Showing posts from June, 2015

CHM Officially Breaks Ground on New Biomedical Research Facility in Grand Rapids

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (CHM) has officially broken ground on a new research facility set to be completed in late 2017.

Ushering a new chapter in CHM history, the $88 million project will further a vision from Dean Marsha Rappley to increase CHM's research imprint. There's no better place for such an initiative than on Grand Rapids' thriving Medical Mile.

Once finished, the research facility will be a good complement to the Secchia Center, located just up Michigan Avenue. The new research facility is part of a long-range strategy that began in 2005, when health and community leaders worked to bring medical education to the city. CHM expanded to include campuses in Grand Rapids and Lansing and moved its headquarters to the Secchia Center.

Completed in 2010, the Secchia Center was built for medical education yet no accommodation was made for research laboratories.

The Spectrum Health-MSU Alliance was established to draw academic research to Gr…

CHM Office of Admissions Excited To Launch New Website

The MSU College of Human Medicine Office of Admissions is proud to announce that we've officially launched our new website!

While you can still find us at, the website address is one of only a few traits to carry over to the new site, which was in the works for a year. Beyond the cleaner layout, potential applicants or those at any phase of the admissions process will find the site to be much easier to navigate and digest.

The prior version had a ton of information that needed to be condensed and repackaged. Eliminating redundancies and mapping out better direction were goals to remedy the difficulties visitors found in perusing through the prior site's content. Adding an outdated layout to the equation, it was surely time for a more modern look and feel.

In addition to the new look, we've also included several new elements including social media integration and more user-friendly capabilities. For instance, expandable menu options will allow visitors …