October College News Headlines

October 31, 2022

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Awards & Appointments

  • Wayne McCullough, PhD, interim director of the Division of Public Health and director of the Master in Public Health program, received the MSU Outstanding Supervisor Award.
  • Sean A. Valles, PhD, director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice, announced a partnership with Center for Values in International Development.
  • Arlynn Dailey, Director of Community Engagement & Outreach - Detroit, has been selected to participate in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership program, an eight-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing community leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change.
  • Nicholas Kanaan, PhD, professor in the Department of Translational Neuroscience, was named the Maibach-Smiley Professor in Alzheimer's Disease Research.
  • Karen Smith, PhD, and Leonard M. Fleck, PhD, presented at the October 13 Bioethics for Breakfast session, offering their insight and expertise on the topic “Demystifying End-of-Life Care.”
  • Leonard M. Fleck, PhD, professor in the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice, discusses his latest book, Precision Medicine and Distributive Justice: Wicked Problems for Democratic Deliberation.

Alumni News

Student News

  • Second-year student Mahfujul Haque was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Panacea Financial Foundation, a 501(c)3 focused on strengthening the pipeline of underrepresented ethnic and racial minorities in medicine.
  • Six students from our U.P. Campus were named recipients of the Mazzuchi Scholarship: Amanda Ziminski, Alexander Stamm, Oliva Wiese, David Klemet, Galloway Thurston, and Kyle Burton.
  • Jasmanpreet Kaur and Amanda Schoonover were recognized by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine with a grant entitled "Stop the Bleed' Events: A Missed Opportunity for the Inclusion of Firearm Safety and Education in U.S. Medical Schools.”

In the Media

  • Discover Magazine: André Bachmann, PhD, associate chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, discusses how years of studying polyamines and the ODC1 gene led to the groundbreaking discovery of a rare genetic disorder now named Bachmann-Bupp Syndrome, or BABS.
  • Medscape: First-year student Maria Cielito Robles tells the story of being coated by her older brother at the White Coat Ceremony in September. (Subscription required)
  • National Geographic: Could COVID-19 trigger depression? Jed Magen, DO, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, weighs in.
  • Medical News Today: Sean Valles, PhD, talks about the stolen cells of Henrietta Lacks and their ongoing contribution to science.