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Sandy Reckert /Meghan Rossbach
October 6, 2004
Johns Hopkins Institutions and NIH to Celebrate Construction of Biomedical Research Center
The Johns Hopkins Institutions, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the City of Baltimore will officially celebrate their partnership on the start of construction on NIH’s new state-of-the-art Biomedical Research Center on Tuesday, October 12, 2004, from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus.
The new center, which will overlook I-895 and Lombard Street, is NIH’s biggest construction project in Baltimore. The $250 million, 563,000-square-foot center will occupy 12-acres on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus and will be home to the intramural research programs of the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute on Aging (NIA). It will provide laboratories, clinical space and offices for approximately 1,000 scientific researchers and support staff.
In addition to The Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine leaders, other officials planning to attend are Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., director of the NIH; Nora D. Volkow, M.D., director of NIDA; Richard J. Hodes, M.D., director of NIA; Senator Paul Sarbanes (D, MD); Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin (D, MD); and Baltimore Mayor Martin O’ Malley.