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12COMMUNIQUWINTER2015FACULTYACADEMICPROGRAMSSarojMisraD.O.FACOFPwasnameddirectorofclinicalclerkshipcurriculumintheMSUCOMOfceofAcademicProgramsandassistantprofessoroffamilymedicineinJanuary2014.Heguidestheimplementationofcurriculumforthird-andfourth-yearstudentsworkinginhospitalclerkships.AgraduateoftheUniversityofMichiganandoftheKirksvilleCollegeofOsteopathicMedicinehecompletedaninternshipatSt.JohnDetroitRiverviewHospitalandhisfamilymedicineresidencyatSt.JohnOaklandHospital.InadditionhecompletedapostdoctoralfellowshipwiththeMSUCollegeofHumanMedicinein2009.HehasservedasadirectorofmedicaleducationandresidencydirectoratSt.JohnProvidenceHealthSysteminWarren.ANATOMYDIVISIONRADIOLOGYMelanieMcCollumPh.D.appointedprofessoranddirectoroftheDepartmentofRadiologysDivisionofHumanAnatomyinSeptember2014comesfromtheUniversityofVirginiaSchoolofMedicinewhereshewasanassociateprofessorofmedicaleducationanddirectorofgrossanatomyeducation.SheisagraduateoftheHarvard-MacyProgramforEducatorsinHealthCareProfessions.FAMILYANDCOMMUNITYMEDICINEJenniferHicksD.O.M.P.H.joinedFamilyandCommunityMedicineinSeptember2014.ShereceivedherosteopathicandherpublichealthdegreesfromA.T.StillUniversityinKirksvilleMissouriandcompletedherresidencyinYorkPennsylvania.QingpingWangM.D.Ph.D.CMDwasappointedassistantprofessorintheDepartmentofFamilyandCommunityMedicineinJanuary2014toserveasageriatrician.ShereceivedtheM.D.fromtheUniversityofNewMexicoSchoolofMedicinethePh.D.inbiochemistryfromMSUandtheB.S.inbiologyfromNankaiUniversityinTianjinChina.ShehadservedasapostdoctoralresearchassociateinMSUCOMsCarcinogenesisLaboratoryandnishedthersttwoyearsofmedicalschoolatMSUCOM.MICROBIOLOGYANDMOLECULARGENETICSYasserAldhamenPh.D.wasappointedasassistantprofessorinApril2014afterworkingasapostdoctoralresearchassociateinAndreaAmaltanoslabfortwoyears.HereceivedthePh.D.inmicrobiologyandmoleculargeneticsfromMSUin2012andtheM.S.inmolecularpathologyfromtheUniversityofToledoSchoolofMedicinein2007.HisresearchinterestsincludeSarojMisraJenniferHicksMelanieMcCollumNEWFACULTYgenetherapyforthepurposeoftreatinginfectiousdiseasesandcancer.OSTEOPATHICMEDICALSPECIALTIESEricBenbowPh.D.joinedusasanassistantprofessorofosteopathicmedicalspecialtiesandentomologyinJanuary2014.HeheldapostdoctoralpositionatMSUfrom2001-07andthenatenure-trackfacultypositionattheUniversityofDaytonfrom2008-13.Hisresearchaddressesvectorborneandwaterbornediseasesandtheroleoftransmissionandpersistenceofpathogensrecentlyhehasbeenfundedforresearchtoevaluatethepostmortemmicrobiomefortranslationtohumanhealthandforensics.BrettEtchebarneM.D.Ph.D.joinedusasanassistantprofessorofemergencymedicineintheDepartmentofOsteopathicMedicalSpecialtiesinJuly2014.HereceivedtheM.D.fromMSUandcompletedresidencytrainingthroughMSU-SparrowHospitalinemergencymedicine.PreviouslyhecompletedhisPh.D.inanimalsciencefromMSUwithpostdoctoralresearchtrainingatStanfordUniversityinstemcellbiologyandregenerativemedicine.HehasamastersinbiologicalsciencesandaB.A.inhumanbiologyfromStanfordUniversity.Hisresearchisonrapididenticationofmicrobesresponsibleforsepsisinemergencydepartmentpatientsusingpoint-of-caretechnologiesaswellasmolecularcharacterizationofantibioticresistancegenesfromthesepathogenicorganisms.OSTEOPATHICSURGICALSPECIALTIESJeffreyMorinD.P.M.whohaspracticedintheLansingareasince2001joinedMSUCOMsDepartmentofOsteopathicSurgicalSpecialtiesasanassistantprofessorinJanuary2014.Aspecialistinsurgeryofthefootandankleheisboard-certiedinbothfootandreconstructiverearfootandanklesurgery.Heisa1998graduateofSchollCollegeofPodiatricMedicineinChicagoandcompletedafootandanklesurgeryresidencyatCatholicHealthPartnersSysteminChicagoin2001.PEDIATRICSSabrinaDinkhaD.O.wasnamedassistantprofessorintheDepartmentofPediatricsinAugust2014.A2008graduateofLakeErieCollegeofOsteopathicMedicineshetookherresidencyintheMSUPediatricResidencyProgramandisboard-certiedinpediatrics.ShewasemployedbyMacombPediatricAssociatesinWarren.PHARMACOLOGYANDTOXICOLOGYBenitaSjogrenPh.D.originallyfromSwedenreceivedherPh.D.inpharmacologyatKarolinskaInstituteinStockholmin2008.ShemovedtotheDepartmentofPharmacologyattheUniversityofMichiganin2008forapostdoctoralpositioninYasserAldhamenEricBenbowQingpingWangBenitaSjogrenSabrinaDinkhaBrettEtchebarneJeffreyMorin