A New Era of Biomedical Research
When scientists began moving into the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) last fall, they knew they weren't simply walking into a new building, they were entering into a completely new way of conducting biomedical research.
WIMR's purpose and design is to create an environment of scientific collaboration, one that brings together research and clinical scientists from throughout the campus to work across disciplines, making it possible for them to focus their combined talents on today's most perplexing medical problems.
The building's location, adjacent to UW Hospital and Clinics, American Family Children's Hospital, the Waisman Center, the Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing, and Health Sciences Learning Center, guarantees a strong connection between health care scientists and physicians, allowing them to quickly translate medical discoveries into patient care.
The East Tower is the first phase of a multi-million dollar research project, and one of three proposed towers. A seven-story glass and brick building, it houses the UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. Entire floors are dedicated to prostate and breast cancer research with additional laboratory space focused on lung and other types of cancer research. Substantial funding for the prostate and breast cancer research space came from two $7 million federal grants.
Below ground, two floors provide a new home for the world-class programs in imaging and radiation sciences.