Osteopathic Medical Specialties (OMS) In the News:
World AIDS Day
In recognition of World Aids Day in November the City Council of the City of Lansing Michigan recognized Dr. Peter Gulick for his work with HIV treatment since 1983 in the Lansing area.
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Research in Detroit:
Researchers will study the bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms collected at death scenes. Those microbes could provide important details associated with a death, including gender, race, socioeconomics, location of death and more, according to Michigan State entomologist and osteopathic medical specialist Eric Benbow.
Dr. M. Eric Benbow received his PhD (1999) in Biology from the University of Dayton, where his dissertation focus was on aquatic entomology. In 2014, he moved to Michigan State University where he is currently an Assistant Professor with research and teaching responsibilities in microbe-insect interactions in ecology and disease, within the Departments of Entomology and Osteopathic Medical Specialties. His research focuses on the role of microbial-insect community interactions in ecological networks important to aquatic ecosystems, disease and carrion ecology.
Dr. Brett E Etchebarne received his M.D. from MSU in 2011 and his Ph.D. in Animal Sciences in 2005. Currenlty working on inivative research in the rapid on site diagnosis of blood and Emergency Medicine.
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference:
Dr. Taylor will present the Charles Franklin Craig Lecture, Monday, November 3, 6:15 p.m., Terrie Taylor, DO, University Distinguished Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, USA and Director, Blantyre Malaria Project, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Malawi.
Dr. Taylor is a clinician who has been studying the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria in Malawian children since 1986. Together with Professor Malcolm Molyneux, Dr. Taylor established the Blantyre Malaria Project at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital; it was one of the early research affiliates in Malawi’s first and only medical school. Their work has generated many useful insights about pediatric cerebral malaria: the utility of the Blantyre Coma Score, the importance of hypoglycemia, the significance of malarial retinopathy and the contribution of brain swelling to death. Following Swarthmore College and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Taylor studied at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and then joined the faculty of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. Because of the generous and sustained support provided by Michigan State, Dr. Taylor has been able to spend six months each year (the rainy season) in Malawi. While there, she is actively involved in patient care on the Pediatric Research Ward. Each year, she hosts 24 Michigan State medical students on clinical tropical medicine electives in her home, the “MSU House”. She returns to Michigan State for six months of teaching (July – December). She lives on the shore of Grand Traverse Bay in her hometown, Traverse City, Michigan with her husband, photographer John Robert Williams.
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