Health Sciences Quarterly Update – December 20, 2013
December 20, 2013Print
- Krista Coleman-Silvers
The following information is provided as part of an effort to keep the community informed about the development of the UGA Health Sciences Campus, a significant addition to the University of Georgia. The Health Sciences Campus has been established on the site of the former Navy Supply Corps School on Prince Avenue in Athens. The property was deeded to the University of Georgia by the U.S. Department of Education in April 2011, and the University began holding classes there in August 2012.
The University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus accommodates two primary occupants: the UGA College of Public Health and the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership. Phase I renovations, essential to begin academic offerings for these occupants, were completed by August 2012. In the 2012-13 academic year, more than 800 students, faculty and staff were engaged in campus life at the HSC.
The University continues to take a holistic approach to the development of the student learning community at the HSC, providing housing, food services, library resources and recreational support.
Phase II projects are complete and include Scott Hall, Brown Hall and Rhodes Hall. Brown Hall and Scott Hall, including ‘The Niche' dining commons, opened in August 2013. Rhodes Hall, a historic facility repurposed to serve as CPH's administrative headquarters, was occupied in October 2013.
Phases III and IV of the HSC renovations are underway. Wright Hall, a former NSCS lodging facility, will be repurposed for the office and research needs of Health Promotion and Behavior and Health Policy and Management departments within the College of Public Health. The Hudson Clinic facility, utilized by the NSCS as a health and dental clinic, will become the new home of CPH's Institute of Gerontology. Pound Hall, currently in partial use by Recreational Sports, will undergo a renovation of the remaining facility and will be utilized for computational research needs. The three facilities within the Phase III/IV scope of work will be complete by the end of 2014.
A fifth and final phase of renovations at the HSC will complete renovations of the 20 primary NSCS facilities deeded to UGA. Phase V renovations include the Carnegie Library and commissary building. When renovated, the Carnegie Library will serve as a student learning center for the Health Sciences Campus and will also house artifacts related to the history of the campus. Renovations to the former commissary will result in dual-purpose building and housing for CPH's Institute for Disaster Management and programmatic space for the multidisciplinary Obesity Initiative. Schedules for the Phase V renovations are in development.
For previous updates in this series, see:
For additional information on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, contact Krista Coleman-Silvers at 706-542-3605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.