[Source: Angela Gonzales, Phoenix Business Journal] — The Arizona Board of Regents has endorsed a $187 million expansion for the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix in partnership with Arizona State University. At its recent meeting in Tucson, the board approved plans to build a 268,000-square-foot health sciences education building and other improvements on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus. This will allow the medical school to train more physicians and strengthen the presence of the UA College of Pharmacy and other health-related colleges on the campus.
While it has been endorsed by the regents, UA must wait for a review by the Joint Committee on Capital Review before ground can be broken. The expansion plan has been approved twice by the Arizona Legislature and signed by the governor, but still must be reviewed by the committee. The committee is scheduled to reconvene after the first of the year. [Note: To read the full article, visit Regents OK $187M expansion for downtown Phoenix medical school.]