Medical campus expansion under way

May 12, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: College of Medicine Phoenix] – The shovels were in the dirt on Wednesday for the construction of the new Health Sciences Education Building on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

“Today, we have moved one step closer to fulfilling the urgent need for health care professionals in our state,” said Arizona Board of Regents President Ernest Calderón. “This one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary facility will provide greater access to medical education in Arizona and will have a tremendous economic impact on the state by creating new jobs and pumping revenue into the economy.”

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held May 12 for the building, part of the expansion of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Gov. Jan Brewer; House Speaker Kirk Adams, R-Mesa; Senate Minority Leader Jorge Luis Garcia, D-Tucson; Arizona Board of Regents President Ernest Calderón; Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon; University of Arizona President Robert Shelton; and Northern Arizona University President John Haeger all took part in the ceremony at the campus, near Seventh Street and Van Buren.

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