Downtown Campus News


The late Peter Ayers Nickerson, a beloved UB faculty member who spent nearly 50 years teaching in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has given $4.5 million to the school.


Imagine a kids’ menu with no French fries or soda that offers healthy entrees. This is the type of menu that an East coast restaurant chain introduced to encourage healthier eating. After its introduction, orders of healthier children’s items increased.  


Recruited to UB and Women & Children’s Hospital last year, he brings a fresh perspective to Western New York’s pediatric obesity issue.


The University at Buffalo today launches a fundraising campaign that is the largest in university history and the largest in the history of the State University of New York system.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Take the escalator from the train tracks into Buffalo’s new Allen-Medical Metro Rail station and you’ll see them as you ascend: gigantic appendages of explosively bright color, like the limbs of some outsized metallic cephalopod.

The new building allows UB to train more doctors to alleviate physician shortages, achieve breakthroughs in biomedical research and transform health care in Buffalo.


Representatives including UB President Satish K. Tripathi and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo gathered for the traditional topping out ceremony.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The International Neuropsychological Society (INS) has selected Ralph H. Benedict, PhD, professor of neurology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, as the 2016 recipient of its INS Mid-Career Award.

The use of terra cotta panels as the high-performance "skin" of the new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is a nod to Buffalo's rich architectural history.