Allie Kirkman | October 1, 2019
SOUTH BEND — The State Budget Committee has approved a $4 million project that will expand collaborative cancer research between the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University.
The project will fund renovations to Harper Hall, located adjacent to Raclin-Carmichael Hall, home of the IU School of Medicine-South Bend on the corner of Angela Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue in South Bend.
Built in 2011, Harper Hall is home to the Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute, which is shared by IU School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame.
The facility enables students and faculty members from both institutions to collaborate on research in cancer biology, according to a news release. The research emphasized includes breast, prostate and colon cancers.
“Expanding the cancer research facility in Harper Hall will give students and faculty an opportunity to take their cancer research to the next level,” state Rep. Patrick Bauer, D-South Bend, said in a news release. “The cure could be within reach if advances like this continue to occur.”
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