Today, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, joined by Arizona State University (ASU) President Michael Crow, announced that the university’s new headquarters for ASU Health, which includes a new medical school, will be built in downtown Phoenix.   

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“At a time when the Phoenix bioscience industry is booming, and when the need for highly trained medical professionals is at an all-time high, it’s a big deal that ASU has chosen downtown Phoenix for their newest venture,” Mayor Gallego said. “ASU’s commitment is a testament to the strong and productive partnership the City has fostered over the past two decades, and speaks to the brighter, healthier future that we envision for Phoenix families.” 

ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and its College of Health Solutions are already a part of the university’s downtown Phoenix campus, which began as part of a municipal bond election in 2006 and is now home to more than 12,000 students and nine colleges and units.  

“We are very excited that all three of these things, the headquarters for ASU Health and two new schools will be built in downtown Phoenix,” said Dr. Crow. “The citizens of Phoenix have been an important investor in higher education, science technology and medicine in downtown Phoenix. We are looking forward to working with Mayor Gallego, the city council and city leaders to create something that will enhance the entire health care ecosystem and be of service to the entire state. This is the right place to advance that work.” 

The new ASU School of Medicine and Advanced Medical Engineering will integrate clinical medicine, biomedical science and engineering. Clinical partnerships, including the existing alliance between ASU and the Mayo Clinic, will support both research and academic programs, delivering solutions that improve patient and health care outcomes. 

This year’s Phoenix bond package also has funding to expand the City’s partnership with ASU, specifically for the medical school in downtown. Ballots for the 2023 bond election were sent out via mail this week. Election Day is November 7.