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Ask the Expert: Medical Distrust in Black Communities

Friday, January 29, 2021
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Historical racism and modern day health care disparities have ingrained in Black communities distrust of a medical system now charged with encouraging people to take the COVID-19 vaccine….

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Counterfeit Products And COVID-19

Friday, December 18, 2020
N 95 Face masks

Jay Kennedy is an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice with a joint appointment in the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection. Much of Kennedy’s research in the anti-counterfeiting…

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Our Immune System And COVID-19

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Women adjusting her face mask while wearing pull PPE.

One of the keys to combating COVID-19 and the flu is to understand how our immune system responds to different viruses. Yasser Aldhamen, assistant professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics,…

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Ask The Expert: How Will The COVID-19 Vaccines Get From Factories To Pharmacies?

Friday, December 4, 2020
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MSU’s Bahar Aliakbarian, associate professor of supply chain management at Michigan State University, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors and academics that provides informed…

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Ask the Expert: Light, Seasonal Affective Disorder and COVID-19

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Hanne Hoffmann, assistant professor in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and her colleagues in the Hoffmann Lab, study how light regulates our physiology, affects our overall well-being…

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Ask The Expert: Seasonal Economics Of Food During A Pandemic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Michigan State University’s Trey Malone answers questions about the economics of food in the coming months and how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect typical seasonal patterns. Malone is an assistant…

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Ask The Expert: How Parents, Students Can Survive ‘College From Home’

Monday, August 31, 2020
Image of college student studying at home.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, American college students are shifting from a fall 2020 semester in the classroom to taking classes online, often from their parents’ home. Students aren’t…

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Ask The Expert: How Career Fatigue Is Shaping The Future Of Jobs

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Days, weeks and months have gone by since many employees have transitioned to working at home and to many it has been a stressful blur. To preserve a…

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Ask the Expert: Online Learning vs. Classroom Learning

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Rear view of class raising hands

Christine Greenhow, associate professor of educational technology in the College of Education, 2018 Recipient of MSU’s Teacher-Scholar Award,  answers questions about online and classroom learning. Q: What are the advantages of online learning,…

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Ask the Expert: COVID-19 Testing

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
COVID-19 Testing kit

  Debra Furr-Holden, associate dean for public health integration and C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health in the College of Human Medicine, answers questions about the different COVID-19…

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