Downtown USF College of Medicine

A USF flag hangs over the site where the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute will one day stand in downtown Tampa as part of the Water Street Tampa development. (courtesy  Eric Younghans / USF Health Communications)
Downtown USF College of Medicine

The University of South Florida’s new Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute is scheduled to open in 2019 as one of the cornerstones of Water Street Tampa. The $3 billion redevelopment of downtown is the idea of Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, who was recently joined by officials from USF and the city to celebrate the start of construction. We’ll hear from them, along with some med school students who are excited about their new home, on University Beat on WUSF Public Media.

Video Extras

Morsani College of Medicine Construction

The first stages of construction of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine are taking place in downtown Tampa as the beginning of the Water Street Tampa redevelopment project.

Video shot and edited by Kyanna Riggins.

More Information: 

Webpage tracking the progress of the USF Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in downtown Tampa, including a live "construction camera."

Water Street Tampa webpage

WUSF News story on the beginning of construction downtown

Original Broadcast Date: 
10/03/17

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Host:
Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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