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  • J. Adam Oostema, MD, associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Mathew Reeves, PhD, professor of in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, conducted a study that found out-of-hospital cardiac arrests increased during the pandemic. Related media: Michigan Radio, Futurity.
  • In an article on FOX 17, Cara Poland, MD, professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, discusses the increase in overdoses nationally.
  • A new partnership will connect Michigan State University’s clinical and research acumen with Perrigo Co. plc’s expertise in product innovation, manufacturing scale and retail distribution. Related media: DBusiness Magazine, BiospaceBloomberg, CisionMiBizThe Herald-Palladium, Yahoo Finance
  • The 2021 Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration and Reflection will be hosted by the Colleges of Human Medicine, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine and Veterinary Medicine on Thurs., Jan. 21, 2021. 
  • Allison Hoppe, a third-year medical student at the Midland Regional campus, garnered attention with a short, impromptu PSA video about her experience receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Related media: Huron Daily Tribune, LMT Online, Midland Daily News.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that includes $4.5 million for the Flint Registry to help families recover from the water crisis. Related media: ABC News 12, Mid Michigan Now, MLive, WNEMTV5news,
  • In an article on MLive, B. Keith English, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, comments on the possibility of the COVID-19 vaccine being mandated.
  • Six medical students from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Campus have received the Mazzuchi Scholarship.
  • Anthony Oliveri, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, has been appointed the Michigan Public Health Advisory Council to represent toxicologists. His term commenced Dec. 11 and will expire Nov. 1, 2024.
  • In a student view on MSU Today, Jennifer Thompson reflects on serious health condition that delayed her work on her MPH degree and her journey towards graduating from the Master of Public Health program at MSU College of Human Medicine.
  • In a FOX 17 interview, Lisa Lowery, MD, assistant dean for diversity at the College of Human Medicine, gives insight on longstanding distrust between African Americans and medical field.
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, has been appointed a co-chair of Governor Whitmer's Protect Michigan Commission. Related media: Crain's Detroit Business, Detroit Metro Times, WOOD TV8.
  • Joel Maurer, MD, assistant dean for admissions, joined ABC News 12 to discuss the increase in medical school applications a
  • In a study led by Natoshia Cunningham, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, pediatric stomach pain is being treated by targeting anxiety.
  • In an article in Futurity, Jed Magen, DO, MS, associate professor and chair in the Department of Psychiatry, discusses how to spot and cope with holiday depression during COVID-19.
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine partnered with Western Michigan University and Spectrum Health to create the Health Careers Pipeline Program. The program will introduce West Michigan high school students from underrepresented and minority populations to a variety of careers in health care fields. Related media: MLive, WKZO.
  • MSU received a $3.9M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a multilevel intervention to address African American maternal morbidity and mortality in Genesee and Kent counties.
  • Robert Glandon, PhD, professor in the Master of Public Health program, writes about how to create a healthy environment.
  • Fourth-year student Karen Wong received the 2020 Blake Smith Award.
  • David Morgan, PhD, professor in the Department of Translational Neuroscience, was awarded the Alzheimer’s Association Excellence in Neuroscience Mentoring Award presented as part of the AAIC Neuroscience Net Conference.
  • Robert Bloom, MD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
  • Dawn Misra, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, discusses the unknown about COVID-19, noting that the "idea that only the elderly and only those with chronic conditions or obesity are really at risk leads people to not fully appreciate their own risk." Related media: Detroit Free Press, Michigan Radio, Microsoft News.
  • College of Human Medicine student Michelle Walls is the first recipient of a Diversity in Medicine Scholarship under a program created by Dr. Mehmet Oz to inspire future doctors in underserved communities. Related media: HealthCorps, TheGrio, Yahoo News.
  • In an article on MiBiz, Claudia FinkelsteinMD, director of Wellness, Resilience and Vulnerable Populations, discusses elevated burnout rates in the medical profession during COVID-19.
  • “Our findings suggest that avoiding excessive recreational sun exposure and tanning beds may reduce your endometriosis risk,” notes Stacey Missmer, PhD, professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, about a recent study. Related media: Daily Mail, EurekAlert!, Express & Star, Gazette & Herald, Hereford Times, Medical Xpress, MedIndia, Mirror, Microsoft News, News Shopper, The Bolton News, The Irish News, The Press in York, Scienmag Science Magazine.
  • Debra Furr-Holden, PhD, associate dean for Public Health Integration and Charles Stewart Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, joined a task force to ensure and improve delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine to neighborhoods in need.
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine introduced the Research to Reduce Disparities in Disease Program (R2D2), a scholarship program for students interested in performing clinical research in their future careers and aspiring to further their research skills and practice with clinical research.
  • In collaboration with the NAACP of Greater Grand Rapids and the Black Impact Collaborative, Cherry Health, 411GR and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the College of Human Medicine hosted a flu shot and COVID-19 testing event. Related media: WGRD 97.9, WOOD TV8, WZZM News 13.
  • A team of Michigan State University researchers has been awarded a $1.6M grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study the effectiveness of pediatric fruit and vegetable prescription programs through the MSU-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative.