Cure Found MSU


September 20, 2023

Fall Kick-Off Meeting

The first meeting of the semester where new and returning members joined to learn more about the club’s mission, meet Dr. Ryan Thomas, M.D, and volunteer with Bonnell Foundation and Helping Hands MSU. Laura Bonnell from the Bonnell Foundation joined us to share her story with Cystic Fibrosis through the lenses of her daughters and her non-profit organization based in Royal Oak, Michigan. Members were able to make capes, cards, and goodie bags for CF patients which will be donated to MSU’s Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Bonnell Foundation for distribution.

August 27th, 2023

Sparticipation 2023

Cure Found’s Executive Board came together at Sparticipation to introduce Cure Found and welcome potential new members. During this event, the E-Board had the opportunity to address questions and guide individuals on how to get involved with Cure Found for the upcoming 2023 academic year.

April 26th, 2023

Certificates and Graduation Event

Cure Found’s last event of the 2022-2023 school year featured a night of recognition for all active members and graduating members. Dr. Ryan Thomas, M.D, faculty advisor of Cure Found, endorsed certificates for active members for their hard work, participation, and volunteerism with Cure Found the past year. Graduation cords were also given out to graduating active members. Cure Found is so proud of everyone’s accomplishments this year and thanks you for your support!

April 10th, 2023

Suture Clinic x Alpha Epsilon Delta

Cure Found’s second ever suture clinic featured Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-health fraternity at Michigan State University. AED and Cure Found members joined together for this event in order to learn more about suturing techniques with the guidance and expertise of Mr. Sloan, PA-C who practices in Lansing, Michigan.

March 29th, 2023

Frog Dissection Event ft. Dr. Urquhart, Ph.D and Dr. Lawrence, Ph.D

MSU Lyman Briggs Biology Professors, Dr. Gerald Urquhart, Ph.D and Dr. Justin Lawrence, Ph.D led a frog dissection event with Cure Found. In this event, members were able to learn more about the anatomy of a frog while getting hands-on experience with dissection. 

February 1st, 2023

Bonnell Foundation - Children with Cystic Fibrosis ft. Laura Bonnell (Zoom)

The founder of the Bonnell Foundation, Laura Bonnell, joined Cure Found members in order to kick off the “DARES4CF” fundraiser and talk about her experience with CF through the lens of her children and the Bonnell Foundation. Bonnell joined us to give a presentation about why her two daughters who have CF inspired her to start her foundation that raises funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis patients.

January 18th, 2023

Bracelets and Cards Event ft. faculty advisor Dr. Ryan Thomas, M.D

Cure Found’s returning event for the Spring 2023 semester. In this social and volunteer event, students volunteered to create bracelets and cards for children with Cystic Fibrosis. The bracelets and cards were distributed to children at MSU’s Cystic Fibrosis Center. Dr. Ryan Thomas, M.D, Cure Found Faculty advisor and head pulmonologist at MSU CF Center, led this event in order to further educate members on pulmonary medicine. Refreshments and food were sponsored by Woody’s Oasis based in East Lansing, Michigan.

December 1st, 2022

PA-C hosted an IV Injection Event

Cure Found’s third in-person event of the semester was a success! Jerry Thomas, PA-C hosted an IV Injection Event where members worked with a simulation kit to learn how phlebotomy and IV injections work. Thank you so much for an eventful semester and we can’t wait for the upcoming spring events starting January!

November 30th, 2022

A Day in the Life of Dr. Samya Nasr, M.D: Director of University of Michigan Medicine's Cystic Fibrosis Center

Dr. Samya Nasr, M.D from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor presented for Cure Found MSU and talked to members about the work she does as a pediatric pulmonologist as a director at the U of M CF Center. She talked about her research, spreading CF awareness at Egypt, and gave helpful tips to pre-medical students who are applying to medical school soon. Thank you Dr. Nasr for joining us! We applaud her for the work she does in support of the CF community.

November 2nd, 2022

Suture Clinic Event

Cure Found hosted its very first suture clinic to allow pre-medical and pre-health students to learn the basics of suturing, an important skill to have for future health professionals. Dr. Paz Arabo, M.D, a certified Emergency Medicine Physician based in St. Mary’s Mercy Hospital, Livonia, Michigan, hosted this event and taught members the basics of suturing, specifically a simple interrupted suture. Her expertise and time is greatly appreciated.

October 13, 2022

Celebration of Hope Cystic Fibrosis Research and Arts Event

Co-presidents, Naim Mashni, Alexis Mashni, Atef Choudhury, and Outreach officer, Maddey Crane, presented at the Celebration of Hope CF Research and Arts Event. The evening was filled with current and relevant research acknowledgments in the world of CF. Various physicians, professors, and philosophers from across the United States gathered to share their publications and projects they are working on.

October 12, 2022

Medical School Student Panel

Three medical school students from University of Michigan Medical School, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Wayne State School of Medicine presented for members of Cure Found and helped them learn more about the rigorous yet rewarding journey to medical school. Uswa Iqbal (MS3), Ananya Varre (OMS2), and Samaah Saifullah (MS1) presented on their journey to medical school and answered questions about the MCAT, extracurricular activities in undergrad, research, speciality choices, and more!

September 28th, 2022

Fall 2022 Premiere Meeting

Cure Found’s first event for the Fall 2022 semester. In this interactive social event, students volunteered to create capes and cards for children with Cystic Fibrosis. The capes and cards will be distributed to various CF centers around Michigan such as MSU’s CF Center, DMC, and U of M-Ann Arbor. Dr. Ryan Thomas, M.D, Cure Found Faculty advisor and head pulmonologist at MSU CF Center, led this event in order to further educate members on pulmonary medicine. Additionally, Dr. Thomas provided insight on medical school, residency, and the overall process to becoming a physician. Refreshments and a dessert table were sponsored by a family-owned business based in Oakland County, MI that raises awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.

September 14th, 2022

Shadowing at Michigan State University Health Care Pediatrics, East Lansing, MI

Cure Found Outreach officer, Maddey Crane, shadowed faculty advisor, Dr. Ryan Thomas, M.D at MSU Health Care. Through this shadowing experience, Crane was able to learn more about a pediatric pulmonologist’s role in a Cystic Fibrosis patient’s medical needs. Crane also worked with the CF Social Worker to create a plan of action for CF patients who are in need of basic necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. This fundraiser will take place during the Fall of 2022 as a marathon donation drive. Crane was able to pass along the message to members which will help CF patients in the Greater Lansing area.

August 30th, 2022

Sparticipation 2022

An event for MSU student organizations to present their club and provide insight to prospective members. This event was a success and we were able to recruit 100+ members.

August 17th, 2022

Shadowing at Detroit Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Cure Found presidents, Atef Choudhury and Naim Mashni, shadowed Dr. Ruma Srivastava, M.D and her staff at DMC. Through this shadowing experience, Choudhury and Mashni were able to learn more about a pediatric pulmonologist’s role in a Cystic Fibrosis patient’s medical needs. Choudhury and Mashni are using what they learned to educate club members on the knowledge Dr. Srivastava was able to share regarding Cystic Fibrosis and the world of medicine in general.

April 13th, 2022

Day in the Life of a Pediatric Pulmonologist: Dr. Ruma Srivastava, M.D

In this event, members were able to learn about Dr. Srivastava’s day-to-day life as a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Srivastava provided meaningful advice to our pre-med members such as tips for medical school, residency, fellowships (specifically pulmonary medicine), along with going in depth about what Cystic Fibrosis is.

March 23th, 2022

Spring 2022 Opening Event

Cure Found’s premiere general club meeting where club members were able to meet the faculty advisor, Dr. Ryan Thomas, M.D, along with the executive board members. In this meeting, Dr. Thomas presented on pulmonary medicine and Cystic Fibrosis while going in depth about his role as the head pulmonologist at MSU’s CF Center.

January 20th, 2022

Springticipation 2022

An event for MSU student organizations to present their club and provide insight to prospective members. This event was a success and we were able to recruit 40+ members.

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