Michigan State University is planning to lease the former Journal
building in downtown Flint, Mich. The agreement will send 100 students from MSU medical school as well as faculty and staff and is expected to jump-start Flint's economic revitalization efforts.
The school is a good fit with a downtown Flint clinic Genesys is opening on South Saginaw Street that will provide training for medical students, [Betsy] Aderholdt said.
"To have our training site very closely located with the medical students, it really creates a very strong model that demonstrates collaboration between MSU and the health care sector of our economy," she said. "As they move their public school here and really get into the community, I think it's really going to take the community's game to the next level. This will be a world-class public research function located right here in downtown Flint."
MSU is expected to move into the building in 2014, after renovations are completed this year.
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