The sky is dotted with construction cranes that mark the location of the “medical city” at Lake Nona where $2billion of development is under way.

This impressive site includes Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, the University of Central Florida medical school and Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando’s Cancer Research Institute, Nemours Children’s Hospital and the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Soon it will include the University of Florida, the first major UF facility to be built outside of Gainesville.

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