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COVID-19 Information

Research Projects

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

Updates from Dean Sousa

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

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 May 12, 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™:

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

  • 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.
    Related Media: DBusiness Magazine, Futurity, News Medical,, Science Magazine.
  • 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, WKAR.
  • 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.
  • "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."

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