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Dean Beauchamp Speaks at Innovation Central High School’s White Coat Ceremony

On September 16, Innovation Central High School in Grand Rapids held a white coat ceremony for seniors in their Academy of Health Sciences and Technology. Total minority enrollment at this school is 92%, and 76% of the students are economically disadvantaged.

Dr. Norm Beauchamp was invited to speak to the students about a potential future in medicine. At the end of the ceremony, students with a 2.75 or above GPA were presented with a white coat by Dean Beauchamp and two fourth year students in the College of Human Medicine, Alexis Meelker and Albert Jiao.

Tiny Bubbles in Our Body Could Fight Cancer Better Than Chemo.

Healthy cells in our body release nano-sized bubbles that transfer genetic material such as DNA and RNA to other cells. These bubbly extracellular vesicles could become mini treatment transporters, carrying a combination of therapeutic drugs and genes that target cancer cells and kill them, according to new research from Michigan State University and Stanford University.

Read more about the study led by Masamitsu Kanada, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology in MSU’s Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering.

“What the Eyes Don’t See” is Michigan Humanities’ 2019-20 Great Michigan Read

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s book has been chosen for the Michigan Humanities’ 2019-20 Great Michigan Read. “What the Eyes Don’t See” is Hanna-Attisha’s account of her work studying the blood lead levels of Flint children after the city’s water source was changed to the Flint River in 2014.

Read more about this year’s Great Michigan Read.

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