The State – 03/01/22

Rachel Fulton

MSU embraces virtual learning in online grad programs 

Students, parents and teachers across the world have become accustomed to online learning in the past two years, with most schools opting for virtual learning at some point during the pandemic.

However, the subject has proved to be divisive throughout the country.

Some have objected to the return to in-person learning amidst safety concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Others have protested the delay to in-person learning, citing studies that have shown the detrimental effects of virtual learning on students.

The Master of Science in Global Health and Graduate Certificate in Global Health programs were launched two years ago, in the midst of the early pandemic, by the Institute for Global Health at MSU.

Its first two graduates were graduated in the spring of 2021.

Both programs are held online and both will result in a transcript from MSU — the Master of Science in Global Health offers a diploma from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Graduate Certificate in Global Health offers a certificate from the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

How the pandemic sheds new light on MSU’s supply chain program 

Before March of 2020, Kelly Lynch had only received a handful of interview requests in his 35-year career in supply chain management.

Now, it’s a common occurrence. Supply chains may have been disrupted before, whether it be natural disasters or traffic accidents, but the COVID-19 pandemic showed the importance of supply chains more than any other event in recent history.

At MSU — where the U.S. News and World Report’s No. 1 undergraduate supply chain management program in the country is located — this newfound fame is having tangible effects.

Heart Healthy: Cardiovascular MRI imaging is now at Sparrow Hospital

Applying comprehensive and thorough imaging of a person’s heart, a new technique at Sparrow Hospital is able to clearly map out the heart without using radiation like X-rays and bypass where as some cases, surgery would be otherwise needed.

“The Cardiac MRI machine takes a comprehensive, thorough look deep into a patient’s heart, allowing our highly skilled physicians to better evaluate the structure and tissue,” media relations director John Foren wrote in a press release.

Dr. Christopher Hanson noted there’s several different ways to do medical imaging that range from traditional X-ray imaging to ultrasound clear imaging techniques, and sparrow’s new technology is able to operate with the likeness of an X-ray without the use of radiation.

Based on original reporting by Madison Rose, Drew Goretzka, Claire Grant. Script by Shakyra Mabone.