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Smart Economic Growth

Buffalo’s industrial past has given way to an enterprising present, and UB plays a key role in this exciting economic renaissance.

Timothy Murphy, MD in his research lab

Health Care Hub

From its industrial roots, Buffalo has reinvented itself as a hub for the biotech and health care industries.

As this vital segment of our economy continues to grow, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is playing a pivotal role in the regional renaissance.

Together with our affiliated teaching hospitals and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus we’re advancing clinical care, education and research, and contributing to the health and vitality of the region’s economy and its people.

Research and Innovation

UB is the Western New York’s second-largest employer, and it has an annual impact of $1.5 billion on the region’s economy.

As a research university, we are a major source of innovation in Western New York, responsible for generating new ideas, as well as commercial applications for them. UB has helped fuel many of our area’s landmark businesses, among them Praxair, Lockheed Martin, Moog, SmartPill and Greatbatch.

The university’s Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economy Outreach (STOR) fosters this growth by providing an interface between the inventive work of laboratory research and the applied commercial development that brings this work to market.

Knowledge Economy

Through UB 2020—the university’s strategic initiative for enhancing educational opportunities and advancing life-enhancing research discoveries—we are creating a robust knowledge-based economy in Western New York.

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences serves as a leader in UB 2020’s efforts to advance research and foster community partnerships.

UB 2020’s accomplishments include a groundbreaking collaboration between the university and Kaleida Health to construct the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center and the Gates Vascular Institute. The combined facility, which opened on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Sept. 20, 2012, brings together Kaleida Health physicians and UB researchers in an effort to deliver state-of-the-art clinical care and to help Buffalo attract and retain major figures in the health sciences.

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Photo of faculty and students walking on UB's South Campus.

UB 2020 is UB’s far-reaching plan for our emergence as a world-class public research university.

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is a key player and significant contributor to UB 2020.