Howard University
Rendering of the National Research Center for Health Disparities

Howard University to construct health research center

Aug. 10, 2021
The National Research Center for Health Disparities will be built next to Howard's college of medicine in Washington, D.C.

Howard University in Washington, D.C., is constructing a center that is dedicated to researching health disparities. 

The aim of the National Research Center for Health Disparities — which will be next to the school’s college of medicine — is to attract pharmaceutical companies and biomedical research organizations that are focused on treating chronic illnesses, especially those that affect communities of color, reports The Washington Post

The 260,000-square-foot research facility will have a laboratory and an office building, and 430 apartments for researchers, faculty, graduate students and the general public.

In addition, there will be 40,000 square feet of neighborhood-oriented, street-level retail space and two outdoor plaza spaces for university and community events.

The National Research Center for Health Disparities will be privately developed and funded, and Howard has selected a team of private real estate development firms to build the center.

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