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The Herchel Smith Building for Brain and Mind Sciences

Work has recently completed on the refurbishment of the Herchel Smith building, on the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site, to provide a new federated facility for translational cognitive neuroscience in the School of Clinical Medicine.

The refurbishment provides about 1000 square metres of office and meeting space, as well as a clinical research facility, to support interdisciplinary collaborations between the four key stakeholders in the project: the University Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Psychiatry, the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and the MRC and Wellcome Trust-funded Behavioural & Clinical Neurosciences Institute.

The new office space will accommodate 50 staff and the clinical research space includes specialist facilities for EEG, transcranial magnetic stimulation, cognitive testing and blood sampling. The building is located in close physical proximity to cognate research groups on the Forvie site and neuroimaging facilities in the Department of Radiology and the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre.

The Herchel Smith Building was founded in 1984 following a gift to the University from Dr Herchel Smith. The refurbishment was supported by grants from the Medical Research Council and the National Institute of Health Research, Cambridge Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre.

For pictures of the new Herchel Smith Building please click here.  

Posted on 03/04/2009

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