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Biotech

Medical City Is Changing Florida's DNA

Orlando's medical cluster is a big step toward critical mass for the state's biotech initiative.

Mark R. Howard | 10/1/2009
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University of Central Florida College of Medicine(2010) and Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (opening this year)

Cost: Medical college, $98 million; Burnett School, $68 million

Size: Medical college, 198,000 square feet; Burnett School, 170,000 square feet

Faculty and Staff: 412 (full and part time)

Salaries and Benefits: $40.6 million

Notable: The first 41-member class began studies this year, all with fully funded scholarships, at the UCF campus. The medical education program moves to Lake Nona in May. Biomedical researchers move into the Burnett building this year. There are also plans to relocate UCF’s College of Nursing to Lake Nona.
[Photo: Jeffrey Camp]

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