Oct. 30, 2020
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., is MSU’s 21st president. He’s also a distinguished biomedical researcher with a focus on infectious disease. Stanley recognizes the resilience of faculty and students during the pandemic and underscores his commitment to making decisions that put health and safety first.
Abii-Tah Bih is MSU’s student body president and a senior in MSU’s James Madison College. An international student from Cameroon, Bih works to empower fellow undergraduate students to advocate for themselves and create change in this moment.
Joan Rose is a water microbiologist and the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at MSU. Rose and her team are sampling wastewater from campus in order to detect possible spikes that could predict COVID-19 outbreaks in the campus community.
Peter Dinh is an MSU alumnus who works as a clinical laboratory scientist at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Dinh had been planning on a career change prior to the pandemic, but once he saw the effects of COVID-19 on his community, he knew he wanted to be on the front lines of the response.
Claire Hankenson is a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and director of Campus Animal Resources. She and a team of veterinary and medical specialists have devised a method for the decontamination and safe reuse of personal protective equipment that received emergency use authorization from the FDA.
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