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New $305.4M Collaborative Research Building to Open at UMD Baltimore

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Wed, Apr 20, 2016

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is currently constructing a massive collaborative research building on its medical campus, the first new research facility since 2003. The Health Science Facility III will be UMD Baltimore's largest research building by far once construction completes in December 2017. This facility will house researchers from the schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry to catalyze collaboration between these schools and continue to secure UMD Baltimore's spot as one of the top research institutions in the country. This $305.4 million construction project, which broke ground in 2013, will create 428,970 square feet of space spread over 10 stories. This building will feature two adjoining towers to incorporate both wet and dry research lab space. Around 70,000 square feet of this space will be solely dedicated to wet lab research for approximately 92 principal investigators, accounting for just over 1/6 of the total space in the building.

 

“When this facility opens, our students and research scientists will have access to the most cutting-edge of scientific facilities, as well as easier access to each other, encouraging collaboration across disciplines,” said William E. “Brit” Kirwan, Ph.D., chancellor of the University System of Maryland. “We are excited that research scientists from our School of Medicine will be able to advance their collaborative research and discovery efforts with colleagues across the Campus and the University System unimpeded by space limitations. We hope to see new, interdisciplinary partnerships develop, leading to a better understanding of human health and disease and a fully comprehensive education for our students.”

 

 Artistic rendering of HSFIII courtesy of pharmaceutical-technology.com

University officials and campus scientists are excited for the potential the establishment of this collaborative facility has for the University of Maryland's contributions to the research community. Fields of study expected to especially benefit from this interdisciplinary workplace include Genome Sciences, Personalized and Genomic Medicine, Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Science, Brain Science, Stem Cell Biology, and Infection/Inflammation Science among many other areas. 

 

 (Artistic rendering of HSFIII courtesy of pharmaceutical-technology.com)

“With this groundbreaking, we are ushering in a revolution in biomedicine, here at the School of Medicine, where fundamental research and advancement in technology converge to create new pathways and new opportunities for science and technology to dramatically impact the health and well-being of the citizens of Maryland, and the region, while positively impacting the economy of our state,” said E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., Dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “Within the portals of this building will be conducted robust collaborative research that will expand across the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus where School of Medicine investigators will engage collaboratively with other colleagues across the campus and beyond – especially scientists at the School of Dentistry and the School of Pharmacy.”

 

Most exciting, though, is the announcement that space in Health Science Facility III has yet to be assigned by university officials. By keeping laboratory benches unassigned during construction, the university aims to recruit new, interdisciplinary researchers to house these new life science labs to truly evoke a feeling of youth and energy throughout the facility once it opens for occupancy in January 2018.

Learn more about the state-of-the-art research and innovations happening at the University of Maryland, Baltimore with the following articles:

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U of Utah to Open New $36M School of Dentistry Building

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Oct 12, 2015

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35 years in the making, the grand opening was recently announced for then new University of Utah School of Dentistry (SOD) Ray and Tye Noorda Oral Health Sciences Building.

The new $36 million, 85,000-square-foot Research Park building will include 

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Stony Brook's Research Facilities to Expand in 2016

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Jun 24, 2015

The MART building will increase research capabilities at Stony Brook, and be located near the Health Science Center and Hospital. The start of the 2016 academic year will see growth in the research facilities at Stony Brook University campus in New York, as a new research building is completing construction and scheduled to open. 

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New UMN Microbiology Research Facility (MRF) Under Construction With Expected 2015 Completion

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Feb 17, 2015

As one of the leading research institutions in the Midwest, it is no surprise that the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is expanding its research space. Construction crews have been hard at work on the newest research building on-campus, the Microbiology Research Facility, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2015, with an open and operating in January, 2016. 

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New $81M Washington University Building on Track for 2015 Opening

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Feb 03, 2015

The new inter-disciplinary medical research building in St. Louis is expected to be completed in June 2015. In June 2015, the Medical School at Washington University in St. Louis will substantially grow thanks to a new medical building that is currently under construction. The new $81 million building, which began construction in 2013, will be composed of 138,000 square-feet of lab space in six-stories for researchers in different life science disciplines. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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New Research Building Opens With OHSU Life Science Funding

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Oregon Health and Science University along with two other public Oregon schools recently opened a new life sciences building, the state’s largest academic building, on Portland’s South Waterfront. The project received $110 million in life science funding from taxpayers, $92 million in funding from Oregon Health and Science University institutional funding, $83 million from OHSU philanthropy and $10 million from the TriMet regional mass transit agency. The riverfront property for the new research building was donated by the Schnitzer family to help OHSU increase its campus presence in Portland.

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New Research Building Receives $50M in Bioscience Funding at USC

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, May 14, 2014

The University of Southern California received $50 million in bioscience funding earlier this year from retired orthopedic spinal surgeon, Gary K. Michelson, to fund the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. The new research building will be used by USC research lab scientists and engineers to produce groundbreaking research in health and similar sciences. One of the center’s aims is to turn biological sciences “into a quantitative and predictive science” and bring about new therapies and cures for diseases.

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New Research Building Plans Announced at UC Riverside

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, May 06, 2014

A new research building is in its planning stages at the University of California, Riverside according to Kim A. Wilcox, chancellor of UC Riverside. In a formal Investiture ceremony on the University of California, Riverside campus, Wilcox made remarks highlighting the university’s plans to increase the number of research lab scientists working on campus, add a new research building to the UC Riverside campus, and achieve increased globalization.

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