Andrea Amalfitano

Michigan State University

As Michigan works swiftly to expand its healthcare workforce to combat the exponentially rising number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the state, Michigan State University is making available hundreds of healthcare students, who successfully completed their program requirements, to Michigan healthcare systems earlier than usual. 

Laura Probyn

Dr. Andrea Amalfitano is the dean of Michigan State University’s prestigious College of Osteopathic Medicine.

“It's humbling and also thrilling at the same time to know that the faculty and staff of the college have enough confidence in me to proceed forward as the permanent dean,” says Amalfitano. “The other faculty and staff at the university and other deans have been tremendously supportive. Our alumni, our external partners, the Michigan Osteopathic Association, and a number of groups outside of the college all came together. I feel like I have the support of thousands as we go forward to produce the best physicians in the country.”

Derrick L. Turner

In keeping with his promise to make health care at Michigan State University a national model for quality and safety, Interim President John Engler has announced a new structure for the university’s health colleges, clinical practice and student wellness programs, including two leadership appointments.