Big names coming out for MSU Research Center opening Wednesday

Michigan State University is opening a new state of the art research center in Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Wednesday a state of the art medical research center is opening in Grand Rapids.

Education officials from around the country will be in West Michigan to officially open the Michigan State University Research Center.

It is a $88.1 million facility located on Grand Rapids' Medical Mile at 400 Monroe Avenue northwest.

Scientists from other universities will come together to work with doctors in the West Michigan area to conduct major research. Officials hope the work done at the new facility will lead to cures for diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, autism and cancer.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos and Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will be at Wednesday morning's dedication ceremony. It begins at 8:30 a.m.

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