September College News

September 30, 2021

  • MSU doctors, including Rebecca Schein, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, answer questions about flu season and vaccination for the flu and COVID-19.
  • Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD, assistant director in the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice and associate professor in the Department of Medicine, wrote an op-ed for Detroit Free Press titled “Getting vaccinated is an act of revolution for Black Americans.”
  • Robey B. Champine, PhD, MS, MPH, assistant professor in the Master of Public Health Program, highlights seven teaching and mentoring strategies to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom.
  • Three years after its installation, an ArtPrize sculpture on the corner of Monroe and Michigan Streets along Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile still carries a strong message.
  • Andrew Bender, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is one of two MSU faculty recently selected by the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC) as recipients of a two-year award for Early Career Mentoring in Dementia. The MADRC’s P30 award from NIH was recently renewed to continue funding the center for the next five years. Under this new award, Dr. Bender was also recently appointed as a member of the MADRC Executive Committee and as a Co-Investigator of their NeuroImaging Core.
  • Watch "Trauma, Community Health and the Criminal Legal System," a webinar co-presented by the Michigan State University Center for Bioethics and Social Justice and the Henry Ford Health System Health Disparities Research Collaborative.
  • Second-year student scholar Danielle Keller discusses the sacrifices necessary to become a Spartan MD.
  • Alumni board President Ross Ramsey, MD ('09) shares his focus on service and community as a rural health physician.
  • Alumni couple’s giving spans three colleges and two cities, helping students and programs grow—both on campus, and in their hometown of Grand Rapids. Read more about Spartans Tim & Karen O'Donovan.
  • Michael Brown MD, professor and chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been reappointed for another 3-year term as the leading member of the American Board of Emergency Medicine Key Advances Panel.
  • Read “Don’t Scapegoat Immigrants for the COVID-19 Pandemic Surge,” a blog written by Larissa Fluegel, MD, MHS, assistant professor of the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice, and Sean A. Valles, PhD, director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice.
  • Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University unveiled the new unified brand of their partnership, Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences.
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine alumni board member and alumna Carmen Renee’ Green, MD ('87) has been named dean of CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) at The City College of New York.
  • Community engagement is essential for public health projects. Rodlescia Sneed, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Division of Public Health, shares her experiences involving community engagement as a researcher and instructor and explains what makes it successful.
  • In a Q&A with MSUTodayHonglei Chen, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, discusses his current research focused on the health of older adults and how losing their sense of smell may be an early indicator of Parkinson’s disease, dementia or other diseases.
  • Ping Wang, PhD, assistant professor in in the Precision Health Program, is among 23 early career scientists to win funding for research to accelerate the development of the next generation of imaging technologies as part of the inaugural year of Scialog: Advancing BioImaging.
  • Tune into the latest episodes of "Get to Know," a podcast hosted by Andrew Kim highlighting the stories of fellow MSU College of Human Medicine students: Why Not You | Amanda Ziminski, Third Time's a Charm | Chris Tardiff, Just Keep Swimming | Danielle Keller.