University of Georgia, Health Sciences Campus, Phase I Renovations
This three building, 95,000 square foot, conversion/renovation was the first step in transforming the 120 year old Navy Supply Corps School into a major medical education campus for the University of Georgia (UGA). The UGA Health Sciences Campus includes teaching facilities, clinical space, academic and administrative offices, food service, student support space, and additional open space. Russell Hall is the largest of the three buildings and is designed to simulate the real world of team-based patient care with student and actor/patient interactions that encourages communication skills and provides immediate feedback by means of both synchronous and asynchronous digital technologies. These state-of-the-art medical education facilities are designed to combine two important pedagogical strategies—small group learning, which helps students integrate medical science and clinical skills, and diagnostic reasoning, which is the foundation of excellence in medical care. Miller and Winnie Davis Halls are historic buildings among the earliest structures on campus and have been sensitively renovated. Miller Hall houses the College of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professions Education. Winnie Davis Hall houses the administrative offices of the UGA Medical Partnership. Occupants of the UGA Health Sciences Campus include the UGA Medical Partnership with the Georgia Regents University, the College of Public Health and Human Services, the Center for Global Health, and the Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professions Education.