New MSU College of Human Medicine and Corewell Health research shows that in-home, enhanced prenatal services provided by community health workers, nurses and social workers can dramatically reduce the risk of premature births, the main cause of infant deaths among Black and Hispanic populations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2020 ranked Michigan seventh highest in the U.S. for infant mortality.
Starting July 27, 2023, Dr. Cara Poland was appointed the Chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Public Policy Committee. In this role, Dr. Poland will be an ex-officio member of the ASAM’s board of directors. With the United States in an opioid epidemic and broader addiction crisis, MSU is proud to have her guiding national policy on this healthcare crisis that impacts millions of Americans each and every day. With her own life deeply impacted by addiction through the death of her younger brother, she is proud to represent MSU in this important role guiding national public policy and discourse around persons affected by substance use disorders.”
Congratulations to Jessyca Judge, MD candidate 2023, who is this year’s recipient of the Bruce Drukker Endowed Award of Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Stacey A. Missmer, ScD of Michigan State University Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Biology is to serve as a member of the Committee on Framework for the Consideration of Chronic Debilitating Conditions in Women.
The Committee on Framework for the Consideration of Chronic Debilitating Conditions in Women is an ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr Missmer will serve immediately until September 27, 2024.