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  • Brain Biodiversity Bank

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Radiology, Division of Anatomy offers its Brain Biodiversity Bank as a part of the Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections, a joint project with the University of Wisconsin, the National Museum of Health and Medicine, and the National Science foundation. Their purpose is to provide some examples of ways in which images and information from the Collections, in digital electronic format, can be used in educational, research and commercial enterprises. A variety of databases, atlases, and samples are available.

  • Center for Advanced Study of International Development

    Location:

    202 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) promotes and coordinates the work of faculty and students interested in developing countries from the perspectives of the social sciences and liberal arts. CASID has a strong commitment to its outreach mission serving K-12 teachers and students, post-secondary institutions, government, and business.  Outreach resources include: Publications; K-12 Outreach (LATTICE); Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education; International Business Institute for Community College Faculty, and International Business Center (CIBER). 

     

  • Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

    Location:

    301 Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    The Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA) provides the tools needed to combat bioterrorism and ward off global outbreaks of infectious diseases. Along with a consortium of scientists from six other universities, MSU's Joan Rose and other MSU scientists will use the center to help shape policy and create a global strategy for dealing with these microbial risks.

  • Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences

    Location:

    East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences supports reflective practice in health care and in science by bringing to these fields the resources of ethics and the humanities. The Center does this through teaching, writing, public speaking, conducting research, and working in many other ways with students, practitioners, and the general public. In the Center's teachings, from semester-long courses through one-hour lectures, from drawing up curricula to conducting workshops, the Center collaborates with faculty in the other colleges across the University. The Center emphasizes the ways in which theory and practice illumine one another.

  • Health and Risk Communication Center Specialized Communications Services

    Location:

    Communication Arts and Sciences Building, 404 Wilson Road, Room 573A, East Lansing, MI  48823

    Description:

    The HRCC Center team includes experts in the areas of mass media, new technology, interpersonal, family, and intercultural communication. Our team uses message production, statistical methods, focus groups, and surveys to study topics related to environmental justice, international health, food safety, organ donation, HIV-AIDs prevention, obesity, and alcohol reduction. Our team is able to provide specialized knowledge and expertise in the aforementioned content areas, and we also offer specialized services that can be applied to any health or risk issue.

    We provide services such as:

    • Assistance with focus groups.
    • Development of health communication materials.
    • Evaluate health communication materials and campaigns.
    • Communication expertise on grant projects.
    • Practical, hands-on media training for executives, management staff, and groups.
  • Human Energy Research Laboratory

    Location:

    IM Circle, Room 30, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Kinesiology provides testing and evaluation for MSU and the surrounding community through the Human Energy Research Laboratory (HERL). The Lab has access to a variety of equipment, as well as trained technicians for measurements using the devices. They welcome collaborations with both on and off-campus groups and individuals. The Lab's capabilities include:

    • Measurement of VO2max or submaximal exercise capacity using indirect calorimetry (portable and non-portable)
    • Assessment of lung function via spirometry
    • Evaluation of anaerobic capacity using Wingate testing
    • Body composition assessment via air displacement (BodPod)
  • Institute for Health Policy

    Location:

    909 Fee Road, Room D132, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The Michigan State University Institute for Health Policy is a unit within the College of Human Medicine (MSU CHM), Division of Public Health. The Institute serves a unique role facilitating and supporting collaborative relationships among CHM faculty and researchers throughout campus. These collaborative activities inform policymakers, state agencies and others with a goal of improving health care delivery in Michigan.

    The mission of the Institute for Health Policy is to improve the health status of Michigan residents through health services research, policy analysis, education and outreach and support of quality improvement activities.

  • Institute of International Health

    Location:

    West Fee Hall, Room B320, 909 Fee Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The mission of the Institute of International Health (IIH) is to foster and enhance the opportunities for
    faculty and students to create, innovate, and transform international transdisciplinary health research,
    health development projects, and academic interest in global health. IIH works with all of the medicine and health-related colleges, as well as with agricultural, engineering, social and environmental scientists and nutritionists to foster and coordinate research, education, and development at a global level. IIH also collaborates with Michigan-based hospitals affiliated with MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine to raise awareness of global health issues and help improve clinical services and health outcomes for underserved regions of the world.

  • Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research

    Location:

    G-387 Veterinary Medical Center, 736 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research (LCOR) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory dedicated to applied basic science research of the musculoskeletal system of humans and animals. LCOR focuses its research on sports-related injuries such as the repair and reconstruction of ligamentous and meniscal injuries of the knee. The Laboratory has investigated and developed several techniques of tissue repair and transplantation that are currently in clinical use in both animals and humans.

  • Neurology and Ophthalmology Clinical Services

    Location:

    Clinical Center, Room A217, 804 Service Rd,  East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Neurology and Ophthalmology Clinic we specialize, treat and assist patients in a variety of ways. This includes the treatment of many different types of neurological and ophthalmologic disorders and diseases such as:

    • Cognitive Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • General Neurology
    • Geriatric Neurology
    • Headache
    • Huntington Disease
    • Movement Disorders
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Neuro-Ophthalmology
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Pediatric Neurology
    • Stroke/Vascular Neurology
    • Vertigo
  • Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center

    Location:

    3181 Sandhill Road, Mason, Michigan 48854

    Description:

    Origami is a nonprofit organization offering a continuum of care for individuals who have sustained a brain injury. Origami brings together committed professionals who use a unique interdisciplinary approach and a network of community resources to meet the physical, social, spiritual, cognitive, and emotional needs of those who have sustained a brain injury. Its focus is on maximizing recovery, restoring quality of life and independence.

  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratories

    Location:

    A-407 East Fee Hall , 965 Fee Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The primary focus of our research laboratories is to understand mechanisms of osteoarthrosis and investigate methods of diagnosis, intervention, and prevention of this disease. In these investigations, the OBL utilizes in vivo animal models, human cadavers, and mathematical models to study blunt joint trauma. The OBL also conducts experiments on athletic and workplace footwear in cooperation with various manufacturers. These studies specifically examine the durability, comfortability, and the ability of footwear to help protect the body from injury.

    The OBL regularly performs co-operative studies with orthopaedic manufacturers to assist in the evaluation and development of new products and devices. Through experimentation involving biomechanical tests, histological analyses, biochemical assays, and mathematical model analyses, we seek to answer the many questions that evolve when studying various musculoskeletal diseases and related problems.

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