Posted by: admin September 20th, 2017

$88.1M Grand Rapids Research Center Opens Doors To Medical Discovery

September 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM

A new era for scientific discovery was unveiled Sept. 20 during a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Michigan State University’s $88.1 million Grand Rapids Research Center.

“The opening of our Grand Rapids Research Center is a major step toward creating a special blend of learning and discovery that will have a positive impact on the lives of the people we serve in Michigan, the country and the world,” said MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon.

Simon was joined by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley, MSU College of Human Medicine Dean Norman J. Beauchamp Jr. and other officials.

The six-story, 162,800-square-foot facility will initially accommodate 33 principal investigators and their research teams, with space eventually to house 44 research teams. Twenty-five MSU College of Human Medicine researchers and their teams currently housed in the Van Andel Institute will move into the new research center later this fall.

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