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Medical Biosciences Building named in honor of Wallins, longtime U supporters

Win and Maxine Wallin.

In recognition of a lifetime of support, the University of Minnesota in June named the newest building in its Biomedical Discovery District the Winston and Maxine Wallin Medical Biosciences Building.

The growing district is a biomedical sciences research park located on the University’s East Bank campus near TCF Bank Stadium. In addition to their generous financial support, the Wallins — both University alumni — have contributed their time and talents to the advancement of higher education, particularly in the health sciences.

“Their commitment to higher education and medical research is unrivaled,” says University President Robert Bruininks, Ph.D. “The Winston and Maxine Wallin Medical Biosciences Building aptly honors their longtime commitment to and support of the University of Minnesota.”

Win Wallin, a Minnesota Medical Foundation trustee, led the capital campaign in the early 1990s that raised $30 million to construct the Masonic Cancer Research Building. Additionally, he and Maxine have established the Winston R. and Maxine H. Wallin Land-Grant Chair in Cancer Prevention and Genetics and were major contributors to the John H. Kersey Chair in Cancer Research.

The Winston and Maxine Wallin Medical Biosciences Building houses investigators working in several areas of neurosciences research, including those involved with the Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center and the N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care.

When complete, the multiphase Biomedical Discovery District project will provide more than 700,000 square feet of space (larger than 12 football fields) for 1,000 investigators and personnel to collaborate on research leading to lifesaving discoveries.

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