USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy is moving in

The University of South Florida announced on August 16, 2019 that it has received a $10 million gift from Taneja Family Foundation to name the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy. The donation, made through the USF Foundation, is the largest philanthropic gift to a pharmacy school in the state of Florida. As result of the gift, the Taneja College of Pharmacy will move into the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute facility under construction in downtown Tampa. The building is scheduled to open in late 2019, with pharmacy students tentatively expected to start classes there in fall of 2021. Read more about this exciting announcement and addition to Water Street Tampa.





An Inside Look at USF in Water Street Tampa

April 02, 2019

Here’s your first look at the progress inside the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute at Water Street Tampa. Opening late 2019, approximately 1,800 students, faculty and staff will live, work and study along the downtown waterfront as a key anchor at Water Street Tampa. By moving within a mile of its primary teaching hospital Tampa General Hospital, USF will attract the brightest students and faculty, and will increase federal research dollars to fight heart disease. Learn more about the project at





Topping off celebrates milestone in construction of new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute

November 27, 2018

“Today we are celebrating a momentous occasion — the topping-off of one of the most significant projects ever to be completed in USF System history,” said USF System President Judy Genshaft. “This project belongs to all of us, and would not be possible if it were not for the incredible support of visionary Tampa Bay and state leaders.  It is staggering in its impact — in terms of academic, research and economic significance.” Charles J. Lockwood, MD, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, said the new building has been designed with a new generation of physicians and other health professionals in mind – and is already attracting top talent.  USF’s incoming class of medical students in fall 2018 was its most competitive ever, with the highest median MCAT score in the state of Florida, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.



Water Street Tampa Closes the Gap Between Lab and Clinic

August 15, 2018

USF Health is moving downtown to Water Street Tampa, closing the translational gap between Tampa General Hospital and USF research laboratories. “We’re going to have specimens here from the operating room and we’re going to be able to transport them right across the waterway to USF and into a laboratory,” says Thomas Rutherford, PhD, MD, professor and division director of obstetrics and gynecology for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.




Water Street Tampa’s Economic Impact

April 16, 2018

Community leaders discuss the economic impact of the USF medical school move to Water Street Tampa.




Water Street Tampa is Built for Collaboration

March 13, 2018

USF Health is moving downtown to the heart of the Water Street Tampa Wellness District. This transition not only brings students and researchers closer to primary teaching affiliate Tampa General Hospital, but it also presents the department with a blank canvas. Building a workspace conducive to teamwork is at the forefront of the design. The USF Health Heart Institute at the Morsani College of Medicine is an opportunity “to put all of the researchers who work in the cardiovascular arena together in one open space, which will promote collaboration,” says Samuel Wickline, MD, director for USF Health Heart Institute. To have a heart institute with an academic flavor, with highly qualified researchers funded by the NIH, is going to be a major boost for this area.




Construction Begins on New USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute

September 21, 2017

The University of South Florida officially joins the Water Street Tampa neighborhood as it begins major construction on the new Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) and USF Health Heart Institute.



Discovery in the Heart of Tampa

May 26, 2017

The University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute will move to downtown Tampa in 2019 to educate tomorrow’s physicians and fight our greatest health threat.



USF Health Heart Institute

February 17, 2016

The USF Heart Institute will be housed in USF’s new downtown Morsani College of Medicine. It will include laboratory space for USF to increase basic and clinical research studies related to the heart. “The USF Heart Institute will be there for the community – as a leader in developing future devices and therapies. But we need your support to make it happen.”



USF’s Site Dedication Ceremony in Downtown Tampa

December 8, 2015

The University of South Florida dedicated the future site of USF Health’s new Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in downtown Tampa. USF President, Judy Genshaft, lead the well-attended ceremony. The new location will place the medical school and the heart institute closer to its primary teaching and clinical affiliate, Tampa General Hospital, and the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation. The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine is quickly becoming one the country’s most competitive medical schools and the university was just ranked amongst the top public and private research universities nationwide. Read More.




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