USF to break ground on Heart Health Institute
The University of South Florida will break ground for the university's Health Heart Institute Tuesday morning.
State and Hillsborough County officials have given USF $21.4 million over two years to create the institute, a five-story, 100,000-square-foot facility in the center of its health campus in Tampa. Another $30 million in anticipated funding is expected to finish the institute, which will bring together researchers, doctors and hospitals to make research strides and help patients suffering from heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
USF president Judy Genshaft, Florida House of Representatives Speaker Will Weatherford, Hillsborough County Commission chairman Mark Sharpe, and USF Health Morsani College of Medicine interim dean Dr. Harry van Loveren are scheduled to speak at the 8:30 a.m. groundbreaking at a tent on the corner of West Holly Drive and Magnolia Drive on the USF Health campus.