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June 29, 2012

Lower Campus Update

Much of the attention surrounding Bioscience Connecticut has focused on the construction of the new hospital tower, laboratory renovations and the new academic building. Today, Iíd like to draw your attention to the transformation of our lower campus.

The major projects on the lower campus include the new Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC). The ACC will house clinical practices that will move from the Dowling buildings, plus the outpatient services of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, including radiation oncology. With the exception of the orthodontic clinic, which will relocate to the ACC, dental clinics will remain in the main building and expand their footprint on the first floor and to the main level. This will maintain adjacencies of dental clinical areas to the programs and educational resources in the School of Dental Medicine, including the newly renovated Grasso Lab. Consultants will soon be engaged to assist dental faculty, staff and students with the design of their renovated and expanded clinics.

I encourage you to read a more detailed article about the changing landscape of the lower campus on the Health Centerís news page, UConn Today. My thanks go to all who have worked hard on these projects.

Frank M. Torti, M.D., M.P.H.
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine