New Construction

Mercer University Breaks Ground on Pharmacy, Health Sciences Center

Mercer University’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, Ga., recently broke ground on the new Moye Pharmacy and Health Sciences Center. The 65,000-square-foot facility is the largest component of a $36.8-million construction project and will house academic and administrative space for the school’s College of Pharmacy, according to a news release. The project also involves the renovation of 18,500 square feet in an existing campus building to expand lab space for College of Pharmacy research.

The new facility’s first floor will feature active-learning, flexible classrooms; student study space and administrative offices; and a clinical skills and simulation lab. The second floor will consolidate faculty and staff offices relocated from three other buildings across campus.

The Mercer College of Pharmacy is the only pharmacy program in Atlanta, according to a news release, and has recently received research grants from organizations like the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, among others.

The Moye Pharmacy and Health Sciences Center is named after Mercer alumnus and trustee Tony Moye and his wife, who provided the lead gift for the center’s construction.

“The Moye Pharmacy and Health Sciences Center—and the accompanying renovation of the DuVall Building—will provide quality classroom space to assist our faculty and staff with the recruitment of high-quality students and researchers and will expand the capacity of our scientists and researchers to continue in partnership with numerous government, industry and nonprofit organizations, making Mercer one of the Southeast’s leading centers for pharmaceutical sciences education and research,” said Mercer President William D. Underwood.

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