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The Makings of a Medical City

Diane Sears | 9/1/2008

4» UCF College of Medicine

Nona UCF Biomed

UCF’s Health Sciences campus includes the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences building, which will be used primarily for research, and a classroom building.

When: The research building will open in March/April 2009; the classroom building in spring in 2010

Size: Research building, 199,269 square feet; classroom building, 171,021 square feet

Cost: Research building, $68 million; classroom building, $53.3 million

Employees: About 500, plus 100 students, by 2010

» M.D. Anderson Orlando Cancer Research Institute — It will occupy the fifth floor of the new UCF medical school building for up to five years until its own facility is constructed.

When: Move in next year

Size: 30,000 square feet

Cost: $2.5 million a year paid to UCF for up to five years

Employees: About 20, including 12 researchers

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5» Burnham Institute for Medical Research

Nona Burnham

Climate-controlled chemistry and biology labs, one wing for administration and a 250-seat auditorium

When: A topping-off ceremony was held in May; first occupants will move in next March

Size: 175,000 square feet

Cost: $367 million

Employees: 75, including nine scientists who are “principal investigators” at faculty level. Expected to grow to 120 by mid-2010, then 300 within seven years

» University of Florida Research Facility — A joint project with the Burnham, preliminary plans call for a 50,000-sq.-ft. building that will house research on diabetes, aging, genetics and cancer.

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