MSUCOM News Archives
MSU University Distinguished Professor Veronica Mary Maher, passed away April 13 in Monroe, Michigan.
Maher, a professor emeritus of microbiology and molecular genetics and biochemistry and molecular biology, former associate dean for graduate studies and director of the DO PhD program with the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, was also a sister in the Immaculate Heart of Mary order.
The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will recognize three distinguished leaders with its highest honor, The Walter F. Patenge Medal of Public Service, in a May 8 ceremony at the University Club. The winners, who will be recognized for their commitment to excellence in medicine, government and public service, are Sister Anne E. Brooks, Gail D. Riegle and Paul D. Stein.
Inaugural class of Detroit Schweitzer Fellows named
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) today announced the selection of four graduate students for its inaugural class of Detroit Schweitzer Fellows, including one from MSUCOM. They will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, they will follow the example set by famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, for whom their Fellowship is named.
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan State University (MSU) researchers presented promising cancer therapy results at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) International Meeting in Washington, DC. This novel technology, AdVCA0848, activates the stimulator of interferon genes (STING) pathway to delay tumor growth in a B16 melanoma model, promoting beneficial anti-tumor responses.
Deborah Bennett, Elizabeth Hengstebeck, Kathleen Rollinger and Frank Komara were named fellows of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in a ceremony last week at the annual ACOFP Convention and Scientific Seminars in Kissimmee, Florida.
High school students discover the possibilities as Future DOcs
Started in 2011 to introduce students at Detroit’s Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine to careers in osteopathic medicine, the Future DOcs program has grown to include the Macomb and Lansing regions and produced an offshoot for middle school students via MSU’s Gifted and Talented Education program.
New CARE Team promotes student mental wellness
As part of a school-wide effort to address student wellness issues, the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine has launched the CARE Team to identify potentially troubled students early, and to offer assistance to help them overcome their difficulties.
Malawian collaboration results in NIH proposal
MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine Assistant Professor Rebecca Malouin and Professor and Chair Amy Keenum’s long-time collaboration with partners at the University of Malawi might go to the next level, thanks to a National Institutes of Health proposal to improve primary care treatment of non-communicable disease in Malawi.
Two Michigan doctors honored with ACOFP Master Preceptor Award
Two Michigan physicians will receive the American College of Osteopathic Physicians Master Preceptor Award for their dedication to educating MSUCOM students and for their exemplary contributions to osteopathic education.
Student Neurology, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry Society awarded Dean’s Choice Grant award
What would your organization do with $2,500 to promote osteopathic medicine in the community?
MSUCOM student organizations were once again challenged with this question in the fifth annual MSU Federal Credit Union Dean’s Choice grant competition. The program allows the deans from each MSU college to recognize creativity and support community service allocating funds to a student organization.
Ninth Muslim Mental Health Conference to focus on substance abuse in Muslim community
EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN -- Researchers, students, mental health professionals and religious leaders will gather at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place on April 13-14 to attend the ninth annual Muslim Mental Health Conference.
The conference was created to create awareness and acceptance of mental illnesses, fight stigma and improve access to treatment for members of the Muslim community.
Susan Enright, D.O., FACOI, has joined the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine as director of clinical clerkship curriculum, and will assume her leadership responsibilities on Feb. 20.
A Michigan State University researcher has developed a faster way to detect the bacteria causing patients to become sick, giving physicians a better chance at saving their lives.
Brett Etchebarne, an assistant professor of emergency medicine in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, has created a molecular diagnostic system that can identify dangerous bacteria such as E. coli, staph infections and even some superbugs. The test can produce results within two hours using blood, urine, spit, wound, stool or cerebral spine fluid samples from infected patients.
While the world waits for a vaccine against the ancient disease malaria, Terrie E. Taylor is working to save the lives of children who are currently afflicted by the deadliest form of the disease.
Taylor, MSU University Distinguished Professor of internal medicine and an osteopathic physician, will use an $8.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health to build on her groundbreaking research that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2015.
Public administrators and their staffs dedicate their lives to public service, but often their day-to -day reality involves many hours attending meetings, poring over book-length spreadsheets or staring at computer screens, with only the rare chance to meet the individuals whose lives their work affects on a daily basis.
For the past 16 years, the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine has brought a number of thought-provoking speakers to East Lansing each February as part of its William G. Anderson Lecture Series Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey.
This year, the college will again host three notable individuals: Dr. Mae Jemison, Jonathan Capehart and Johnny Ford.
Spartan Podcast with Dr. Gail Riegle
Before Dr. Gail Riegle started taking classes at Michigan State University as a graduate student, he spent time growing up on a dairy farm in Iowa. And the main lesson learned? “Responsibility. Accountability. There are people and animals that were depending on you and you got it done. You focused on the job and what it took to get it done.”
Promising new drug stops spread of melanoma by 90 percent
Michigan State University researchers have discovered that a chemical compound, and potential new drug, reduces the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90 percent.
The man-made, small-molecule drug compound goes after a gene’s ability to produce RNA molecules and certain proteins in melanoma tumors. This gene activity, or transcription process, causes the disease to spread but the compound can shut it down. Up until now, few other compounds of this kind have been able to accomplish this.
“It’s been a challenge developing small-molecule drugs that can block this gene activity that works as a signaling mechanism known to be important in melanoma progression,” said Richard Neubig, a pharmacology professor and co-author of the study.
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