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Medical Education Research Building (MERB)

Health Sciences Center Campus

Temple University’s Health Sciences Center, home to the College of  Public Health, the Kornberg School of Dentistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy, offers a dynamic, collaborative environment for both students and professionals. The School of Podiatric Medicine, located in Center City, also has teaching, research and healthcare facilities at the Health Sciences Center. 

Temple is widely recognized for providing exceptional primary care to an underserved community as well as for tertiary and quaternary services that draw patients, faculty and students from near and far. Our research strengths lie in cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, pharmacokinetics, obesity, drug abuse, lung disease and cancer cell biology. 

Facts about the Medical Education and Research Building (MERB)

  • The MERB opened in the summer of 2009.
  • More than 16 flexible learning spaces, which include small group  breakout rooms that are supported by the newest technology. 249,000 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art laboratory space for  scientific research, supporting current trends towards interdisciplinary  and translational research.
  • The William Maul Measey Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety, a 12,000-square-foot  clinical skills and robotic simulation center where students practice doctoring and surgical skills on mannequins, simulators and patient actors.
  • An attractive café, spacious and comfortable lobby, medical student lounge, and ample study and meeting space to support the community life of the school. 
  • A combined 50,000-square-foot library for the Health Sciences Center  that brings together medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry and related  health professions, offering study areas for groups and individuals, multimedia and wireless technology, and 24-hour accessibility.
  • More than 40 small-group study rooms in both the common area and library.
  • An all-glass, collaborative learning and research tower, offering  dramatic views of the Center City skyline, housing a series of stacked, multi-purpose rooms that can be used for teaching, meetings, instruction support, study space and dining.
  • A third-floor bridge crossing Tioga Street, connecting the  Medical Education and Research Building with other teaching  and research facilities. Interior atrium space with balconies to create a home-away-from-home atmosphere and usable outdoor space on a raised plaza on Broad Street.

For a map of the Health Sciences Center Campus and directions to MERB, please visit Maps & Directions

For information about student housing, please visit Temple's Office of University Housing and Residential Life.