One Discovery Square was designed with collaboration in mind to support the acceleration and translation of the most promising health-related therapies and technologies. Mortenson has announced that the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) will be a new tenant in the unique, state-of-the-art facility in Destination Medical Center’s Discovery Square, where doctors and researchers will explore innovative new discoveries and bring them to market – and ultimately to patients – faster.
The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) has been an increasingly influential presence in downtown Rochester since it first opened its doors in 2006. The institution is dedicated to inspiring and empowering its students to solve healthcare challenges of the 21st century by engaging them in a one-of-a-kind, hands-on learning experience.
Just south of Destination Medical Center’s (DMC) Discovery Square sub-district, UMR will serve as the cornerstone of DMC’s Education & Recreation sub-district focused on the innovation, creativity, and education that sets Rochester apart from other cities of its size.
UMR welcomed its second chancellor, Dr. Lori Carrell, in February 2018 after the university’s inaugural chancellor Dr. Stephen Lehmkuhle retired at the close of the 2017 school year. As progress at UMR keeps pace with the rest of downtown, Dr. Carrell’s leadership will be integral to the future of the institution and the forward-thinking minds it produces.
When the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) opened its doors nearly ten years ago, it created a truly one-of-a-kind learning experience. Hands-on engagement with some of the top medical professionals in the world has allowed students to play a key role in the ever-changing world of healthcare. Having students in the Heart of the City has brought a vibrant energy to the community.
UMR is an anchor in the DMC Development Plan for the Recreation District and lies adjacent to Discovery Square. These sub-districts will drive the future of biomedical, research, education, and technology innovation in both the region and the state.
Dr. Lori Carrell is UMR’s Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Development. Together with the leadership at UMR, Dr. Carrell is working to leverage the assets of America’s City for Health – from buildings and infrastructure to relationships and knowledge – to enhance learning and development of UMR’s students. DMC sat down with Dr. Carrell to reflect on her time at UMR so far.