Programs and Initiatives

Dr. Michelle Kvalsund Selected as National Academy of Medicine Fellow

Michelle Kvalsund, DO, a Michigan State University (MSU) Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology, has received a 2018 National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine.

The two-year fellowship enables talented, early-career health science scholars to participate in health- and medicine-related work of the Academy and to further their careers as future leaders. As a fellowship recipient, Dr. Kvalsund will be provided with the opportunity to collaborate with researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country. Specifically, Dr. Kvalsund plans to gain a working view of NAM’s processes and gain exposure to multidisciplinary perspectives involved in health and nutrition policymaking around the world.

Dr. Kvalsund is a global health neurologist with special interest in the intersections between neurologic health and illness, nutrition, and tropical diseases. She is an alumna of MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) and completed her residency training in neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2013. In 2015, she returned to MSU to complete neuro-epidemiology and clinical neurophysiology fellowships in MSU’s Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology.

Currently, Dr. Kvalsund is based in Zambia nine months per year, where she conducts research on neuropathies and serves as an honorary lecturer within the University of Zambia School of Medicine. She is also a Director of Electromyography Services at the University Teaching Hospital.