Carilion Clinic: Carilion Clinic development, including joint Carilion-Virginia Tech Medical School plan, named region's top business story for 2007

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Carilion Clinic development, including joint Carilion-Virginia Tech Medical School plan, named region's top business story for 2007


(For more recent news about the medical school, go here.)


The Roanoke Times places Carilion Clinic's development at Riverside Center, including the announcement of plans for a joint medical college with Virginia Tech, at the top of their list of the region's top 10 business stories for 2007.

Plans for the new college of medicine were announced exactly one year ago.
Word actually leaked out in the Roanoke Times in November, with the official announcement coming January 3rd, 2007 during a visit by Governor Tim Kaine.
Here are links to the original news releases from Carilion and Virginia Tech.

Here is the original fact sheet distributed during the announcement. The announcement received significant local media coverage - click below for a compilation of television news reports.

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Developments since plans were announced last year include;

The selection of the medical school's first dean - Cynda Johnson MD, MBA, former dean of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Governor Tim Kain proposes a $1.65 billion higher education bond package that includes $59 million for construction of the medical school and adjacent research institute.

Here is an animated rendering of the medical school, showing it in relation to the new Carilion Clinic outpatient facility, parking garage and office building.

For some recent news about the medical school, go here.