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Drs. Kennedy and Brewer Receive Outstanding Faculty Green Apple Award

Drs. Kennedy and BrewerDr. Frances Kennedy (left in blue) and Dr. Pat Brewer (right in gold) receive the Outstanding Faculty Green Apple Award at the CHM Medicine Ball.

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Rebecca PrattDr. Rebecca Pratt Receives 2016 Basic Science Award

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.

David ZhuDr. David Zhu's Research Featured on cover of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism

Dr. Zhu's recent paperVascular 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.

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Sarah KovanCongratulations to Sarah Kovan on being named a 2016 Rhodes Scholar!


Daughter of MSU Sports Medicine Physician Jeffrey Kovan, Sarah is not only an outstanding student but also a captain of the MSU Women's Soccer Team.


A member of the Honors College majoring in comparative cultures and politics in James Madison College and human biology in the College of Natural Science, Kovan is MSU’s 17th Rhodes Scholar since the awards began in 1904. MSU’s first Rhodes Scholar was named in 1919.

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Dr. Roger HautDr. Roger Haut to be presented with highest honor in the field of Bioengineering.


The H.R. Lissner Medal recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of bioengineering. These achievements may be in the form of (1) significant research contributions in bioengineering; (2) development of new methods of measuring in bioengineering; (3) design of new equipment and instrumentation in bioengineering; (4) educational impact in the training of bioengineers; and/or (5) service to the bioengineering community, in general, and to the Bioengineering Division of ASME, in particular.

The Bioengineering Division of ASME established the H. R. Lissner Award as a divisional award in 1977. It was upgraded to a society award in 1987, made possible by a donation from Wayne State University and is named in honor of Professor H. R. Lissner of Wayne State University for his pioneering work in biomechanics that began in 1939.

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Congratulations to Erik Shapiro, PhD on his recent NIH grant!

Erik Shapiro

Dr. Erik Shapiro, Associate Chair for Research for the Department of Radiology, was recently awarded a 4 year, $2.1 million NIH R01 grant to develop molecular and cellular imaging strategies for monitoring hepatocyte transplantation. Erik and his team of collaborators from University of Pittsburgh and the USDA, will seek to develop MRI methodologies for measuring the transplant success of both mouse liver cells and pig stem cell-derived liver cells following transplant into mice. If successful, pig stem cell-derived liver cells could serve as a supply for human liver cell transplantation. Read more about Eirk's NIH grant and follow Erik's lab on Facebook.

Congratulations to Dr. Frances Kennedy for being chosen by the COM College Advisory Council to receive the MSUCOM Basic Science Faculty Excellence Award

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

Conversation with Dr. Joey Eisenmann, Director of MSU Spartan Performance

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Dr. Suresh K. Mukherji, Chairman of MSU Department of Radiology Recognized in “America’s Top Doctors (14th Edition)”. “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer (10th Edition)”, “2015 Newsweek Health”.

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Congratulations to James J. Rechtien, D.O., Ph.D. on his recent retirement.

Dr. Rechtien provided 35 years of exemplary service to Michigan State University, working in and with a number of departments across several disciplines. More about Dr. Rechtien

Please join us in welcoming Chunqi Qian, Ph.D. to our Research Division.

Dr. Qian’s major research interest is centered on the development of advanced detection technologies for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and for biosensors in general. More about Dr. Qian

Take a quick look at the new MSU Women's Imaging Center with MSU Women's Basketball Coach Suzy Merchant.

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Suresh K. Mukherji, M.D.Department of Radiology Chairman Suresh K. Mukherji, MD, MBA, FACR selected as MSU HealthTeam Chief Medical Officer and Director of Healthcare Delivery

Dr. Mukherji's responsibilities as CMO will include representing MSU HealthTeam medical interests with external providers and payors; having knowledge of current trends in the delivery, payment, and organization of healthcare; assisting with the strategic development of initiatives and programs; and possessing knowledge of applicable national, state, and local laws and regulations.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Mukherji as he begins his new responsibilities. We look forward to the vision and leadership he will bring to this position.

Melanie McCollum, Ph.D. to join MSU as Director of the Division of Human Anatomy

Dr. McCollum received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Kent State University.  With an area focus in Biological Anthropology, human gross and developmental anatomy featured prominently in her graduate training and research efforts.  Her academic career, which has featured 18 years of medical gross anatomy instruction, has included appointments in Anatomy at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Ohio, and Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon Georgia. 

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Rebecca Pratt, Ph.D.Rebecca Pratt, Ph.D., Division of Human Anatomy Presented with the American Association of Anatomists Basmajian Award.

Dr. Pratt was honored for her excellence in teaching gross anatomy and her accomplishments in biomedical research and scholarship in education.

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Dr. Suresh Mukherji, chairman of the MSU Department of Radiology, elected as Vice-Chairman of the Certificate of Need Commission, Michigan Department of Community Health.

Certificate of Need is a state regulatory program created to balance the cost, quality and access of Michigan’s health care system. Visit MDCH website...

MSU Anatomy Associate Professor Rebecca Pratt nominated to a 3-year term as Chair of the American Association of Anatomists' Education Outreach Grant Selection Committee.

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Laura McCabe and student

MSU Named Beckman Scholars Award Winner

“The Beckman scholarships will allow these cream-of-the-crop students to work in the lab of their choice alongside a mentor,” said Laura McCabe, director of the MSU Beckman Scholars Program and professor of physiology and radiology. Read more...

MSU Radiology in the news - Beating Breast Cancer: Risks, Prevention and Awareness.


Teddy Bear Picnic helps young patients overcome fears.


Division of Human Anatomy faculty member Michael G. Koot receives 2013 AT&T Award of Excellence

Michael Koot, AT&T Award

A purposeful mix of recorded and live lectures plus customized integration of McGraw Hill’s Anatomy and Physiology Revealed virtual dissection tools for lectures, virtual labs, and student assessment result in effective learning in this large enrollment course. Read more...

Radiology Welcomes New Chair

Suresh K. Mukherji, MD, FACRThe Department of Radiology is pleased to announce the selection of a new chairperson: Suresh K. Mukherji, MD, FACR. Dr. Mukherji received his undergraduate education at Duke University and obtained his MD from Georgetown University. After completing his radiology residency at Harvard Medical School, he attended the University of Florida to complete a neuroradiology fellowship with an emphasis on head and neck imaging, his life-long passion. Dr. Mukherji was formerly a Professor of Radiology at the University of Michigan where for many years he was Chief of Neuroradiology. He currently serves as a Senior Editor for three journals and is a consulting editor at the Neuroimaging Clinics and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America. He serves or has served as a co-investigator on 25 grants, published over 260 peer-reviewed articles, 57 reviews, 75 chapters and 13 books. His recent work focuses on biologic aspects of head and neck cancers and is specifically interested in imaging proteomics and genomics based on molecular imaging techniques. An excellent teacher, he has given hundreds of invited national and international lectures. Dr. Mukherji will begin his work at MSU on 1 August 2013. The Department extends a warm welcome to Dr. Mukherji.

MSU Rehabilitation has a New Home

After many months of preparation MSU Rehabilitation has opened for business in their new location in the Eyde Building. Together with MSU SportsMEDICINE, MSU Radiology and the Spartan Nutrition & Performance Program (SNAPP) their expert staff looks forward to providing you with a comprehensive care experience in a new state of the art facility.

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MSU Radiology Welcomes New Research Director

Erik M. Shapiro, Ph.D.The Department of Radiology is pleased to welcome Erik M. Shapiro, Ph.D. as the new Research Director. Dr. Shapiro's research program revolves around molecular and cellular MRI, particularly in the use of MRI to track specific cell populations. This includes cell transplants as well as immune cells. Furthermore, his lab emphasizes the fabrication of novel biocompatible nanomaterials for use in MRI investigations.

MSU Radiology Faculty Member Awarded NIH Research Grant

Dr. Jill M. SladeJill M. Slade, Ph.D. has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant entitled “Noninvasive assessment of microvascular function in aging.” The proposed studies targeting older adults will evaluate a new noninvasive method for measuring small blood vessel function with magnetic resonance. In addition, the influence of aerobic exercise training on microvascular function will be examined.

MSU Radiology Faculty Member Awarded Two Federal Research Grants

Dr. Roger C. HautRoger C. Haut, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor and MSU Radiology's newest faculty member has been awarded federal research grants from both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Dr. Haut's NIH grant supports the study A New Experimental Model of Knee Joint Trauma; his NIJ grant funds research into Pediatric Fracture Printing: Creating a Science of Statistical Fracture Signature Analysis. Dr. Haut, who also holds an appointment in Mechanical Engineering, joined the Radiology Department in July, 2011. He is an active investigator in trauma and orthopedic biomechanics and his research efforts should blend well with those of our faculty in Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Radiology, and Physical Therapy.


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New Discovery CT750 HD

In a joint venture with Mid-Michigan MRI, MSU Radiology has aquired the new GE Discovery CT750 HD scanner.

New technological breakthroughs allow the Discovery CT750 HD to acheive unmatched image quality at a dramatically lower dose. This revolutionary new platform puts our clinic on the leading edge of Computed Tomography (CT) and positions our services at the forefront of diagnostic care. With breakthrough technology that sets a new standard in CT clarity and low dose, the GE Discovery CT750 HD will enhance the way our physicians look at diagnostic imaging, provide new paths to clinical treatment, and redefine perspectives on quality care.

The high definition breakthrough:

Powered by the first new CT scintillator material in two decades, the Discovery CT750 HD generates unmatched, high definition image quality.

Lower dose:

The Discovery CT750 HD brings clinicians and referring physicians the image quality they require — at up to 50% lower dose using exclusive ASIR technology: helping assure patients, with faster, more confident diagnoses.

The leading edge of care:

The image chain (redesigned from X-ray source through reconstruction), spectral imaging capability and dose reduction features will transform the practice of CT and set a new standard for years to come.


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E. James Potchen M.D.A Journey with a Purpose: My First 50 Years in Academia

University Distinguished Professor and Chair of MSU Department of Radiology, Dr. Potchen, took the stage October 15th, 2008 in the first installment of the Last Lecture Series presented by the Associated Students of Michigan State University. A graduate of Michigan State University, Dr. Potchen holds a medical degree from Wayne State University, a masters in management from MIT, and a law degree from the University of Michigan.


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Jill Slade Ph.D.MSU researcher studies ties between cholesterol drugs, muscle problems

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan State University researcher is studying whether the most popular class of cholesterol-lowering drugs may cause muscle problems in users.

There is accumulating evidence that the effect statins can have on skeletal muscle – including muscle weakness, fatigue and deterioration – is underestimated, said Jill Slade, assistant professor of radiology and osteopathic manipulative medicine at MSU.


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