December College News Headlines

December 20, 2023

In the Media

  • STAT: In an op-ed, Cara Poland, MD, addiction specialist, shares personal experiences with grief and substance use disorder, while sharing her views on addressing the alarming rise in alcohol use.
  • Crain’s Grand Rapids: MSU and Corewell Health alliance awards $1.4M in latest round of research grants.
  • WILX News 10: College of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine students organized a runway show featuring models wearing fashions made exclusively from scrub material, crafted by designers from the MSU Apparel & Textile Design program. Related: WLNS News 6.
  • USA Today: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha addresses the EPA’s plans to remove America’s remaining lead water pipes. She called the EPA’s proposal a “game-changer for kids and communities” and “said that, if adopted, if will prevent similar crises in other cities.” Related: NBC News, Washington Post, Detroit Free Press, HealthDay, among others.
  • Newsweek: Daniel Havlichek, MD, former chief of the Division of Infectious Disease, comments on risk of potential cancer posed by COVID vaccines.
  • Prevention: Jamie Alan, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, says savings cards can help patients save money on Zepbound, a weight loss drug to help with chronic weight management.
  • Detroit News: Interim President Teresa Woodruff, PhD, will return to faculty after the presidential transition is over. She will continue her faculty work and restart her lab in the MSU Department of OB/GYN in the College of Human Medicine and in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering.
  • AAFP: Frank Animikwam, MD, assistant professor of family medicine, finds fulfillment in serving his tribe. “It was always my goal and my intention through undergrad, medical school and residency to come back to my tribe.”
  • Healio: Larry Charleston, MD, provides insight on how the FDA approval of Zavzpret will provide another critical tool to combat migraine.
  • WJRT-TV Flint: Charles Stewart Mott Department of Public Health faculty Kent Key, PhD, and Jennifer Johnson, PhD, were among panelists at a town hall addressing gun violence.
  • Kevin MD: Claudia Finkelstein, MD, writes about a reimagined model for physician burnout.
  • Prevention: Jamie Alan, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology comments on Ketamine’s effects following Matthew Perry’s autopsy report.

Alumni News

  • Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, was selected as a recipient of an American Academy of Dermatology Presidential Citation.
  • College alumni Khan Nedd, MD, was elected as the new board chair for W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Student News

  • On December 16, 25 College of Human Medicine and College of Osteopathic Medicine students walked the runway in the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre as part of the Anatomy of Fashion: A Runway Show for Charity to raise money for Care Free Medical. Related: WILX News 10, WLNS News 6.