August College News Headlines

August 31, 2023

In the Media

  • Bridge Michigan: Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, comments on the impact of the state’s funding of Rx Kids. Related: Lansing City Pulse, Michigan Advance, East Village Magazine.
  • Detroit Free Press: In coverage of a teenage boy who died in his sleep three days after getting a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Keith English, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, discusses the importance of the COVID vaccine, with its benefits outweighing the risks. Related: MSN, Yahoo, AOL News.
  • Bridge Michigan: In a story about a new COVID variant in Michigan, Victor DiRita, PhD, chair of the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, discusses community-wide immunity to COVID.
  • Crain’s Grand Rapids: MSU’s Innovation Park fosters new partnership connecting startups with expertise
  • Grit Daily: In a story about Michigan’s thriving tech startup ecosystem, health care partners such as Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Henry Ford Medical Center provide invaluable resources to startups.
  • Prevention Magazine and Yahoo: Jamie Alan, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, College of Human Medicine, comments on popular weight loss drugs, their potential benefits and the risks.
  • Seen Magazine: In a feature story about Alana’s Foundation, the Flint Teddy Bear Picnic is mentioned as an upcoming outreach location for the non-profit organization providing education on the severity of influenza and the importance of vaccinating children against the flu.

Faculty & Staff News

  • Jayne Ward, DO, was named chair of the Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology.
  • Ariel Cascio, PhD, joins the university as assistant professor in the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice and Department of Medicine.
  • Sean A. Valles, PhD, was recently promoted to professor in the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice.

Student News

  • The College of Human Medicine’s Family Medicine Interest Group received a 2023 AAFP Program of Excellence Award. The award was presented to three student members at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students on July 27.

Alumni News