ERIC Number: ED121216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Health Research Facilities: A survey of Doctorate-Granting Institutions.
Atelsek, Frank J.; Gomberg, Irene L.
The survey data cover three broad categories: (1) the status of existing health research facilities at doctorate-granting institutions (including their current value, adequacy, and condition); (2) the volume of new construction in progress; and (3) the additions to health research facilities anticipated during the next 5 years (1975-80).Supplementary comments submitted by institutional representatives are included. It is noted that academic institutions are under substantial pressure to expand their existing facilities to meet current and anticipated health research needs. Such expansion is viewed by the survey respondents as necessary to (1) improve quality and opportunity for research, (2) attract and retain faculty, and (3) further develop graduate programs in the health sciences. Immediate problems noted include inflationary costs; obsolete apparatus; dependence on large amounts of leased, rented, or temporary space; need to upgrade facilities to meet new federal standards; and lack of funds for planning. Despite these and other constraints, many institutions anticipated fairly significant capital improvement programs, specifically in cancer and environmental research, biomedical engineering, and in research demanding animal care facilities, as well as in broader health science areas. (LBH)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Construction Costs, Doctoral Programs, Educational Facilities, Facility Expansion, Facility Planning, Facility Requirements, Financial Problems, Health Occupations Centers, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Schools, National Surveys, School Surveys
Higher Education Panel, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.