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Brandeis University Receives U.S. Grant of $547,800 for Building

The United States Public Health Service has granted Brandeis University $547,800 toward the construction of a biochemistry building that will almost double the university’s space for research in that field, it was announced today by the university.

The grant, which must be matched by Brandeis, was awarded under the health research facilities program administered by the Division of Research Facilities and Resources of the National Institutes of Health. Program funds, according to Dr. Luther L. Terry, surgeon general of the Public Health Service, are awarded “to private and nonprofit institutions with excellent health research programs and potential” which are in need of modernized laboratories and equipment and additional laboratory space.

Brandeis’ new research building will be constructed adjacent to and connected with Friedland Science Building, the present site of the Biochemistry Department. Four stories high and with some 23,000 square feet of floor space, the structure will contain the most modern research laboratories, special rooms for laboratory animals and a number of offices for the faculty. Construction is expected to begin sometime in October.