The University of Utah broke ground in October 2022 on the new state-of-the-art home for the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine. The new 185,000-square-foot building will become the hub of the university’s nationally recognized health sciences campus. The facilities will accelerate the school’s ability to provide the highest quality medical education, advanced research, and patient care. The $185 million facility has been made possible, in part, by funds from a landmark gift of $110 million from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation. The gift provides support not only for the building but also for medical education programs and cardiovascular research.
University of Utah Health is the only academic medical center in the Mountain West, providing patient care for nearly 10% of the geographic area of the continental United States. The construction of the medical education building is expected to drive the most critical evolution in the medical school’s history and be used across three primary areas: education, research, and clinical care.