Hunter Researchers to Collaborate in New, Cutting-Edge Weill Cornell Medical College Belfer Research Building on East Side
Hunter's laboratory research space will be fitted out in the coming months and open in 2014.
"This partnership between a top public and a top private institution is something that rarely - if ever - happens," said President Raab. "This is a physical expression of a long-standing relationship between two institutions that will advance scientific study and train the next generation of scientists. We are incredibly fortunate to have this first-class space to work side-by-side with Weill Cornell."Also celebrating the announcement were Sanford Weill, chair of the Weill Cornell Medical Board of Overseers, and benefactors Robert and Renee Belfer.
The 480,000-square-foot, 16-story building will be devoted to translational bench-to-bedside research targeting some of the world's most daunting health challenges, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, children's health, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and global health and infectious diseases. The building is currently under construction at 413 East 69th Street and will be completed in January.