A healthier tomorrow
Men live four-and-a-half fewer years on average than women, and it’s six years fewer for black men. Many face health problems in the shadows. To MSU public health researcher Woody Neighbors, that’s unacceptable. Shifting his research focus from data descriptions to solutions, he’s collaborating with community partners in Flint to empower men to make health a priority.View story photos
Promise For Flint
Physician Mona Hanna-Attisha of MSU’s College of Human Medicine and her team helped prove the children of Flint, Michigan, had been poisoned by a lead-contaminated water supply. Now the director of the MSU and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative is championing the long-term well-being of the city’s children by partnering to build a new public health model that will bring hope to those fighting to be heard.View story photos
Healing on the Amazon
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. It’s a mission of care and research, with students providing treatment while learning about tropical diseases and searching for long-term solutions for a healthier world.View story photos
What's On Tap?
MSU water researchers protect our most valuable — and vulnerable — natural resource. Chances are, wherever there is water there are Spartans. Researchers from dozens of disciplines across the globe study, monitor and protect our waters — from joining the front lines of the Flint water crisis response to combating the effects of climate change to ensuring access to safe, plentiful water for all.View story photos
Outsmarting Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic resistance poses a threat to the health of humans and animals everywhere. That’s why leading agriculture, animal health and veterinary medicine experts at MSU are working to address the biologically complex issue. These Spartans are answering a global call to action to control infectious diseases for a safer, healthier world.
Better Yields for Better Lives
How does a country ensure a future powered by healthy citizens? It starts with making sure young children are properly nourished. MSU researcher and Guatemala native Luis Flores is partnering to bring new farming practices to his homeland to help reverse the trend of staggering malnutrition.View story photos
Helping dogs (and humans) heal
Doctors in MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Human Medicine teamed up to perform an uncommon cleft palate surgery on a dog, using a technique that will benefit both humans and man’s best friend.View story photos
New Realities for Autism
MSU researchers are teaming with colleagues in Ireland to explore how wearable technologies like Oculus Rift can be used by individuals with autism to navigate virtual social situations that help them develop life skills that can lead to secure employment and independent living.
Taking MSU's Vitals: National Nurses Week
Nurses make vital contributions to the country's health care system, and every day Spartans make theirs by addressing the national nursing shortage, leading federally funded research and practicing in community-based settings across Michigan and around the world.
MSU is poised to achieve the next milestone in fulfilling its legacy and achieving its destiny—to power and empower—through Empower Extraordinary: The Campaign for Michigan State University.View story photos