Wayne State University will celebrate the groundbreaking for the Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (MBRB) at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at 6187 Woodward Avenue. The MBRB will be the university’s newest research facility and its largest-ever construction project. The building will encourage interdisciplinary work across a range of scientific areas with the goal of translating new discoveries to improve human health and society. “The MBRB is about everything we want to be as a research university, with key strengths in the health sciences and a commitment to the community,” said Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour. “It’s about discovery, it’s about teaching, and it’s about economic growth.” A $93 million project, the building will feature nearly 200,000 square feet of space for about 500 researchers and staff and 68 principal investigators. A rendering of the facility is included.
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