September 16, 1994
On this day, IUPUI administrators held a building preview ceremony for the University Cancer Care Building then under construction. Indiana U.S. representative John T. Myers, credited with securing $10 million in federal funding for the $16 million project, was on hand. Indiana University president Myles Brand, IUPUI chancellor Jerry Bepko, and IU School of Medicine dean Walter J. Daly hosted the event.
The building, now called the Cancer Research Institute and located at the corner of Barnhill Drive and West Walnut Street, was one of several structures on the IU Medical Center campus to pop up in the 1990s and 2000s with the School of Medicine's redevelopment as a major research institution. Significant funding came from the U.S. government in the form of earmarks as well as research grants. Congressman Myers was a champion in Washington, D.C. for medical research at the School of Medicine.
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