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Sustainable Health Progress

NHI CDC Expenditures

The number of proposals submitted to the NIH and CDC is a leading indicator of expenditures. Accelerating the submissions will require engagement across all areas of the university.

Key Initiatives

Public Health: Expanding Impact in Flint and Beyond

Flint building.To reduce health disparities, Michigan State University works to advance policies and interventions that eliminate structural racism in health care provided by MSU and our community partners. We also work with community and other partners to close the gap on social determinants of health for the state of Michigan. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation granted $25M to expand the College of Human Medicine’s public health presence in Flint. The grant will create an endowed fund to increase public health faculty, academic research and community health collaborations. The expansion of public health in Flint will increase the size of the division to more than 25 tenure-system faculty and approximately 70 faculty overall. Since 2014, MSU’s Flint-based public health experts have implemented programs, training, workforce development and research initiatives in the community and beyond.

A Healthy Boost From Innovation

InnovationInnovation increases the future viability and sustainability of a regional economy by boosting productivity, business startups and new employment opportunities. Pursuing a concerted innovation strategy raises the competitiveness and resilience of a region. Michigan's first total body PET/CT scanner arrived in May 2022 at the Michigan State University Radiopharmacy lab in the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building. The total body scanner can scan patients with cancer much faster and more completely, from head to toe in a single scan in as little as 60 seconds (compared with 40 minutes using conventional imaging). In East Lansing at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, researchers are also exploring isotopes that could lead to advances in cancer research and other new devices and therapies for patients.

HFH+MSU Health Sciences a Plus for Students, Faculty, Detroit and Michigan

Henry Ford Health + Michigan State UniversityHFH+MSU Health Sciences’ 30-year commitment is on a path to transform life, earn National Cancer Institute designation and enhance opportunities to expand our current health care workforce. Planning is underway for a new Health Sciences Center (HSC) that tightly aligns basic and translational research, fueling innovation and discovery through an academically and clinically integrated network of health care providers, scientists, academicians and public health practitioners. A shared building will allow consolidation of Henry Ford research activities and provide critical space for recruitment of top faculty. Already, more than 100 Henry Ford investigators have joined the MSU faculty. This summer, 20 College of Human Medicine students are starting at Henry Ford Hospital. Elective rotations also will be available for fourth-year College of Osteopathic Medicine students, including nearly 125 new students from both medical schools. In summer 2023, Henry Ford Hospital will welcome a second cohort for the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, growing the program to 32 students.

Spotlight Stories

Podcast: Partnering with Henry Ford Health and focusing on sustainable health

A sweeping community development sponsored by Henry Ford Health, Tom Gores and the Detroit Pistons, and MSU intends to invest $2.5 billion in reimagining Detroit’s New Center.

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Rx Kids program aims to tackle poverty to improve health of Flint moms and babies

Flint moms and babies will soon benefit from an innovative program that boldly tackles a root cause of health disparities — poverty.

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MSU board OKs first step for medical education, interdisciplinary health education facilities

The new facility would include simulation, anatomy, prosection and fresh tissues laboratories as well as spaces for support, administrative needs and public gatherings 

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