Epidemic meets pandemic
Improving access to opioid use disorder treatment
Helping the community with mental health needs
Prolonging the function of brain implants
Octopus tentacles inspire better prosthetics for humans
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Ask the expert: Questions about dealing with depression
Jed Magen, associate professor and chair in the Department of Psychiatry, answers questions about dealing with depression.
New installation at Broad showcases community stories of care amid pandemic
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU invites community members to share messages of thanks for a new installation — Acts of Care.
MSU scientist lends expertise in evolution of infectious fungi study
A collaboration of international scientists and funding agencies, led in part by MSU’s College of Natural Science plant biologist Frances Trail, will investigate seven fungi whose common ancestor dates back 270 million years. While the spores of the ancestor germinated to grow in an ancient environment, each of the seven species branched out on their fungal family tree to make homes in very different places, from ants to plants to humans, sometimes causing disease in their hosts.View story photos
Kassem Makki: Volunteering at the VA
Volunteering at the VA and helping veterans has been one of the most fulfilling experiences in my life. I have met and worked with tremendous people on the COVID team, through shadowing opportunities and in the research department.View story photos
Spartan undergrads serve as essential workers
When many of us were homebound during statewide quarantines, there were Spartan students on the front lines, working in a variety of roles. From first responders to medical support staff to fast food employees, Spartans risked their own well being to serve their communities and to gain experience in their field of study.View story photos
Governor, dean announce new implicit bias training for health care workers
The dean of the MSU College of Nursing joined Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other leaders on July 9 to announce a new implicit bias training initiative that all health professions employees will be required to take in order to receive or renew their license.
Preparing a unique breed of medical researchers
In 2018, they established the Dewey Memorial Endowed Scholarship, named after their late Newfoundland, Dewey. The $1.3 million endowment will help recruit top students to the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s dual-degree program, which educates, trains and prepares tomorrow’s clinician-scientists to help address evolving scientific, social, ethical, political and humanitarian challenges that face animals and public health care.
MSU sociologists help refugees stay safe from COVID-19
In refugee camps and urban settlements throughout the Middle East and North Africa, the threat of COVID-19 is high in the minds of the non-governmental organizations. In some cases, items as simple as soap can be hard to find. In others, the volunteers themselves are scarce as fear of infection spreads.
Social science LEADR supports creation of 10,000 face shields
Coordinating with the MSU libraries as well as other campus and local organizations, LEADR lent its Ultimaker 2+ Extended 3D printer for the production of plastic face shields and mask straps.
Danielle Osterholzer: Former Spartan softball star wears the block 'S' at Hurley
I have an academic appointment at the MSU College of Human Medicine and have the Spartan "S" embroidered on my white coat, so I feel as if I have come full circle.View story photos