Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
College of Human Medicine

Moving In

The MSU College of Human Medicine's new Grand Rapids Research Center is now open for business, and our very own Professor André S. Bachmann is the $88.1 million facility's first tenant. To document the event, the College had a film crew follow Dr. Bachmann and a team of very busy movers as they relocated the Bachmann Lab to its new home. Take a look:


MSU Med News November 2017 from MSU MD on Vimeo.

André Bachmann Awarded ADVANCE Fund Grant

A portrait of Andre Bachmann, PhD

Pediatrics and Human Development researcher André Bachmann has been awarded an ADVANCE Grant in the amount of $80,000 for his study of TIR-199 as a potential proteasome inhibitor. The ADVANCE Fund is administered by Michigan State University and the Michigan Strategic Fund through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and is intended to incentivize public faculty with early-stage technologies to advance their research. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Bachmann and wishing him great success in yet another fascinating endeavor.


Cystic Fibrosis Center donates $1,500 to transplant charity

The Michigan State University Cystic Fibrosis Center hosted its annual Cystic Fibrosis Family Day this Saturday, bringing healthcare workers, patients, and families together for lunch, an update on the CF Center and its activities, and an inspiring talk from long-time CF survivor and lung transplant recipient Jessica Muir. In thanks and recognition to Ms. Muir, the Center donated $1,500 to the Donate Life Family Fun Run, a charity race held to benefit organ donors and transplant recipients. 


MSU Cystic Fibrosis Center faculty and staff posing with a check in the amount to be donated to Donate Life Family Fun Run

Left to right: Allison Waldron, LLMSW; Kim Krummrey, NP; Amanda Thelen, HCA; Jaime Lee, RN; Ryan Thomas, MD; Martin Hurwitz, MD; Wendy Bouck, BS, LRT/RRT-NPS, AE-C; Michele Nicolai, MS, RD, CSP

Register Now: Society of Michigan Neonatologists Annual Conference

The 2017 Society of Michigan Neonatologists Annual Conference will be held September 26-27 at Michigan State University's Henry Center. Keynote speakers include Abbot Laptook, MD of Women and Infant's Hospital/Brown University; Amit Mathur, MD of St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine; and Praveen Ballabh, MD of New York Medical College's Vascular Neuroscience Laboratory.

Registration is still open, so if you are interested in attending you can download the registration materials here.

Kawasaki Disease: The guidelines have (just) been updated, but what's really new?

University of Michigan pediatric cardiologist Scott T. Maurer, MD joined us last week for Pediatric Grand Rounds, presenting Kawasaki Disease: The Guidelines have (just) been updated, but what's really new? If you were unable to attend in person, we encourage you to watch our recording of the presentation below.



A portrait of B. Keith English, MD

The Department of Pediatrics and Human Development is comprised of a diverse faculty who share a common concern for all aspects of human growth and development, both normal and abnormal. The Department has a statewide footprint with faculty in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Flint, Southfield, Midland, Traverse City, and Marquette/Escanaba.  The Department has educational responsibilities at all levels in the curriculum of the College of Human Medicine. Its faculty participate in courses which relate biological, behavioral, and clinical sciences to child health. Departmental faculty play major roles in the new College of Human Medicine Shared Discovery Curriculum and its Learning Societies. The Department also has responsibility for general pediatric clerkships and pediatric subspecialty electives in the clinical medical curriculum.  The Department participates actively in graduate medical education with three affiliated pediatric residency programs (with Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, and Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint), three affiliated pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs (Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine in Lansing; Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in Grand Rapids), and in CME.  In addition, faculty members work with students in other graduate programs in the University. Individual faculty members of the Department participate in patient care and render medical consultation services in their respective subspecialty areas. The research endeavors of the departmental faculty are expanding and aim to help create a healthier, better functioning society by improving the health and wellbeing of the child and family.

B. Keith English, MD

Professor and Chair