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December 1, 2006 Denise Fitzpatrick
(502) 852-6171
denise.fitzpatrick@louisville.edu

U OF L TO HAVE PUBLIC FORUM ON REGIONAL BIOSAFETY LAB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The University of Louisville will update the public on its planned biosafety lab on Shelby Campus and answer questions about the project at an open forum on Dec. 12.

The session, which will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 218A, Founders Union Bldg, Shelby Campus, is free and open to the public.

U of L received a $22 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases last year to build the Center for Predictive Medicine, a Level 3 regional biosafety lab geared to developing new vaccines to fight bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases. Construction of the lab on a 4.2-acre site at the northeast corner of Shelby Campus is scheduled to begin in April. The facility is to open in October 2008.

A panel of experts from U of L and the architectural consultant helping design the lab will be at the forum to discuss the project and to seek community input. For more details, see www.louisville.edu/community/biosafetylab or call Denise Fitzpatrick, 502-852-6171.

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