New home for Health Sciences

The former site of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School now hosts the UGA College of Public Health and the Georgia Regents University/UGA Medical Partnership

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New home for Health Sciences

(Left to right) First-year Medical Partnership students Grace Yaguchi, Michael Lou and Sallie McSwain stroll down Prince Avenue in front of the Health Sciences Campus.

Photo by: Dot Paul

After a year and $20 million in restorations, the former U.S. Navy Supply Corps School campus in west Athens reopened in August 2012 as the new home for the UGA College of Public Health and the Georgia Regents University/UGA Medical Partnership.

The 56-acre site, deeded to the university by the U.S. Department of Education after the Navy school closed, served about 550 public health students, 120 Medical Partnership students and 140 faculty and staff last fall. Once renovations are complete in fall 2015, about 1,650 faculty, staff and students will be based on the campus. The total will rise to 1,800 with the addition of students who will live in residence halls on the property. Get more at publichealth.uga.edu and medicalpartnership.usg.edu.

Part-time Associate Professor Dr. Geoffrey Cole (MBA ’07) teaches a Healthcare Consulting Management class to public health students in Russell Hall. Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker.

Thom Gaddy, assistant professor of cellular biology and anatomy, looks at a slide during a class with first-year medical students. Photo by Dot Paul.

Medical student Cristina Elstad leads fellow third-year students on a tour of the new Health Sciences Campus. Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker.

Medical Partnership Assistant Professor Dr. Toby Tally explains an assignment to first-year students in a gross anatomy lab. Photo by Dot Paul.

Dr. Cheryl Dickson, Medical Partnership associate dean for student and multicultural affairs, talks with third-year medical student Paul Baker of Albany in front of Winnie Davis Hall. Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker.

Second-year medical students listen as Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Howard Cohen leads a class in a second-floor classroom in Russell Hall. Photo by Dot Paul.

John Vena, UGA Foundation Professor and head of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics in the College of Public Health, lectures his doctoral epidemiology seminar class in Miller Hall. Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker.

As part of the Essentials of Clinical Medicine curriculum, second-year medical student Lindsay Sweat performs a routine exam on Kay Richmond, a simulated patient volunteer. The simulated patient encounters take place in the small group classrooms on the first floor of Russell Hall. Photo by Dot Paul.

Second-year medical students, including Michael Schecter (right), wait in the hallway for their turn to participate in a simulated patient encounter. Photo by Dot Paul.

From left, students Jennifer Copeland of Cumming, Miranda Iverson of Atlanta and Brooke King of Ellenwood listen to classmate Kenasia Brown of Augusta ask a question in Professor Stephen Rathbun’s biostatistics class in Russell Hall. At far right is student Minsu Kang of Daegu, South Korea. Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker.