Ole Miss ready to spend $1 million on plans for pharmacy building

Published 2:12 pm Sunday, March 24, 2019

The University of Mississippi is exploring plans to construct a new pharmacy research building.

College Board trustees on Thursday approved plans for Ole Miss to spend up to $1 million on architects to design a new three-story research building on the Oxford campus.

The plan is for labs for biomedical research as well as administrative space. The university says it doesn’t yet know how much a building might cost or exactly where it might be built.

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The university says it might replace the existing Coy Waller Research Center, part of the National Center for Natural Products Research. That center has a license to grow marijuana legally for research.

The Ole Miss Pharmacy School added research space when it dedicated a new wing of the Thad Cochran Research Center in 2015.