of Illinois at Chicago Office of Public Affairs (MC 288)
601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607-7113, (312) 996-3456, www.uic.edu/depts/paff
Jody Oesterreicher (312) 996-8277;
NEWS PLANNING AND ASSIGNMENT EDITORS, GENERAL ASSIGNMENT AND HEALTH
REPORTERS, AND PHOTO EDITORS
SURVIVOR AND ZEN PRIEST TO DEDICATE TB LAB
of the UIC Institute for Tuberculosis Research's world-class biosafety
level 3 laboratory with blessing by Samu Sunim, founder and spiritual
director of the Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago.
UIC College of Pharmacy
833 S. Wood St.
Friday, June 1
Ceremony 1-1:45 p.m
cutting, Rosalie Sagraves, dean, UIC College of Pharmacy
John Pezzuto, associate dean for research, UIC College of Pharmacy
preview, Scott Franzblau, director, UIC Institute for Tuberculosis
closing with recitation of the six paramitas or virtues, Sunim
with Tours and Refreshments 1:45-4 p.m.
The UIC College
of Pharmacy is poised to begin a new phase of drug discovery with
the creation of a $1.2 million biosafety level 3 laboratory. The lab
will help develop new, effective, low-cost therapies for people afflicted
with tuberculosis-the world's leading bacterial killer.
The new UIC lab
is funded in part from the proceeds of a TB vaccine that was developed
and patented by UIC researchers in the 1940s.
will go into operation June 4, after which time it will be accessible
only to trained personnel in full bioprotective gear.