Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences and Education and Center for Drug Discovery
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The Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences and Education and Center for Drug Discovery is scheduled for completion in July 2015. The University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved the construction budget in January 2013.
The facility will be built east of the Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education at approximately 41st and Emile Street. The building’s location on the Ruth and Bill Scott Student Plaza near other UNMC college buildings will promote an inter-professional educational experience.
Funding of the $35 million facility is through largely private support in partnership with the University of Nebraska Foundation.
The new 85,000-square-foot building will increase research capacity and will replace and expand the education space of the existing College of Pharmacy building, now known as The Joseph D. and Millie E. Williams Science Hall. The existing building will continue to be devoted to cutting-edge research.
Additionally, the new building will:
• Provide contemporary education space, equipped with the advanced technology needed to deliver pharmacy education and active learning in the 21st century;
• Provide laboratory and research support space designed to accommodate the specific technical needs of pharmaceutical research in three areas: drug discovery and development, drug delivery, and clinical and translational research; and
Construction is expected to begin in February 2013 with completion set for July 2015.
The state-of-the-art facility will provide patient care simulation and instructional space to emphasize the increasing role of pharmacists in providing primary health care. The building will include a contemporary model pharmacy, a sterile compounding room and practice areas for patient assessment and point of care testing. Student interaction and study areas will be designed to optimize collaborative learning.
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