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Enhanced Med School Program to Expand

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and its Upper Peninsula higher education partners, including Michigan Tech, will announce an agreement today to establish a cooperative program of premedical education by which students of Bay College who transfer as undergraduate premedical students will have the opportunity to be granted an enhanced opportunity for admission to MSU College of Human Medicine. Lake Superior State and Northern Michigan are also part of the agreement.

The formal announcement will take place at 11 a.m. today at Bay College in Escanaba. Stacy Cotey, academic advisor and director of pre-health professions, will be on hand to represent Michigan Tech.

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Alumna joins UP Health – Portage ER Department

Tara RobinetteUP Health System – Portage Adds Dr. Robinette to Emergency Department

HANCOCK, Mich. – UP Health System – Portage is proud to welcome Tara Robinette, MD to its Emergency Department. Dr. Robinette is a board certified emergency medicine physician and began seeing patients on August 1, 2015.

Dr. Robinette completed medical school at Michigan State University in 2011 and residency training at the University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Emergency Medicine program in June 2015.

“I have completed rotations in the ED here at Portage during my residency and know that it is a great place to work,” Dr. Robinette said. “I enjoy the ED because you make a quick difference in a patient’s life and work in a fast-paced environment.”

Originally from Swartz Creek, Mich., Dr. Robinette received her bachelor’s degree in biology and pre-med from Michigan Technological University in 2007. She was also a student-athlete for the Huskies, running cross country and track.

Dr. Robinette enjoys traveling, running, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in her spare time. Her husband Darrell is also a Tech graduate.

“I first fell in love with this area while going to college at Michigan Tech and have always had the desire to move back after I completed my medical training,” Dr. Robinette said. “I enjoy the outdoor recreation, peacefulness, and small-town atmosphere that the Keweenaw Peninsula has to offer.”

Since 2007, the UP Health System – Portage Trauma Center has been verified as a Level 3 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. UP Health System – Portage was the first in the state to earn this designation. As of 2012, UP Health System – Portage was one of just two verified Level 3 Trauma Centers in the state.

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About UP Health System – Portage
UP Health System – Portage owns and operates a 36-bed acute-care hospital, a 60-bed skilled nursing unit and related health care services in Hancock-Houghton, Michigan. More information about the UP Health System can be found at UPHealthSystem.com.

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Marcarelli, Coble in print

Amy Marcarelli (Bio Sci) is one of the authors of A critical assessment of the ecological assumptions underpinning compensatory mitigation of salmon-derived nutrients. In the May online issue of Environmental Management.

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Marcarelli, Ashley Coble (GLRC) and Evan Kane (SFRES) authored Ammonium and glucose amendments stimulate dissolved organic matter mineralization in a Lake Superior tributary in the Journal of Great Lakes Research.

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Earlier this month, Coble also had another paper, Strontium source and depth of uptake shifts with substrate age in semiarid ecosystems, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences based on her MS research at Northern Arizona University.

Original Tech Today article

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Campus view – Biology facilities

MTUFor the next several days the University’s home page has an areal view of campus. Prominently shown in the shot are several facilities that Biological Sciences uses for research and instruction including:

The Great Lakes Research Center

The Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building

The R.L. Smith Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Building.

You’ll also notice at the bottom of the photo the University’s research vessel the SV Polar; Dr. Marcarelli just happens to be on the vessel when this shot was taken, working on her collaborative water millfoil invasive species project.

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Pidatala receives Doctoral Finishing Fellowship

PidatalaGraduate School Announces Award Recipients for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

10 June 2015 Tech Today

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the following students have earned:

Doctoral Finishing Fellowships

  • Adam Coble, PhD Candidate in Forest Science
  • 
Khanh Cung, PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics
  • Yaoxian Huang, PhD Candidate in Environmental Engineering
  • Gary Kaunonen, PhD Candidate in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
  • Sandra Owusu, PhD Candidate in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Venkata Ramana Pidatala, PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences

  • Jingtuo Zhang, PhD Candidate in Chemistry
  • Jie Zhou, PhD Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Distinguished Thesis Award

  • Xu Yang, PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Elaheh Gorgin, PhD Candidate in Mathematical Sciences
  • Amanda Shaw, MS Candidate in Physics

Photographs and details of awards and fellowships coordinated by the Graduate School can be found online

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Huckins and others receive new funding

From Tech Today:

Casey Huckins, (Bio Sci/GLRC) is the principal on a research project that received a $331,979 research grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The project is titled, Innovative and Multifaceted Control of Invasive Eurasian and Hybrid Watermilfoil Using Integrative Pest Management Principles.

Also involved in the project are Amy Marcarelli (Bio Sci), Erika Hersch-Green (Bio Sci) and Colin Brooks (Michigan Tech Research Institute).

This funding is part of the new MDNR Michigan Invasive Species Grants Program (MISGP)

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