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The NHBC has begun construction to provide The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV with its own Medical Education Building – designed to provide future Nevadan healthcare workers with leading technology, and elite education.

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The Medical Education Building Dazzles at Its Grand Opening — UNLV News

The Medical Education Building Dazzles at Its Grand Opening — UNLV News

So it has come to pass, courtesy of the nonprofit Nevada Health and Bioscience Corporation (NHBC) – the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV now has its first permanent building, one that will anchor the Las Vegas Medical District.

Can UNLV’s long-awaited $125 million medical school building solve Nevada’s physician shortage? — Nevada Independent

Can UNLV’s long-awaited $125 million medical school building solve Nevada’s physician shortage? — Nevada Independent

After years of fits and starts, three university presidents, two medical school deans, two governors and one pandemic, last Wednesday marked the end of a long and tortured road — the red ribbon was cut, and the Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building at UNLV was finally complete.

Grand Opening of the Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building at UNLV — Vegas Business Digest

Grand Opening of the Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building at UNLV — Vegas Business Digest

Last night, the Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building at UNLV held its grand opening ceremony in the Las Vegas Medical District. Designed by TSK Architects, this building is approximately 130,000 gross square feet and is designed to accommodate a class size of 120 students. The facility includes training spaces for clinical skills, simulation and anatomy classrooms for various sizes and a learning resources center. CO Architects is the medical education program planner and interior design architect. MJ Dean Construction is the general contractor.

UNLV welcomes new era as medical school building opens — Las Vegas Review-Journal

UNLV welcomes new era as medical school building opens — Las Vegas Review-Journal

UNLV medical students and others joined Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday during the opening celebration for the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine in Las Vegas.

UNLV Kirk Kerkorian Medical School now open — KSNV-TV/News3

UNLV Kirk Kerkorian Medical School now open — KSNV-TV/News3

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — UNLV's Kirk Kerkorian Medical School is officially opening its doors tonight.

NHBC Celebrates Grand Opening of Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building — Las Vegas HEALS

NHBC Celebrates Grand Opening of Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building — Las Vegas HEALS

A community aspiration for generations has become a reality with today’s grand opening of the Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building. The official grand opening was marked by a ceremony at the state-of-the art, 135,000 square foot facility, attended by the private donors that drove critical funding and those involved with implementation of the project, UNLV leadership, special guests, and public officials.

Photos: An inside look at UNLV’s new medical school building — Las Vegas Sun

Photos: An inside look at UNLV’s new medical school building — Las Vegas Sun

UNLV’s medical school building is almost ready.

Opening of UNLV’s new medical school building approaches — KSNV-TV/News3

Opening of UNLV’s new medical school building approaches — KSNV-TV/News3

The medical district's new crown jewel opens in a matter of days.

UNLV’s new medical education building is nearly complete — Las Vegas Review-Journal

UNLV’s new medical education building is nearly complete — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Construction is expected to wrap up in late October on the UNLV medical school’s first permanent facility, and students will use the space starting spring semester.

First look at UNLV’s new medical school building — KSNV-TV

First look at UNLV’s new medical school building — KSNV-TV

It’s $125 million of cutting-edge medical education that could put Las Vegas on the medical map.

Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine buries time capsule at UNLV — KSNV-TV

Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine buries time capsule at UNLV — KSNV-TV

Las Vegas (KSNV) — The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine...

Time Capsule Ceremony at Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Time Capsule Ceremony at Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine — Las Vegas Review-Journal

See full story at Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Time capsule buried under new UNLV School of Medicine — KLAS-TV

Time capsule buried under new UNLV School of Medicine — KLAS-TV

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A little bit of UNLV history...

UNLV plants time capsule underneath site of new School of Medicine building — KVVU-TV

UNLV plants time capsule underneath site of new School of Medicine building — KVVU-TV

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine...

Time Capsule Ceremony at the UNLV Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine — Las Vegas Sun

Time Capsule Ceremony at the UNLV Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine — Las Vegas Sun

PHOTO CREDIT: Wade Vandervort/Las Vegas Sun Key community figures partake...

Unintentional catalyst spurred donor effort for UNLV med school building — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Unintentional catalyst spurred donor effort for UNLV med school building — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Kris Engelstad McGarry has made no secret of her difficult...

UNLV med school gets $1 million from Bank of America – KSNV-TV/News3

UNLV med school gets $1 million from Bank of America – KSNV-TV/News3

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The new campus of the Kirk...

UNLV Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine building to host 100 students per class — KVVU-TV

UNLV Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine building to host 100 students per class — KVVU-TV

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV continues working...

UNLV’s new medical education building hits halfway point — Las Vegas Review-Journal

UNLV’s new medical education building hits halfway point — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Construction on UNLV’s new medical education building has reached the halfway point ahead of schedule and below budget, and the facility should be ready for occupancy in late June 2022.

Construction continues on School of Medicine at UNLV — KLAS-TV

Construction continues on School of Medicine at UNLV — KLAS-TV

Completion of the Kirk Kerkorian school of medicine on the UNLV campus is nearing its estimated date.

Work continues on new UNLV medical school building, set to open next year — Las Vegas Sun

Work continues on new UNLV medical school building, set to open next year — Las Vegas Sun

The 9-acre headquarters for the young Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine, which graduated its first class of doctors this spring, is buzzing with construction activity, and school officials are already planning their move.

Officials give hard hat tour of Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine building at UNLV — KTNV-TV

Officials give hard hat tour of Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine building at UNLV — KTNV-TV

Officials gave 13 Action News a hard hat tour at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV located near Interstate 15 and Charleston Boulevard.

Las Vegas health care executive: Don’t let anyone tell us we can’t do great things — Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas health care executive: Don’t let anyone tell us we can’t do great things — Las Vegas Sun

“If I can help deliver resources to empower our citizens with a health need, I have accomplished my highest and best use for being around.”

Women Inspiring Nevada: Maureen E. Schafer, President & CEO, Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation — Vegas Inc.

Women Inspiring Nevada: Maureen E. Schafer, President & CEO, Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation — Vegas Inc.

Maureen E. Schafer works hard and always wants to win. Growing up an athlete, this mentality was instilled in her at a young age.

UNLV Medical School Being Named For Resort Mogul Kerkorian – KNPR

UNLV Medical School Being Named For Resort Mogul Kerkorian – KNPR

The new medical school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is being named for the late billionaire businessman, investor and MGM Resorts founder Kirk Kerkorian.

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV

Name of medical education project honoring Las Vegas icon announced, marking the first time his name will appear on a building

UNLV Medical School Being Named for Resort Mogul Kerkorian – U.S. News

UNLV Medical School Being Named for Resort Mogul Kerkorian – U.S. News

The new medical school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is being named for the late billionaire businessman, investor and MGM Resorts founder Kirk Kerkorian, campus and company officials announced Friday.

UNLV School of Medicine building officially named after Kirk Kerkorian

UNLV School of Medicine building officially named after Kirk Kerkorian

The future UNLV School of Medicine medical education building was officially named the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV on Thursday morning.

UNLV medical school being named for MGM’s Kerkorian

UNLV medical school being named for MGM’s Kerkorian

The new medical school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is being named for the late billionaire businessman, investor and MGM Resorts founder Kirk Kerkorian, campus and company officials announced Friday.

UNLV medical school to be named for Las Vegas legend Kirk Kerkorian

UNLV medical school to be named for Las Vegas legend Kirk Kerkorian

The UNLV School of Medicine will bear the name of prominent businessman and philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian, the first time the late Las Vegas icon’s name will be used on a building anywhere.

UNLV’s medical education building to honor Las Vegas gaming pioneer

UNLV’s medical education building to honor Las Vegas gaming pioneer

The naming of The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV was announced Thursday by the Nevada Health & Bioscience Corp. at a news conference at the construction site.

UNLV Medical School being named for resort mogul Kerkorian – AP News

UNLV Medical School being named for resort mogul Kerkorian – AP News

The new medical school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is being named for the late billionaire businessman, investor and MGM Resorts founder Kirk Kerkorian.

UNLV School of Medicine sees funding restored for new building

UNLV School of Medicine sees funding restored for new building

The UNLV School of Medicine’s new medical education building will continue to rise following the restoration of state funding that was cut over the summer.

State Restores Funding For UNLV School Of Medicine Building

State Restores Funding For UNLV School Of Medicine Building

Governor Steve Sisolak announced that the $25 million cut during COVID-19-related budget readjustments will now be available.

Sisolak’s budget gives shot in arm to new UNLV medical school campus

Sisolak’s budget gives shot in arm to new UNLV medical school campus

The governor's proposed budget restores the state's contribution to the UNLV medical school campus

UNLV School of Medicine construction continues on new building

UNLV School of Medicine construction continues on new building

The UNLV School of Medicine is getting millions of dollars for the development of its medical education building.

Gov. Sisolak reinstates $25M for medical building

Gov. Sisolak reinstates $25M for medical building

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak reinstated $25 million for the medical building on UNLV's campus.

Local lawmakers, organizations react to Gov. Sisolak’s ‘State of the State’ address

Local lawmakers, organizations react to Gov. Sisolak’s ‘State of the State’ address

Local lawmakers and organizations are speaking out after Gov. Steve Sisolak delivered his second “State of the State” address Tuesday evening.

NHBC Expresses Thanks to Gov. Sisolak for  Reinstatement of $25 Million for Medical Education Building

NHBC Expresses Thanks to Gov. Sisolak for Reinstatement of $25 Million for Medical Education Building

LAS VEGAS (January 19, 2021) – Nevada Health & Bioscience...

Crews pour foundation for new UNLV medical facility

Crews pour foundation for new UNLV medical facility

After breaking ground in October, a new UNLV medical education building finally got its concrete base on Saturday, January 2.

Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation breaks ground on UNLV School Of Medicine building

Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation breaks ground on UNLV School Of Medicine building

The UNLV School of Medicine’s new medical education building will be located at 625 Shadow Lane within the Las Vegas Medical District.

Circa, medical school exemplify Las Vegas’ tradition of thinking big

Circa, medical school exemplify Las Vegas’ tradition of thinking big

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new academic building for the UNLV School of Medicine, located on the Shadow Ridge campus not far away from the new Circa resort.

Groundbreaking ceremony held with UNLV on future medical building

Groundbreaking ceremony held with UNLV on future medical building

The Nevada Health and Bioscience Corporation and the UNLV School of Medicine hosted the groundbreaking ceremony.

Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation Breaks Ground on UNLV School of Medicine Building

Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation Breaks Ground on UNLV School of Medicine Building

The NHBC, a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing healthcare research, education, clinical assets and programming in Nevada, has broken ground on the UNLV School of Medicine’s new medical education building.

UNLV School of Medicine breaks ground on new campus

UNLV School of Medicine breaks ground on new campus

UNLV School of Medicine held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for its medical education building — its first permanent facility.

University of Nevada, Reno – Extension welcomes two new Advisory Council members

University of Nevada, Reno – Extension welcomes two new Advisory Council members

University of Nevada, Reno – Extension welcomes Maureen Schafer to its Advisory Council this week.

UNLV med school donors confident state will honor funding pledge

UNLV med school donors confident state will honor funding pledge

Donors leading the charge to construct the UNLV School of Medicine building believe the state will find $25 million for its portion of funding for the project in the city’s medical district.

UNLV medical school building development ahead of schedule despite state appropriation cut

UNLV medical school building development ahead of schedule despite state appropriation cut

UNLV medical school building development ahead of schedule despite state appropriation cut, development company says.