In the next few years, the College of Health Professions will come into its own with state-of-the-art facilities to match the quality of the instruction received by students.

Designate your United Way Community Giving Campaign gift to the New Academic Building Fund # 61306300.

Facilities for the 21st Century

The College of Health Professions is poised to empower the most current educational models with classrooms, labs, and simulation spaces designed to meet the learning styles of today’s students.

This will be accomplished with a newly constructed academic building set to open in 2016, along with renovation of space in Weiskotten Hall, and renovation of Silverman Hall.

The new, technology-rich building will house the Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs, as well as the dean’s offices. Clinical Lab Sciences will move into the refurbished Weiskotten space and renovation of Silverman Hall will enhance the remaining programs – Cardiovascular Perfusion, Medical Imaging Sciences, Radiation Therapy, and Respiratory Therapy. An overriding goal is to bring classrooms and simulation labs closer to faculty offices to facilitate interaction between students and faculty and accessibility to labs and equipment.  

A large, flexible lecture space on the fourth floor of the new building will accommodate up to 349 people, making it the largest gathering space on the Upstate campus. A café on level one will offer quick and easy access to food for busy students on the go.

And, in keeping with Upstate’s commitment to stewardship of the environment, LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council will be sought for the new building.

The Campaign to Empower Learning s Enhance Healing is supporting unfunded needs for the College of Health Professions facilities, such as audiovisual equipment, software updates, simulation equipment, and more. 


Donald Simpson“The new academic spaces will edify communication and responsiveness, improve coordination of services and support active collaboration. We are thankful for the opportunity to provide innovative instruction in built environments that enhance our mission of
serving, searching and healing.”

Dean Donald D. Simpson, PhD, MPH




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