2019-2020 Executive Board

2019-2020 Executive Board

MSRJ is proud to announce its 2019-2020 Executive Board members!  Congratulations to Kathleen Louis-Gray, Eve Pourzan, Michael Dryden, Ninette Musili, Maria Rich, Antara Afrin, Christopher Dextras, and Jacob Purcell for being elected to their respective positions.  They are working hard to publish evidence-based and peer-reviewed research submitted by medical students across the globe.  We are excited to see how MSRJ will grow under their supervision! Meet our staff: Kathleen Louis-Gray – Executive Editor-In-Chief – is a 4th year medical student at MSU College of Human Medicine at the Traverse City Campus. She earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Michigan State University, and studied thalamic synaptic plasticity in a rat model using electrophysiological techniques. She is currently in the Rural Community Health Program in Traverse City. There, she is involved in research regarding diet interventions and polysubstance use during pregnancy in a rural population. She has been an active member of MSRJ since 2016, helped to organize the MSRJ Elective, served as the M3 Executive Editor in the past. She is interested in neurology, and would like to strongly integrate clinical research with her future specialty. Eve Pourzan – M4 Executive Editor –  is a 3rd year medical student and is a prior 2017-2018 MSRJ Elective Organizer, and 2018-2019 Junior Editor Coordinator. She received her Bachelor’s in Politics from UCSC, and worked for the Michigan Legislature before pursuing medicine. Eve has lab experience investigating cell signaling in estrogen-positive breast cancer and systemic sclerosis. She is interested in pursuing anesthesiology. Michael Dryden – M3 Executive Editor – is a 3rd year medical student at MSU College of Human Medicine heading to the Traverse City campus in the coming months. He grew up in Petoskey, Michigan before heading to the University of Michigan where he completed his B.S. in Neuroscience. He then attended Eastern Michigan University where he received his M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology with a focus in Behavioral Neuroscience. While there he studied mouse olfactory behavior and olfactory bulb plasticity while developing new equipment and methodology. He is currently interested in both Emergency Medicine and Neurology, and when not studying or on the wards, you will most likely find him outdoors either riding his bikes or spending time on the water. Ninette Musili – Senior Editor Coordinator – Ninette is a rising 3rd year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and earned her B.S. in Biomolecular Science from the University of Michigan. She is currently interested in maternal health and child disparities. Maria Rich – Junior Editor Coordinator – Maria is a 2nd year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and received her B.A. in Biology from Kalamazoo College where she enjoyed studying abroad in Quito, Ecuador and playing varsity soccer. Prior to starting medical school, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator with the BeatCC Pediatric Oncology Research Team. At this point in her medical education, she is excited about pediatrics, genetics, and palliative care. Antara Afrin – Secretary – Antara is a second year medical student at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids campus. She grew up in Detroit, Michigan and received her B.S. in Biomolecular Science from the University of...

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Volume 7: Spring 2019 Issue

Volume 7: Spring 2019 Issue

MSRJ Vol. 7 Spring 2019 The Spring 2019 issue is hot off the press! Click on the cover art to view and share the full issue! Thank you to our artist, authors, student and faculty reviewers, and our E-Board for all your hard work and dedication to advancing evidence-based medicine! Interested in a print copy? email us at @:...

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MSRJ 2019 Cover Art Competition

MSRJ 2019 Cover Art Competition

The Medical Student Research Journal is hosting its first cover art competition! This is a competition to have your art featured in the Fall 2019 edition of the Medical Student Research Journal. This is a great opportunity to showcase humanism in medicine and earn a CITATION that you can add to your curriculum vitae! Details: • Competition Dates?  June 1 to August 31, 2019 • Theme?  Medicine • Who is eligible?  All MSU graduate and undergraduate students, KCAD students. • How to compete? Please submit artwork in PDF or JPEG format by 11:59pm, August 31 2019. Please send submissions to: jacob.purcell@msrj.chm.msu.edu Check out the official flyer and last years cover art below: Fall 2018 publication...

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Equator Manuscript Reporting Guidelines

Equator Manuscript Reporting Guidelines

Hear from our Faculty Advisor on guidelines for how to improve your manuscript quality before submission!

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Vol 5: Winter 2017

Vol 5: Winter 2017

Volume 5: Winter 2017
Letter From the Editors. James Polega, Garrett Roe, and Danny Yau. The editors of MSRJ are excited to announce our Winter 2017 issue. We would like to thank everyone for waiting patiently during our brief hiatus. Since the release of our last issue we have been working diligently to retool our publish- ing process and we are delighted to announce the result of this work. All articles accepted for publication in MSRJ will now be featured as an electronic publication ahead of appearing in our print issue.

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Editorial Staff 2017-2018

Editorial Staff 2017-2018

Introducing the new 2017 – 2018 editorial staff for the MSRJ! We are thrilled to welcome many new junior editors to our experienced MSRJ team. The journal has been making exciting new changes with the start of e-publication and we look forward to another productive year of publishing, editing, and supporting medical student research efforts around the world! 2017-2018 Editorial Staff Executive Editors Danny Yau, Executive Editor-in-Chief, is a fourth year medical student at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. He completed his B.S. in Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. His previous contributions to MSRJ include the ePublications feature, and previously serving as the M3 Executive Editor. For the 2017 year, he is focused on sustainability of the organization, as well as further establishing MSRJ’s presence in the medical research community. His current interest is in Emergency Medicine, and he recently presented at the MSU FAME Community Research Forum on Geospatial Analysis between Neighborhood Characteristics and Bystander CPR Initiation Rates. Kyle Hildebrandt, M4 Executive Editor, is a fourth year medical student at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. He completed his B.S. in Biomedical Laboratory Science at Michigan State University as a recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Scholarship. His previous contributions to MSRJ include engaging in outreach and  serving as Editing Coordinator. For 2017, he is focused on streamlining the review process and increasing submission throughput. He has a strong interest in Orthopaedic Surgery, particularly trauma. To that end, he is pursuing a year of orthopaedic trauma research at NYU in during the 2017-2018 academic year. Angelyn Thayer, M3 Executive Editor, is a third year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University and worked as a Pediatric Critical Care nurse in Detroit before coming to medical school. She is currently working on a research project at Children’s Hospital of Michigan focusing on thrombosis prophylaxis in postoperative congenital heart disease patients. She helped to run the MSRJ elective last year, and is looking to improve communication and promote member driven initiates within the organization. While pediatric critical care remains an interest, she is also intrigued by various surgical specialties and looks forward to experiencing them during clerkships. Executive Board Alex Chavez-Yenter, Senior Editor Coordinator, is a fourth year medical student at Michigan State College of Human Medicine.  He received his BS in Human Biology and a minor in Spanish at Michigan State University in 2013.  Alex has research experience in medical anthropology exploring the use of stimulant medication and its portrayal in social media.  More recently, he participated in research on ethnic discordance and its effect on perceived quality of patient-physician encounters.  This research was presented at the MSU Flint Area Medical Education Community Research Forum in 2017.  Alex is a former Junior Editor and is currently the Senior Editor Coordinator for MSRJ.  He is interested in pursuing a career in either diagnostic or interventional radiology. Rohit Nallani, Junior Editor Coordinator, is a third year medical student in the Medical Partners in Public Health program at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his B.S. in Neuroscience and History at the University of Michigan in 2014. Rohit has bench-science research experience in Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience and clinical research...

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