Michigan State finishes medical campus in Flint

Associated Press

Flint — Renovation has been completed and the public is invited to see the expansion of Michigan State University’s medical school in Flint.

A ceremonial ribbon-cutting and open house are planned Friday at Michigan State’s College of Human Medicine’s downtown campus. Located in the former home of The Flint Journal, the facility includes a public health research center.

Speakers during the morning ceremony include university President Lou Anna Simon and medical school Dean Marsha Rappley. The afternoon open house includes self-guided tours of the lecture hall, computer labs, study and exam rooms, research space and two loft apartments.

The medical college launched its public health program and public health master’s degree on the main East Lansing campus in 2008. The university decided in 2011 to embed the public health program in Flint.