On August 16, Loyola broke ground on a $137-million medical research and education building that will support nearly 500 scientists and staff working together to improve health.

The Center for Translational Research and Education is scheduled to open in April 2016 on the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood. The five-story, 227,000-square-foot building is a collaboration among Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University Health System, and CHETrinity Health.

Researchers now scattered among buildings throughout the Health Sciences Campus will be centralized in the research and education center. The center will be built on what is now a parking lot between the medical school and an office building.