The following information is provided as part of an effort to keep the community informed about the UGA Health Sciences Campus, a significant addition to the University of Georgia.
Renovation is well under way at the Health Sciences Campus. The 56-acre site, formerly the home of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School, was deeded to the university by the U.S. Department of Education in spring 2011. Soon the facility’s first permanent academic occupants will arrive.
First phase renovation
Three buildings are being renovated in Phase 1:
• Miller Hall – Renovation is on schedule to be completed by December for move-in by the first academic units to arrive at the HSC: the College of Public Health’s department of epidemiology and biostatistics and the Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professions Education. Work to update the building’s heating ventilation, air conditioning and electrical systems is in progress.
• Winnie Davis Hall – Office space is being reconfigured to accommodate the administrative offices of the Georgia Health Sciences University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership in July 2012.
• Russell Hall – Demolition on the first floor is now under way so that heating ventilation, air conditioning and electrical/mechanical systems can be addressed, an elevator installed and the space reconfigured to meet academic programming needs. Russell Hall will function as the primary classroom facility for the Health Sciences Campus. The first floor will house faculty offices and clinical teaching space for the GHSU/UGA Medical Partnership. The second floor will consist of multipurpose classrooms for use by both CPH and the Medical Partnership. The building will be ready for occupation in July 2012.
In addition, the University Childcare Center will open its doors in January 2012. The university announced in August that Prodigies Child Care Management was awarded the contract to serve as the third-party provider of childcare services for UGA’s faculty, staff and students. The former Navy Exchange Building is now being renovated to facilitate the center, which will accommodate 146 children ages six weeks to four years. Pre-registration is now open, and an open house is being planned for early December. For more information, see www.universitychildcarecenter.uga.edu or contact Wes Zwirn at 706/347-8088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several visiting scholars are now living in University Housing-operated townhouses on Kenny Road and Gilmore Circle.
Previous updates in this series are available at http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/health-sciences-campus-update/ and http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-and-u.s.-department-of-education-deed-conveyance-ceremony/. For additional information on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, contact Kathy Pharr at 706/542-1361 or email@example.com.