Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Spartan women embody proud MSU tradition

Sep 13, 2019

The Fall 2019 edition of Spartan, Michigan State University's alumni magazine, contains a feature titled Rising to the Challenge. In Classical Greece, Spartan women were famed for their strength, education and independence. Female Spartans have always been among the legions of exceptional MSU grads who embody that proud tradition in the modern world, like MSU alumna and Michigan's Senior United States Senator Debbie Stabenow, who wrote the introduction to the piece.


Physician Mona Hanna-Attisha of MSU's College of Human Medicine and her team helped prove the children of Flint had been poisoned by a lead contaminated water supply, and now she's working to build a new and better model for public health. 


Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha photo
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A book by a Flint pediatrician and public health expert who helped expose the city's lead-contaminated water crisis has been selected as this year's "Great Michigan Read."

City of Flint water tower
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After a year of preparation and pre-launch, the Flint Reistry will go live January 18. The registry aims to connect those impacted by the Flint Water Crisis with the appropriate resources. WKAR's Karel Vega spoke with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, leader of the Flint Registry to discuss the organization going live.


This week on Current State: MSU Trustees changes; Simon effect on MSU; Flint Registry Goes Online; Comparing the lame duck to years past; Romanian Symphony at Wharton; Previewing PBS Kids Day; Brad Salem Gets New Role at MSU and Michiganders react to R. Kelly Docuseries. 


Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and WKAR Radio Manager Peter Whorf sitting on stage
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WKAR's Radio Manager Peter Whorf recently hosted a National Writers Series event in Traverse City.