Naming Opportunities

Several options at all levels remain available for naming within the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences building in Grand Forks.

Because building construction was fully funded by North Dakota's State Legislature, gifts tied to naming opportunities will help support the School's top three initiatives: students, faculty, and programs.

If you are interested in a naming opportunity within the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, please contact Jessica Sobolik, 701.777.6048.

 

$15 million-$100 million

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences building - $100 million

Health Sciences Education building - $40 million

Biomedical research facility - $15 million

 

$1 million-$5 million

 

The new building's state-of-the-art, 17,000 square-foot Simulation Center is located on the first level and provides 5 simulation suites, 14 standardized patient exam rooms, 5 debriefing rooms, and a clinical skills lab. Each of the training areas is designed to reflect the realities in practical health care. With an ambulance bay and outdoor staging space, the Simulation Center is able to recreate multiple case scenarios in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

Each simulation room is adjacent to a closely monitored control room for live-stream observation and surveillance of patient care interaction. The 14 standardized patient exam rooms allow for multiple patient simulated exams similar to a hospital or clinic setting and instructors can record and observe students in a professional setting. The clinical skills lab is a fully functional classroom space within the Simulation suite for group demonstrations and lectures and is fully equipped with task trainers, Harvey simulators and the necessary equipment and supply needed for group demonstrations and presentations.

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This 11,200-square-foot space includes the Medical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Sports Medicine offices.

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Established in 1980, the Center for Rural Health is designated as the North Dakota State Office of Rural Health, a federal-state partnership that helps rural communities build their healthcare services through collaborations and initiatives with a wide range of partners across the state.

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The entrance into the building (800 sq. ft.) offers a distinctive welcome to students, faculty, alumni, staff, and friends, as well as casual visitors interested in the history of medicine in the state of North Dakota. The beginning entrance of the building features the Heritage Wall honoring the story of the UND School of Medicine and Heath Sciences with interactive platforms where class pictures and artifacts are displayed. As users move through the entrance and lobby, the gathering space opens up and reveals the heart of the building.

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For more than a century the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has made family medicine, population health, and rural health its focus. For this reason our Family and Community Medicine and Population Health suites are located on the first floor of the SMHS building.

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Each learning community (2,500 sq. ft.) is designed to be a home base to 100 students representing all disciplines that the SMHS facility supports. The learning communities are designed and structured to support an interdisciplinary environment for prospective health care professionals. Within each community, there is a variety of interactive, quiet, and group study space environments. From the exterior façade, the learning communities are an anchoring point allowing the building exterior to express the functions within the building, and have been developed with large amounts of glazing and transparency to allow deep penetrations of daylight into these student centered spaces.

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$500,000-$950,000

 

Located in the eastern section of the building on the fourth level with floor-to-ceiling windows, this extra-large conference room (700 sq. ft.) adjacent to the Office of the Dean provides views toward Columbia Rd. and ample daylight throughout the day. The conference space accommodates up to 50 users and is equipped with technology and video conferencing to allow for collaboration.

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The new gross anatomy lab (3,900 sq. ft.) is designed to support 22 work stations providing a state-of-the-art, hands-on learning environment for preparing tomorrow's health care professionals. The facility will be located on the top level of the building offering visual privacy from the surrounding environment while still providing ample daylight and access to views. Designed to support interprofessional gross-anatomy programs with the latest technology and top-of-the line audio/visual interaction, the gross anatomy lab demonstrates the future of medical education. 

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This 3,446 sq. ft. area includes Departments of Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Surgery.

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The Library Resources suite (3,300 sq. ft.) is the anchor to the second-level Main Street and adjacent to the four-story east atrium. The suite has a visual and interactive connection outward to the Main Street as well as to the café and gathering space on the first level, and features computer work stations, book stacks, and technology assistance in an open environment.

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These research labs (three of six total) consist of three distinct areas that together make the most common lab space type in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences building. The open lab area is a communal area where researchers with similar interests will work and collaborate together on related topics. It is a flexible space, designed on a module that provides a variety of options for optimal work flow. The equipment corridor area centralizes equipment, increasing efficiency and reducing redundancy between researchers. Lastly, a series of alcoves designed for the specific study of research taking place in the lab support specialized work being done by each individual investigator. The research lab areas not only provide for the current staff of the Biomedical Sciences Department, but offer extra spaces for future expansion as the department continues to grow and change. 

 

Satellite Vivarium and Behavior Core (3,700 sq. ft.): As a stand-alone animal housing facility, the Satellite Vivarium is designed to support the in-house animal research of the scientists who will be working in the new School of Medicine & Health Sciences building. It will not only allow them to conduct the research and experiments that informs their work, it also contains a behavior lab suite. As the only animal behavior labs on campus, the new vivarium and behavior suite will enhance the work of all researchers who now have access to this unique type of space.

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Imaging (3,000 sq. ft.): As one of the most specialized and widely used core labs in the new School of Medicine & Health Sciences building, the Imaging Core has been designed to support the specific needs of each type of microscope in the suite. From a structure designed to dampen vibration and ventilation at low velocity to minimize air movement to specific finishes to reduce light bounce, the suite optimizes the functionality of the core and the research being done within it.

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The large plinth lab (2,600 sq. ft.) is located on the third level of the facility and will accommodate 27 plinth stations for students (primarily P.T., but also OT) to demonstrate and practice the proper evaluation and treatment techniques of the body. The educational lab features several cameras that allow for demonstrations to take place around the room rather than only at the front of the lab. This space will be available to students after hours to allow practice and technique to be further executed.

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$200,000-$475,000

The 6,000 square-foot event space is located on the second level of the building as one ascends the Grand Staircase. The space is comprised of the north half of the Main Street and 3 medium classrooms that open up to create a 500-seat event space, large enough to accommodate white coat ceremonies and other functions associated with the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Because of the location within the Main Street, the event space becomes a two-story volume that anchors the north end of the Main Street during special occasions.

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Dining was an important factor in the planning of this facility and is located at the heart of the building on the main level adjacent to outdoor courtyards to create a seamless transition from interior to exterior space. The 1,700-sq.-ft. café kitchen is fully equipped to offer large full-menu items and smaller drinks/snacks for students and faculty looking for a break.

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Established in 1973, INMED is a national program designed to help support more American Indian health professionals dedicated to practicing in underserved and rural areas, including but not limited to reservations. INMED services include academic and personal counseling for students, assistance with financial aid application, and summer enrichment sessions at the junior high through professional school levels.

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These research labs (three of six total) consist of three distinct areas that together make the most common lab space type in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences building. The open lab area is a communal area where researchers with similar interests will work and collaborate together on related topics. It is a flexible space, designed on a module that provides a variety of options for optimal work flow. The equipment corridor area centralizes equipment, increasing efficiency and reducing redundancy between researchers. Lastly, a series of alcoves designed for the specific study of research taking place in the lab support specialized work being done by each individual investigator. The research lab areas not only provide for the current staff of the Biomedical Sciences Department, but offer extra spaces for future expansion as the department continues to grow and change.

The building features two full-height (four-level) atrium spaces. Within the East and West atrium spaces, suspended stairs between levels are highlighted elements. These atrium spaces allow for direct access and flow into the outdoor patio spaces where students can dine and mingle with colleagues in a collaborative and open environment. These atria provide ample daylight to fill the building.

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The multi-purpose therapy lab (1,600 sq. ft.) on the third floor will be used primarily by OT students but also P.A. and P.T. students. The room offers a unique simulation lab designed to allow students to better understand and interact with patients in a daily living environment. The suite offers fully simulated home environments including kitchen and living spaces, a bathroom, and bedroom, and allows instructors to teach and train students in the proper rehabilitation of patients to carry out activities of daily living. The multi-purpose lab will also support specific curricular needs, such as splinting and casting, and multiple programs within the SMHS.

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Mass Spectrometry Core (1,500 sq. ft.): Running 24 hours a day, the Mass Spectrometry Core is designed for flexibility and the comfort of the researchers working there. With an open floor plan, the main lab space provides for current needs while supporting future expansion of the core. A smaller lab area and a sound-proof office offer quieter, more focused spaces for work supporting the function of the core.

There are four communicating staircases spread throughout the building to allow for fast and accessible communication and movement between levels for users. These communicating stairs offer a unique opportunity for information to be shared and interconnected in a vertical circulation pattern.

  • West stair (within the research area): 2,125 sq. ft.
  • North stair (within the simulation suite): 1,445 sq. ft.
  • South stair (within the auditorium): 1,390 sq. ft.
  • East stair (within the office suite area): 1,200 sq. ft.

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Classrooms, extra-large (3) $375,000

Located on the second level, these high-tech classrooms (2,100 sq. ft.) offer state-of-the-art technology to further amplify the ability to incorporate knowledge-based learning in a classroom setting. The extra-large classroom accommodates up to 88 students (152 if opened up to one of the large high-tech classrooms) around several 8-person discussion tables with seating with a mobile monitor at the end of the table. These mobile media monitors allow students to project content for everyone at the table to view, in order to engage and enrich the conversations and discussions of collaborative work. Based on the School of Medicine & Health Sciences' patient centered learning (PCL) curriculum model, these classrooms will allow all programs and departments to engage in more collaborative projects and teaching environments.

Classrooms, large (2) $275,000

The high-tech classroom (1,550 sq. ft.) offers state-of-the-art technology to further amplify the ability to incorporate knowledge-based learning in the classroom setting. It accommodates up to 64 students around several 8-person discussion tables with a mobile monitor at the end of the table. These mobile media monitors allow students to project content for everyone at the table to view, to engage and enrich the conversations and discussions of collaborative work.

The large universal classroom (1,550 sq. ft.) is designed to maximize flexibility and usability, supporting multiple room configurations and instructional styles. The space offers flexible furnishings to allow for a traditional style lecture to be quickly re-configured into small group discussions. The classroom accommodates up to 64 students and accommodates the different styles and methods of teaching and learning, and includes infrastructure to allow for future conversion to high-tech focused education.

Classrooms, medium (4) $225,000

A high-tech medium classroom (1,200 sq. ft.) on the fourth floor offers state-of-the-art technology to further amplify the ability to incorporate knowledge-based learning in the classroom setting. The high-tech classroom accommodates up to 48 students around several 6-person discussion tables with a mobile media monitor at the end of the table. These mobile media monitors allow students to project content for everyone at the table to view, to engage and enrich the conversations and discussions of collaborative work.

The three medium universal classrooms (1,200 sq. ft. each) on the second floor are designed to maximize flexibility and usability, supporting multiple room configurations and instructional styles. The spaces offer flexible furnishings to allow for a traditional-style lecture to be quickly re-configured into small group discussions. Each of the 3 universal classrooms accommodates up to 44 students and accommodate the different styles and methods of teaching and learning, and include infrastructure to allow for future conversion to high-tech, focused education.

The small plinth lab (1,200 sq. ft.) is located on the third level of the facility and will accommodate 12 plinth stations for students (primarily Sports Medicine, but also OT) to demonstrate and practice the proper evaluation and treatment techniques of the body. The space is located adjacent to one of the building's many atrium spaces allowing for ample daylight that fills the space while still providing privacy with the proper transparency along the wall of the space. The educational lab features several cameras that allow for demonstrations to take place around the room at various student plinth stations rather than only at the front of the lab. This space will be available to students after hours to allow practice and technique to be further executed.

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The Simulation skills lab (1,300 sq. ft.) is an educational-based classroom environment for simulation lecture and seminars. The Skills Lab accommodates 41 users and will be largely used for large group demonstrations with Task Trainers and Harvey Simulators. In tandem with the simulation practice areas, this space allows for a holistic approach and teaching style for patient flow process within the professional environment and practice. It also can function as a large debriefing room.

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There are two faculty/staff lounge spaces (1,000 sq. ft. each) on the second and third floors of the east wing of the building overlooking Columbia Rd. Each of the lounge spaces will have a kitchen, adjacent collaboration break-out space, casual seating, and dining space. This area is highly glazed (windows) on the exterior of the building skin, allowing ample daylight to service the space.

The collaboration spaces are designed to encourage impromptu conversations with colleagues and students. These spaces are adjacent to the faculty/staff lounges to provide easy convenience to meeting spaces. These spaces are highly transparent to allow light to flow through the space from both sides while allowing privacy with opaque areas within the glazing.

Shared by two learning communities, each 950-sq.-ft. lounge will support 200 students and will be fully equipped with comfortable soft seating, lounge and dining space, and kitchen amenities. The student lounge space will also house a practice exam room that is fully furnished and simulates a real clinical exam space. This open and shared lounge environment will offer students of the two learning communities a social and engaging atmosphere for casual inter-professional relations.

Both patios will be highly visible from the interior from all levels and will have a strong connection to the first floor public spaces to encompass both the indoors and the outdoor experience and create a seamless transition from one space to another.

East Patio: Located off of the east atrium space, the east patio (2,200 sq. ft.) offers ample seating and space for gathering outside of the dining space. The east patio is larger in scale and offers a longer corridor out if you are looking through from the inside atrium, offering a more formalized public entry to users off of Columbia Rd. Maple trees and serviceberries will provide greenery and natural elements to the space to create an enjoyable and pleasant outdoor space.

West patio (SOLD)

$50,000-$175,000

 

 

 

 

Within the main streets on floors 2, 3, and 4, there are informal collaboration spaces outside of the common circulation space of the atrium stairs and the elevators. These spaces offer a range of comfortable seating and study space for visitors and users. Flat panel monitors are located within the area for students to project group information.

The small universal classrooms (600 sq. ft.) on the fourth floor are designed to maximize flexibility and usability, supporting multiple room configurations and instruction styles. These spaces offer flexible furnishings to allow for a traditional-style lecture to be quickly configured into small group discussions. Each of the 4 small classrooms accommodates up to 24 students and the different styles/methods of teaching and learning. The universal medium classrooms have the supporting infrastructure to allow for future conversion to high-tech, focused education.

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Conference rooms, medium (4) $100,000

Three of these conference rooms (375 sq. ft.) are on the first floor and one is on the second floor. They accommodate 15-20 users and are located off of the several building atrium spaces that allow ample daylight to flow into the meeting area. All of the medium conference spaces are furnished with flexible seating and tables allowing the room to be reconfigured to appropriately accommodate and function to the highest needs of the user. These spaces will offer writable surfaces for interactive group collaboration and video conferencing for global collaboration.

Histology and Immunohistochemistry Core ($100,000): The Histology and Immunohistochemistry Core (600 sq. ft.) space optimizes adjacencies to best support the work of the researchers. Offering support to the greater North Dakota medical community as well as UND staff, the core functions as a resource for testing and analysis of specimens and controlled storage of the resultant information.

Genomics Core ($75,000): In support of one of the most exciting and fastest growing areas of research on campus, the Genomics Core (300 sq. ft.) is designed not only for researchers within the School of Medicine & Health Sciences building, but is also intended for use by other researchers on the UND campus and in the greater North Dakota research community. Located on the first floor of the building, there is adjacent lab space available for temporary use by people without dedicated space in the new building, facilitating relationships between UND and its network of collaborative partners.

 

The Simulation Center provides 14 standardized patient exam rooms (100 sq. ft. each) which are fully equipped to simulate the functions of the exam room in practice. Six of the 14 exam rooms will be available for after-hours access to students to allow for continuous simulation and scenario practicing with colleagues. Four of the 14 exam rooms will be geared to the Health Sciences programs, providing appropriate furniture and equipment for the variety of programs located within the SMHS facility.

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There are 12 small-group learning spaces (260 sq. ft.) within the building which allow students to break out into small groups for studies and coursework. Each small group learning space accommodates 12 users and is furnished with flexible seating and movable tables for easy reconfiguration of the space. Large amounts of writable surfaces are incorporated in the space to encourage group discussions and problem solving. All spaces have a large interactive flat panel display, allowing students to view and save digital work.

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Note: Square footages are rounded numbers that reflect the gross square footage.