Advancing the Vision

Advancing the Future of Health at Water Street Tampa

The expansion of USF Health's Morsani College of Medicine, Taneja College of Pharmacy and Heart Institute into downtown Tampa is about more than a physical building.

The University of South Florida is creating a future that will allow us to attract the brightest students and NIH-funded researchers to this state-of-the-art facility. It is nestled near the Tampa waterfront in what is becoming one of the most vibrant urban environments in America and the world's first wellness district.

Since the plans were announced in 2015, medical student applications have consistently skyrocketed, and for the past five years USF's incoming MD students have had the highest MCAT scores of any Florida medical school. As new physician scientists are recruited for the Heart Institute, USF's national NIH research rankings have risen to the top 50.

This building powers an advanced educational environment that will better prepare your future doctors. It also will open space on USF's main campus to grow other quality health programs to address critical shortages in our state.

Moving the Morsani College of Medicine and Taneja College of Pharmacy downtown brings USF students and faculty closer to our primary teaching hospital, Tampa General Hospital. This closer proximity will increase the college's eligibility for federal research funding, which will in turn create new jobs and attract biotech companies to Tampa.

By uniting bench scientists and clinical researchers under one roof, this facility will help discoveries become more quickly realized into practical personalized treatments to combat our society's deadliest diseases.

The new downtown Tampa location for the Taneja College of Pharmacy, Heart Institute and Morsani College of Medicine has enabled a series of once-in-a lifetime naming opportunities for founding donors in the world's first wellness district.

You can play an important role in advancing the future of health for the next century. Contact the USF Health development office today at (813) 974-9776 to learn more.