Your Health Lecture Series

The Your Health Lecture Series is a collaborative community event sponsored by Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and its community partners throughout the state. The series features researchers and experts presenting on a variety of health care topics.  

All events are free and open to the public, with most offering both an in-person and virtual option. All attendees will need to register to receive the Zoom link for the lectures.

If you have any questions about the Your Health Lecture Series please contact Mark Brieve at

2023 Fall Series

Addiction Medicine in our Communities

Join Cara Poland, MD, MEd, for a revealing conversation about the devastation of addiction in our communities and addiction medicine initiatives underway in Michigan.

This lecture will be held three times.
Thursday, September 28th @ 12 p.m.
Thursday, September 28th @ 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 11 @ 7.p.m.

(IN-PERSON ONLY) Thursday, September 28, at 12 p.m.
Lake Superior State University

Presented in partnership with Lake Superior State University

RSVP for Sept. 28 at LSSU

Thursday, September 28, at 7 p.m.
Northern Michigan University

Presented in partnership with Northern Michigan University

RSVP for Sept. 28 at NMU

Wednesday, October 11, at 7 p.m.
Calvin University

Presented in partnership with Calvin University

RSVP for Oct. 11 at Calvin

Precision Medicine and Distributive Justice: Are Some Human Lives Priceless?

Can all patients have equitable access to leading-edge cancer treatments? Join Leonard Fleck, PhD, for an enlightening conversation about the ethical challenges facing precision medicine.

Wednesday, October 18, at 7 p.m.
University of Detroit Mercy

Presented in partnership with University of Detroit Mercy

RSVP for Oct. 18 at UDM

Housing As a Basic Health Need: Lessons from the Pandemic

Join Sean Valles, PhD, for an engaging conversation on building a more ethical society focusing on housing as a basic health need.

Thursday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m.
Saginaw Valley State University

Presented in partnership with Saginaw Valley State University

RSVP for Nov. 2 at SVSU

Street Medicine: Caring for the Unsheltered

Join Beth Makowski, DO, medical director for MSU Grand Rapids Street Medicine, and medical students Christa Schafer and Victoria Moaddel, for an insightful conversation about providing health care on the streets of Grand Rapids.

Thursday, November 16, at 7 p.m.
Grand Valley State University

Presented in partnership with Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College

RSVP for Nov. 16 at GVSU

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