Health Sciences Library Named for Cardiologist
Published April 2008
The UC Board of Trustees recently approved the naming of the health sciences library on the UC Academic Health Center campus.
The new name—the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library—honors Donald Harrison, MD, a cardiologist and former senior vice president and provost for health affairs at UC.
Harrison made a $1 million gift to UC in 2005 to support the renovation and expansion of the health sciences library in UC’s new Center for Academic Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building—a $107.3 million construction project currently under way on Eden Avenue.
“The library is a critical component of the educational, research and clinical care missions of the Academic Health Center,” says Harrison.
“It provides a service that is absolutely essential. It lies in the heart of our new building and in many ways acts like the lifeline for the university’s up-and-coming physicians, scientists and health professionals.
"I couldn’t be more pleased to be associated with such an important endeavor.”
Harrison served as the senior vice president and provost for health affairs and a professor of medicine and cardiology at UC from 1986 to 2002.
Passionate about academic medicine, Harrison has edited eight books and published more than 580 articles on clinical and cardiovascular research. He currently serves on the board of several start-up medical device and biotechnology companies.
The new Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library is expected to open late summer.