Grand Rapids

MSU and Grand Rapids: Opening the Door to Medical Discovery

The Grand Rapids area is home to a progressive, high-quality medical and health professions community with a strong record of delivering comprehensive care to the region. MSU is a proud partner with Grand Rapids to lead in medical discoveries, local economic development, and future innovations.


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MSU's Economic Impact in Kent County $339M

MSU's College of Human Medicine announced results of a study outlining the future economic impact of the four building comprising the university's Grand Rapids presence on the Medical Mile. 

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Partners Break Ground on Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building

The Health Innovation Partners – a real estate development joint venture between Rockford Construction, Walsh Construction/Walsh Investors, Murphy Development Group and Michigan State University – broke ground on the next phase of the university’s Grand Rapids Innovation Park, the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building, located on the northeast corner of Michigan Street and Monroe Avenue. 

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Sculpture Honors Grand Rapids Women Who Pioneered Whooping Cough Vaccine

The women are featured prominently at the Michigan State University Research Center, 400 Monroe Ave. NW. The sculpture, the work of Jay Hall Carpenter, fittingly faces Michigan Street – known as the Medical Mile.


GRCC, MSU College of Human Medicine Expand Articulation Agreement

Grand Rapids Community College students who transfer as undergraduate premedical students to Michigan State University will have an opportunity to be granted an early assurance of admission to the MSU College of Human Medicine under an agreement signed on Monday, Oct. 21.


Next Phase of MSU'S Grand Rapids Research and Innovation Park Moves Forward 

MSU and Health Innovation Partners, a real estate development joint venture between MB Real Estate, Walsh Construction/Walsh Investors and Rockford Construction, have signed a long-term ground lease for the continued development of the Grand Rapids Research Center site. This includes planning construction for a medical innovation building and parking structure.

Finding New Treatments for Children with Rare Illnesses

André Bachmann is creating treatments for children with rare medical conditions that many large pharmaceutical companies won’t develop due to high costs and low returns.

$88.1 Million GR Research Center Opens Door to Medical Discovery

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.