The College of Pharmacy will hold the ribbon cutting for its new L. S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute on the morning of Friday, April 12. The 150,000-square-foot building is named in honor of L. S. “Sam” Skaggs, the businessman-philanthropist who was a great friend and generous benefactor of the College of Pharmacy for almost five decades before his death on March 21, 2013.
Mr. Skaggs, and charitable entities he created, donated the great majority of funds to construct the new Institute, which is designed to promote translational research to find new drug compounds to help people with disease worldwide. The building features wide-open, well-lighted laboratories, an abundance of places for faculty, students and staff to meet for impromptu brainstorming sessions and an atrium that can host lectures, graduation ceremonies and other gatherings. The Utah Poison Control Center, which is part of the pharmacy college, has relocated from Research Park to the building’s fourth floor.
The Institute is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification for its efficient use of energy and water. Click here for more information.