|UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Debuts New Facility|
August 15, 2013
On Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center will officially celebrate the grand opening of the recently renovated Wallace Tumor Institute. A public ribbon-cutting will take place from 9:30-11 a.m. in the first floor lobby, 1824 6th Avenue South.
The historic opening is the culmination of a $30 million renovation project, funded with state bonds, that began in 2010 with the intention of creating an interactive, multidisciplinary environment that fosters increased collaborative efforts and scientific breakthroughs. Improvements include larger, more open laboratory spaces, a skylight atrium expanding from floors two to six, a state-of-the-art advanced imaging facility in the basement and a clearly marked and welcoming front door.
The grand opening event will feature:
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the 4th Ave. at 18th St. S. Parking Deck.