This grant allows an eventual partnership with NMU, LSSU, and Michigan Tech for the spreading of the (S)Partners program that started here at MSU back in 2008. This partnership allocated by the SHF will expand the program into the Upper Peninsula, first through NMU, and within the next few years, LSSU and Michigan Tech. This is a very exciting step for research on the health of the Youth in the United States.
Dr. Erik Shapiro was chosen by the COM research and Graduate Study Committee to receive the COM Early Promise of Research Excellence Award. With an international reputation, Dr Shapiro is a renowned leader in the field of molecular imaging and has made innovative contributions in the fields of nanotechnology, stem cell biology and molecular imaging. He was recently awarded a $2.1 million NIH RO1 grant, has over fifty publications and has presented at numerous meetings and international symposia. In his role as Associate Chair of Research he has made an impressive contribution in the department’s clinical and educational missions.
Dr. Frances Kennedy (left in blue) and Dr. Pat Brewer (right in gold) receive the Outstanding Faculty Green Apple Award at the CHM Medicine Ball.
Each year College of Osteopathic Medicine students vote to present the Basic Science Award to one faculty member who demonstrates excellence in teaching basic science and seeks to integrate basic science education with clinical medicine. More about Dr. Pratt.
Dr. Zhu's recent paper Vascular coupling in resting-state fMRI: evidence from multiple modalities, collaborating with Dr. Rong Zhang at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is featured on the cover of the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, a high-impact journal.
Winners of this award are recognized for excellence as teachers of basic science to first-year and second-year College of Osteopathic Medicine students. Dr. Kennedy is a Professor in the Division of Human Anatomy. More about Dr. Kennedy.