Paramaz Avedisian ’54 Hall
Facilities in the Building
The $75 million facility supports leading-edge teaching, research, and service activities and features three interconnected buildings with a medicinal garden.
Our variety of classrooms, conference rooms and public spaces each contain state-of- the- art technology whether for everyday teaching or to reserve for meetings and events; every room provides a positive learning environment.
Our sophisticated Patient Simulation Laboratory provides a realistic and objective training ground for learners to practice and perfect patient care without risk to real patients.
The medicinal garden and greenhouse were established in 1958 and dedicated to Heber W. Youngken, Jr. Dean Emeritus of the College of Pharmacy in 1994. The Garden functions as an educational display of medicinal plants herbs and spices and also as a conservatory source of standard specimens.
The 3D animation facility has covered topics that span from Gleevecs mechanism of action, to the factors effecting drug distribution in the body. It has become a collaborative effort between faculty and students to produce educational tools to facilitate the explanation of complex topics to their peers.
Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is designed to support and develop talented individuals who are committed to research careers in Rhode Island. The research foci of the RI-INBRE program are molecular toxicology, cell biology, and the behavioral sciences.
The Molecular Characterization Facility contains two NMR spectrometers that support research and teaching across the College of Pharmacy, URI, and all of Rhode Island.
The current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) Facility at the University of Rhode Island (URI) offers a state-of-the-art training and pharmaceutical development facility for cGMP manufacturing and quality assurance with a fully operational solid dosage and bioprocessing manufacturing pilot plant, support laboratories (in-process Quality Control (QC) and Stability) and other associated core facilities and expertise.