MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF to Break Ground on Major New Building

New Global Health and Clinical Sciences Building Set to Foster Discovery and Translational Medicine

By Jason Bardi on March 20, 2013

WHAT: UC San Francisco is breaking ground this Friday on “Mission Hall,” the Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building, which will be a significant new structure at the corner of 3rd and 16th streets on the UCSF Mission Bay campus. Made possible by a $20 million gift from philanthropist Chuck Feeney through his foundation Atlantic Philanthropies, the building will house some 1,500 professionals when it opens in 2014, pulling together under one roof all the faculty, staff and students involved in the University’s Global Health programs, as well as the Offices of the UCSF Chancellor.

Located just across 16th street from the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, scheduled to open in February 2015, Mission Hall also will provide office space for many of the clinical faculty from UCSF’s School of Medicine who will be practicing at the new children’s, women’s and cancer hospitals.

The Mission Hall Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building will be a gateway to discovery and translation, where top scientific and clinical talent will collaborate, tackling a large number of intractable diseases to improve health for people worldwide. The groundbreaking for the building on Friday will help cement UCSF’s Mission Bay campus as one of the world’s leading centers for biomedical research and translational medicine.

WHEN:

Friday, March 22, 2013

10:00 – 10:20 a.m. – Brief comments

10:20 – 10:25 a.m. – Official “breaking of ground”

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Reception with UCSF leaders and faculty

SPEAKERS:

WHERE: Groundbreaking will take place on the cleared lot where the building will be erected, which is at the corner of 3rd and 16th streets on the UCSF Mission Bay campus.

RECEPTION: Following the groundbreaking, there will be a reception at the Genentech Hall Atrium, located 1700 16th St. on the UCSF Mission Bay campus in San Francisco.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Interview opportunities are available with all speakers, as well as other UCSF scientists and global health leaders at the reception following the groundbreaking. RSVP to Jason Bardi at 415-502-4608. On the day of the event, call the UCSF news team at 415-502-6397 (NEWS).