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Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center

2019 Opening

 

Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center Opens its Doors

Dedication ushers in a new era of scientific discovery

The June 17th dedication of the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center marked the official opening of the largest new research building in the United States. A capacity crowd of Northwestern leadership, trustees, faculty, staff, friends and supporters gathered to usher in a new era of scientific discovery.  

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Top row, from left: Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Northwestern University Board of Trustees Chairman J. Landis Martin; Northwestern University president and professor Morton Schapiro, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker; Northwestern University Trustee Louis A. Simpson; Northwestern University Trustee Kimberly K. Querrey; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Vice President for Medical Affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean Eric G. Neilson, MD; Northwestern University Provost Jonathan Holloway, John Potocsnak and Laura Potocsnak.

Bottom row, from left: Ald. Brian Hopkins, 2nd; Northwestern Memorial Healthcare CEO Dean Harrison, Stanley Manne; President and CEO of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Patrick M. Magoon; Illinois State Senator Robert Peters; and Illinois Congressman Danny Davis.

Our goal, quite simply is to accelerate the pace of medical science, fuel the local economy, and surrounded by world-class clinical partners in a global city, create an environment unrivaled for biomedical translation and entrepreneurship. Moments like this don’t happen very frequently. It’s not too often that a University will commit to build the largest freestanding research facility in America.”

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Vice President for Medical Affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean Eric G. Neilson, MD

The promise we made to the community, to those who helped make it possible, was that their investment in our mission and the proximity to the medical school would enable us to exponentially advance pediatric medicine and science. And with the opening of the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center and the relocation of the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, we're now poised to deliver on that promise, the promise of a cure for every child.”

Patrick M. Magoon, President and CEO of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
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Following the opening dedication, attendees heard presentations by Northwestern University faculty inside the Potocsnak Family Atrium.

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The capacity crowd filled the new Potocsnak Family Atrium following the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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