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

Drs. Bachmann, Bupp, and Rajasekaran named Inventors of the Year

Department of Pediatrics and Human Development faculty André Bachmann, Phd, Caleb Bupp, MD, and Surender Rajasekaran, MD have been named Inventors of the Year by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association for their discovery, and further research of, Bachmann-Bupp Syndrome.

Drs. Bachmann and Bupp accepted the award in person at the NYIPLA's annual dinner on May 10th, 2023.


Drs. Andre Bachmann and Caleb Bupp accepting the New York Intellectual Property Law Association's Inventor of the Year Award


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Roshni Kulkarni HTRS Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

The Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society has named our very own Roshni Kulkarni, MD as its 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Dr. Kulkarni joined our department in 1977, and was the founding chief of our Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Hematology/Oncology, and director of the Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders. She is a longtime member of the HTRS, which cited her "outstanding career and many contributions to the field of hemostasis and thrombosis" in their announcement of her award.

Please read more here, and join us in congratulating Dr. Kulkarni on this outstanding achievement!



Three PHD Faculty Named NYIPLA's Inventors of the Year

Pediatrics and Human Development faculty Andre S. Bachmann, PhD, Caleb P. Bupp, MD, FACMG, and Surender Rajasekaran, MD, MPH have been named by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association as the winners of this year's Inventor of the Year Award. This is in recognition of Drs. Bachmann, Bupp, and Rajasekaran's patent of DFMO for use in patients with Bachmann-Bupp Syndrome. Please join us in congratulating our colleagues on this momentous achievement!

You can read the NYIPLA's announcement here.



Jaime Liebold UURAF 2023 Award Winner

Please join us in congratulating Jaime Liebold (Upham Lab) on winning first place for her presentation in the Pharmacology and Toxicology category at this year's University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. Congratulations, Jaime!


7th Annual MSU Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Family and Professionals Conference


Registration for the 7th Annual MSU Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Family and Professionals Conference is now open!

This year's event will be held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing on Thursday, July 27th, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. This conference is open to anyone who lives with, cares for, or works with children and youth with autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders. We welcome family members, caregivers, self-advocates, and professionals in health care, behavioral health, and education.

Register here or use the QR code below:

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 Registration will close July 15, 2023


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