Years in the making, groundbreaking on the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV's first permanent building, the Medical Education Building (MEB) was made possible on October 29th 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, located in the Las Vegas Medical District, 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 Kerkorian School of Medicine is Transforming Healthcare in Southern Nevada.
Just two months after a virtual groundbreaking ceremony, construction crews were pouring the foundation Saturday on the future centerpiece of UNLV’s School of Medicine. When complete, it will be a 5-story, 135-thousand square foot state of the art facility for medical students, across from Valley Hospital on Shadow Lane.
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.