Science Market Update

New Medical Facility Breaks Ground at Columbia University

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Oct 08, 2013

Columbia University Medical Center administrators recently broke ground at a new medical facility, which will be called the Medical and Graduate Education Building. Columbia University is planning on completing the new medical facility by 2016. Located on Haven Avenue between 171st and 172nd streets in Washington Heights, the building is expected to help resolve the medical center’s space shortages. Architecture firms Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Genseler designed the building, which is described as modern and includes floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a terrace on top of the building with great views of the Hudson River.

 “There is no building like it anywhere,” said Lee Goldman, dean of faculties of health sciences and medicine at Columbia University. “Our top priority was to create the best possible educational building for the best medical students in the country. This building symbolizes why most medical and graduate students come to Columbia.”

At the groundbreaking of the new medical facility on Monday, administrators, donors and architects took pictures shoveling dirt as a photographic symbol of the beginning of the building project. According to the Columbia Spectator, there was also a reception down the street where Bollinger and Goldman had the opportunity to speak. Students who came to the ceremony said they were excited about the collaboration the building will foster between the school’s medical programs and departments.


Columbia University

Columbia University

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 “It will create an uptown campus with the same feeling as a downtown campus,” said Anne Taylor, vice dean of academic affairs for the medical center at Columbia University “When you think about the expense and difficulty of building in New York, it’s quite a feat.”

Lab suppliers interested in marketing life science solutions at Columbia University life science marketing events may want to know more about Columbia University’s recent research funding statistics. In 2012, the NIH awarded Columbia University $364 million in research funding. That funding was distributed among various life science departments at the university. In addition to receiving funding from the NIH, Columbia University also received $95 million from the NSF in 2012. For more funding information on Columbia University, including a list of the top departments receiving NIH funding and a list of the top projects receiving NSF funding, please read our blog article Research Funding Totals $456.1M at Columbia University.

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