Family’s foundation names PA studies suite in new Harrell Building

Randolph B. Mahoney, PA, donates $500,000 to fund PA studies suite in new medical education facility.

By: Nicole Zak

The groundbreaking for the George T. Harrell, MD, Medical Education Building took place on Nov. 22, and one day later Randolph B. Mahoney, PA, announced a donation of $500,000 to help fund the building’s administrative offices of the UF School of Physician Assistant Studies.

Randolph B. Mahoney, MPAS, PA-C. Photo by Jesse S. Jones

Randolph B. Mahoney, MPAS, PA-C. Photo by Jesse S. Jones

The area will be named after the foundation of which Mahoney is president and chairman, The Hall-Halliburton Foundation School of Physician Assistant Studies Suite.

“The Harrell Medical Education Building is a cornerstone of the College of Medicine,” Mahoney said. “We are excited to help with this project, which will advance medical education here at UF.”

The Hall-Halliburton Foundation was founded by Mahoney’s family many years ago, and it funds programs and projects in various medical and social areas, primarily in Florida.

“We support endeavors that can make a difference, whatever the field,” Mahoney said. “We like to see the needle move with our funding. This is why we primarily focus on a few larger gifts, rather than many smaller ones.”

The new medical education building will serve as a national model, providing a dynamic environment for training UF medical and PA students to practice safe, effective and compassionate clinical care. The Hall-Halliburton Foundation Suite will house the PA administrative offices, including offices for the director, faculty and staff.

Mahoney is an assistant professor and serves as the clinical director for the UF College of Medicine School of PA Studies. He received his master’s degree from the school in 2001.