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All Children’s Hospital Breaks Ground on New Research and Education Building
St. Petersburg, FL – November 20, 2015 – All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine broke ground today on a new research and education building aimed at finding new discoveries and treatments for childhood diseases. The 225,000 square foot facility is expected to bring approximately 30 new highly-skilled jobs to St. Petersburg, as well as 300 jobs during construction phase. The facility will play home to an estimated total of 200 faculty, educators, researchers, physicians, nurses and support staff. It will also house a 250-seat auditorium, research offices, simulation lab and research lab space.
“The new research and education building will be a center of discovery, learning and hope, bringing innovation to St. Petersburg,” said Jonathan Ellen, M.D., president and physician-in-chief at All Children’s Hospital and vice dean and professor of pediatrics with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “Experienced researchers and clinicians will work with new physicians and scientists we are training as pediatric leaders, and together they will develop more precise approaches to treat and prevent childhood disease.”
The land for the building was donated by the state of Florida to the University of South Florida and then transferred in 2014 as a gift to All Children's Hospital to help expand the efforts of both organizations to support pediatric research. The facility will offer space for learning, research and collaboration for residents in both the USF Health and the All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine pediatric residency programs, as well as strengthen the education of USF Health medical students, health sciences undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
“When it comes to research, it’s important for teams to work closely together, share findings and have access to information that can potentially lead to new discoveries,” said Neil Goldenberg, M.D., Ph.D., director of research at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine. “The addition of the new research and education building will enhance our opportunities to advance knowledge in childhood diseases and develop treatments that improve outcomes for patients at All Children’s Hospital and beyond.”
Construction on the new research and education building will begin in early 2016 with a 2018 completion date.
More information on construction: www.allkids.org/ResearchBuilding
Link to B-ROLL of general research and hospital video from All Children’s Hospital: https://youtu.be/Okqfx_JhnCQ
To request a hi-res version of the building rendering, please contact: [email protected]
About All Children’s Hospital
All Children’s Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine located in St. Petersburg, is the most advanced children’s hospital on Florida’s west coast and a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital. With over 50 pediatric specialties and 259 beds, All Children’s Hospital is dedicated to advancing children’s health through treatment, research, education and advocacy. Programs that include a Clinical and Translational Research Organization, pediatric biorepository and a new pediatric residency program are driving innovation in personalized pediatric medicine and child health. A network of 11 outpatient care centers throughout west central Florida and affiliate programs at regional hospitals make All Children’s Hospital a leading provider of care for children from Florida and beyond.