Vagelos Education Center Opens

The most anticipated new building on the medical center campus in years is now in full use at 104 Haven Avenue. The new medical and graduate education building, which had been under construction since 2013, opened in August as members of the Class of 2020 were moving into Bard Hall down the street.

Dedicated on June 9, the building is named the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center—Vagelos Education Center, for short—to honor the building’s lead donors, P. Roy Vagelos’54 and Diana Vagelos. Following the June dedication, contractors applied finishing touches to prepare the building for its first official function—the reception after the Class of 2020’s White Coat Ceremony Aug. 15. Before that, however, came moving day for several education-related P&S offices that moved into the building from locations they had occupied for decades in the P&S building.

Now located in the Vagelos Education Center are the Office of Medical Education (student affairs, student research, diversity and multicultural affairs, and curricular affairs) and the Office of Admissions. Other offices in the building are occupied by faculty and staff assigned to operate the new simulation center, which fills 18,000 square feet of the new building.

These photos taken by Michael Hernandez’18 show the new building in use during the first few weeks of the school year.