June College News Headlines

June 30, 2022

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Awards & Appointments

  • Ross Ramsey, MD, (CHM ‘09), received the Family Medicine Community Faculty of the Year Award.
  • Francisco Velazquez, MA, communications specialist at the College of Human Medicine, recently received the Distinguished Mentor Award from Rueda Latin@ at the Latinx Achievement Gala.
  • Laura Freilich, MD, and Muhammed Nabeel, MD, have been appointed to associate professor in the Department of Medicine.
  • Mark DeLano, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Radiology.
  • The college appointed to new community assistant deans: David Buzanoski, MD, for the Midland Campus, and Basil Abdo, MD, for the Southeast Michigan Campus. More to come about our new community assistant deans in the next issue of Med News!

In the Media

  • MSUToday: Experts from Michigan State University discuss the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Related: FOX 47, NewsMichigan Advance, WLNS-TV.
  • Model D: Sabrina Ford, PhD, is leading a project to analyze and address the causes of disparity in ER follow-up care for Black patients. Related: Flintside.
  • NeurologyLive: Women of reproductive age likely underdiagnosed with migraine in the ED setting, particularly Black and Hispanic women.
  • MSN Health & Fitness: Some headaches are defined entirely by location, but others require other clues to figure out.
  • Seniors Matter: John Mulder, MD, director of the Division of Palliative Medicine, discusses the difference between hospice and palliative care.
  • MSUToday: Infectious disease expert Rebecca Schein, MD, answers questions about COVID-19 vaccinations for children under 5.
  • Grand Rapids Magazine: Dean Aron Sousa shares his experience on working in health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • MedPage Today: Growing evidence shows the benefits of COVID convalescent plasma in the immunocompromised.
  • WZZM: 94% of 2022 graduates from Pine Rest's residency program, affiliated with the College of Human Medicine, have chosen to work in Michigan. Related: MiBiz, Grand Rapids Business Journal.
  • GR Magazine: Medical innovation continues across Grand Rapids, including MSU’s rapidly expanding Innovation Park.
  • FOX 17: Digital consulting firm Twisthink to make new headquarters in the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building within the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Innovation Park. Related: Grand Rapids Business Journal.
  • MLive: Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, wins award for water crisis work and gives $25K prize to Flint Kids Fund.
  • AMA Wire: Recent graduate, Cynthia Kuk, MD (they/them/their), discusses how to strive during away rotations.
  • Calvin University: Pre-med student Zachary Priebe discusses his excitement over starting medical school at the College of Human Medicine.
  • Radio Results Network: Recent grads Erin McKenzie, MD, and Sarah Naracon, MD, join four other residents for the UP Health System Family Medicine Residency Program.