• People in the Medical Education Building Groundbreaking event
  • People in the Medical Education Building Groundbreaking event
  • People in the Medical Education Building Groundbreaking event

Medical Education Building (MEB) Groundbreaking

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.

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This event is brought to you by the Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation with the UNLV School of Medicine.

Speakers

  • Maureen Schafer
    President and CEO, Nevada Health & Bioscience Corp.
  • Marc J. Kahn, M.D.
    Dean, UNLV School of Medicine
  • Cameron Harris
    Class of 2024
  • Councilman Brian Knudsen
    Ward 1, City of Las Vegas
  • Robert Sottile
    Class of 2023
  • Commissioner Lawrence Weekly
    District D, Clark County, NV
  • Kathie Velez
    Class of 2022
  • Eric Cardona
    Constituent Services Representative, Office of Governor Steve Sisolak
  • Lauren Hollifield
    Class of 2021
  • Maureen Schafer
    President and CEO, Nevada Health & Bioscience Corp.

Location

Proud partners of the Las Vegas Medical District, we are excited to have the Medical Education Building located in the heart of the district.

Media Coverage

The Nevada Independent
Oct. 30, 2020

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.

Las Vegas Sun
Oct. 30, 2020

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.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
Oct. 30, 2020

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for a future medical education building.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Oct. 29, 2020

UNLV School of Medicine is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for its medical education building — its first permanent facility.

The Nevada Independent
Jul. 22, 2020

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May. 14, 2020

A corporation overseeing a donor-funded project to create UNLV School of Medicine’s permanent campus released artist renderings Wednesday of the school’s first building.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
May. 13, 2020

The first renderings of the forthcoming UNLV School of Medicine have emerged.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
May. 13, 2020

The public now has an idea of what the new UNLV School of Medicine will look like after the first renderings of the new building were released Wednesday.

"Intended to serve as a benchmark for future academic, research, and other UNLV School of Medicine facilities."

David Frommer, UNLV’s Associate VP of Planning, Construction and Real Estate