MSU's Terrie Taylor honored with Ben Kean award
Terrie Taylor, internationally recognized malaria expert in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University, was recently awarded the Ben Kean Medal by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
The Ben Kean Medal is awarded every three years to a clinician or educator whose dedication to clinical tropical medicine keeps with the tradition established by Ben Kean, a renowned clinical professor of tropical medicine and professor of public health at Cornell University.
My residency in family medicine at McLaren-Flint Family Practice introduced me to geriatrics and planted the seed of interest in the sub-specialty. I was exposed to a two-month geriatrics block that included post-acute and long-term care management. In addition, participating in home visits for our patients who were home-bound provided crucial insight into an individual’s social and living situation.
Joseph Carlson, MSU associate professor in the Department of Radiology, is leading a team that has received a nearly $300,000 two-year grant from the Superior Health Foundation to address lifestyle issues related to childhood obesity and other health risks among children in the Upper Peninsula.
MSU to open first Detroit health care clinic Nov. 29
The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Popoff Clinic, a family health care facility located in Detroit, is set to open on Nov. 29.
The MSUCOM Islamic Medical Student Association (IMSA) will host its first interfaith and intercultural panel on Nov. 29 at 5 p.m.
Douglas Postels, a pediatric neurologist in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, is challenging a widely held African belief that a spinal tap, a procedure safely used to treat other diseases, could suck the brain from the base of the skull and cause death in malaria patients.
If there is anything that Paul Ehrmann, MSUCOM Class of 1980, learned after 35 years as a family physician it is that 80 percent of chronic diseases are preventable.
It is for that reason that the owner of Family Health Care Center in Royal Oak, Michigan began the HealthyTown-Everywhere (HTE) initiative.
COM Dean Strampel receives Michigan Volunteers of America 2016 Veteran Tribute
MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean William Strampel was honored on Oct. 27 with the Michigan Volunteers of America 2016 Veteran Tribute.
Spartan Performance launches sports nutrition videos for today’s tech savvy athlete
Michigan State University Spartan Performance has developed eight online nutrition education videos aimed at improving nutrition habits in athletes. The free series can be found at www.spartanperf.com.
Richard Bryce, D.O. received the university's distinguished young alumnus award.
He comes to the college from the MSU Counseling Center, where he has over 10 years of experience providing mental health services to students, faculty and staff members.
Lace up your running shoes and put on something scary or funny on Oct. 30 for the Student Osteopathic Medical Association D.O. Monster Dash 5K on the Michigan State University campus.
Learn why MSUCOM is the nation's top osteopathic medical school.
Two years ago, a surgeon asked Robert Zondervan, OMS IV, to record a surgical procedure he was observing. After struggling to obtain a camera angle that allowed full view of the operative field, Zondervan decided to take mattesr into his own hands.
The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine honored two of its graduates – Robert Piccinini, 1992, and Wolfgang Gilliar, 1986, at the American Osteopathic Association’s national conference held Sept. 17-20 in Anaheim, California.
There is a need to improve access to dental services for low-income Michiganders. At the same time, an impending physician shortage and focus on payment reforms means that efforts that enhance collaboration between health professionals, promote patient care and access to services are a win for everyone.
Ever since his days as a Fulbright Scholar in Zaire (detailed in his book The Accidental Anthropologist) Michael Boivin, a professor in the departments of psychiatry and neurology and ophthalmology, has been fully committed to Africa.
Five MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine received awards from the College Advisory Council during a Sept. 27 faculty assembly.
Four research studies conducted during MSUCOM’s 2016 Peru Global Outreach Elective earned awards from the Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine during the American Osteopathic Association’s recent OMED conference in Anaheim, California.
Dean Strampel receives American Osteopathic Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
Congratulations on a well-deserved honor. Click the link above to watch a video about his career.
MSUCOM alumnus featured on TV programs related to 20th anniversary of JonBenét Ramsay murder
MSUCOM alumnus Steven Pitt, D.O., will be featured on a number of television programs in the coming months as an expert in the JonBenét Ramsay case that captured public attention 20 years ago.
A Michigan State University professor emeritus has discovered that riding a roller coaster helps patients pass kidney stones with nearly a 70 percent success rate.
How MSUCOM students are fighting burnout with mindfulness
Taking even a few minutes for mindfulness meditation or other self-care techniques can yield big benefits, says program creator Miko Rose, DO.
Voelpel, Sergent, Morris elected to DOCARE board
Two MSUCOM alumni and one current student were elected to serve on the DOCARE International board of trustees during the American Osteopathic Association’s recent OMED conference in Anaheim, California.
The Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians annual summer family medicine update, Aug. 4-6 at Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan, was a family affair for MSUCOM. In addition to participation by a number of alumni who are also MAOFP members, the organization gained a new MSUCOM-affiliated president and presented awards to two other individuals from the college.
For the ninth year, a group of individuals, including students, faculty and alumni from Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine traveled to Peru in August.
More than 60 high school students arrived in East Lansing in July to attend the 16th annual OsteoCHAMPS program.
A new discovery at MSU has revealed how special genes stay open for business, helping diagram a mechanism that plays a key role in fighting inflammation and infections.
MSUCOM featured in article about AMA's Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium
Based on feedback from faculty and students in a pilot program, the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is getting ready to roll out its curriculum for all students entering clerkship in September.
Congratulations to everyone at Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center in Mason, Michigan, where new facilities were showcased at an Aug. 11 ribbon cutting and open house event.
MSUCOM faculty and students host healthy lifestyle boot camp for Detroit youth
With the help of 17 MSUCOM students, alumnus Richard Bryce led the first boot camp at the Community Health and Social Services Center in Detroit to help prevent and raise awareness for Childhood obesity.
MSUCOM fourth-year student Kayla Schmitt was a national winner in the American College of Physician's National Abstract Competition.
The Michigan State University Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology will celebrate its 50th anniversary this fall with a weekend of special events.
Johnstown medical resdient Dr. Shane Sergent has been selected as the Outstanding Resident of the Year in Emergency Medicine by the American Osteopathic Foundation and American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.
Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine and Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center are celebrating a $3.5 million clinical and residential expansion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours on Thursday, August 11 from 4-6 p.m.
Michael Strug, a seventh-year DO-PhD student in the who recently completed his PhD in Pharmacology & Toxicology has published a study in the journal Human Reproduction that could lead to improved success in human in vitro fertilization (IVF).
MSUCOM students Esther Liu and Adam Bezinque took home first and second place awards, respectively, in the student division of the third annual Statewide Campus System (SCS) Research Poster day.
MSUCOM professor Dr. Roger C. Haut was awarded the H.R. Lissner Medal in recognition of his long-term contributions to the bioengineering field.
It was a celebration from start to finish as MSUCOM scholarship winners and their donors met at the University Club June 15 for the college’s annual Scholarship and Awards Recognition Dinner
The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Allies in Medicine group took part in the Motor City Pride Festival on June 11 to showcase osteopathic manipulative medicine, talk about public health and teach members of the LGBT community about osteopathic medicine.
More than 300 new students began their MSUCOM medical school journey June 8 to 10 with orientation, information and convocation.
During the Michigan Osteopathic Association’s recent spring scientific conference, former MSUCOM professor of Internal Medicine Dorothy Carnegie-Shillinglaw was recognized during a reception featuring the MOA's Women of Excellence.
MSUCOM graduate Bo Pang shared her reflections on first Cuban elective with The DO magazine.
Second-year MSUCOM student Rita Elias always knew she had a calling to serve. As a child of war-torn Iraq, she developed a passion for human rights and empathy for the underserved and has found her life’s mission through service, research and art.
A trendsetter in the American Osteopathic Association, a faculty member with 35 years of leadership, and an alumnus who has given extraordinary service to MSUCOM all received the Walter F. Patenge Medal of Public Service.
Director of student organizations and special programs, Beth Courey does everything from volunteer to paint study rooms in fee Hall to planning and executing massive events such as hooding, orientation, the White Coat Ceremony and more!
MSUCOM's Kevin Morton nearly died when he was shot at age 22 as he left work. Nine years later he is graduating from MSUCOM, inspired by the trauma surgeon who saved his life.
Sixteen MSUCOM faculty went above and beyond to enhance their educational skills through a year-long fellowship organized by AAMC and executed through the Statewide Campus System.
"The Good Wife” producers might need to tweak the actualities of practicing law to fit the show’s storylines. But future physicians at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing gain insight into the real thing in a new elective called Law and Medicine: Mediation in the Clinical Setting.
MSUCOM communicator Pat Grauer reflects on her 43-year career serving the osteopathic medical profession.
Detroit Street Care is a remarkable program addressing the medical needs of the homeless, and some of the students who shared it at the annual American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners conference came back winning the Medical Outreach Poster Contest.
It's a unique, fun, deep and life-changing workshop for health care professionals! "Caring for the Caregiver" has national creds, and what could be better than Traverse City in June? It's brought to you by the joyous and resilient people at MSUCOM, the Wharton Center, and Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater.
MSU Today’s 360 Perspective is featuring contributions by second-year MSUCOM student Sean Morris and MSUCOM alum, resident and faculty member Joe Gorz. They are definitely worth a read!
Imagine a visit to the doctor that requires traveling for hours in a small, packed boat. That’s the reality for many in remote South American communities. And it’s why every year, MSU osteopathic medical students and faculty travel down the Amazon River on a mobile clinic boat, inviting aboard those in need of medical attention.
Kari A. Hortos has been named the interim senior associate dean for the MSUCOM. Dr. Hortos, who received her degree from the college, is also a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and the American Osteopathic Directors of Medical Education. She was most recently the associate dean for the osteopathic college’s Macomb University Center site.
MSU undergraduates and College of Osteopathic medical students stepped away from their books recently for two events designed to promote diversity and give the undergraduates the chance to learn more about medical school.
Students Arpon Shahed and Joan Han worked with Celia Guro and Alyse Ley to develop the Medical Student Mental Health Committee. It won them a national award.
The MSUCOM students in Community Integrated Medicine helped nearly 200 people with screenings and education at the Peckham health fair, including translation services.
According to the National Eye Institute, diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. There are roughly 7.7 million adults with the disease in the United States and 93 million worldwide. Julia Busik, an associate professor of physiology in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, is focused on cell therapies to promote blood vessel repair in the eye.
Creativity. Beauty. These are the words radiology faculty member Erik Shapiro uses to describe his research. By using one of the most advanced imaging systems in the world—the 7 Tesla, three times more powerful than a standard MRI—Shapiro and his team are unlocking the mysteries of diseases like cancer, liver disease and neurodegenerative disease. And Shapiro loves his job.
Kristie Petree, a resident in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, has been named the American Academy of Osteopathy’s 2016 AAO Resident of the Year.
Some people get an adrenaline rush from jumping out of planes, others take a fast ride on a roller coaster. Then there are people like second-year MSUCOM student Jon Benton. Having worked as an emergency medical technician (EMT) since his junior year of high school, Benton gets a rush from helping others.
Thirty-two select students from 15 Macomb County high schools explore the medical world in Future DOcs, from the medical examiner's office to hospitals to ambulances to eye care, learning life and study skills along the way.
Delegates from the Mexican state of Yucatan met with college and University leadership to enhance cooperation and collaboration, signing a new memorandum of understanding.
"There is no picture I can possibly show you that can capture the dire situation of these refugees," noted Osman in a "Student View" article for MSU Today. She spend her winter break in Al-Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees, assisting physicians in providing medical care to a population that has none.
Doctors and lawyers might not be considered partners in practice, but students in a new elective recently learned how they could become allies and learn to better communicate with their patients and clients: "Law and Medicine Mediation in the Clinical Setting." One of the two instructors is MSUCOM's Elizabeth Petsche.
MSUCOM Senior Associate Dean Donald Sefcik, D.O., has been named Vice President of Health Professions at Marian University and Dean of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, effective March 1.
On Jan. 23, the Pediatric Interest Group, an MSUCOM organization for students interested in careers as pediatricians, used funds from the MSU Federal Credit Union-sponsored Dean’s Choice grant program to sponsor a health fair for students in the Holt School District.
Putting the community first has always been a priority for MSUCOM students, especially those in the Community Integrated Medicine (CIM) group. While CIM members have been hosting health fairs for years, they have taken a new approach on cultural sensitivity with volunteering at the Islamic Center of East Lansing.
The year's internationally recognized Muslim Mental Health Conference will feature training and research on opiate addiction.
Four students who worked with MSUCOM’s Diversity Committee and courageously aired their concerns, were the impetus in 2014 for the development of the Cultural Intelligence Initiative, a program that now includes a dedicated group of faculty and staff, national-caliber training and an ongoing series of “microprojects” to implement learning.
Check out this new video highlighting some of the college’s excellent work in Peru. It features third-year student Elise Craig and her work to help secure a healthy water source for one village and its children.
As an MSUCOM academic advisor, Anne Snyder is always looking for information that can help students discover fulfilling careers. She recently went airborne to get an in depth look at the opportunities available through the U.S. Army.
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