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A New Name for the Meyer Building

The main entrance to Weill Cornell at 1300 York Avenue has recently been graced with a new sign: The Meyer Building for Research and Education. At the beginning of this year, we renamed the C building at 1300 York in honor of the Meyers, who made an extremely generous gift of $75 million to create the Meyer Cancer Center.

Since the medical center first opened in 1932, the C building has been the main artery of all activities at the medical school. Originally, it opened onto a central corridor that connected the medical school's four main wings, which are still referred to as the A, B, D, and E buildings. A sunken garden was located behind it, and courtyards with grass and trees abutted either side. Lower floors contained administrative offices, the library, and an anatomical museum containing three thousand specimens. Upper floors housed laboratories for the pathology department and operating rooms for a department of experimental surgery and medicine.

Since that time, our books and print journals have moved to the adjoining Wood Library and Starr Biomedical Information Center. The Weill Education Center, which includes an auditorium, teaching labs, and a lounge, now occupies the location of the former library. Research space for microbiology and immunology, hematology and medical oncology, cardiothoracic surgery, and neurology and neurosurgery reside on the upper floors of the Meyer Building.

Over the past eight decades, despite all these changes, 1300 York Avenue has always been the face of the Medical College and the campus' main point of entry. The Meyer Building is home base for our students and for many of our faculty and staff. The research and educational activities that take place inside it are intrinsically connected to the clinical care provided at the Weill Greenberg Center and to the exciting translational work occurring in the Belfer Research Building. And with its new name, it'll remind us all of one family's very special commitment to advancing research in cancer, a disease that affects so many.

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