£10 million appeal launches to transform medical teaching, research and patient care

Posted by ap507 at May 23, 2014 10:05 AM |
University officially announces fundraising campaign for new Centre for Medicine

The University announced a £10 million fundraising campaign for the new Centre for Medicine building last night (Thursday 22 May) at a fundraising ball in the city.

Generous supporters from across the city and county attended the Heartbeat Ball and showed their support for the ambitious project, raising more than £70,000 on the night.

The new Centre for Medicine, set to open in autumn 2015, represents the largest investment in medical teaching and applied research by a UK university in the last decade, and will be home to the departments of Medical and Social Care Education, Health Sciences and Psychology.

The University has pledged £32 million to the project and has launched the appeal to raise the balance to complete and equip the six-storey building.  The new facility will deliver a new ‘rapid response’ curriculum for training tomorrow’s doctors and leading the fight against chronic disease.  The Centre will become a central hub speeding the translation of research to real world improvements for patient treatment, safety and care.