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VIDEO: MPI Donates Downtown Facility to House WMU Medical School


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Western Michigan University has announced before this month's Board of Trustees meeting, that they will put their new medical school into what used to be an old Pfizer facility in downtown Kalamazoo, but more recently was one of the buildings that MPI Research hoped to occupy.  The School of Medicine is set to go into what used to be called building 267, which is linked by a sky bridge to a building that is still part of the Pfizer Corporation, on Portage Road. Renovation work will begin early next year. They will be using some of the 100-million dollars that was donated anonymously to WMU for their Medical School.  They are scheduled to start their first classes in August of 2014. 

It was also revealed that MPI’s  Business plan is to begin actively using former Pfizer building 126 next year. 

Watch above interviews from MPI CEO William Parfet and WMU Medical School dean Hal Jenson.