Medical School Opens First New Building

On March 18th, the UCR Medical School opened its first building. This is an historic event in the establishment of the UCR Medical School, which will be the first new Medical School in California in over 40 years. The event was attended by over 200 people including dignitaries from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, medical profession, and Riverside County. The School of Medicine Research Building has state of the art research space and offices for new faculty. The building is also designed to meet the LEED Silver sustainability standards of the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Medical School is currently recruiting new faculty to occupy the building and is on track to admit its first class in 2012.

Taking part in the official opening of the School of Medicine Research Building are, left to right: former University of California Regent S. Sue Johnson; Dean G. Richard Olds; UCR Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Pam Rubin; Chancellor Timothy P. White; UC Senior Vice President John D. Stobo; Herb K. Schultz, regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Riverside County Supervisor Bob Buster.

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Posted 4-14-2011

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