The closing gift in the university's $250 million "Realizing Potential" campaign will provide scholarships for medical students needing financial support to attend medical school and will position the newly renamed Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine as an integral part of a two-hundred-bed teaching and research hospital being constructed by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) East Florida.
The latest gift from the Patels comes on the heels of a previous commitment of $200 million by the couple that included $50 million in support of the Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences and an additional $150 million real estate investment for a site for NSU's Tampa Bay Regional Campus in Clearwater.
"This gift will help attract the best and brightest medical students who have the potential to develop as physician leaders and will elevate NSU's reputation as a top-tier research university," said Johannes W. Vieweg, founding dean of the allopathic college. "Our medical school is built on a partnership model, and we are pleased to join forces with the Patels to transform the delivery of health care in our community and beyond. This will further our mission of advancing human health through innovation in medical education, research, patient care, and community engagement."