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COVID-19 Information

Updates from Dean Sousa

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

Together We Will

Being a part of the MSU community means that each of us must take personal responsibility in order to protect the health and safety of ourselves and each other. Read the MSU Community Compact.

Visit the university's Together We Will website for the latest back to campus information and school year preparations.

In the News

  • Nigel Paneth, MD, professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Pediatrics, comments on Michigan voters' reluctance to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in an article on The Detroit News.
  • In a Detroit Free Press op-ed, a group of Michigan public health experts, including College of Human Medicine Faculty members Drs. Mona Hanna-Atisha, Debra Furr-Holden, Dawn Misra and Nigel Paneth, send a message to Michiganders on wearing masks and encouraging lawmakers to support science-backed policies. Related Media: The Sault New
  • A Flintside article written by Debra Furr-Holden, PhD, associate dean for Public Health Integration, focuses on how Michigan moved the needle on racial disparities in COVID.
  • With about 5,800 individuals currently enrolled in MSU’s COVID-19 early detection program, Jack Lipton, PhD, chair of the Department of Translational Neuroscience, said they have developed a low-cost solution to monitor outbreaks on campus. Related news: The State News.
  • Interim Dean Aron Sousa, MD, was quoted in an article on East Lansing Info on answers to the latest East Lansing-area coronavirus questions.
  • In an article on Psychology Today, Rodlescia S. Sneed, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Public Health, discusses her research on the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic among African American communities.
  • Flint activists, including Kent Key, PhD, director of the Office of Community Scholars and Partnerships in the Division of Public Health, met with Senator Kamala Harris to talk about the Flint water crisis, COVID-19 and the “revolution on racism." Dr. Key also launched the Flint Public Health Youth Academy.
  • "Promoting Public Health in Michigan in the Face of COVID-19" is a free self-paced public health course about the history of public health, social determinants of health, health disparities, COVID-19, health literacy and more.

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Research Projects

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