University of Maryland's pharmacy school to open new building

BALTIMORE The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy's new pharmacy hall building officially will open Oct. 5, the college said.

The pharmacy school's Pharmacy Hall is outfitted with $20 million in scientific and information technology equipment. The building features two 200-seat lecture halls, 80-seat and 76-seat lecture halls, and classrooms and seminar rooms, all equipped for distance learning. It also features a new patient interaction suite that accommodates 48 students to practice patient counseling. The building also includes a dispensing laboratory with state-of-the-art robotics and four floors of open research labs where faculty will work to discover new, novel and improved therapeutics.

The building cost $62 million and was constructed over a 22-month period.

Founded in 1841, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is the fourth oldest school of pharmacy in the nation.

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