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UNLV's new medical school gets land

Posted at 7:31 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 22:31:59-04

The Clark County Commission formally transferred more than nine acres to UNLV for its new medical school Tuesday.

The commission unanimously approved a resolution transferring the site at 625 Shadow Lane, near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Alta Drive, to the Nevada System of Higher Education and UNLV. The medical education building, which will be located near the university’s Shadow Lane Campus and University Medical Center, will be the primary academic home for the school and its teaching, research and clinical programs.
A ceremonial deed-signing event on the Shadow Lane site followed the commission meeting. Signing for the transfer of the land were Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, UMC Board Chairman and Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, Regent Michael Wixom, vice chairman of the NSHE Board of Regents, and UNLV President Len Jessup.

Tuesday’s commission vote was the last in a series of steps that included a decision on June 10 by the Board of Regents to accept the land.
When classes for the UNLV School of Medicine tentatively begin next July, medical students will temporarily occupy newly renovated space at the UNLV Dental School on the Shadow Lane Campus.