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Displaying items tagged: Wayne State University

Sunday, 24 October 2021 18:20

$15M donation to expand Calvin University health care education, partnerships

GRAND RAPIDS — Forming a new school with the backing of a $15 million gift from an anonymous donor will enable Calvin University to elevate academic programs in health care.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 18 October 2021 12:52

Calvin University to form School of Health with $15 million donation

GRAND RAPIDS — Calvin University plans to form a school of health following a $15 million gift from an anonymous donor, the university announced today.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 29 August 2021 18:05

Biersack named Mercy Health Saint Mary’s president amid new partnerships, staff COVID-19 fatigue

GRAND RAPIDS — Dr. Matt Biersack brings deep roots with Mercy Health Saint Mary’s to his role as president.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 29 August 2021 16:40

State-backed program seeks to train, keep med students in underserved areas

Deliberations in Lansing over a new state budget will decide whether a state-backed initiative to increase the number of new doctors serving in rural and underserved markets across Michigan can expand next year.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 06 May 2021 16:45

Sen. Brinks seeks to create state panel to oversee prescription drug price increases

A state lawmaker from Grand Rapids wants to create a state panel that could review large price increases for prescription drugs in Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 13:00

Grand Rapids Drive announce new affiliation with Denver Nuggets

GRAND RAPIDS — NBA G League team the Grand Rapids Drive has entered into a new affiliation partnership with the Denver Nuggets beginning with the upcoming 2021-22 season, the organization announced on Tuesday. 

Published in Economic Development

Friday, 30 October 2020 13:20

Grandville resident selected for naming new Detroit Pistons minor league affiliate

The new National Basketball Association’s G League affiliate to the Detroit Pistons now has a name, and a West Michigan resident is responsible for coining it.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 16 August 2020 17:40

Collaboration of Holland businesses yields innovation in hand sanitizer dispensers

HOLLAND — GP Reeves Inc. put to use its nearly 50-year history and expertise in precision dispensing to make innovations to what has become a staple of the COVID-19 pandemic era.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 10 November 2019 14:27

Partnership aims to reduce state shortage of physicians certified in addiction medicine

One of the barriers for health care providers responding to the opioid crisis in Michigan is a shortage of doctors trained in addiction medicine.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:02

Rule change opens access for smaller universities to get tech commercialization funding

Smaller public universities in Michigan will have to come up with less matching funding to secure state grants that support startup companies coming out of research labs.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 09 September 2018 21:39

Michigan’s research universities pump $18.7 billion into state economy

The big three research universities in Michigan generated nearly $18.7 billion in economic impact across the state, an amount that grew 46 percent over 11 years even as public funding for higher education waned.

Published in Breaking News
Saturday, 09 June 2018 13:05

State bill to license genetic counselors advances through Legislature

Michigan would join nearly twodozen other states and begin regulating the emerging field of genetic counseling under a bill moving through the Legislature. 

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00

Michigan research universities rank 3rd among peers for innovation

Michigan’s big three research universities kept up with their peers during the past decade in graduating talent, but lagged in commercializing innovations stemming from research.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 10 December 2017 12:26

Michigan-based researchers attract more NIH funding in 2017

The federal research grants that Dr. Tom Rothstein and a colleague brought along when they came to Kalamazoo represent a milestone of sorts for the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:31

Michigan research universities spin out more startups, report finds

The number of startup companies spun out of Michigan’s top three research universities trended higher as of mid-decade, a possible product of heightened support for entrepreneurship in recent years.

Published in Archive

Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:31

Michigan research universities spin out more startups, report finds

The number of startup companies spun out of Michigan’s top three research universities trended higher as of mid-decade, a possible product of heightened support for entrepreneurship in recent years.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:24

Biomedical programs breathe new life into Michigan downtowns

The emergence of life sciences-based higher educational institutions continues to have a discernible impact on ancillary development in urban areas across Michigan.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 17 April 2016 16:23

Q&A: Jeff Dwyer, Director, Michigan State University Extension

A sociologist by training, Jeff Dwyer served in tenured positions at the University of Florida and Wayne State University before being appointed in 2006 as the senior associate dean at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. Now Dwyer plans to use the knowledge he’s acquired in those positions to lead the MSU Extension, an organization charged with helping individuals, communities and businesses access the resources available through the university. Following his appointment as director on April 4, Dwyer spoke with MiBiz about his long-term vision for the MSU Extension and how he plans to grow the 600-person organization to play a larger role in the state. 

Published in Q&A

Sunday, 21 February 2016 22:18

MichBio report outlines path to continued life sciences industry investment, growth

new roadmap aims to reboot efforts to build Michigan’s life sciences industry and compete with similar clusters around the U.S. and the world.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 07 February 2016 22:51

State research universities lead peers in talent generation, lag in commercializing ideas

If developing, attracting and retaining talent remains key to future economic prosperity, then Michigan’s big three research universities say they’re clearly doing their part, at least on the front end of the equation.

Published in Talent