February College News Headlines

February 28, 2022

College & Faculty

  • While Black Americans make up about 13% of the population, fewer than 6% of doctors are Black. Dr. Wanda Lipsomb was interviewed on WOOD TV to discuss the college’s standing efforts on change and equitable practices to alleviate those discrepancies.
  • Jennifer McCurdy, PhD, was appointed assistant professor by the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice.
  • Andrea Wendling, MD, was appointed associate dean for Community Academic Programs.
  • A 30-year partnership between Michigan State University and Henry Ford Health Systems will include a MSU health education campus at Henry Ford Hospital to begin clinical training for third year students from the College of Human Medicine.
  • Wanda Lipscomb, PhD, senior associate dean of Diversity and Inclusion, joined four local female leaders for a virtual roundtable discussion hosted by the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI) to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their respective industries.
  • Fouth-year students Erin Mckenzie and Elisabeth Milligan share their experience in the Integrated Medical School and Family Medicine Residency (TIP) Program. 

Research & Innovation

  • A study co-authored by College of Human Medicine researchers Eric Achtyes, MD, Asgi T. Fazleabas, PhD, and Richard Leach, MD, suggests that blood markers can predict depression during pregnancy. (Media: MLive, Scienmag)
  • Munson Healthcare Foundations was awarded an $884,000 grant from the Maxon Foundation. The grant is intended to support the recruitment and training of physician students through the MSU College of Human Medicine’s Rural Community Health Program in Traverse City.
  • The Flint Registry, supported by a grant from the college’s Division of Public Health, reports that over 16,000 people have enrolled in the program.
  • Larry Charleston IV, MD, professor in the Department of Neurology, is conducting a study of a device that could stop or reduce migraines.
  • In an article on Next Avenue, Stacey Missmer, ScD, professor in the Department Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, discusses the importance of including more women in clinical and research trials.
  • MSU program MICARES aims to help people suffering from substance-use-disorder. Cara Poland, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, discusses the program on WLNS News 6.