAR’s MSU Today with Russ White.
  • In an article on The ConversationClaudia Finkelstein, MD, writes about how to be as safe as possible in your house of worship. 
  • Debra Furr-Holden, PhD, associate dean for public health integration and C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, answers questions about the different COVID-19 tests.
  • Gwendolyn Reyes, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, has been appointed to the Return to Learn Advisory Council by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
  • In an analysis on Addis StandardMaji Hailemariam, PhD, MSW, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, discuss the challenge of mental health access in Ethiopia during COVID-19.

Read more COVID-19 news