OHSU has received more than $84 million from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, and among these are a $4.38 G20 award from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) to renovate and integrate core research facilities. About 5,400 square feet of Richard Jones Hall will be renovated in the next year to serve as a hub for both flow cytometry and genomic analysis shared resources. This award will not only create construction jobs in the short term, but it is also expected to create resources for scientific jobs in the long term. This award will consolidate space for flow cytometry and genomic analysis that is currently scattered across campus–including CHH and the VA–into newly renovated space in Richard Jones Hall.
OHSU faculty, including Chris Harrington, Ph.D., director of the new Integrated Genomics Laboratory, are eagerly anticipating the renovation. “Besides better space and more convenient locations,” Dr. Harrington says, “We are all excited about the potential of the co-located facilities to enhance scientific collaborations.”
Read more in the School of Medicine News.