MSURx Alumni Weekend 2017

Presenting Sponsor


Schedule of Events



8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
MSU College of Human Medicine MSU College of Human Medicine
Grand Rapids Research Center Secchia Center
400 Monroe Ave NW 15 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids
Free parking available on site Parking available for a fee


9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Tour the new MSU College of Human Medicine Grand Rapids Research Center

**The last tour will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Friday afternoon events will be at the MSU College of Human Medicine Secchia Center, a short walk from the Grand Rapids Research Center. Parking is also available at the Secchia Center, there is a fee to park.


11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
State of the College
Dean Norman J. Beauchamp, Jr, MD, MHS
MSU College of Human Medicine
Secchia Center, Christman Community Commons
15 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

MSURx has become a nationally recognized program for medical institutions. MSURx is a thought-provoking and inspirational series of short talks at the Secchia Center that are meant to inspire the audience both personally and professionally. 

The event's speakers are (listed alphabetically): 

Norman J. Beauchamp, Jr, MD, MHS (CHM '90)
Dean, MSU College of Human Medicine 

A Curious Career Built on the Scholarship of Integration 
Michael Brown, MD, MSc (CHM '86)
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

I'll Never Stop Exploring
Christopher Contag, PhD
Hannah Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Chair, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Institute for Quantitative Health Science & Engineering

The Miracle and Mystery of Life's Earliest Dialogue 
Asgi Fazleabas, PhD

University Distinguished Professor
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology

On Selfishness and Service
Jack Lipton, PhD

Chair and Professor, Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine

A Bold Guess into Cancer's Complexity
Jeff MacKeigan, PhD

Professor of Cancer Biology

I Don't Know...(Yet)
Jodi Mitchell
Parent and Advocate for Autism Research

Reach Out
Monica Pomaville, MSU CHM Class of 2019
Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellow

Discovering a Pathway from Grief to Serve My Hometown
Richard Sadler, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Public Health & Department of Family Medicine

The Reign of Pain
Howard Schubiner, MD

Director, Mind Body Medicine Program, Providence-Providence Park Hospital
Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Alumni Reception

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Knickerbocker - New Holland Brewing
417 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids
Heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar (drink tickets will be provided)

Parking Map all posted rates will apply

Alumni & Friends Tailgate
Sponsored by:

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
MSU Spartans kick-off against the Indiana Hoosiers
Advance ticket purchase required

To purchase tickets to the game, please call Marci Muller at 616-234-2611

The tent is located on the north side of Spartan Stadium across from the stadium visitor parking lot by the Red Cedar River

There are several hotels conveniently located downtown Grand Rapids, standard rates apply.

Amway Grand Plaza - website
City Flats Hotel - website
Courtyard by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown - website
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown - website
JW Marriott Grand Rapids - website