Groundbreaking Today For Health Center Expansion

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ State officials are expected to break ground for Bioscience Connecticut, the massive renovation and expansion project at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.

The ceremony, planned for Monday afternoon, will officially kick-off plans to construct a new hospital tower, parking structures and ambulatory care center at the UConn complex. There are also plans to renovate the original research tower and hospital, as well as expand facilities for the medical and dental schools.

The improvements at the health center are tied to plans by The Jackson Laboratory of Maine to build a new lab for genomic medicine at the UConn Health Center campus. The Jackson Laboratory is expected to partner with scientists and doctors from UConn and other Connecticut medical centers and hospitals to focus on personalized medicine.

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