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Volume 9, Number 9Space holderMarch 4, 2005
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Researchers began moving into the renovated building at 815 Mercer St. in January, and several labs are now up and running. Members of the UW Medicine Board had a preview tour earlier this month.

UW community invited to open house for 815 Mercer Building in Sound Lake Union Campus

The UW community is invited to see the new laboratories, offices and auditorium in the renovated building at 815 Mercer St. in the South Lake Union area of Seattle at an Open House from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 9. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP to or 206-685-9420.

Researchers have been moving into the facility since January. The building, former home of the natural gas company and commonly known as the Blue Flame building, was renovated by Vulcan Real Estate, which has several projects in the area.

Speakers at the event will be Mark Emmert, UW president; Jeffrey Brotman, president of the UW Board of Regents; Paul Ramsey, vice president of medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine; Jan Drago, Seattle City Council president; and Ada Healey, vice president of Vulcan Real Estate.

After the program, visitors will be able to tour much of the facility, including labs for the Center for Cardiovascular Biology and Regenerative Medicine, led by Charles Murry; the Center for Translational Medicine in Women's Health, led by Nora Disis; and the Program in Allergy and Inflammation, led by Karol Bomsztyk.

The South Lake Union shuttle provides free bus service from the Health Sciences Building, with stops behind UW Medical Center and the D wing, to the 815 Mercer building. Beginning March 7, service will be provided in the evenings until about 7:30 p.m. For a schedule, see the Web site at

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