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Tampa, Florida -- All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine will be building a new state-of-the-art facility that will focus on research for childhood diseases and treatment options thanks to a land transfer from USF.

The 1.4 acres of land was donated by the state to USF in April and was transferred Tuesday by USF as a gift to the hospital. The land is adjacent to the existing Children's Research Institute, located at 601 Fourth Street South, and the All Children's Hospital Outpatient Care Center.

"The University of South Florida is pleased to transfer this land to All Children's Hospitaland looks forward to the development of a new, state-of-the-art medical research facility there," said USF President Judy Genshaft. "We are excited about the economic development and health care impact that this project will have in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay region, especially for the youngest members of our community. We remain committed to partnering with All Children's Hospital on projects like these that can improve health outcomes and quality of care, and we thank Governor Scott, the Florida Cabinet and our legislative leaders for their support for this critical initiative."

In addition to being a research, education and training facility, the space will also promote an interdisciplinary learning environment to enhance training of physicians in the USF Health and the All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine pediatric residency programs, as well as strengthen the education of USF Health medical students, health sciences undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

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