The WMU School of Medicine's W.E. Upjohn Campus has recently installed a webcam so anyone—near or far— can stay up to date on the transformative progress of building renovations.
Planning is under way to extensively renovate and slightly expand the facility to house the WMed. Renovation will begin after a groundbreaking ceremony in October and is scheduled to be completed by mid 2014, in time for the first class of medical students to enter the school in August 2014. The webcam isn't showing much action just yet, but it will soon.
In December 2011, William U. Parfet, chairman and CEO of MPI Research in Mattawan, Mich., announced the donation of a 330,000 square-foot building to the University for use by the new medical school. The building, located just off the northwest corner of Lovell and Portage streets and widely known as Building 267, was once part of the Upjohn, Pharmacia, and Pfizer downtown campuses.
To see the webcam, please follow the link below:
WMED — CONSTRUCTION WEBCAM
To read more about the Milestones of founding a School of Medicine, please follow the link below:
WMED — MILESTONES