Apr 22, 2024 - News

UGA breaks ground on medical research facility

President Jere W. Morehead speaks at groundbreaking ceremony for new UGA medical education and research building.

University of Georgia President Jere Morehead speaks along with Chancellor Sonny Perdue and Gov. Brian Kemp at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Medical School Building on the Health Sciences Campus. Photo: Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA

The University of Georgia broke ground last week on its planned $100 million medical education and research building.

Why it matters: UGA said in a press release that the building will "significantly expand teaching and research capabilities at the university's future School of Medicine."

  • It will also allow the School of Medicine to expand from serving 60 to 120 students per class.

What's inside: The 92,000-square-foot building will include medical simulation suites, a gross anatomy lab, medical library, patient rooms, study spaces for students, offices for faculty and staff members, and conference rooms.

The state allocated $50 million in funding from the amended fiscal year 2024 budget, and UGA plans to match the rest of the funding with private donations.


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