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$88.1M Grand Rapids Research Center opens doors to medical discovery

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

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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Dr. Hanna-Attisha honored with 22nd Heinz Award

Mona Hanna-Attisha, director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, or PPHI, is the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in Public Policy from the Heinz Family Foundation.

Hanna-Attisha is recognized by the foundation for stepping forward to expose the presence of elevated lead levels in children residing in Flint, Michigan; for her work establishing a system of comprehensive care and support for children and families affected by lead exposure; and for her efforts to ignite a renewed nationwide conversation about lead exposure and drinking water safety.

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