UAB’s new Biomedical Research + Psychology Building receives construction approval

The new building isi a BIG deal. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Blazers, you have a reason to cheer. The University of Alabama at Birmingham‘s (UAB) Biomedical Research and Psychology Building just received stage one approval by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. Read on to learn more about the $76 million federal appropriation for this building and where it will be.

A new space for life-changing research at UAB

Exciting developments are happening at UAB. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

UAB is leading the charge yet again. The new Biomedical Research and Psychology Building will allow the university to expand its research portfolio and related funding and economic impact.

The project, which US Senator Richard Shelby shed light on at the federal level, resulted in a $76 million federal appropriation to help fund the building. 

“We have great appreciation for Senator Shelby’s unwavering commitment to advancing scientific research and education and his invaluable leadership in securing critical federal funding that will bring this project to life.

The transformative work performed in this new facility will improve countless lives and elevate UAB’s standing as a global leader in biomedical research.”

Finis St. John, System Chancellor, UAB

Where will this new building be located?

The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The proposed location. (The University of Alabama at Birmingham)

The plan for this building is to house the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology and research-intensive departments from the Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine.

“The collective strength of our research enterprise generated more than $700 million in funding last year, which bolsters the institution, Birmingham, Alabama and beyond. To increase that economic impact, we need more space for the important work taking place. This building provides that additional space, which will be critical to expanding our research portfolio and all the positive effects that has.”

Chris Brown, Vice President for Research, UAB

The six-story, 165,000-square-foot building will be in the central part of campus just north of University Boulevard and west of 16th Street South. We can’t wait to see the incredible research that takes place here.

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