$220.8M NextGen health facility on MU campus eyes fall 2021 grand opening date 

Work on a new state-of-the-art facility years in the making prepares to wrap up on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. The NextGen Precision Health building is set to open in fall 2021 and is part of an initiative involving the UM System’s four universities, MU Health Care, MU Extension and others.

Nearly a year after the University of Missouri’s announcement of a $2 million donation to NextGen Health Institute, rollout plans have been decided.

The university started building the NextGen Health Institute in June 2019. While the building is still under construction, the internal affairs are in line. The NextGen Health Institute is made up of many top scientists that will be moving into the building in October. 

The facility itself will feature floors focusing on cancer and immunology, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, and a collaborative workspace for imaging professionals.  

The research institute will cost nearly $221 million, but is expected to bring Missouri over $5 billion by 2045.

The grand opening is set for Oct. 19 to celebrate the culmination of work and precision health.