Dedication of Center for Biomedical Research’s new wing at UTHCT set for April 6

Friday, April 1, 2005

The new wing of the Center for Biomedical Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the center, located on the UTHSCT campus, 11937 U.S. Highway 271 in Tyler.

The public event will officially celebrate the completion of the new wing, which will add 30,000 square feet to the existing 73,265 square-foot building. Tuition revenue bonds funded the expansion.

Ninety percent of the new wing will be lab space, including a Biosafety Level 3 lab suite and support areas. BSL-3 labs have special safety features, including an air-handling system, that enable laboratory staff to safely analyze bacteria and other microbes that cause infectious diseases.

UTHSCT President Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun, Vice President for Research Dr. Steven Idell, and UTHSCT President Emeritus Dr. Ronald F. Garvey will be on hand for the dedication, as will many of the scientists who work in biomedical research at the Health Center. Members of UTHSCT’s Development Board also have been invited.

Local, regional, and state officials, along with several officials from The University of Texas System, are expected to attend. After the dedication, an open house for the public and UTHSCT employees will be held until 5 p.m. Tours of the new facility also will be available.

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