place: Lake Nona Medical City Races begin outside UCF College of Medicine, 6850 Lake Nona Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32827
This year’s 5k and Nemours Kids’ Run offers a new route that starts and finishes in Lake Nona Medical City. Beginning at the UCF College of Medicine campus, the 3.1 mile route will take runners and walkers through Central Florida’s emerging health and life sciences park along beautifully landscaped boulevards, past state-of-the-art architecture, and alongside pristine natural habitat and lakes featured throughout the planned adjacent residential communities.
More than 1,100 guests celebrated the opening of the new UCF College of Medicine’s facilities at Lake Nona Saturday with an event that included fireworks and interactive tours of the state-of-the-art medical education building.
The fundraising event raised $350,000 for the community’s medical school, an amount that will be used as flexible funds for medical education.
UCF President John C. Hitt spoke to guests from the Tavistock Green, named for the Tavistock Foundation that donated 50 acres of land for the UCF Health Sciences Campus and a $12.5 million challenge grant for construction of the medical education building. Hitt thanked donors, local physicians, government officials and citizens who made the college a reality by lobbying legislators, raising money for facilities and full scholarships for the charter class, and serving as volunteer faculty members. “Tonight,” he said, reciting the university’s motto, “We can say for certain that UCF stands for opportunity.”
place: UCF College of Medicine Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona, 6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Orlando, FL 32827
You’re invited to attend this milestone celebration of the opening of the new UCF College of Medicine at the Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona. This special evening will feature a progressive dinner through the state-of-the-art medical education building, drinks, live entertainment and interactive experiences with faculty in select areas of the college.
Admission to the event includes permanent recognition in the College’s Piazza in the form of a personalized brick. The event is open to the public. Various ticket packages are available.
The University of Florida broke ground on its $44 million Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona. The 100,000 square-foot facility will house an expansion of the College of Pharmacy’s Ph.D. program in pharmacometrics, and will also be home to a clinical research unit from UF’s Institute on aging.