September College News Headlines

September 29, 2023

In the Media

  • MSU Education: MSU receives $3M NIH grant to study if time of day for exercise affects hypertension. George Abela, MD, professor in the Department of Medicine, and Supratik Rayamajhi, MD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, are part of a multi-disciplinary research team.
  • Up North Live: David Klee, MD, community assistant dean of the Traverse City Campus, and other homeless outreach leaders are gathering at the Street Medicine Institute International Symposium in London, Sept. 28-30.
  • Yahoo! News: Jamie Alan, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, comments on a study that found common cleaning products can emit hundreds of hazardous chemicals.
  • Science Magazine: Researchers at Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services received a $26M NIH grant to address environmental influences on child health. Related: WOOD TV8, Bioengineer, MSUToday, News-Medical, News Wise
  • The Guardian (UK): Nigel Paneth, MD, emeritus university distinguished professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and pediatrics, commented on a drug tested for chronic myelogenous leukaemia, which “has improved the eight-year survival rate of patients from 20% to up to 87%.”
  • Health: Jamie Alan, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, comments on smartphone wristwatches harboring potentially harmful bacteria.
  • Women’s Health Magazine: Jamie Alan, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, comments on the Ozempic shortage in the U.S. Related: Prevention.
  • WILX 10: “Children are very resilient and their bodies can tolerate more aggressive chemotherapy than an adult can,” commented Renuka Gera, MD, pediatric hematologist oncologist at Michigan State University Health Care.
  • WLNS: University Physician Michael Brown, MD, comments on the increase in demand for COVID-19 tests.
  • Yahoo: Jamie Alan, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, comments on the health impact of Red dye No. 3.
  • WJR-AM: Mark Delano, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Radiology, discusses new MRI technology.
  • MLive: The College of Human Medicine’s Teddy Bear Picnic was featured as one of 5 things to do in Flint during the weekend of September 8-10.
  • Albert Lea Tribune: Edsa Negussie, MD, clinical assistant professor in the department of radiology, was acknowledged as a Top Pinnacle Professional for her contributions to the field of Radiology.
  • MedicalXPress: New MSU College of Human Medicine and Corewell Health research shows that in-home, enhanced prenatal services provided by community health workers, nurses and social workers can dramatically reduce the risk of premature births. Related: Spectrum Health, Reach MD, Head Topics (UK), EurekAlert!,
  • MLive: At an upcoming research symposium, Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center will feature a keynote conversation from Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, associate dean for Public Health and C. S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health. The symposium will highlight “Flint-related research and exploring plans for moving forward in the era of COVID-19.”

Faculty & Staff News

  • Charles C. Hong, MD, PhD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Medicine.
  • Wanda Lipscomb, PhD, senior associate dean of diversity and inclusion and associate dean of student affairs joined the AAMC-hosted panel on Sept. 21 at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Stacey Missmer, ScD, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, was chosen to give the 2023 Kempers Lecture at Mayo Clinic. She presented “Collaboration Imperative – 25 Years of Gynecologic Discovery.”
  • The Advancement Office welcomes Karen Weber, senior director of development, and Erik Dane, assistant director of alumni relations. Read more.
  • Cara Poland, MD, MEd, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, was appointed chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Public Policy Committee.
  • Harmony Van Valkenberg, MPA, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, was elected chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee within the university’s Women’s Advisory Committee for Support Staff.

Alumni News

  • The AMA features alumna Osose Oboh, MD, MPH in the first of its five-part series “Our Legacy in Practice,” which profiles physicians around the country and their experiences as historically marginalized physicians.
  • Alumni Weekend 2023 was a huge success! Our thanks and appreciation to all who joined us at the Dean's Town Hall, receptions, tours and the tailgate.