University of California, Irvine Plans Falling Leaves Foundation Medical Innovation Building

Published 10-1-2021
  • University of California, Irvine Plans Falling Leaves Foundation Medical Innovation Building
  • University of California, Irvine Plans Falling Leaves Foundation Medical Innovation Building

    Courtesy of UC Irvine.

The University of California, Irvine is planning to construct the Falling Leaves Foundation Medical Innovation Building to accelerate the discovery of new modalities for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Providing leading-edge wet labs, meeting spaces, and instructional venues, the 200,000-sf facility will enhance the recruitment and retention of high-profile faculty and launch promising careers for basic, translational, and clinically trained scientists. Students will learn alongside these teams of investigators on floors dedicated to specific health issues, including cancer, neuroscience, and drug discovery. The highly collaborative structure will be located in the growing Health Sciences district near the Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences and the Sue & Bill Gross Nursing and Health Sciences Hall. A construction timeline has yet to be determined.