TULSA, Oklahoma -- The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences held a grand opening for its new Forensic Sciences and Biomedical Research Facility in Tulsa Tuesday morning.
According to a news release, the new facility is a unique partnership between the academic health center and the City of Tulsa.
The building's first two floors house forensic labs and other Tulsa Police Department functions; OSU-CHS forensic science and biomedical researchers will work and provide instruction in the third and fourth floor laboratories.
"This building will enhance our research capabilities tremendously and will also increase opportunities for students to learn and for researchers to discover," says Howard G. Barnett Jr., president of OSU in Tulsa.
The new facility will almost quadruple the research space for the school's Forensic Sciences program, one of only eight programs in the country accredited by the American Academy of Forensic Science.
The facility is located on the OSU Center for Health Sciences campus at 1111 West 17th Street.