September College News Headlines

September 30, 2022

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Awards & Appointments

  • Kent Key, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Division of Public Health, was elected as Chair for the Genesee County Diversity Equity and Inclusion Commission.
  • Caryl Sortwell, PhD, professor in the Department of Translational Neuroscience, has been named the recipient of the Edwin A. Brophy Chair in Central Nervous System Disorders.
  • Jalon Martin joined the College of Human Medicine Admission Office as an admissions counselor.
  • Four newly-endowed College of Human Medicine faculty were recognized at a special university-wide investiture ceremony on September 14. The distinguished faculty honored were Irving Vega, PhD, Caryl Sortwell, PhD, Provost Teresa Woodruff, PhD, and Thomas O'Halloran, PhD.
  • Ripla Arora, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, has been awarded the 2022 Jean P. Schultz Biomedical Research Endowment Fund.

Alumni News

  • Farhan Bhatti, MD (CHM ‘12), received the MSU 2022 Young Alumni Award at the university's Alumni Grand Awards gala event on September 23.

In the Media

  • The Hindu: During his trip to India, Dean Sousa spoke at a seminar organized by Naruvi Hospitals to mark World Heart Day.
  • Good Morning America: After her White Coat Ceremony, first-year student Maria Cielito Robles tweeted "such a special moment to be coated by my big brother for my white coat ceremony—we've come a long way from living in a kubo (shack) in the Philippines.” After the tweet went viral, Good Morning America shared her story. Related: ABC News.
  • American Medical Association: An AMA Medical Student Section education session explored a project at the College of Human Medicine that has incorporated addiction medicine training into the curriculum and created a pathway for board certification of new addiction-medicine subspecialists.
  • Bridge Michigan: Subhashis Mitra, MD, interim chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, comments on how genetics may play a roll in COVID-19.
  • Healio: In honor of thyroid cancer awareness month, Saleh Aldasouqi, MD, chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, reflects on the moment he noticed a suspicious lump on a student’s neck.
  • MSUToday: A new program led by researchers with MSU College of Human Medicine and College of Nursing will focus on increasing the number of nurses and medical doctors from Michigan’s underrepresented communities. Related: Addiction Professional
  • Mid-Michigan NOW: MSU College of Human Medicine held its first annual Teddy Bear Picnic in downtown Flint on September 17.
  • NPR in Kansas City: Dawn Misra, PhD, chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, discusses how racism may play a part in higher Black infant mortality.