Officials from the Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute are gathering Thursday afternoon for the grand opening of the institute’s new headquarters. The four-story, 80,000 square-foot building is located on the campus of the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Regenstrief is a nonprofit medical research organization that deals with biomedical informatics, health services and aging research. The institute says the new building will enhance and empower its research.
Ground was broken on the new building in October of last year. The Regenstrief Foundation committed $5 million to the project while the IU School of Medicine contributed $1.5 million. The new building will house more than 50 investigators, about 165 staff members and other affiliated scientists.
Outgoing Regenstrief Institute President Dr. William Tierney and Interim Regenstrief Institute President and Founding Director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research Dr. Christopher Callahan will be attending the grand opening. The ceremony will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.