College naming building for Doug Meijer after $19.5M donation

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A rendering of the MSU Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building. Courtesy MSU College of Human Medicine

A new building downtown will be named for Doug Meijer following a $19.5 million donation.

Doug Meijer and the Meijer Foundation together donated the funds toward the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s new 211,000-square-foot research building coming to Grand Rapids, at the northeast corner of Michigan Street NW and Monroe Avenue NW.

As the largest gift the College of Human Medicine has ever received, the building will be named the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building, according to Norman Beauchamp Jr., EVP of health sciences, MSU.

The gift will fully fund the design, construction and equipment for a radiopharmacy within the building.

Radiopharmacy uses emerging nuclear medicine technology to diagnose and treat cancer precisely, rather than using treatments such as chemotherapy that affect the whole body, Beauchamp said.

The building is set to break ground on Nov. 18, he said.

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