Editorial Staff 2015-2016

Editorial Staff 2015-2016

Introducing the new 2015 – 2016 editorial staff for the MSRJ! We are beyond excited for the upcoming academic year as we welcome 20+ new junior editors to the experienced MSRJ staff. The journal has been making incredible progress and we look forward to another productive year publishing impressive article submissions and supporting medical student research around the world! 2015-2016 Executive Editorial Board Executive Editors Kaitlyn Vitale, Executive Editor-in-Chief, is a fourth year medical student at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. She completed a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. She is planning on pursuing a career in Neurology, eventually becoming involved in academic medicine. James Polega, Executive Editor, is a third year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He received a B.S. in Biology from Saginaw Valley State University. Prior to entering medical school he was an active researcher in the fields of freshwater ecology and natural products chemistry. When not busy with school he enjoys spending time with his wife. He hopes to one day specialize in Hematology/Oncology and practice in his home state of Michigan. Rama Salhi, Executive Editor, is a fourth year medical student Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2007 with a B.S. in Microbiology and Arabic studies. She went on to complete a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2010. Currently she is considering pursuing a career in academic Emergency Medicine. Senior Editors Apoorva Aekka is a third year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies—Global Environment and Health. She hopes to pursue her interests in pediatrics and global health. Toomas Arusoo is a third year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Originally from Michigan, Toomas graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and Loyola University Chicago in 2013 with a M.S. in Cell and Molecular Physiology. He is interested in pursuing a career in surgery Andrew Benintende is currently a third year at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.  He graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a B.S. in Movement Science.  Before entering medical school he taught high school science in Houston Independent School District.  He is interested in specifically working with underserved populations both in the United States and abroad. Tina Chaalan is a fourth year medical student at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. She graduated with a B.S in Biological Sciences at the University of Michigan- Dearborn in 2012. She is interested in pursuing a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has a strong interest in women’s health and hopes to become greatly involved in research and patient education in that area. Alex Golec is a fourth year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2011. He is interested in a career in internal medicine or one of its subspecialties. Tyler Junttila is currently a third year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He graduated from the University of Michigan...

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Winter 2015 – White Coat Sparty

White Coat Sparty. Author:  Carter Anderson Author Affiliations: College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Full Text Article PDF Corresponding author: Carter Anderson; carterbanderson[at]yahoo.com Key Words: N/A Abstract: Professional responsibility, compassion, honesty, respect for others, competence, and social responsibility are the characteristics that the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine strives to instill in every student. Published on date: January 1, 2015 Senior Editor: N/A Junior Editor: N/A DOI: pending Citation: Anderson C. White Coat Sparty. Medical Student Research Journal. 2015;4(Winter):52-53. References: N/A  ...

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Communication & Publishing

Communication & Publishing

Dr. Stephanie Watts, professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at MSUCOM, spoke to MSRJ elective students about scientific communication and publishing.

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Reviewing & EBM

Reviewing & EBM

Dr. Henry Barry, professor in the Dept. of Family Medicine and Associate Chair for Academic Affairs at MSUCHM spoke to MSRJ elective students about peer reviewing and evidence-based medicine.

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Publication & Promotion

Publication & Promotion

Dr. Janet Osuch, breast surgeon and Assistant Dean of Preclinical Curriculum at MSUCHM, spoke with MSRJ elective students about experience publishing research and handling difficult feedback.

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