Class sizes have increased at the school in recent years, so the pavilion will provide much needed space for students, officials said. The medical school plans to break ground on the Aaron pavilion in January, and it is scheduled to be complete by 2017. The school has a $96 million endowment, officials said.
“This exceptionally generous gift is an enduring legacy of two people who clearly care about the future of medicine, science and the health and wellness of the Georgia community and the nation,” said President and Dean Montgomery Rice. “Recruiting and retaining world-class faculty, ensuring cutting-edge resources for our students and providing quality health care to our patients solidifies our presence for future generations. We thank the Aarons for the confidence of this gift and applaud their ongoing commitment to community. ”