College of
Human
Medicine

Student Organization and Interest Group Directory

A-C

Addiction Medicine Student Interest Group (AMSIG)
Advocates for Vulnerable Populations (AVP)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Medical Students Association (AMSA)
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) 
Anesthesia Student Interest Group (ASIG)
Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA)
Association of Women surgeons (AWS)
CHM Serve
Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)
Council of Medical Students (COMS)

D-J

Dean’s Student Advisory Committee
Dermatology Interest Group (DIG)
Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)
Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)
FitKids360 (FK360)
Gastroenterology Interest Group (GIG)
Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS)
Grand Rapids Street Medicine (GRSM)
Hematology Oncology Interest Group (HOIG)
Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)
Interventional Radiology Interest Group (IRIG)
Journal Club (JC)

L-O

Latin American and Native American Medical Association (LANAMA)
Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG)
Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA)
Muslim Student’s Association (MSA)
National Arab American Medical Association NextGen (NAAMA NextGen)
Neurosurgery Interest Group (NSIG)
Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG)
Organization of Student Representatives (OSR)
Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG)
Otolaryngology Student Interest Group (ENTSIG)

P-R 

Pediatric Interest Group
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group (PM&R Interest Group)
Plastic Surgery Interest Group (PSIG)
Preventative Medicine Interest Group (PMIG)
Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network (PsychSIGN)
Radiology Interest Group (RIG)
Refugee Outreach Collective (ROC)
Rural Health Interest Group (RHIG)

S-Z

Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic (SAFE)
South Asian Medical Student Association (SAMSA)
Spartan Street Medicine (SSM)
Sports Medicine Interest Group (SMIG)
Student Council (STUCO)
Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)
Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
Students for a National Health Plan (SNHP)
Surgery Interest Group (SIG)
Wilderness Medicine Interest Group (WMIG)
Women's Health Interest Group (WHIG)

Addiction Medicine Student Interest Group (AMSIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The mission of the CHM Addiction Medicine Student Interest Group (AMSIG) is to increase exposure to the subspecialty. The AMSIG aims to equip medical students with the knowledge needed to provide empathetic care to their patients affected by addiction regardless of the specialty they ultimately pursue. The AMSIG will also provide students with opportunities to learn about the impact of addiction through the eyes of real patients, providers and others working in the field.

Faculty Advisors (GR):
Cara Poland, MD, Med
Polandc2@msu.edu

Jamie Alan, PharmD, PhD
alanjami@msu.edu 

Officers (GR):
Kyle Bivins
bivinsky@msu.edu

Jasmine Mortazavi
Mortaza1@msu.edu 

Kyle Krzesowik
krzesow1@msu.edu

Emily Beardsley
beards29@msu.edu

Advocates for Vulnerable Populations (AVP)

College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

Mission: Our goal is to gather students with a passion for advocating for vulnerable populations. We strive to start conversations that allow us to gain new perspectives within our community. We hope to work with various organizations that serve these vulnerable populations so that we may better serve as future physicians.

Email: avp.msuchm@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Kim Ludwig, MD
ludwigk3@msu.edu / 616-822-4489 

Vice President (EL):
Lara Hakim
Hakimla1@msu.edu

President (GR):
Danielle Hanson
Hanson83@msu.edu 

Vice President (GR):
Faten Khalil
Khalif1@msu.edu

American Association of Neurological Surgeons – Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (Organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: The Mission of American Association of Neurological Surgery (AANS) Medical Student Chapters is to provide early support and leadership training to medical students exploring a career in neurosurgery. AANS Medical Student Chapters will provide a forum for students to organize professional, educational, and research activities within individual programs, promote mentorship, and facilitate participation at a national level for the next generation of neurosurgical leaders.

Email: nsigmsuchm@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Anthony Avellino, MD
avellino@msu.edu  

President (EL):
Momodu Bah
bahmomod@msu.edu  

Vice President (EL):
Caleb Szymanski
Szym105@msu.edu   

Secretary (EL):
Nach Deshpande
Deshpa27@msu.edu 

American Medical Association (AMA) - Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (Organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: The AMA Medical Student Section is one of the largest and most influential organizations of medical students in the country and one of the most active groups at MSU-CHM. When you join the MSU-CHM chapter of the AMA, you also become a part of the Michigan State Medical Society and the Kent County or Ingram County Medical Society, depending on whether you are at the Grand Rapids or East Lansing Campus, respectively.

Website: https://www.ama-assn.org/member-groups-sections/medical-students

Email: amaatchm@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Wanda Lipscomb, PhD
lipscom3@msu.edu  

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Jane Courts, MD
courts@msu.edu

President (EL):
Remonda Khalil
Khalilr1@msu.edu 

President (GR):
Tiffie Keung
keungman@msu.edu

Vice President (EL):
William Vanderpols
Vande694@msu.edu 

Vice President (GR):
Melanie Valentin
Valen182@msu.edu 

Community Service Chair (EL):
Arjun Chadha
chadhaa2@msu.edu / 734-560-5481

Community Service Chair (GR):
Amanda Schoonver
Schoon17@msu.edu 

Community Service Chair (EL):
Moustafa Hadi
hadimous@msu.edu 

Membership and Recruitment Chair (GR):
Alexis Hansen
Hanso104@msu.edu

Membership and Recruitment Chair (EL):
Simon Zetuna
zetunasi@msu.edu 

American Medical Students Association (AMSA) - Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (Organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Today, AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA members are medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians. Founded in 1950, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation’s health.

Website: www.amsa.org

Email: msumed.amsa@gmail.com (EL); amsachm@gmail.com (GR)

Faculty Advisor
Wanda Lipscomb, PhD
lipscom3@msu.edu

Co-Presidents (EL):
Simon Zetuna
zetunasi@msu.edu

Sarah Shareef
Shareef1@msu.edu

Co-President (GR):
Faten Khalil
Khalilf1@msu.edu

Grant Backer
Gback911@msu.edu

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) - Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (Organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.

Websitewww.amwa-doc.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amwaatmsuchm/   

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amwaMSUCHM/    

Email: amwamsuchm@gmail.com (EL); amwa.msu@gmail.com (GR)

Faculty Advisor (EL)
Jane Turner, MD
turnerjj@msu.edu

Faculty Advisor (GR)
Katherine Keller, DO
kellerk2@msu.edu

President (EL):
Sabba Mansoor
Mansoor7@msu.edu  

President (GR):
Madeline Merwin
merwinma@msu.edu

Vice President (EL):
Danielle Keller
Kelle244@msu.edu

Vice President (GR):
Paige Pieczarka
pieczark@msu.edu

Secretary (EL):
Emily Koptyra
koptyrae@msu.edu

Secretary (GR):
Sierra Silverwood
silverwo@msu.edu

Treasurer (EL)
Elizabeth Ross
Rosseli4@msu.edu

Treasurer (GR):
Jasmine Mortazavi
Mortaza1@msu.edu

Community Outreach (EL):
Kelly Russell
Russe459@msu.edu

Fundraising Chair (EL):
Valery Rozen
rozenalb@msu.edu

Recruitment Chairs (GR):
Katie DeLara
Hartupe1@msu.edu

Clarice Callahan
Calla129@msu.edu

Anesthesia Student Interest Group (ASIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The mission of the Anesthesia Student Interest Group is to allow medical students of all interests further explore the field of anesthesia and the opportunities it presents. We will promote education, communication, advocacy, research, and networking among students and physicians in the field of anesthesiology.

Email: chmasiggr@gmail.com (GR)

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Imu Esmail, MD
esmail@msu.edu

 

Faculty Advisors (GR):
Paul Jaklitsch, MD
Paul.Jaklitsch@apcpc.net

Amanda Westman, DO
amanda.westman@apcpc.net

President (EL):
Mariam Bezih
bezihmar@msu.edu

President (GR):
Joshua Gira
girajosh@msu.edu 

Vice President (EL):
Sarah Shareef
Shareef1@msu.edu

Vice President (GR):
Jacob Knowlton
Knowlt36@msu.edu 

Secretary (EL):
Patrick Ancheta
anchetap@msu.edu

 

 

Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) - Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (Organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: The Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) at MSU College of Human Medicine hopes to promote education and engagement in the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities, as well as the sociopolitical issues affecting APIA communities and Asian populations abroad. We aspire to accomplish our vision through organizing networking events with physicians and community leaders, interactive documentary screenings, connecting students with active local organizations, and serving the needs of the local APIA community, all with the hopes of training culturally sensitive and socially responsible future physicians.

Website: https://apamsa.org/

Email: msu.apamsa@gmail.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msuchmapamsa/ 

Facebook: https://facebook.com/apamsamsuchm/

Faculty Advisor:
Amanda Yang, MD, MBA
Amanda.Yang@spectrumhealth.org

Co-President (EL):
Patrick Ancheta
anchetap@msu.edu

Co-President (GR):
Mia Park
Parksu73@msu.edu

Co-Vice President (EL):
Conner Lai
laiconne@msu.edu 

Co-Vice President (GR):
Tiffie Keung
keungman@msu.edu 

 

Outreach & Communication Chair (GR):
Annie Vu
vuannie@msu.edu 

Association of Women surgeons (AWS) – Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) is a national organization that recognizes the importance of creating an equitable environment for women to become successful surgeons. The Michigan State University AWS chapter's mission is to provide women medical students who are interested in pursuing surgery with the resources and connections necessary to reach their professional goals. We plan to unite medical students with women surgeons locally and nationally by organizing lectures and creating mentorship opportunities. Through AWS, we plan to inspire and help create the next generation of women surgeons.

Email: osrreps@msu.edu 

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Stephanie Bray, MD, MS, FACS
Cohenst8@msu.edu 

President (GR):
Evien Albazi
Albazie1@msu.edu 

Vice President (GR):
Danielle Hanson
Hanson83@msu.edu 

CHM Serve

College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

Mission: The primary purpose of CHM Serve is to administer the Pharmacy Assist program at the Care Free Clinic at 5135 S. Pennsylvania Ave to 1100 W. Saginaw St. CHM Serve is responsible for staffing the Pharmacy Assist office on a weekly basis with volunteers, at days and hours determined by the executive board. Ancillary purposes of CHM Serve are to raise awareness about lack of prescription drug coverage and health insurance coverage generally, as well as healthcare challenges concerning underserved populations.

Email: chmserve@gmail.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CHMServe

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Farhan Bhatti, MD
bhattifa@msu.edu 

Outreach Coordinator (EL):
Grace Tsaloff
tsaloffg@msu.edu / 231-881-0999 

Treasurer (EL):
Sabba Mansoor
Mansoor7@msu.edu 

Technology Support (EL):
Katelyn Smiles
smileska@msu.edu 

Secretary (EL):
Micaela Rice
ricemica@msu.edu

Clinic Coordinators (EL):
Bayley Pfau
pfaubayl@msu.edu

Dayaan Ghani
ghaniday@msu.edu 

Volunteer Coordinator (EL):
Katie Jaje
jajekath@msu.edu

 

 

Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) - Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (Organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: The purpose of CMDA is to bring the goals of the national CMDA organization to our college campus, which includes education, encouragement, and fellowship for Christian healthcare professionals. Our medical school chapter strives to provide opportunities for medical students to grow in their Christian faith while in medical school and network with local Christian physicians. We also offer events and workshops to all students regarding caring for patients of varying religions and spiritualities.

Website: http://www.cmda.org

Email: main@cmda.org

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Kenneth Dudley, MD
drkdudley@gmail.com 

President (GR):
Abigail Behmlander
Behmlan5@msu.edu

Council of Medical Students (COMS)

College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

Mission:

  • To promote the academic, social, and economic aims of medical students at Michigan State University.
  • To establish effective communication among medical students and between medical schools; and to create channels of communication that lead to successful collaborations for the improvement of oneself with other student organizations.
  • To initiate communication and promote cooperation with the academic and administrative departments of the three medical schools (including off-campus) and the University.

Email: msu.council.of.med.students@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Joel Maurer, MD
Joel.maurer@ht.msu.edu

President (CVM):
Shelby Rivkin
rivkinsh@msu.edu

Vice President (CHM):
Patrick Ancheta
anchetap@msu.edu

Treasurer (COM):
Puneet Razdan
razdanpu@msu.edu

Dean’s Student Advisory Committee

College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

Mission: Facilitate communication between faculty and students. Represent student concerns and wishes. Help with funding of student activities through SMEEF funding.

Faculty Advisor:
Aron Sousa, MD 

ECE Representatives (EL):
Spencer Kitchen: kitche44@msu.edu
Kristin Knickerbocker: knicke29@msu.edu
Micaela Rice: ricemica@msu.edu
Gabrielle Costello: coste103@msu.edu

ECE Representatives (GR):
Tiffie Keung: keungman@msu.edu
Noah Kuhlmann: kuhlma@msu.edu
Sebastian Paz Kitschke: pazkitsc@msu.edu
Sierra Silverwood: silverwo@msu.edu

MCE Representatives (EL):
Radwa Koujane: koujaner@msu.edu
Christa Schafer: schaf172@msu.edu
Philippe Moleus: moleusph@msu.edu
Sherrita McClain-Gierach: mcclai14@msu.edu

MCE Representatives (GR):
Kristen Mikhail: mikhailk@msu.edu
Nicholas Arnold: arno145@msu.edu
Abigail Godec: godecabi@msu.edu
Pallavi Prabhu: prabhup1@msu.edu  

LCE Representatives (Flint):
Noumi Chowdhury: chowdh60@msu.edu
Semura Shemsu: shemsuse@msu.edu

LCE Representatives (GR):
Caroline Aparicio: aparici6@msu.edu
Sara Urquhart: urquha19@msu.edu 

LCE Representatives (Lansing):
Kimberly Flores: floreski@msu.edu
Deja Rice: ricedeja@msu.edu

LCE Representatives (Midland):
Elisabeth Milligan: millig39@msu.edu

LCE Representatives (SE MI):
Sarien Nassar: nassars3@msu.edu
Kenneth Smythe: smytheke@msu.edu

LCE Representatives (TC):
Geralyn Moody: moodyger@msu.edu
Maricela Vallejo: vallejo8@msu.edu

LCE Representatives (UP):
Emily Bush: bushemi1@msu.edu
John Mroz: mrozjohn@msu.edu

Dermatology Interest Group (DIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The Dermatology Interest Group is committed to providing volunteering, networking, mentorship, resources, and research opportunities to medical students interested in a career in dermatology. Our purpose is to provide a support group and community for students considering a career in dermatology through meaningful connections with students, residents, and physicians on topics pertinent to a career in dermatology. It is also the intention of the group to provide a network for collaboration on volunteer and service activities pertaining to dermatology. Through meetings with Dermatology faculty, residents, and other interested medical students, DIG hopes to foster the interest of Dermatology in the medical school classes.

Email: CHMDermGR@gmail.com (GR)

Faculty Advisor:
Kurt Ashack, MD
Kurt.ashack@gmail.com

President (EL):
Sarah Shareef
Shareef1@msu.edu 

Vice-President (EL):
Rachel Lawson
Lawsonr4@msu.edu

 

 

Board Members (GR):
Faten Khalil
Khalilf1@msu.edu

Evien Albazi
Albazie1@msu.edu

Alyssa Abdelnour
Abdeln10@msu.edu

Nic Comeau
comeauni@msu.edu

Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: Our purpose is to foster interest in Emergency Medicine, a specialty for those who want to engage in a variety of procedures and skills to help patients at their most vulnerable. Our goals are to introduce our fellow students to all the amazing things EM physicians do, as well as help develop skills they will need for rotations and beyond. Our purpose is to expose the incoming medical students to the world of emergency medicine and the subspecialties it has to offer in modern healthcare system. We will also provide physicians panels that will go over residency applications, lifestyle, and future of the profession.  

Email: emergencymedicinegr@gmail.com (GR); chmemig@gmail.com (EL)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MSU.CHM.EMIG.GR/ (GR)

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Martin Romero, M.D., FACEP
romerom1@msu.edu

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Matthew Emery, MD
emerym@msu.edu

Co-Chairs (EL):
Emily Beardsley
Beards29@msu.edu

Dakota Burke
burkedak@msu.edu

Korrine Finkbeiner
Finkbe54@msu.edu

Eric Kaltz
kaltzeri@msu.edu 

Alec LaBadie
Labadi19@msu.edu

Co-Chairs (GR):
Jasman Kaur
kaurjasm@msu.edu

Christopher Tardiff
Ctardiff18@gmail.com

Emma Dixon
dixonemm@msu.edu

Subah Nanda
Nandasub@msu.edu

Paige Pieczarka
pieczark@msu.edu

Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) (Michigan State University Chapter

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The Family Medicine Interest Group strives to aid in professional development, cultivate interest in Family Medicine, provide an outlet for serving our community, and promote social activities for our members.

We exist to grow the interest and awareness of Family Medicine within our campus and community, while working to provide opportunities for students to explore special topics within the discipline including International Medicine, Research, Sports Medicine, Specialties within Family Medicine, and more correlating experiences with the current clinical based curriculum; We also strive to enhance the student bodies social and cultural awareness by providing community outreach projects to allow the students to contribute to the world around us.

Email: CHM.FMIG@msu.edu (EL); msuchm.fmig@gmail.com (GR)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FMIGmsuchm

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Jennifer Edwards-Johnson, DO
jej2013@msu.edu 

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Lauren Snyder, MD
laurenmaxinesnyder@gmail.com

Board Members (EL):
Kelly Russell
Russe459@msu.edu

Jessica Gustad
gustadje@msu.edu 

 

 

 

Board Members (GR):
Pedro Castellanos
Castel84@msu.edu

Enrique Cazares
cazarese@msu.edu

Annika Lintvedt
lintvedt@msu.edu

Christi Boze
bozechri@msu.edu 

FitKids360 (FK360)

College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

Mission: Our mission is to work with a local FitKids360 healthy lifestyle program to serve as mentors for children ages 5 to 17 and their parents or support partners. Together, we combine basic education about nutrition, behavior, and exercise with a wide range of physical activities to help participants develop healthy habits, eat better and become more active.

Website: https://healthnetwm.org/fitkids360/

Email: fitkidschm@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Kathleen Howard, MD
kathleenhoward@comcast.net 

Executive Board Members (GR):
Emma Dixon
dixonemm@msu.edu

Sam Wilcox
Wilcox58@msu.edu

Annika Lintvedt
lintvedt@msu.edu 

Gastroenterology Interest Group (GIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The purpose of the Gastroenterology Interest Group is to provide CHM students the opportunity to explore the field of Gastroenterology. We hope to create a dialogue between faculty, physicians, and students in order to foster student interest within the field. Additionally, we supply networking opportunities and resources that students can make use of in attaining their goals.

Email: chmgastroig@gmail.com  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msu_chm_gi/ 

Faculty Advisor (EL):
James Mayle, MD
James.mayle@hc.msu.edu 

President (EL): 
Zahin Hussain
Hussa119@msu.edu

Vice-Presidents (EL): 
Satya Chitturi
Chittur2@msu.edu

Amanda Ziminski
Ziminsk2@msu.edu

Director of Communications (EL): 
Mahfuz Haque
Mahfuz.haq24@gmail.com

Secretary (EL): 
Ryan Dingle
dinglery@msu.edu 

Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) – Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (Organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: The Gold Foundation infuses the human connection into healthcare. We engage schools, health systems, companies, and individual clinicians in the joy and meaning of humanistic healthcare, so that they have the strength and knowledge to ensure patients and families are partners in collaborative, compassionate, and scientifically excellent care.

Website: https://www.gold-foundation.org/about-us/

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Julie Phillips, MD, MPH
phill530@msu.edu 

President (Southeast Michigan):
Adjoa Kusi-Appiah
Kusiapp1@msu.edu 

Secretary (Lansing):
Brandi Ledbetter
Ledbet23@msu.edu 

Treasurer (Midland):
Allison Hoppe
Hoppeal1@msu.edu 

Events Director (Southeast Michigan):
Raisa Yewah
yewahrai@msu.edu 

Communications Director (Upper Peninsula):
Emily Bush
Bushemi1@msu.edu 

Grand Rapids Street Medicine (GRSM)

College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

Mission: Grand Rapids Street Medicine exists as a multidisciplinary outreach partnered with community resources to bring high-quality healthcare to persons experiencing homelessness through a student-run free clinic. Our mission is twofold:

  • To bridge the healthcare gap for people experiencing homelessness in Grand Rapids.
  • To provide students with an opportunity to use their clinical skills while serving a vulnerable population in their own community.

Email: grstreetmed@gmail.com

Website: https://www.grandrapidsstreetmedicine.com/

Faculty Advisor:
Beth Makowski, DO
Beth.makowski@spectrumhealth.org 

Community Outreach Liaison; Clinic Coordinator; External Affairs Liaison:
Eneka Lamb
lambenek@msu.edu

External Affairs Liaison; Preceptor/GME Coordinator
Theresa Pasion
pasionth@msu.edu

Student Lead:
Mohammad (Mo) Maki
makimoh1@msu.edu 

Telehealth Coordinator
Christa Schafer
Schaf172@msu.edu 

Community Outreach Liaison; Clinic Coordinator:
Crystal Nance-Panek
nancepan@msu.edu 

Finance; Fundraising; Merchandise; RSO
Victoria Moaddel
Kuiper23@msu.edu 

Campus Communications; Secretary:
Jacob (Jake) Bauss
baussjac@msu.edu 

Volunteer Coordinator
Emily Brereton
Brereto9@msu.edu 

Hematology Oncology Interest Group (HOIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The Hematology Oncology Interest Group aims to introduce first and second year medical school students to the field of Hematology/Oncology. We hope to provide networking opportunities to facilitate mentee/mentor relationships as well as to host events to expose students to the intricacies of a career in Hematology/Oncology.

Email: hoigelmsuchm@gmail.com (EL); HOIGMSUCHM@gmail.com (GR)

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Chi Braunreiter, MD
chi.braunreiter@helendevoschildrens.org 

Co-President (EL):
Satya Chitturi
Chittur2@msu.edu

Ryan Dingle
dinglery@msu.edu 

Officers (GR):
Sierra Silverwood
silverwo@msu.edu

Siddhu Dandamudi
Dandamu7@msu.edu 

Treasurer (EL):
Will VanderPols
Vande694@msu.edu

Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The Internal Medicine Interest Group at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is a student-led organization that exists to provide all interested students with exposure to the specialty of Internal medicine and its' subspecialties through a variety of educational opportunities and practical experiences.

Email: msu.el.imig@gmail.com (EL); MSU.IMIG@gmail.com (GR)

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Rayamajhi Sumugdha, MD
rayamaj1@msu.edu 

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Andrew Jameson, MD
Andrew.Jameson@mercyhealth.com 

President (EL):
Lara Hakim
Hakimla1@msu.edu 

Officers (GR):
Sierra Silverwood
silverwo@msu.edu

Theresa Pasion
pasionth@msu.edu

Justin Royer
royerjus@msu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice President (EL):
David Klemet
klemetda@msu.edu 

Treasurer (EL):
Khaleel Quasem
quasemkh@msu.edu 

Social Chair (EL):
Aldana Garcia
Garci560@msu.edu 

Public Relations (EL):
Georgia Pingue
pinguege@msu.edu 

Community Outreach:
Ryan Dingle
dinglery@msu.edu

Interventional Radiology Interest Group (IRIG)

Faculty Advisors:

Jim Morrison, MD
jmorrison@advancedrad.com 

Orrie Close, MD
oclose@advancedrad.com 

Myles Mowery, MD 
Myles.mowery@spectrumhealth.org 

President:
Norman Beauchamp 
beauch59@msu.edu 

Vice Presidents:
Parin Kothari 
Kothar24@msu.edu 

David Reid 
Reiddav2@msu.edu 

Treasurer:
Alec LaBadie 
Labadi19@msu.edu 

Secretary:
Luke Beauchamp 
beauch64@msu.edu 

Journal Club (JC)

College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

Mission: This journal club provides a low-stress, collaborative environment for MSU CHM students to read, review, and discuss primary literature.

Email: msuchm.irig@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Sath Sudhanthar, MD, MPH
sudhanth@msu.edu

Director (EL):
Caitlin Urban
urbancai@msu.edu 

Outreach Director (EL):
David Klemet
klemetda@msu.edu

Personnel Director (EL):
Dakota Burke
burkedak@msu.edu 

Member at Large (EL):
Jonathan Thompson
Thom2010@msu.edu 

 

Latin American and Native American Medical Association (LANAMA) - Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (Organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: The Latin American Native American Medical Association (LANAMA) is a chapter within Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), a national student organization. LANAMA strives to address academic, social, and cultural needs of Latinx and Native American medical students. We are dedicated to promoting mentorship, inclusivity, and fostering culturally competent medical students and physicians to be advocates in the community.

Email: msuchmlanama@gmail.com (EL)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lmsamsuchm

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lmsamsuchm/ 

Faculty Advisor:
Elizabeth Guerrero Lyons, Ed.D
guerre21@msu.edu 

President (EL):
Aldana Garcia
Garci560@msu.edu

President (GR):
Enrique Cazares-Navarro
cazarese@msu.edu  

Vice President (EL)
Valery Rozen
rozenalb@msu.edu  

Vice President (GR):
Melanie Valentin
Valen182@msu.edu

Treasurer (EL):
Lara Hakim
Hakimla1@msu.edu  

Co-Treasurer (GR):
Sebastian Paz Kitschke
pazkitsc@msu.edu

Mentorship Chair (EL):
Ed Martin
Mart2418@msu.edu

Secretary (EL):
Amanda Ziminski
Ziminsk2@msu.edu

 

Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is dedicated toward delivering evidence-based education regarding the benefits of lifestyle modifications and preventative care on public health outcomes. This includes diet, sleep, exercise, stress management, and preventative care measures. This interest group will provide lectures, workshops, and demonstrations to explore the scope of Lifestyle Medicine and to benefit the collective wellness of the medical student body.

Email: msuchmlpm@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Meredith Sprince, MD
sprincem@msu.edu 

President (GR):
Annika Lintvedt
lintvedt@msu.edu

Vice President (GR):
Michael Knox
knoxmich@msu.edu 

Secretary (GR): 
Christi Boze
bozechri@msu.edu

Class Representatives (GR):
Devin Wilhelm
Wilhel37@msu.edu

Sreten Franovic
franovic@msu.edu

Brooke Rezmer
resmerbr@msu.edu

 

 

 

Class Representatives (GR):
Tessa Muench
muenchte@msu.edu

Subah Nanda
nandasub@msu.edu 

Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA) – Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (Organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: MSU-CHM MSPA is established for the expressed purpose of increasing the competency and confidence of medical students, healthcare professionals, and faculty in serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Agender/Aromantic+ (LGBTQIA+) patient populations. Through campus involvement, workshops, and community outreach, our mission is to improve the health of LGBTQIA+ patient populations and to take steps to acknowledge and address the injustices that contribute to health disparities in marginalized communities, specifically Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC) and trans folks. We believe it is important to center BIPOC and trans folks in the work of the organization because of the way that intersectionality impacts people who belong to multiple minority groups.

Email: mspachm@gmail.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mspa.chm/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/184147946318644 

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Kate Kelly, DO
Katherine.kelly@spectrumhealth.org

President (EL):
Patrick Ancheta
anchetap@msu.edu

President (GR):
Sabrina Williams
Will2768@msu.edu 

Vice President (EL):
Meredith Adams
adamsmer@msu.edu 

Secretary (EL):
Kyle Krzesowik
Krzesow1@msu.edu 

Treasurer and Student Outreach (EL): 
Hanna Pfershy
pfershyh@msu.edu

 

Vice President (GR):
Travis TenBrock
Tenbroc2@msu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Muslim Student’s Association (MSA)

College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

Mission: The Muslim Student’s Association at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine aims to foster a supportive environment for Muslim students and anyone interested in Islam. We seek to establish a community that advocates for fellow students while offering a supportive social and professional network. Our chapter aims to be an intersectional group that works with other identity-based organizations in hopes of expanding our understanding of the holistic patient to include religion and faith. All students and community members are welcome to MSA CHM activities and events.

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Farha Abbasi, MD
abbasif@msu.edu

Presidents (EL):
Nasreen Al-Qadi
alqadina@msu.edu

Mohaymin Kadir
kadirmd@msu.edu

Secretary (EL):
Mariam Bezih
bezihm@gmail.com

Student Relations Chair (EL):
Mona Fouladinejad
fouldine@msu.edu

Fundraising Chair (EL):
Ahmad Abu-Zahra
abuzahr4@msu.edu

Event Planning Committee (EL):
Deema Ujayli
ujaylide@msu.edu

Sabba Mansoor
Mansoor7@msu.edu

Treasurer (EL):
Ramzy Aiyash
aiyashra@msu.edu

Marketing Manager (EL):
Uniaza Abrar
abraruni@msu.edu

National Arab American Medical Association NextGen (NAAMA NextGen) – Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: NAAMA NextGen is committed to empowering Arab-American students by providing the resources and opportunities that play a key role in healthcare advocacy and community service. We are a collaborative and inclusive community focused on the future success of our youth.

Email: info@naamanextgen.com (EL)

Website: https://www.naamanextgen.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naamanextgen.msuchm (EL)

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Hend Azhary, MD
azhary@msu.edu 

President (EL):
Deema Ujayli
ujaylide@msu.edu 

Vice President (EL):
Sarah Shareef
Shareef1@msu.edu 

Secretary (EL):
Sevil Ozdemir
Ozdemir5@msu.edu 

Treasurer (EL):
Moustafa Hadi
hadimous@msu.edu 

Social Media Coordinator (EL):
Mariam Bezih
bezihmar@msu.edu 

Event Coordinator (EL):
Remonda Khalil
Khalilr1@msu.edu 

Neurosurgery Interest Group (NSIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The Neurological Surgery Interest Group is committed to exploring the field of Neurosurgery as medical students. Our goal is to help students gain early exposure to the specialty through speaking to practicing surgeons about the lifestyle, subspecialties, research, and residency application process. We want to aid students in fostering connections within the field of neurosurgery.

Email: nsigmsuchm@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Anthony Avellino, MD
avellino@msu.edu 

Presidents (EL):
Nach Deshpande
Deshpa27@msu.edu

Caleb Szymanski
Szyma105@msu.edu

Vice President (EL):
Momodou Bah
bahmomod@msu.edu

Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG) is dedicated to exploring the field of ophthalmology as a surgical subspecialty and to provide students with the opportunity to learn about residency and career options.

E-Mail: MSUophthalmology@gmail.com (EL); MSUGR.OIG@GMAIL.COM (GR)

Website: https://msuophthalmology.wordpress.com (EL)

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Lina Nagia, DO
nagialin@msu.edu

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Julie Conley, MD
Julie.Conley@helendevoschildrens.org 

President (EL):
Jibraan Rashid
rashidji@msu.edu 

President (GR):
Mia Park
Parksu73@msu.edu 

Vice President (EL):
Sabba Mansoor
Mansoor7@msu.edu 

Vice President (GR):
Nic Comeau
comeauni@msu.edu 

Secretary (EL):
Katie Jaje
jajekath@msu.edu 

Secretary (GR):
Aditya Shah
Shahadi2@msu.edu 

 

Treasurer (GR):
Subah Nanda
nandasub@msu.edu 

Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) – Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Email: osrreps@msu.edu 

Faculty Advisor:
Wanda Lipscomb, PhD
Lipscomb3@msu.edu

OSR Representatives:
Esohe Benedict
Benedi85@msu.edu 

Connor Knowles
Knowle33@msu.edu

Paola Lepe
lepepaol@msu.edu

Sherrita McClain-Gierach
Mcclai14@msu.edu 

Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group serves to provide medical students with the opportunity to learn more about the field of orthopedic surgery and its sub-specialties. Our goal is to provide early exposure to orthopedics through education from practicing orthopedic surgeons and through learning about the process of becoming strong residency applicants.

The purpose of this organization is to educate students about the field of orthopedic surgery, to provide a framework and guidance for students seeking to become competitive orthopedic surgical residency applicants, to allow future orthopedic surgeons to network with other medical students and with practicing physicians, allow students to develop skills relevant for orthopedic surgery, and to encourage MSU CHM students to consider a career in orthopedic surgery.

Email: OSIG.GR@gmail.com (GR); chmosigel@gmail.com (EL)

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Julie Dodds, MD
doddsj@msu.edu

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Karl Roberts, MD
Rober419@msu.edu

President (EL):
Jager Haan
haanjage@msu.edu

Vice President (EL):
Ed Martin
mart2418@mus.edu

Secretary (EL):
Dakota Burke
burkedak@msu.edu

 

Officers (GR):
Michael Sahara
saharami@msu.edu

Tamarandobra Ogeh
ogehtama@msu.edu

Alexander Phillips
Phill908@msu.edu

Noah Kuhlmann
Kuhlma14@msu.edu

 

Event Coordinator (EL):
Charlie Reed
Reedcha3@msu.edu

 

Otolaryngology Student Interest Group (ENTSIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The Otolaryngology Student Interest Group (ENTSIG) is dedicated to exploring the field of otolaryngology as a surgical subspecialty and to provide students with the opportunity to learn about residency and career options.

Email: entsig.msu@gmail.com (GR)

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Andrew Heaford, MD
Andrew.heaford@spectrumhealth.org 

President (GR):
Lindsey LeQuia
lequiali@msu.edu 

Vice President (GR):
Alexandria Weymon
weymonal@msu.edu 

 

Pediatric Interest Group

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The mission of the Pediatric Interest Group is to provide educational opportunities for medical students who may be interested in pursuing a career in pediatrics. We hope to provide opportunities to engage with pediatric professionals, explore what opportunities exist in the pediatric field, and create a positive impact specifically among the pediatric community.

The Pediatric Interest Group at MSUCHM is geared towards providing opportunities for medical students to become introduced to the specialty of pediatrics and the care of children and young adults. Students will have the chance to attend lectures on topics of special concern to the pediatric population, to network with pediatricians, and to volunteer at events to serve children and their families in the community.

Email: msuPIGEL@gmail.com (EL); pedsigmsu@gmail.com (GR)

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msuchmpigs/ (EL)

Faculty Advisors (EL):
Jonathan Gold, MD
goldj@msu.edu

Faculty Advisors (GR):
Abeba Berhane, MD
Abeba.Berhane@helendevoschildrens.org  

President (EL):
Alexis Cohen
Cohena15@msu.edu 

Executive Board Members (GR):
Taylor Bejma
bejmatay@msu.edu

Emma Dixon
dixonemm@msu.edu

Elise Cheney-Makens
Cheneym4@msu.edu

Madison Tluczek
Tluczek2@msu.edu

Vice President (EL):
Amanda Ziminski
Ziminsk2@msu.edu 

Secretary (GR):
Trevor Zajac
zajactre@msu.edu 

Treasurer (GR):
Alex Lizarraga
Lizarra4@msu.edu

Events Coordinator (EL):
Bailey Braum
braumbai@msu.edu 

Clinical Outreach Coordinator (EL):
Alex Lizarraga
Lizarra4@msu.edu 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group (PM&R Interest Group)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: To provide educational opportunities and practical experiences within the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to increase exposure to the medical student community.

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Carolyn Vollmer, MD
Carolyn.Vollmer@maryfreebed.com 

President (GR):
Vincent Thieu
thieuvin@msu.edu 

Vice President (GR):
Meredith Adams
adamsmer@msu.edu 

Plastic Surgery Interest Group (PSIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: Our mission is to provide students with educational and mentorship opportunities in the field of plastic surgery. We aim to involve students in the community and provide them with research opportunities along with a platform to interact with faculty, residents, and alumni who have successfully matched into plastic surgery. Our ultimate goal is to equip students with the tools necessary to become competitive applicants.

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Terri Zomerlei, MD
tzomerlei@gmail.com 

Founder and President (GR):
Evien Albazi
Albazie1@msu.edu 

Vice President (GR):
Viswanath Swamy
swamyvis@msu.edu 

Preventative Medicine Interest Group (PMIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The mission of this organization aims to further education about preventive medicine, how it can be implemented into practice, and current healthcare problems and solutions related to preventative medicine and public health. This comes through the means of lectures, panels, and events with medical professionals in the field of preventative medicine and public health to enhance that understanding. The ultimate goal is to provide further awareness of reducing healthcare disparities, preventing disease and injury, and advancing initiatives for public health.

Email: chmpreventativemed@gmail.com (EL)

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Cynthia Boynton, MD
boynton@msu.edu 

Co-Presidents (EL):
Dayaan Ghani
ghaniday@msu.edu

Deema Ujayli
ujaylide@msu.edu

Gabrielle Costello
Coste103@msu.edu

Madi Polay
polaymad@msu.edu

Mona Fouladi
fouldine@msu.edu

Remonda Khalil
Khalilr1@msu.edu 

Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network (PsychSIGN) – Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: The Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas, information, resources for students interested in psychiatry. It promotes the discourse for psychiatric education in the medical school community and for advocacy and justice in mental health as an integral part of health overall.

Email: psychsign.chm@gmail.com (GR)

Website: http://psychsign.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MSUCHMPsychSIGN/ (GR)

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychsign_msuchm/ (GR)

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Zakia Alavi, MD
alavizak@msu.edu 

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Aaron Plattner, MD
aaron.plattner@pinerest.org

President (EL):
Stephen Collins
Colli597@msu.edu 

Officers (GR):
Brooke Rezmer
rezmerbr@msu.edu

Abbigail Behmlander
Behmlan5@msu.edu

Alexis Hansen
Hanse223@msu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice President (EL):
Sevil Ozdemir
Ozdemir5@msu.edu 

Secretary (EL):
Micaela Rice
ricemica@msu.edu 

Treasurer (EL):
Nader Rayyan
Rayyann1@msu.edu 

Committee Leader (EL):
Prachi Bhardwaj
Bhardw15@msu.edu 

Radiology Interest Group (RIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The mission of the Radiology Interest Group is to inspire, increase exposure, and connect students who have an interest in radiology to faculty, resources and like-minded students to learn more about the field and ultimately determine if this is the right career path for them. This includes all radiology sub-specialties as well as radiology related specialties such as interventional cardiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine. Additionally, RIG seeks to help fellow classmates deepen their understanding of radiological concepts and become more well-rounded doctors. The goals are to plan, host, and facilitate events that allow for genuine learning experiences in hands-on applications or discussions with professionals in the field.

Email: msuradiologygroup@gmail.com (EL)

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Kevin Robinson, DO
robin280@msu.edu

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Andrew Woodrow, MD
awoodrow@advancedrad.com

President (EL):
Emily Koptyra
koptyrae@msu.edu 

President (GR):
Dassaev Vigil
vigildas@msu.edu

Vice-President (EL):
Mohaymin Kadir
kadirmd@msu.edu

Co-Vice Presidents (GR):
Bridget Gongol
gongolbr@msu.edu

Cody Lee
leecody@msu.edu 

Secretary (EL):
Mariam Bezih
bezihmar@msu.edu

Treasurer (GR):
Pablo Ruiz
Ruizpau1@msu.edu

Treasurer (EL):
David Klemet
klemetda@msu.edu 

 

Community Outreach (EL):
Sarah Shareef
Shareef1@msu.edu

 

Refugee Outreach Collective (ROC)

College Based Leadership

Mission: The MSUCHM ROC chapter is centered around three pillars: education, service, and advocacy. ROC strives to foster a culturally conscious care community by educating the greater Grand Rapids and East Lansing community about the health disparities caused by the global migration crisis. Furthermore, we aspire to serve local families through a network of medical students and physicians by providing resources for the recently resettled. Lastly, we advocate for those who cannot do so themselves, helping to eliminate prejudice and create discussion amongst our community.

Website: https://rocyourworld.org/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/msuchmroc 

Instagram: @rocmsu (CHM chapter), @refugeeoutreachcollective (overall non-profit)

Faculty Advisor (GR):
John Cavacece, DO
cavacece@msu.edu

Volunteer Coordinators (GR):
Konstandina Stavropoulos
stavrop@msu.edu

President (GR):
Alyssa Abdelnour
Abdeln10@msu.edu  

Pedro Castellanos
Castel84@msu.edu

Treasurer (GR):
Sid Dandamudi
Dandamu7@msu.edu

Fundraising Coordinator (GR):
Nader Rayyan
Rayyann1@msu.edu

Secretary (GR):
Andrew Alvarado
Alvar141@msu.edu

 

Outreach Coordinator (GR):
Aaron Chang
changaar@msu.edu

 

Rural Health Interest Group (RHIG)

College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

Mission: The mission of the rural health interest group is to educate, facilitate, promote, advocate, and support current and future rural physicians.

Email: ruralhealthmsu@gmail.com 

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Andrea Wendling, MD, FAAFP
wendli14@msu.edu 

President (EL):
Jessica Gustad
gustadje@msu.edu 

President (GR):
Christi Boze
bozechri@msu.edu

Officers (EL):
Nicholas Hirschenberger
Hirsche3@msu.edu 

Tyler Sadilek
sadilekt@msu.edu

Vice President (GR):
Olivia Wiese
wieseoli@msu.edu

Treasurer (GR):
Austin VanVelsen
vanvelsa@msu.edu 

Event Coordinator (EL):
Elizabeth Ross
Rosseli4@msu.edu 

Event Coordinator (GR):
Tyler VanVelsen
valvelst@msu.edu

Outreach Coordinator (EL):
Zach Jodoin
jodoinza@msu.edu 

 

Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic (SAFE) – Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: SAFE is an organization that strongly supports evidence-based policies that promote responsible gun ownership while respecting the second amendment. Through research, education, and support of evidence-backed policy, we can determine how best to arm our patients with facts and information that allow them to make the most informed decisions surrounding firearms.

SAFE is a platform designed to address the firearm epidemic and enable the medical community to counsel patients about firearms and equip medical students and physicians with knowledge regarding how they can improve the safety of their patients through counseling high-risk populations in their clinics and hospitals.

Website: https://www.standsafe.org/

Faculty Advisor:
Joshua Reynolds, MD
Reyno406@msu.edu 

Co-Founders (GR):
Jasman Kaur
kaurjasm@msu.edu

Amanda Schoonover
Schoon17@msu.edu 

South Asian Medical Student Association (SAMSA) – Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: The South Asian Medical Student Association (SAMSA) is a space for students to connect with South Asian physicians and mentors, facilitate dialogues on South Asian social justice as it relates to health equity, and to connect within and beyond CHM's campus with other medical student organizations. We believe in intersectional healthcare and strive to be a space for students to connect with the South Asian identity. While we are a group that is focused on South Asian culture and health, we welcome students of all backgrounds to join us.

Email: msuchmsamsa@gmail.com

Website: https://nationalsamsa.org/

Faculty Advisor:
Sath Sudhanthar, MD, MPH
sudhanth@msu.edu

President (EL):
Prachi Bhardwaj
Bhardw15@msu.edu

Logistics Chair (EL):
Nachiket Deshpande
Deshpa27@msu.edu

Community Engagement and Event Planning Co-Chairs (EL):
Uniaza Abrar
abraruni@msu.edu 

Kamran Haq
haqkamra@msu.edu

Marketing and Social Media Chair (EL):
Mohaymin Kadir
kadirmd@msu.edu

Finance Chair (EL):
Manvinder Toor
toormanv@msu.edu

Spartan Street Medicine (SSM)

College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

Mission: Spartan Street Medicine is dedicated to bridging the gap in healthcare for our homeless community members in Lansing, Michigan. We battle the epidemic of indifference by going to the streets and shelters to meet people on their terms. Through regular and direct outreach, we aim to overcome barriers to health by fostering relationships with our patients and community partners. By striving to convey trust, empathy, and respect to all involved in our program, we hope to instill these values throughout our healthcare system.

Email: spartanstreetmedicine@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spartanstreetmed

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Michelle Loubert, MD
maloubert@gmail.com 

 

Chief Coordinator (EL):
Korrine Finkbeiner
Finkbe54@msu.edu 

Physician Recruitment Coordinator (EL):
Emily Beardsley
Beards29@msu.edu 

Clinic Coordinator (EL):
Madison Polay
polaymad@msu.edu 

Officer (EL):
Bailey Braum
braumbai@msu.edu 

Communications Team (EL):
Sabba Mansoor
Mansoor7@msu.edu 

Nader Rayyan
rayyann1@msu.edu 

Rebekah Bierema
bieremar@msu.edu

Supply Coordination Team (EL):
William Vander Pols
Vande694@msu.edu 

Madelyn Orndorff
Orndorf2@msu.edu 

 

 

Outreach Coordinator (EL):
Gabrielle Costello
Coste103@msu.edu 

 

Sports Medicine Interest Group (SMIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The mission of the Sports Medicine Interest Group is to provide information and education to medical students about the world of sports medicine from experts in the field. Our aim is to offer opportunities to learn about the depths of the profession and its connections across a range of other specialties including family medicine, internal medicine, orthopaedics, emergency medicine, PM&R, and beyond. This group operates with the intention of nurturing intrigue in the sports medicine specialty, illustrating the avenues through which one could pursue a career in the field, and connecting interested medical students with resources to build an optimal residency application for their chosen path.

Email: CHMsmig@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Jason Lazor, DO
Jason.Lazor@spectrumhealth.org 

Presidents (GR):
Mitchell Doerr
doerrmit@msu.edu 

Dakota Burke
burkedak@msu.edu 

Treasurer (GR):
Cody Maier
Maierco1@msu.edu 

Operations Officers (GR):
Jager Haan
haanjage@msu.edu

Meridith Anness
annessme@msu.edu

Danielle Hanson
Hanson83@msu.edu

Student Council (STUCO)

College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

Mission: Student Government for CHM students, advocacy of students

Faculty Advisor:
Wanda Lipscomb, PhD
lipscom3@msu.edu 

Co-President (EL):
Manvinder Toor: toormanv@msu.edu   

Co-President (GR):
Madison Tluczek: tluczek2@msu.edu   

Co-Vice President (EL):
Momodou Bah: bahmomod@msu.edu 

Co-Vice President (GR):
Xhesika Topalli: topallix@msu.edu 

Co-Secretary (EL):
Kristin Knickerbocker: knicke29@msu.edu

Co-Secretary (GR):
Emma Dixon: dixonemm@msu.edu 

Co-Treasurer (EL):
Patrick Ancheta: anchetap@msu.edu 

Co-Treasurer (GR)
Noah Elagamy: noahelag@msu.edu

Representatives (EL):
Satya Chitturi: Chittur2@msu.edu
Gabrielle Costello: coste103@msu.edu
Ona Fouladinejad: fouldine@msu.edu
Remonda Khalil: khalilr1@msu.edu
Alyssa Abdelnour: abdeln10@msu.edu
Abbigail Behmlander: behmlan5@msu.edu
Clarice Callahan: calla129@msu.edu
Danielle Hanson: hanson83@msu.edu

Representatives (GR):
Sabba Mansoor: mansoor7@msu.edu
Nader Rayyan: rayyann1@msu.edu
Elizabeth Ross: Rosseli4@msu.edu
Sarah Shareef: shareef1@msu.edu
Jasmine Mortazavi: mortaza1@msu.du
Justin Royer: royerjus@msu.edu
Michael Sahara: saharami@msu.edu 
Annie Vu: vuannie@msu.edu

Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) – Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: The purpose of SIGN is to introduce medical students to the field of neurology by bringing them together with fellow students with similar interests through discussions by neurologists, patient presentations, seminars, journal clubs, learning materials, and arranged shadowing of neurologists in the workplace. Medical students become aware of opportunities, and participate in activities, related to the field of neurology, including opportunities for research, creating a new generation of neurologists and AAN members.

Website: https://www.aan.com

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Tyson Burghardt, MD
burghar8@msu.edu 

Officers (EL):
Gabrielle Costello
Coste103@msu.edu

Nach Deshpande
Deshpa27@msu.edu 

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) - Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (Organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians.

SNMA chapters based at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools throughout the nation, and some colleges, implement our programs and activities locally. SNMA programs are designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. In addition, SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color entering and completing medical school.

Website: http://www.snma.org/

Email: msuchm@snma.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msuchm_snma/; https://www.instagram.com/snma_official

Faculty Advisor:
Wanda Lipscomb, PhD
lipscom3@msu.edu

President (EL):
Fola Alade
aladeade@msu.edu

President (GR):
Orezime Uyeh
uyehorez@msu.edu

Vice President (EL):
Leslie Morgan
Morga190@msu.edu

Vice President (GR):
Alexandria Weymon
weymonal@msu.edu

Secretary (EL):
Diana Rutaremara
rutarema@msu.edu

Secretary (GR):
Dobra Ogeh
ogehtama@msu.edu

Treasurer (EL):
Shanelle Jackson
Jack1314@msu.edu

Treasurer (GR):
Kyle Bivins
bivinsky@msu.edu

Community Service Chair (EL):
Bosun Olubeko
olubekoo@msu.edu

Community Service Chair (GR):
Melanie Valentin
Valen182@msu.edu

Public Relations Chair (EL):
Aldana Garcia
Garci560@msu.edu

Public Relations Chair (GR):
Tiffie Keung
keungman@msu.edu

Mid-Michigan Society Liaison (EL)
Aristide Coumarbatch
coumarba@msu.edu

Mid-Michigan Medical Society Liaison (GR):
Mercy Kiambuthi
Kiambut1@msu.edu

Health Policy Legislative Advocate (EL):
Prachi Bhardwaj
Bhardw15@msu.edu

Health Policy Legislative Advocate (GR):
Chloe Holifield
Holifie4@msu.edu

Pipeline Programs Chair (EL):
Faiyza Osman
osmanfai@msu.edu

Pipeline Programs Chair (GR):
Nia Byrd
byrdnia@msu.edu

Students for a National Health Plan (SNHP) – Michigan State University Chapter

National Organization (Organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

Mission: It is the mission of SNHP MSU CHM to provide education, training, and advocacy efforts towards the goal of a universal, publicly funded, privately delivered single-payer national health insurance. SNHP MSU CHM focuses on educating medical students on the issue of a single payer health system and, most importantly, on why they should get involved in healthcare reform advocacy as medical students and not wait until residency or beyond.

Email: snhpmsu@gmail.com (GR)

Website: https://student.pnhp.org/

Faculty Advisor (GR):
John Cavacece, DO
cavacece@msu.edu 

Officers (GR):
Wesley Swartz
swartzwe@msu.edu
Eren Sipahi
sipahier@msu.edu
Valery Rozen
rozenalb@msu.edu
Annika Lintvedt
lintvedt@msu.edu
Alexis Hansen
Hanse223@msu.edu 

Surgery Interest Group (SIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: We, students at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, establish the Surgery Interest Group, an organization founded on the principles of service, professionalism, humility, collaboration, and critical thinking. The purpose of this organization is to educate students about the fields of surgery, to provide a framework and guidance for students seeking to become competitive surgical residency applicants, to allow future surgeons to network withother medical students and with practicing physicians, allow students to develop skills relevant for surgery, and to encourage MSU CHM students to consider a career in surgery. In accordance with this view, we establish this Constitution to be our guiding document in all organizational affairs.

Email: msuchmsig@gmail.com (EL); grsurgeryinterestgroup@gmail.com (GR)

Instagram: @msuchmsig

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Maureen Schaefer, PhD 
schae156@msu.edu 

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Elizabeth Steensma, MD
Elizabeth.steensma@spectrumhealth.org

President (EL): 
Hunter Pope
popehunt@msu.edu 

Administrative Officer (GR):
Ohesika Topalli
topallix@msu.edu 

Treasurer (EL): 
Diana Rutaremara
rutaremara@msu.edu 

Surgical Elective Officer (GR):
Adam Lobbestael
Lobbest5@msu.edu 

Vice President (EL): 
Charlie Reed
reedcha3@msu.edu 

Suture Clinic Officer (GR):
Alexander Phillips
Phill908@msu.edu 

Secretary (EL): 
Katie Jaje
jajekath@msu.edu 

Surgeon Outreach Officer (GR):
Devin Wilhelm
Wilhel37@msu.edu 

Member at Large (EL): 
Caitlin Urban
urbancai@msu.edu 

 

Wilderness Medicine Interest Group (WMIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: The mission of the Wilderness Medicine Interest Group is to encourage, foster, support, and conduct activities to improve the medical knowledge and skills of its members in a wilderness environment. WMIG is affiliated and aligned with the mission of the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS).

Goals:

  • To learn practical lifesaving skills for the pre-hospital/wilderness environment
  • To encourage learning outside of the formal curriculum
  • To foster team building and problem-solving skills
  • To encourage outdoor recreation
  • To raise awareness of a complimentary field of medicine

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Jennifer Ekkens, MD
ekkensje@msu.edu

Abigail Prentice, MD
abbyohess@gmail.com

President (GR):
Jonathan Thompson
thom2010@msu.edu

Vice President (GR):
Gregg Peterson
pete1410@msu.edu

Secretary (GR):
Brandon Trop
tropbran@msu.edu

Officers (GR):
Bayley Espinoza
pfaubayl@msu.edu

Lucas Allen
allenlu@msu.edu

Alex Stamm
Stammal1@msu.edu

Women's Health Interest Group (WHIG)

Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

Mission: Women's Health Interest Group connects students who have an interest in OB/GYN, reproductive and fertility medicine, pelvic surgery or any other related field with resources and events that allow them to explore these fields. We aim to provide exposure and to educate students on issues pertaining to women's health, including but not limited to reproductive and sexual health.

The goals are to connect students with resources and events to engage in the exploration of women’s health, and expand to how people consider women’s health by incorporating the importance of women’s mental health into our activities.

E-Mail: whig.msu.gr@gmail.com (GR); whig.msu@gmail.com (EL)

Faculty Advisor (EL):
Anita Avery, MD
averyani@msu.edu

Faculty Advisor (GR):
Richard Leach, MD, FACOG, FACS
rleach@msu.edu 

President (EL):
Danielle Keller
Kelle244@msu.edu

Executive Board Members (GR):
Madeline Merwin
merwinma@msu.edu
Katie DeLara
Hartupe1@msu.edu
Alexandria Weymon
weymonal@msu.edu
Abby Christmas
Chris692@msu.edu
Olivia Wiese
wieseoli@msu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice President (EL):
Laura Weishan
weishanl@msu.edu

Social Outreach Coordinator (EL):
Medelyn Orndorff
Orndorf2@msu.edu

Event Coordinator (EL):
Madison Polay
polaymad@msu.edu

MSFC Contacts (EL):
Sevil Ozdemir
Ozdemir5@msu.edu

Satya Chitturi
Chittur2@msu.edu 

ROOM REQUESTS

Student Organizations and Interest Groups are required to complete a request form for room scheduling and video-conferencing between the two preclinical campuses.


EVENTS CALENDAR
Access the student organization and interest group events calendar.


FOR UPDATES, CONTACT: 

Deana Wilbanks, MS, LPC, NCC
Coordinator of Career Education and Counseling
Office of Student Affairs and Services
deanawil@msu.edu
517-884-1845