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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Artist rendering of Health Sciences Research Facility III
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. joined University of Maryland, Baltimore campus President Jay A. Perman, M.D. in announcing that the University of Maryland is breaking ground on a 428,970-square-foot, 10-story, $305.4 million research facility that will enable the
The facility will provide both the laboratory space and new technology for the
"This facility is an investment not just in
“I'm very excited to celebrate this important day for the
“This new, multimillion dollar facility will go a long way toward cementing the city of
“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
The University of Maryland School of Medicine is committed to fund $65 million of the total cost of Health Sciences Facility III. The rest of the funding will come from State Appropriations. The building, which is set to open in January 2018, is the medical school’s first new research building since the 2003 opening of Health Sciences Facility II, a $78 million, 101,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Penn and Lombard streets. The first Health Sciences Facility opened in 1995, and is adjacent to the second building.
Health Sciences Facility III will be located on West Baltimore Street on the site of the old dental school building. The lot is located between the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s new building – which opened 2010 – and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry’s new building, which opened 2006. The new Health Sciences Facility III will include landscaped outdoor space and a plaza for academic and social exchange among scientists, scholars and the University community.
“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., vice president for medical affairs at the University of Maryland and John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and 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
He added that “bench to bedside” research in the new building would allow expansion of collaboration and programs in cutting edge fields such as Genome Sciences, Personalized and Genomic Medicine, Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Science, Brain Science, Stem Cell Biology, infection/inflammation science and many other areas.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine, working in partnership with Advanced Particle Therapy from California, is in the process of building a new, 122,000-square-foot facility in the University of Maryland BioPark just across Martin Luther King Boulevard from the site of the new Health Sciences Facility. That building, the
The architecture firm working on the Health Science facility III project is HOK/Design Collective Inc., and the construction manager is Barton Malow Company. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2017, and occupancy in January of 2018. Though the building will be 10 stories, two of those levels – or 66,316 square feet – will be shell floors for build-out sometime in the future.
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Groundbreaking Ceremonial Shovels
Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. speaking