Years in the making, groundbreaking on the UNLV School of Medicine's first permanent building, the Medical Education Building (MEB) is scheduled for October 29th. This groundbreaking is made possible through the generous donors who have contributed to the Nevada Health and Bioscience Corporation (NHBC). The NHBC is a nonprofit corporation committed to the community, UNLV, and enhancing academic medicine in Southern Nevada.
MEB is designed to be a state-of-the-art building that will provide our medical students access to cutting edge technology that supports a world-class education. In addition, the building will allow us to expand our class sizes to educate and train more physicians, many of which will stay in Nevada. Through the generosity of the NHBC and its donors, the UNLV School of Medicine is Transforming Healthcare in Southern Nevada.
As UNLV Medical School breaks ground on new building, talks to replace millions in lost state funding continue
Four months ahead of schedule, work began Thursday morning on a sprawling medical facility that, by 2022, will house UNLV’s burgeoning medical school. But that work comes in the absence of $25 million in state-appropriated money that was pulled this summer amid faltering state revenues and a $1.2 billion budget shortfall triggered by coronavirus lockdowns.
Development on the new UNLV Medical School building officially began this morning, months ahead of schedule and still without originally earmarked monies from the state pulled due to budget cuts driven by the coronavirus pandemic.
UNLV medical school building development ahead of schedule despite state appropriation cut, development company says
Even after Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Legislature moved to eliminate $25 million in funds meant to kickstart construction of a long-planned building for the UNLV School of Medicine, the company overseeing its construction says groundbreaking could happen at least two months ahead of its February 2021 deadline.