KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM/AP) -- Western Michigan University's new medical school will be named after the founder of the medical technology company Stryker Corp.
Officials made the announcement Tuesday in Kalamazoo.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine will be housed at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus downtown and welcome its first class this fall.
Dr. Homer Stryker was a Kalamazoo orthopedic surgeon and medical device innovator.
The medical school is being named in his honor thanks to his granddaughter, Ronda E. Stryker, and her husband, William D. Johnston, a Western Michigan University trustee.
Stryker and Johnston are the donors who made a founding anonymous gift in excess of $100 million to the university three years ago to launch the medical school initiative.