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NSU Opens New Center for Collaborative Research

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Dr. George Hanbury, President, Nova Southeastern University; Ryan Hunter-Reay, Indianapolis 500® Champion and Founder of Racing for Cancer; Alice Jackson, philanthropist; Marc Cannon, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, AutoNation

NSU President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D.; Ryan Hunter-Reay, Indianapolis 500® Champion and Founder of Racing for Cancer; Alice Jackson, philanthropist; Marc Cannon, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, AutoNation.

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) officially opened its Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida.

As part of the ceremony, which was held September 21, 2016, NSU announced a gift from AutoNation to name NSU’s AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research, located within the CCR. The Institute is focused on developing and advancing improved methods of prevention and treatment to ultimately eradicate cancer. The gift to name NSU’s AutoNation Institute brings the company’s cumulative giving to NSU to more than $10 million.

“We are extremely privileged to have the world-class AutoNation Institute right here in our backyard,” said Mike Jackson, chairman, CEO and president of Fort Lauderdale-based AutoNation, the country’s largest automotive retailer. “We’ve made a commitment to direct our charitable resources to help drive out cancer and initiatives like ‘Drive Pink’ have resonated profoundly with our customers and associates from coast to coast. It’s through innovative research facilities like the AutoNation Institute that our greatest progress is sure to be made.”

Indianapolis 500® Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay joined the festivities to unveil the new AutoNation/Hunter-Reay Research Lab, which is located within NSU’s AutoNation Institute. Hunter-Reay is helping support cancer research at NSU through his non-profit, Racing for Cancer, Inc.

Located adjacent to the university’s Health Professions Division complex on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, the 215,000-sq.-ft., six-story CCR

Nova Southeastern University opened its $100 million Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida, on September 21, 2016. As part of the ceremony, AutoNation announced a donation to name NSU’s AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research, located within Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Collaborative Research

Nova Southeastern University opened its $100 million Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida, on September 21, 2016. As part of the ceremony, AutoNation announced a donation to name NSU’s AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research, located within Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Collaborative Research

is equipped with wet and dry labs; state-of-the-art research equipment, including access to a high-performance computing environment; and other resources, such as Florida LambdaRail, a high-speed broadband service delivery network with connectivity throughout the nation. The CCR building has been submitted to the United States Green Building Council for review with the intent of receiving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification. The CCR took two years to complete and reflects an investment of nearly $100 million in Broward County.

“NSU is a knowledge-based industry with a $3.2 billion economic impact in the state of Florida,” said NSU President Dr. George Hanbury. “The CCR is purposely designed for researchers, students and industry to come together, pool resources and develop effective and innovative solutions in health care, bioinformatics, technology, cybersecurity and business. This is a key part of achieving a larger vision to further integrate higher education research, business and health care for the benefit of the residents of Broward County, South Florida and beyond.”

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