On Thursday afternoon, the University’s Board of Regents approved the reappointment of David Canter as senior associate vice president and executive director of the North Campus Research Complex.
Over the past two and a half years, he has led the effort to organize growth at NCRC, and established solid processes to interface with the Health System, the broader University and the Ann Arbor community.
With a strategy of planned investments in research and facility infrastructure, nearly half of the available space at NCRC is now occupied and the campus is thriving, as evidenced by surveys of resident satisfaction.
A broad range of scientific core services at NCRC are now actively used by researchers from across U-M, and other cores are planned in the next 24 months – including the move of U-M’s Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory to NCRC, which was also approved by the Regents yesterday.
Canter has also led an effort to create public-private partnerships on the NCRC campus, including leases to private companies and the VA Ann Arbor Health System, and nearly 20 start-up companies established in the U-M Venture Accelerator.
In Canter’s time as executive director, NCRC’s population has grown from approximately 230 occupants to more than 1,700 occupants in areas such as cardiovascular research and emergency medicine, as well as campus-wide inter-disciplinary projects, such as the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, the Translational Oncology Program, and Bio-interfaces.
To learn more about the exciting things happening at NCRC, view the current Annual Report at http://ar.umncrc.org/
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