Jesse O'Brien

Jesse O'Brien

Jesse O'Brien is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers startups, economic development, banking and finance, health care, sports business and city government. Email Jesse at jesseo at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @jesseobrien

ARTICLES

MSU researchers may have developed melanoma treatment

Compound reduces spread of cancerous cells by 85-90 percent in tests.

January 20, 2017
A recent discovery by Michigan State University College of Human Medicine researchers may lead to a breakthrough in treating melanoma. Read More

Region compares favorably in health care outlook

But a spike in outpatient care is cause for concern.

January 20, 2017
The health care industry in Grand Rapids received some encouraging news with the release of the eighth annual Health Check report. Read More

MSU med school reinvents curriculum

Students will perform clinical work at beginning of education rather than at the end.

January 20, 2017
Striving to remain at the forefront of medical innovation, the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine implemented a new curriculum, which turns the previous format on its head. Read More

Inside Track: Physician rebounds to restart career

Addiction specialist Sandy Dettmann turns life around after chronic illnesses had her living out of her car, struggling for her life.

January 20, 2017
Just a little more than five years ago, Dr. Sandy Dettmann was living out of her car, eating her meals at Mel Trotter Ministries and re-learning her multiplication tables. Read More

Insurance agency acquires business

January 20, 2017
A local insurance agency has added a third branch with the acquisition of a Michigan firm. Read More

Meijer LPGA Classic is tour's top tournament

January 20, 2017
For the second straight year, the Meijer LPGA Classic is considered the top tournament on the women's professional golf tour. Read More

Bank hires SVP of commercial banking

January 20, 2017
A Michigan bank has hired a leader for its new Grand Rapids location. Read More

Whitecaps call for Fan Food ideas

January 20, 2017
The West Michigan Whitecaps are turning to their fans to add a concessions item. Read More

Bank names president and CEO

January 18, 2017
A bank in the region looked within to find its new president and CEO. Read More

Behavioral health provider hires hospital medical director

January 18, 2017
Ending a nationwide search, a local behavioral health provider has found its new hospital medical director. Read More