Messages from MRI Community

Mar 24 2020

Dear MRI Community,

As we make a collective effort towards saving lives by minimizing transmission of the coronavirus, we are also thinking about how to contribute to enabling essential medical equipment, supplies and testing. 

These last three weeks, we have responded by transitioning the MRI community to promote safe practices, including hand sanitizers placed throughout the building,  communications and signage to raise awareness of the seriousness of the situation, limiting interactions in the common areas, and conducting separation in laboratories within the Millennium Science Complex.  I want to thank everyone who joined in these efforts.

Mar 23 2020

With the rapidly evolving circumstances regarding COVID-19 and our focus on social distancing and the health and well-being of the community, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, in consultation with the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Medicine, issued revised standards related to laboratory research. Specifically, principal investigators should immediately begin preparing for all on-campus research to be reduced to essential research-related activities only by March 24.  Read the full announcement »»

Mar 20 2020


Our objective is to define essential life-sustaining research and support of essential services for the MRI community.  In core facilities this means all reservations must be made by contacting staff starting midnight 3/20/2020. Details to follow from the individual facilities.  Overall, the facilities and building may close to users at any time subject to additional directives from university leadership and governance.