OU Health Sciences Center to Build Biomedical Center

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Groundbreaking ceremonies are scheduled June 28 for a $24 million Biomedical Research Center.

The center will be at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. It was approved by the OU Board of Regents in April.

Money for the center include $17.9 million from a 1992 state bond issue and $6.1 million in private financing.

The building will provide more than 100,000 square feet of research space. It will be the first new research space created on the campus since 1976, according to David Boren, OU president.

"Construction of the Biomedical Research Center will greatly enhance the OU Health Sciences Center's educational programs, helping us to move toward higher standards of excellence," Boren said. "Not only will the new building help us to retain the state's best and brightest students, it will also allow us to continue attracting premier scientists and millions of dollars in National Institutes of Health and other research grants to the university. …