History of the Campuses and Buildings of the University of Rochester
United States Hotel Prince Street Campus Eastman School of Music Medical Center River Campus Mid-Campus South Campus Mt. Hope Campus Graduate, Family and Veteran Housing Central Utilities Other Off-Site Buildings
Medical Center Kornberg Medical Research Building and Levine Pavilion

Levine Pavilion and Kornberg Medical Research Building

Kornberg Medical Research Building in 1999
Kornberg Medical Research Building from the west.
At the right is the connected to the adjacent MRBX.

The Kornberg Medical Research Building, commonly referred to as KMRB, and the Levine Pavilion opened in September 1999.  The Sarah Flaum Atrium is a prominent space in the Levine Pavilion. 

1999 "New research building officially opens," Currents 27(17), September 17, 1999.
The Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building--plus the Aab Institute of Biomedical Sciences and the educational facilities in the William and Mildred Levine Pavilion that are housed there--is now officially open for business. Three days of celebration, ceremonies, and educational programs were held September 15-17 to mark the occasion.  Highlights included the first lecture given in the auditorium of the new education facility, followed by the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Levine Pavilion on September 15.
The following day, a keynote lecture by Arthur Kornberg '41M (MD), a 1959 recipient of the Nobel Prize in medicine, was a prelude to the grand-opening ceremony of the research building that is named in his honor. Kornberg's Nobel Prize medal is on permanent display in the lobby of the new research building. Also on September 16 the Aab Institute was dedicated, which is named for Richard Aab and his family who donated $5 million to help establish the new research institute.
The third day featured four Nobel laureates and two pharmaceutical executives who presented lectures at the Kornberg Symposium titled "Basic Research and Invention: The Lifeblood of Medicine and Industry."
The new four-story 240,000-square-foot research building is located at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Lattimore Road. The Aab Institute there is the centerpiece of a 10-year $400 million plan to dramatically expand medical research at the Medical Center.


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