August 22 event features many opportunities for faculty, staff and students
Ten years ago this summer, what we now know as the North Campus Research Complex was born, when U-M bought a vacant former pharmaceutical research campus and began the process of turning it into a hub for research and innovation.
The seeds of IHPI were already beginning to sprout by the time the ink dried on the real estate transaction. Health services researchers from across U-M came together to propose a new research institute for the newly available NCRC space, and in May 2011, the U-M Board of Regents approved IHPI’s founding. Our first research group moved in to NCRC space in 2012.
Today, IHPI has grown into the nation’s largest university-based group of health services researchers.
IHPI will join in a day-long celebration of NCRC’s 10th anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 22.
All members, staff and students are invited to:
• Meet at the “egg” sculpture in front of Bldg. 18 at 11 a.m. to take part in a massive group photo of the NCRC community
• Bring a bag lunch to the Research Auditorium on the first floor of Bldg. 10 any time between 12 and 1:30 p.m., to hear short talks by NCRC-based researchers. (Interested in proposing a 10-minute talk? Email Kara Gavin, email@example.com)
• Take a self-guided tour of NCRC anytime between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., to see what else is happening on the campus. Pick up a map of all the tour stops at the entrance to Bldg. 16 or 18, and don’t miss the IHPI stop on the ground floor where Building 10 and 16 meet, near the IHPI history timeline wall. Get your map stamped at each stop you visit, and turn in maps at the Dining Hall by 3:30 for a chance to win a prize.
• Go to the Dining Hall in Bldg. 18 between 3:30 and 5:30, for a celebratory reception including remarks by top leaders at 4 p.m.
Learn more about the anniversary celebration at ncrc.umich.edu/NCRC10year
Learn more about the history of health and health services research at U-M on our online timeline