A NEW RESEARCH AND PATIENT-CARE FACILITY, the Edie and Lew Wasserman Building, will unite and expand the campus’s existing surgical facilities and allow for the growth of research and programs aimed at restoring and preserving eyesight. The $115.6-million project will seek to provide patients with holistic treatment and services, as well as provide a world-class medical and research center.
The six-story, 100,000-square-foot structure, scheduled to open in 2014, is designed to meet the growing needs of the Jules Stein Eye Institute by providing space necessary to expand into a world-class research and treatment facility. With three dedicated floors in the building, the Jules Stein Eye Institute will be incorporated into the Edie and Lew Wasserman Eye Research Center, comprising operating rooms as well as refractive, oculoplastic and cataract services.
The other three floors in the Edie and Lew Wasserman Building will be occupied by the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA’s neurosurgery department and its Institute of Urologic Oncology. In addition to their separate clinical research programs, neurosurgery and urologic oncology will offer medical services for patients seeking treatment through the Edie and Lew Wasserman Eye Research Center and will collaborate with eye scientists on interrelated research.