March 2017

MSU Med News
 

DEAN BEAUCHAMP

Welcome to the second edition of MSU Med News. This month we spotlight Reach Out to Youth, the upcoming Match Day and much more. WATCH THE VIDEO
 

MSU TODAY & MEDIA

Today’s students.
Tomorrow’s Doctors.

More than 150 GR Public School children and their parents had a chance to learn about becoming a doctor in the college’s third annual Reach Out to Youth Day. Members of the College of Human Medicine SNMA organized the day long program “Play it Safe: Brain Safety” that included hands-on workshops for the kids and a special program for parents. Kudos to Reach Out to Youth Curriculum Chairpersons: Cheyenne Palmer, Emmanuella Joseph, MPH, Aliyya Terry, and Clementina Asamoah. READ MORE

GRANTS

$1.7M GRANT FUNDS RESEARCH.

Fredric P. Manfredsson, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine, received a $1.7M award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for his research studying how alpha-synuclein aggregation, a phenomenon that is intimately tied to the dying of neurons in the brain in Parkinson’s disease, might disrupt motility, synaptic transmission and calcium signaling in the nerve fibers of the colon. MORE GRANTS

PUBLISHED

BIOMARKERS DETECT ALZHEIMER’S.

The Department of Translational Science and Molecular Medicine’s Scott Counts, PhD, associate professor, Natosha Mercado, graduate student from the Steece-Collier lab, Irving Vega, PhD, associate professor, and others published “Biomarkers for the Early Detection and Progression of Alzheimer's Disease,” in the Journal of Neurotherapeutics, 2017.  MORE RESEARCH

EVENTS

MATCH DAY.

St. Patrick’s Day may be Friday, March 17, but it’s also Match Day for our fourth-year students. May the Luck of the Irish be with them all! Follow along by watching our MATCH DAY SOCIAL MEDIA STREAM.

MORE NEWS & EVENTS

ARRIVALS AND ACHIEVMENT

RESEARCH WINS AAMC GIA AWARD.

The AAMC Group on Institutional Advancement has presented the College of Human Medicine with an "Award for Excellence" for the masterful communication execution of a depression screening tool “Depression in Pregnancy Among Medicaid-Insured Women.” Funded by an AHRQ grant, PI LeeAnne Roman, PhD, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (center), is joined by Jennifer Raffo (right) and Aaron Sullivan from Extra Credit Projects (left) and Geri Kelley (back). READ MORE

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