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Fighting addiction and removing the stigma

“Addiction is killing way more people than we like to recognize or have ways to recognize,” said Cara Poland, an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology in the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. “We know that most doctors only receive between two to 10 hours of addiction education throughout medical school and their residency, and we’re doing something about it.”

Read more on MSUToday.

Dean's Update | January 14

Despite progress on testing equity and some perception that Michigan has been doing better than many states in addressing COVID-19 disparities, as a state we have tragic racial disparities in deaths rates from COVID-19. In the current surge in Ingham County, case rates show the same kind of disparity. As we see consistently in economic upheaval, downturns land with their own racial disparities evidenced this year in higher levels of unemployment and evictions among Black Americans.

Read the latest Dean's Update

Observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Join the Health Colleges to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20 at 5:45 p.m. The virtual presentation "COVID-19 Exposes the Existence of Racism in Health Care" will feature speaker Dr. Rachel E. Hardeman.

Learn more and RSVP by January 20 at 8 a.m.

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