Voice your support for a new U health sciences building

About 6,200 health sciences students are educated at the University of Minnesota each year. And yet, the Academic Health Center’s training facilities are more than 40 years old — outdated and practically obsolete.

These students, who will move on to become part of the 70 percent of Minnesota’s health professionals trained at the U of M, must have access to interdisciplinary learning that prepares them to meet our state’s rapidly growing and changing health care needs.

This spring, the Minnesota Legislature will consider a $66.7 million capital request for a new health sciences education facility at the University. The U would contribute an additional $33.3 million to the $100 million project. The proposed building would include active-learning classrooms, simulation centers, a technology-rich health sciences library, and state-of-the-art facilities for our students. 

We urge you to contact your state legislators and voice your support for the University’s capital request for a new health sciences education facility. Tell them why the U matters to you and how your Medical School training has made an impact on your career and the lives of others.   

Find your legislator at gis.leg.mn. Learn more at govrelations.umn.edu/capital-request.html.

Published on April 5, 2016