Academic and Research Center
Developing new diagnostic methods and therapies for diabetes and cancer
One of our newest facilities, the $34.5 million ARC opened in spring 2010 and was a collaborative building project with the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. The 89,000-square-foot facility is designed to foster collaboration through state-of-the-art integrated laboratories, classroom and other education spaces, and a variety of formal and informal meeting spaces. The education spaces were built with a learning-centered philosophy in mind, encouraging both individual exploration and collaborative learning.
The Heritage College medical research labs in this three-floor building focus on the development of new diagnostic methods and therapies, primarily in the areas of diabetes and cancer. Researchers have access to technologies such as a pathology lab with a histology suite for studying soft and hard tissues and a flow cytometer, a tool used to measure DNA in cells. The building’s second-floor is dedicated to cancer research, while third-floor laboratories are home to our Diabetes Research Initiative and The Heritage College affiliated scientists who focus on diabetes-related research.
In addition to significant health care outcomes, the ARC provides invaluable research training opportunities for osteopathic medical students, as well as undergraduate and graduate students from other colleges. Students work with multidisciplinary research teams to gain hands-on experience of biomedical research, from bench to bedside. In addition to the innovative, flexible classroom space, the building features more than a dozen project team rooms where students, faculty and staff interact and work on tasks.
The building also contains an atrium where visitors can enjoy coffee and snacks from the Heritage College Society of Alumni and Friends Café.
Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and Charles R. and Marilyn Stuckey