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MSU Board of Trustees Selects New President

By: Penny Davis Contact(s): Emily Guerrant The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has selected Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., as its next university president at a special meeting today. President-designee Stanley will officially begin his term as Michigan State’s 21st president on Aug. 1, 2019. “Today, by a unanimous vote, the MSU Board …

MSU Foundation Launches $5M Venture Fund, Red Cedar Ventures LLC

Newest subsidiary dedicates pre-seed and follow-on funding to MSU-based startups, technology commercialization  Lansing, MI — The Michigan State University Foundation (MSUF) announced today the formation of its new, $5M venture investing subsidiary, Red Cedar Ventures. Its newest program features both a pre-seed fund and an opportunity fund focused …

Cisplatin: The Story of MSU’s Cancer Drug

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Cisplatin’s discovery as an anti-cancer drug here at Michigan State University. Cisplatin (and its updated form, carboplatin) is known to be the “penicillin of cancer drugs,” because it has been one of the first, most widely-prescribed, and most effective treatment for many cancer diagnoses. When designing …