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Medical Campus Celebrates Opening of New Building

Published October 2008

The newest addition to UC’s complex of medical campus buildings is now officially open.

The Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building, which opened unofficially in August when classes resumed at the College of Medicine, had its grand opening Sept. 10 with a public ceremony followed by self-guided tours.

Several hundred students, faculty, staff and members of the community attended. There was also a private gala and dinner on Sept. 9 for benefactors and community supporters.

“This is a building filled with possibilities,” says David Stern, MD, dean of the College of Medicine and vice president for health affairs at UC.

“It will serve as a highly visible gateway to the Academic Health Center and house some of themost technically advanced laboratory and teaching space in the nation.”

The new building, designed by UC alumnus Erik Sueberkrop of STUDIOS Architecture and connected to the existing Medical Sciences Building by a soaring atrium, adds 240,000 square feet of space on the medical campus for teaching and research.

Graduate students, faculty and researchers will work in state-ofthe- art laboratories, with numerous breakout areas for student interaction. A new bookstore is just off the atrium, and a fitness center is scheduled to open in late fall.

The health sciences library has been renovated and renamed the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library in honor of Donald Harrison, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs from 1986–2002. His $1 million gift supported the renovation.

Additionally, the Center for the History of theHealth Professions is a medical archive, library and exhibit facility which examines Cincinnati’s rich medical history.

Those who missed the grand opening celebration of the CARE/Crawley Building or have not yet visited the new structure can view a video of the building by visiting www.health.uc.edu/CARE-Crawley.

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