UNLV Academic Health - Milestones

Milestone Progress

Donors have pledged $155 M for a medical education building at UNLV. This building is part of a citywide effort to create a state-of-the-art Medical District. The 214-acre medical district is located just North of the city center — West Charleston Boulevard and the 1-15 corridor. The proposed building will be located at 625 Shadow Lane on nine acres, near two major hospitals — the University Medical Center, our major teaching hospital with the only Level 1 trauma center in Nevada, and Valley Hospital. Also nearby is the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Construction is anticipated to begin November 2020 with a two year planned construction timeline. During 2015-16, the Clark County Commission approved a transfer of nine acres at Shadow Lane to UNLV, with the site to be used for Academic Health buildings.

UNLV’s five health science schools (Medicine, Dental Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and Integrated Health Sciences), along with programs in behavioral and mental health, are working together as they develop the next strategic plan to guide their efforts as they continue to chart a path forward.

M-E-B rendering of lobby.

Rendering of Medical Education Building's lobby