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Michigan State University researchers suggest improved broadband high-speed internet access in rural areas could support better care for patients in medically underserved areas.

In a recent position statement published by the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Sabrina Ford and Kelly Hirko, in the College of Human Medicine, claim telemedicine, which requires high-speed internet access, would promote better communications between physicians and patients. It would also allow doctors in rural areas to share images with specialists elsewhere and help rural patients comply with prevention and treatment advice from their doctors.

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Michigan State University recently named five new MSU Foundation Professors, a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, while enhancing the prominence of the institution.

“These honorees are internationally recognized researchers,” said MSU Provost June Pierce Youatt. “Their scholarship and contributions to their fields represent a level of engagement and accomplishment that MSU is proud to support.”

These scientists join 31 other researchers who have been named MSU Foundation Professors. Three of the latest recipients are current faculty, while two are new to the university.

“While their areas of investigation vary, they are united in one aspect: their work is having profound impacts on the world’s most challenging problems,” said Stephen Hsu, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.

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MSU CHM Affiliated Obstetrics Gynecology Residency Network (AOGRN) held an outstanding annual incoming Resident Boot Camp on July 20-21 at the MSU Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Mi. The four affiliated residencies include Hurley Health System, Providence-St. John Health System, Sparrow Health and Spectrum Health and represents 84 total residents. The boot camp delved into several popular topics for the 21 incoming residents by departmental faculty that included.

Five faculty members at Michigan State University were honored for their dedication to research, teaching and patient care at the College of Human Medicine’s annual awards ceremony.

Lee Anne Roman,a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received the Distinguished Faculty Award for her leadership in research to reduce maternal and child health disparities among Medicaid-insured families.

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Michigan State University’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology in the College of Human Medicine has grown in prestige in the number of top researchers it has attracted, as well as garnering more federal grant funding.