UNMC - Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences Education | Center for Drug Discovery

UNMC - Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences Education | Center for Drug Discovery

The new Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences and Education, and the Center for Drug Discovery will provide updated educational space for the UNMC College of Pharmacy, and dramatically increase its research capacity.  The three-level 85,500-square-foot facility was completed in 2016.

Educational spaces in the Lozier Center accommodate advanced technology and evolving teaching strategies, including new simulation spaces such as a contemporary model pharmacy, sterile compounding room, and practice areas for patient assessment and point-of-care testing. Student interaction and study areas optimize collaborative learning.

Research spaces in the Center for Drug Discovery include laboratory and support spaces for research in three areas: Drug Discovery and Development, Drug Delivery, and Clinical and Translational Research. The center has a unique focus on infectious diseases; UNMC researchers have made breakthroughs in the treatment of tuberculosis, food-borne illnesses, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. Other focus areas include traumatic brain injury, cancer treatment, pharmacogenetics, and nanomedicine.

To support interdisciplinary education and campus connectivity, an enclosed walkway connects this new structure with the Sorrell Center for Health Science Education.