Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Record Update First

Faculty Town Hall meetings to address Pfizer facilities

Two faculty Town hall meetings later this month will feature information about the anticipated possible purchase of the Pfizer laboratories, and will seek faculty input on potential use of the facilities.

Dr. James Woolliscroft, the dean of the Medical School and Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine, is leading the University's planning for the site. He will provide an overview of the planning and then ask for advice and take questions from the faculty on how the added laboratory space — if the University purchases the Pfizer site — might best be used to strategically expand research programs, initiate new programs and consider the future of the University's research mission.

The University announced in December its intention to purchase the former Pfizer campus in northeastern Ann Arbor, if the University was satisfied with its due diligence investigation of the site. While the purchase process is still in the due diligence phase, and no purchase has been made, strategic planning for research growth and interconnection across the entire campus is proceeding.

The town halls are scheduled as follows:

March 24
4-5 p.m.
Great Lakes Room
Palmer Commons

March 31
4-5 p.m.
Chesebrough Auditorium (North Campus)
220 Chrysler