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In late 2017, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine opened the $88.1 million Grand Rapids Research Center in the city’s downtown. As the medical school now looks to build a larger research base in Grand Rapids in 2018 and beyond, Dean Norman Beauchamp said the center opens opportunities for further partnerships with local care providers and companies not only in medical research but also with businesses that address the economic issues that affect health care.

Published in Crystal Ball

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees will soon decide whether to approve Norman J. Beauchamp Jr. as the new dean of the MSU College of Human Medicine, headquarted in Grand Rapids.

Published in In the News

Marsha Rappley’s last day at MSU is Aug. 14. She’ll join VCU as vice president for Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health System, which includes a cancer center and children’s hospital, has more than 1,100 beds and serves more than 600,000 people annually.

Published in In the News

The Alliance for Health, after more than six decades as a health care planning agency for West Michigan, has begun a charting a new course that may lead to it forming a private health insurance exchange to quote and market policies to member employers.

Published in Health Biz

Nearly four years after its completion at a cost of $1.8 million, the city-owned Ionia-Mason parking lot in downtown Grand Rapids is nearly filled to capacity — with snow.

Published in Commercial Real Estate
Sunday, 15 September 2013 22:00

Q&A: Dr. Marsha Rappley

As dean of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine since 2006, Marsha Rappley has seen the school continue to build its presence in Grand Rapids, including the Secchia Center on the Medical Mile. Now, the university is in the planning process to continue that expansion with more biomedical research space it intends to build on the former Grand Rapids Press property it purchased last year. Rappley spoke with MiBiz to discuss the school’s next phase of development.

Published in Economic Development

In forming a new psychiatry residency program, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services aims to provide a potential long-term local fix to a talent shortage that’s expected to worsen if left unaddressed.

Published in Health Biz
Sunday, 16 December 2012 23:24

Pine Rest to launch residency program

A new residency program planned by Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services aims to address a local shortage of psychiatrists.

Published in Health Biz

Downtown Grand Rapids seems to have burst at the seams and spilled a few streets south, the result, some say, of confidence that an anchor project — the $30 million Downtown Market — has brought to a neglected part of the city.

Published in Economic Development

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