Community Health Building
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About the Community Health Building

The Loewenberg School of Nursing and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders represent two of the University's leading health care programs. Each has a long and distinguished tenure at the University of Memphis, and both provide valuable workforce development and community outreach services for the greater Memphis community as well as important scholarly contributions within their fields.

The new 177,000-square foot, $60 million Community Health Building will build upon the rich history of the University's Park Avenue Campus as the former home of the Kennedy VA Hospital by creating a health campus that unites the faculty and facilities of both the Loewenberg School of Nursing and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The beautiful, 145-acre campus holds a vibrant future as the home of several health-related schools and colleges where interdisciplinary research initiatives can be further developed and clinical and community services can be expanded.

In celebration of the University's Centennial in 2012, the University of Memphis has launched the Empowering the Dream campaign. Your support of this campaign will allow the Loewenberg School of Nursing and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders to realize their visions while enabling the University to reach its $250 million goal. Your support provides the necessary resources to inspire the next generation of Dreamers Thinkers Doers.

Empowering the Dream Campaign

Central to the University's master plan for the Park Avenue Campus, the Community Health Building will include the following:

  • 170-seat Lecture Hall and Learning Center
  • On-site branch of the University Libraries
  • 16 classrooms for student instruction and seminar presentations
  • 39 laboratories for faculty and student research, and nursing skills, assessment, and simulation education
  • New, easily-accessible home for the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center and nurse-led community clinic
  • Designated conference rooms, collaborative faculty space, and work areas undergraduate and graduate students

About the Park Avenue Campus

Situated just minutes from the main University campus, the Park Avenue Campus of the University of Memphis has a rich history and a vibrant future. The former site of the Kennedy VA hospital, the 145-acre property at the intersection of Park Avenue and Getwell Roads was transferred from the US Government to the University for educational use in 1967. Since then, the master plan for the Park Avenue Campus has been to develop new interdisciplinary research initiatives and provide clinical and community services, all while preserving the park-like beauty of its majestic oak trees and lush lawns. With the ability – and vision – to create and grow our interdisciplinary initiatives through development of the Park Avenue Campus, this area serves as an incredible resource for the University and the Memphis community.

For more information concerning the Community Health Building, please contact:

Lendon Ellis
lellis2@memphis.edu
(901) 678-5288

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