Community Engagement

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MSU-CTSI has identified faculty who are able to help investigators successfully engage the young, the old, medically underrepresented and underserved populations into their research efforts and successes. MSU resources addressing inclusion of these special populations include but are not limited to:

Our Community Partners in Translational Research include: Great Lakes Research into Practice Network (GRIN), Center for Innovation and Research, Mini-Grant Program for Resident Research Projects through the Statewide Campus System of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine OPTI (Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution), and the College of Human Medicine with tenure-track and other research faculty resident at community-based medical campus sites.

The Land Grant Mission of MSU has a long history of community outreach and engagement:

  • MSU-Extension, over 100 years old with a presence in every Michigan county delivering programs to promote healthy lifestyles and educates Michigan residents, allowing each individual to acquire the skills to take control and manage his or her personal health, consume an affordable and nutritious diet, improve self, family and community relationships
  • MSU-University Outreach and Engagement providing local and national leadership for development of scholarly models of outreach research, teaching, and service, provides opportunities for faculty and academic staff to develop and measure their engaged scholarship activities, develops and disseminates evidence-based models of effective community partnerships, and informs the MSU community and the public about the university's outreach activities.