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  • A new rare genetic syndrome went from a collection of symptoms to a successful treatment in less than two years with the help of three professors in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, André S. Bachmann, PhD, Caleb Bupp, MD, and Surender Rajasekaran, MD. Related Media: FOX 17, Medical Xpress, Microsoft News, News Medical, The Today Show
  • Morteza Mahmoudi, PhD, assistant professor in the Precision Health Program, is leading an international team of scientists to develop a low-cost, practical biopolymer dressing that helps heal chronic wounds. Related Media: Medical Xpress, ****News Medical, ScienceDaily,
  • Alyssa Vanderziel, MS, a PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and graduate research assistant in the Department of Family Medicine, was awarded an R36 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health. The R36 award will support Vanderziel’s research project “Cannabis Legalization and Use During Pregnancy: A Michigan Study.”
  • College of Human Medicine student Heather Martin completed a research project with Spectrum Health stroke neurologist Muhib Khan, MD, evaluating the impact of anticoagulation initiation in patients with stroke due to atrial fibrillation. Five manuscripts have been published in high impact journal such as Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry; Stroke and Annals of Neurology.
  • In an op-ed on Market Watch, Leonard Fleck, PhD, professor in the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice, writes about the FDA's approval of a new Alzheimer’s Drug. Related News: MSU Bioethics.