May News Headlines

May 30, 2023

In the Media

  • Becker’s Hospital Review: Buffalo, Michigan State med students find solidarity after mass shootings. Deans from the University at Buffalo in New York and Michigan State University in Lansing coordinated a lunch for 18 medical students to discuss their experiences navigating the stressors of med school and the mass shootings at both schools in the last year, UBNow reported May 22.
  • NPR: Cara Poland, MD, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, discusses how states are spending opioid settlement funds.
  • American Medical Association: Ved V. Gossain, MD, emeritus Swartz Professor of Medicine, discusses his experience volunteering for the MAVEN Project.
  • WebMD: Karl Nadolsky, DO, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, comments on the importance of health care professionals checking their own biases about patients’ weight. | Related: Healio
  • The Detroit News: Mona Hanna Attisha, MD, C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, was named one of Michigan’s top newsmakers over the past 150 years.
  • Upper Michigan Source: College of Human Medicine student Caitlin Urban joined the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program to help lead their Walk With a Doc event.
  • Grand Rapids Magazine: A College of Human Medicine assistant professor, Colleen App, MD, and alum, Peter Theut, MD, were featured as top doctors in Grand Rapids.
  • WILX News 10: Families gathered for the College of Human Medicine’s annual Teddy Bear Picnic in East Lansing.
  • Accepted: Assistant Dean of Admissions, Joel Maurer, MD, joined an episode of “Accepted” to discusses ChatGPT, give advice for reapplicants, and explain how med school applicants should choose where to apply.
  • Alliance Magazine: The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation pledges up to $15 million over three years to MSU to support the launch of Rx Kids, an innovative initiative to provide $7,500 in direct cash payments to mothers in Flint during pregnancy and throughout the first year of a child’s life.
  • Prevention Magazine: Amit Sachdev, MS, MD, medical director in the Department of Neurology, comments on Parkinson’s Disease treatment.
  • Detroit News: MSU announces 29-Members of the Presidential Search Committee, including Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD, Center for Bioethics and Social Justice.
  • WDIV-TV: Two College of Human Medicine graduates, Ben Eastburg and Anne Opalikhin, got engaged during the May 13 commencement ceremony. Related: WILX-TV, Click on Detroit,
  • MSUToday: A team of school safety experts from MSU’s Department of Psychiatry and Safe and Sound Schools launches “Prevent 2 Protect” project to advance knowledge, policies and practices to prevent targeted violence in schools.
  • Prevention Magazine: Being online can help people socialize and feel less lonely, says Amit Sachdev, MS, MD, medical director in the Department of Neurology.
  • WLNS-TV: 184 medical students graduated from the College of Human Medicine on May 13. Related: Newsbreak.
  • Prevention Magazine: “Patients with Alzheimer’s and poor sleep might be less able to maintain good memory,” says Amit Sachdev, MS, MD, medical director in the Department of Neurology, comments on Parkinson’s Disease treatment.
  • Contemporary Pediatrics: Jamie Alan, PharmD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, talks about the potential impacts red dye No. 3 has on children.
  • Mid-Michigan Now: Black Leaders Detroit third annual Ride for Equality stops at the College of Human Medicine Flint campus.
  • Prevention Magazine: Amit Sachdev, MS, MD, medical director in the Department of Neurology, comments on a study linking dementia risk and internet usage.
  • Healio: Saleh Aldasouqi, MD, professor of medicine, writes about the importance of getting your thyroid checked regularly.
  • NFL: A league-wide expansion of initiative aims to increase diversity in sports medicine. MSU College of Human Medicine is a participating institution.
  • Healio: Larry Charleston IV, MD, MSc, FAHS, professor and director of Headache & Facial Pain, Department of Neurology & Ophthalmology, comments on Zavagepant (Zavzpret), a new migraine treatment that was recently FDA approved for the acute treatment of migraine.
  • Prevention Magazine: Amit Sachdev, MS, MD, medical director in the Department of Neurology, explains how sleep apnea could increase risk for Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.

Faculty & Staff News

  • Joseph Junewick, MD (‘88), FACR, associate professor of radiology, has been appointed the college’s director of the Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging in West Michigan. Read more about Dr. Junewick.
  • Lisa Lowery, MD, MPH, assistant dean for Diversity and Cultural Initiatives, was named one of West Michigan’s notable leaders in DEI by Crain’s Grand Rapids Business.
  • Jack Lipton, PhD, chair of the Department of Translational Neuroscience, was elected the next chair of the university’s Faculty Senate.
  • Honglei Chen, PhD, MSU Research Foundation Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was recently featured in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences series "Stories of Success" for his research of environmental factors and early symptoms of neurodegeration.

Student News

  • A group of students from MSU College of Human Medicine and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences gathered to reflect on mass shootings, which both groups have been affected by in the past year.

Alumni News

  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine graduate and Executive Vice President for Health Sciences Norman J. Beauchamp Jr., MD (’90), MHS, has received a 2023 Leadership Luminary Award in honor of exceptional lifetime achievements in radiology.