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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.