MSU step closer to expanding med school in Flint

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The C.S. Mott Foundation is giving a $9 million grant designed to help establish an expanded presence for Michigan State University's medical school and public health program in Flint by the fall.

The grant announced Monday will help Michigan State create an endowment to be used to increase the number of students trained in Flint and to recruit public health researchers who will be based in the city.

University President Lou Anna Simon says the East Lansing school is "committed to providing much-needed health services for the Flint region" and is "excited about the new opportunities" the expansion will create.

The MSU College of Human Medicine's Flint campus, including the public health program and researchers, will occupy 40,000 square feet of a downtown building that once housed The Flint Journal.

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