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B.U. Pharmaceutical School Update

Binghamton University's plan of having a School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy is becoming a reality.
Binghamton University's plan of having a School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy is becoming a reality. President Harvey Stenger and State Senator Tom Libous made the announcement this morning

 Libous has been in talks with Governor Cuomo over the past two months and says the Governor has committed to setting aside $10 million in next fiscal year's budget for the project. The entire cost will be about $60 million. A new building is expected to be built near Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, possibly where an old Endicott Johnson factory stands.

President Stenger says it makes sense to have the School located near a hospital, because the School's faculty and graduate students will be working with United Health Services and Lourdes anyway.

"I think if you look at what the plan is here, this is a plan that not only is going to help the university grow and help with economic development, but it also is going to help us take a part of the Square Deal and make it even better," said Libous.

The new pharmaceutical school could open by the fall of 2016 or 2017. A site has not been selected yet. The closest similar degree programs are in Rochester and Wilkes-Barre.
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