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MSU third-year medical student Roman Krivochenitser awarded top research prize at AMA annual conference.

Secchia Center wins 2012 Downtown Award

MSU Family Medicine Clerkship Coordinator Deb Cleland wins 2012 MSU Gliozzo Clerical-Technical Award.

A Collaborative Effort that Strengthens Michigan’s Health Care Workforce

Joining Forces Veteran's Day lecture

Ninth Annual Scott N. Swisher, Jr., MD Memorial Grand Rounds - November 6

Dr. Eran Andrechek receives $1.5 NCI grant to study breast cancer genes; E2F transcription factors.

Dr.Lena Brundin: Common Parasite may trigger suicide attempts.

MSU College of Human Medicine and Grand Valley State University announce joint clinical research trials management certificate program. 

New MSU program designed to increase diversity in health researchers showing positive results. 

MSU physician faculty on 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America list

Dr. Eran Andrechek receives $1.5 NCI grant to study breast cancer genes; E2F transcription factors.

MSU College of Human Medicine and Grand Valley State University announce joint clinical research trials management certificate program.

New MSU program designed to increase diversity in health researchers showing positive results.

Dr. Lena Brundin: Common Parasite may trigger suicide attempts.

College of Human Medicine reaches milestone of 4,052 MDs in the work force

Komen grant helps MSU College of Human Medicine provide care to underserved women in greater Lansing. 

Success of fertility treatments may approach natural birth rate   A groundbreaking study led by MSU College of Human Medicine’s Barbara Luke, Ph.D., and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, highlights what factors help or hinder getting pregnant using assisted reproductive technology.

College of Human Medicine students honored with community service awards  MSU medical students brought home two community service awards from the AMA conference, including most hours volunteered in their region.

MSU College of Human Medicine, GRCC and GVSU sign articulation agreement Grand Rapids Program provides enhanced opportunity for medical school admission to Grand Rapids Community College pre-med students who transfer to Grand Valley State University.

MSU HealthTeam nurse clinician Therese Hecksel received the Outstanding Out-Patient Staff Nurse Award at the Salute to Nurses Luncheon, presented by LSJ Media at Eagle Eye Golf Club.

College of Human Medicine students work with legislative policy-makers at the Michigan State Medical Society House of Delegates meeting. 

Peak risk about 16 years old for teens to misuse prescription pain relievers. The results, based on recent nationwide surveys of nearly 120,000 U.S. adolescents, suggest prevention programs may need to be introduced earlier, in childhood and early adolescence, said James C. Anthony of MSU College of Human Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Professor Susan Barman appointed President of the American Physiological Society.

Parkinson's Scientist receives Sanberg Award  MSU College of Human Medicine scientist Timothy J. Collier has received the 2012 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for Brain Repair from the American Society of Neural Therapy and Repair.

MSU College of Human Medicine student wins New England Journal of Medicine essay contest  Instant messaging could be used to guide patients seeking care from hospital emergency rooms, thereby reducing expenses, according to Andrew M. Williams, a first-year student in MSU's College of Human Medicine who won an essay contest sponsored by the New England Journal of Medicine.

MSU surgeon partners with Delta Dental on oral cancer clinical trial Dr. Barry Wenig, professor, MSU College of Human Medicine Department of Surgery, is teaming up with Lansing-area dental benefits firm, Delta Dental, on a clinical trial to create a simple, cost-effective saliva test to detect oral cancer, a breakthrough that would drastically improve screening and result in fewer people dying of the world's sixth most common cancer.

MSU College of Human Medicine's Dean Rappley to lead medical school deans  Marsha D. Rappley, MD, dean, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine has bee appointed chair-elect for the Council of Deans, Association of American Medical Colleges.

MSU, Sparrow Health to consolidate children's health specialty services   In a move that will better coordinate health care for mid-Michigan's children, Michigan State University and Sparrow Health System have announced plans to integrate a majority of their outpatient pediatric specialty services into a single location.

Autistic children born premature, post-term have more severe symptoms. For children with autism, being born several weeks early or several weeks late tends to incresase the severity of their symptoms, according to a study by Tammy Movsas of the College of Human Medicine's Department of Epidemiology.

Dr. Barbara Luke presents findings on the rise of twin births at international conference Women having children at older ages and the growing availability of fertility treatments has led to a marked increase in the birth of twins: In 2009, one in every 30 babies born in the United States was a twin compared with one in every 53 in 1980

Foglio Lectureship, Friday April 20 Harold G. Koenig, MD, director, Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Duke University shares insight and a deeper understanding of how spirituality impacts the practice of medicine

Medical students receive AMA Foundation research grants. The American Medical Association program aimed at rewarding outstanding young investigators and jump-starting their research careers.

Match Day 2012  Photos and where the the Class of 2012 matched across the country.

World renowned authority on stem cell research Alan Trounson. Ph.D., to speak at MSU Dr. Trounson will present "Stem Cells in Revolution: Transforming Cell Biology and Medicine," Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m., at Wharton Center for Performing Arts - Pasant Theatre.

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Simply inspiring. MSU Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved students share music with El Salvadorian teens. VIDEO

Gala creative wins 3 ADDY Awards  

Gift from Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) supports medical training at MSU College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region.

MSU Medical Students Attend AMA Medical Student Lobby Day in DC  Eight College of Human Medicine students traveled to Washington, DC, February 12 - 13 to participate in AMA Medical Student Lobby Day 2012.

Alma College joins growing statewide pipeline of med students for MSU College of Human Medicine 
MSU has announced an agreement with Alma College that will provide an enhanced opportunity for the private college’s premedical students to attend medical school the College of Human Medicine

Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved Follow our medical students on their international trips via their blog from El Salvador and India. VIDEO

MD Magazine Letter to the Editor from MSU Distinguished Professor Dr. James Trosko   As the senior, and still, active member of the College of Human Medicine (since 1966), I was very pleased that you honored  Dr. Chia Cheng Chang, Ph.D., on his retirement from the Department of Pediatrics & Human Development, College of Human Medicine [MD Magazine, vol. 12, 2012].

Rate of followup surgeries after partial mastectomy varies greatly. The new study in the Feb. 1 JAMA reveals those differences could affect both cancer recurrence and overall survival rates, according to Laurence McCahill of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, the Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary's, and Van Andel Research Institute.

MSU Board of Trustees approves $12 million property acquisition in Grand Rapids  New property offers College of Human Medicine flexibility for research growth and more parking.

Dr. Stephen Obaro receives $5.8 million grant to study deadly bacterial childhood diseases in Africa  A new Michigan State University project based in Nigeria and funded by a $5.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aims to help prevent diseases such as pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis by collecting local data on bacterial infections, spurring vaccine development and use.

Conference celebrates women's health research  Research on breast cancer, reproductive health and violence against women will be the focus of the MSU Women's Health Research Conference on Feb. 14, hosted by the Department of Medicine.

MSU Parkinson's researcher Lipton to speak at MidMichigan Medical Center The Jan. 18 event in Midland is part of the Your Health Lecture Series jointly sponsored by Saginaw Valley State University, MSU College of Human Medicine and MidMichigan Health.

MSU Medical Students Attend AMA Medical Student Lobby Day

MSU Center for Ethics and the Humanities in the Life Sciences: Brown Bag Lunch/ Webinar Series

Michigan State University Signs Agreement with Alma College for Early Assurance Program for Premed Students

MSU Acquires Property in Downtown Grand Rapids

MD Magazine Letter to the Editor

Dr. Stephen Obaro Receives $5.8 Million Gates Grant to Study Child-Killing Bacterial Diseases in Africa

MSU Scientist Jack Lipton to Speak on Parkinson's

Your Health Lecture Series: Upper Peninsula Region and Northern Michigan University, Marquette General Health System

Conference Celebrates Women's Health Research