February College News Headlines

February 28, 2023

In the Media

  • Neurology Live: Larry Charleston IV, MD, director the College of Human Medicine’s Headache and Facial Pain Division, shares clinical perspectives on Black History Month. | Related: American Neurological Association
  • BBC News: Honglei Chen, MD, PhD, a Michigan State University Foundation Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, addresses how pesticides impact our senses as regenerative agriculture methods increase.
  • STAT: Nigel Paneth, MD, MPH, Emeritus University Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Pediatrics, and others examine convalescent plasma as COVID-19 treatment in this op-ed.
  • TIME: Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD, professor of family medicine, comments on physician burnout and his research to improve primary care. | Related: Becker’s Hospital Review
  • MiBiz: MSU taps Pine Rest to offer crisis counseling in wake of campus shootings. As the incident unfolded, Aron Sousa, MD, dean of MSU College of Human Medicine, contacted Pine Rest’s administrators seeking assistance. | Related: Crain’s Business Detroit, Detroit Free Press.
  • Detroit Free Press - Opinion: Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, writes in her op-ed, “We’re waging war on our children. It has to stop.” | Related: Democracy Now!
  • AAMC: College of Human Medicine student Donna Tran weighs in on how eliminating race-conscious admissions will hurt medical school students in this student viewpoint.
  • Prevention Magazine: Jamie Alan, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology & toxicology, and Amit Sachdev, MD, assistant professor of neuromuscular medicine, respond to study linking sleeping pills to increased risk of dementia.
  • MSN Health & Fitness: Medical student Julia Pudar was a co-author on a meta-analysis of more than 100 stroke research studies published in JAMA Neurology in (month). This research was the subject of a recent episode on the podcast Strokecast.
  • MLive: New incubator in the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building provides space and support for tech starts in Grand Rapids

Faculty & Staff News

  • Shreesh Sammi, PhD, has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Translational Neuroscience.
  • This month, Jack Lipton, PhD, chair of the Department of Translational Neuroscience, begins a two-year appointment as president of the Association of Medical School Neuroscience Department Chairs. Dr. Lipton will lead this international education, outreach and advocacy for the organization.

Student News

  • Julie Ngo, MS4, was appointed the student member of the American Academy Family Physician's Commission of Education. This national role is only appointed to one student annually and she was the sole representative from Michigan on the Commission of Education this year.