Posted by: admin September 20th, 2017

MSU Opens Research Center In Downtown Grand Rapids

September 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM

The Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center was dedicated during a ribbon cutting ceremony by university officials and others who contributed to the $88.1 million facility.

The center is meant to bring innovative medicine and leading minds in the health field to West Michigan. Researchers there will work on new treatments for a number of conditions including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cancer, and autism.

Attendees included former U.S. Ambassador Peter Secchia, Betsy and Dick DeVos, and Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. Secchia was a major motivating factor in bringing MSU’s School of Human Medicine to Grand Rapids. The DeVoses donated to the project.

Betsy DeVos spoke about the importance of the facility from her role as the U.S. Education Secretary.

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Originally broadcast from WOOD 8 TV Grand Rapids.