NCI, JBG Companies Break Ground for New NCI Research Facility on JHU Montgomery County Campus
Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley were among dozens of dignitaries who gathered on Wednesday, Sept. 1, to celebrate the start of construction on a $200 million facility for the National Cancer Institute on the grounds of the university’s Montgomery County Campus in Rockville. The dignitaries were joined by more than 100 attendees looking to celebrate the first groundbreaking since the passage of the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan.
Daniels led the list of speakers—which included U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland; Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute; and Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett—in a program meant to recognize the alliance of government, business and academia that resulted in the cancer institute’s decision to move to Johns Hopkins’ Montgomery site. Read more about the groundbreaking ceremony in the JHU Gazette.
Highlights from the groundbreaking ceremony.
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