Spotlight – College of Human Medicine


Dean’s Update | April 17

“The virus is a lifeless wonder, driven only by chemistry and our own societal choices. The health disparities, employment options, and racism that persist in society have driven illness and death particularly in African American communities. The choices we make as a society can protect us but can also put our own health and the health of others at risk. This will be the situation for the foreseeable future.”

Read the April 17 update from Interim Dean Sousa

MSU researchers identify new COVID-19 testing process, call on FDA for approval

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, researchers in the Department of Translational Neuroscience have adapted a new testing method that is 500 times more sensitive than the standard coronavirus test. The FDA has been asked to grant emergency use authorization for the test. In an op-ed written for The Wall Street Journal, researchers Jack Lipton and Caryl Sortwell discuss why the FDA should suspend regulations that block academic research labs from conducting coronavirus tests.

Receive CME credit for COVID-19 work

Governor Whitmer issued an Executive Order to recognize hours worked responding to the COVID-19 emergency from March 17, 2020 at 5:59 pm through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

To report your hours worked and earn AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ follow these instructions and complete the CME credit form.

For more information, contact Kathy Collins, CME Specialist.

COVID-19 Information and Resources

View a repository of information regarding COVID-19 including recent news, frequently asked questions, CDC guidance and definitions, the university’s response and updates from Dean Sousa.

COVID-19 Information and Resources

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