The site where innovation, collaboration and care will unite to impact our children’s future.
Our future research and education building will be a center for innovation in pediatric education and research. Physicians, scientists, residents and fellows will collaborate on research and education, promoting a team-based approach to medical education and scientific discovery. A ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony was held November 20, 2015 to highlight the future facility.
The building will house the research and academic offices of four key institutes that unite treatment, education, research and advocacy to advance treatment and prevention:
- Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute
- Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute
- Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences
- Johns Hopkins All Children’s Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute
In addition, the building will be an educational center for pediatric resident physicians and fellows, with a simulation lab for clinical teaching, opportunities to collaborate on research, and space that promotes the open exchange of knowledge and findings.
The new building will house laboratories for bench and translational research along with shared support areas and research cores to promote collaboration. It will be home to expanded facilities for Johns Hopkins All Children’s nationally accredited pediatric biorepository and a new state-of-the-art biomarker discovery center. Both programs will support pediatric precision medicine initiatives to develop new evidence-based therapies targeted to specific diseases and groups of patients.
Approximately 200 people will work in the new building. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital already is home to more than 300 research studies, including landmark iPICS and PREDICT studies aimed at new understanding of chronic and acute health conditions to develop tailored treatment approaches. The new facility will help further expand Johns Hopkins All Children’s research mission and strengthen collaborative research across many areas of pediatric medicine.
“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 of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and vice dean and professor of pediatrics at 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 disease.
The land for the new facility 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 enhance both organizations’ efforts to support pediatric research. The facility will offer space for learning, research and collaboration for pediatric residents in both the USF Health and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital residency programs and strengthen the education of USF medical students, health sciences undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
- Construction begins – early 2016
- Construction complete – 2018
- Approximately 225,000 square feet
- 7 floors
- 250-seat auditorium, simulation lab and flexible spaces for team-based learning
- Research lab space & research offices, expanded pediatric biorepository, and new biomarker research program
- Academic and research offices for institutes focused on key areas of child and maternal health
- Open and flexible design will support collaborative research and education
Economic Impact Facts
- Estimated 300 construction jobs
- Estimated 30 new highly skilled jobs, including faculty, educators, researchers & support staff
- Estimated 200 faculty, educators, researchers, physicians, nurses & support staff will be housed in the new building
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