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WSU Department of Surgery chair discusses Mike and Marian Ilitch's $8.5 million gift for surgical innovation

July 20, 2014

The owner of the Detroit Red Wings and Tigers and Little Caesars gave Wayne State University $8.5 million last week. Mike Ilitch and his wife Marian donated the money to the school of medicine to develop new surgical innovations. Dr. Donald Weaver, chairman of the department of surgery at Wayne State, says researchers are working on new technology that would let surgeons practice on a three dimensional replica of a specific patient.