Medical discoveries to create healthier futures for all

Creativity and possibilities multiply when researchers from renowned institutions come together. Since achieving recognition as an aligned research organization by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2022, Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences is advancing collaboration and discovery in ways that wouldn’t be possible as separate entities.

A beacon of hope in Detroit, driving groundbreaking research for the world, our Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences Research Center is set to open in 2027. The center will allow our researchers to expand their groundbreaking work in the conditions that most impact our communities, with a special focus on health disparities research.

Research Center Highlights

  • Seven stories, with approximately 335,000 square feet
  • Groundbreaking in May 2024; opening in 2027
  • Located south of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit – along Third Street, across from the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center
  • More than 80 principal investigator teams, focused on expanding our joint research in:
    • Cancer
    • Neuroscience
    • Cardiometabolic diseases
    • Immunology
    • Precision health
  • Home to the Nick Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Research Institute, the first brick-and-mortar institute solely dedicated to neurofibromatosis, and one of the first to leverage organoid technology and other novel models to address a single disease.
  • A foundation of the Future of Health: Detroit, a $3 billion development that is anchored by a major Henry Ford Hospital expansion, as well as housing and retail by the Detroit Pistons. 

HFMSU Rendering 2024

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