Growing for the Greater Good
UH College of Pharmacy's New Home in Health & Biomedical Sciences Building 2 to Accelerate Cutting-edge Patient Care, Drug Discovery
The Health and Biomedical Sciences Building II (HBSB II), a multidisciplinary academic health care center housing the entire University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) as well as other health sciences research and outreach centers, will gather leading teachers, researchers and pharmacy practitioners from multiple areas of expertise in one setting to facilitate opportunities for interaction, innovation and collaboration.
While UHCOP currently faces a critical space shortage, this building will provide 157,000 gross square feet of unified space for our many research and patient care disciplines, elevating UHCOP’s already exceptional programs. This transition is not only essential to provide the best resources and learning environment to our faculty and students, but to maintain uninterrupted accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Other health care programs will occupy the HBSB II in addition to the College of Pharmacy, enabling expansion of interprofessional care projects and research between disciplines.
Furthermore, the HBSB II will strengthen UH’s relationships with collaborators, particularly fellow Texas Medical Center institutions — not only by better preparing potential members of their future workforce, but by offering collaborators additional space-specific functional areas, expanding into new and underdeveloped areas of research and raising UHCOP in national rankings. It will also enable new partnerships that benefit students, faculty, fellow health care providers and, ultimately, individual patients and entire communities.
UH College of Pharmacy is committed to upholding the tradition of excellence established by its alumni, students and faculty by increasing national recognition of its academic, research and patient-care programs. It is of vital importance that the College of Pharmacy inhabits a space where it can continue to foster a commitment to lifelong learning and an environment where students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills consistent with the high standards of their profession and scientific field. Fundamental programs will continue to flourish along with the launch of innovative programs and teaching models with the addition of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building II.
For more information about ways in which you can help build UHCOP's future home, please contact Dixie Mullins, UH Chief Development Officer-Health, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-743-0284.