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2/2/17
Faculty and staff from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are expected to begin moving into the new medical school building in downtown Buffalo in October and UB’s medical students will begin taking classes there in January 2018 under a timetable outlined by Michael E. Cain, MD, dean of the medical school and vice president for health sciences, during his annual state-of-the-school address.
1/27/17
An article about organizations that have benefited from Buffalo Billion funding includes a $50 million commitment to create a partnership between UB and the New York Genome Center in Manhattan to develop new ways to treat, prevent and manage serious diseases based on genomic medical research.
1/27/17
An article on the growth of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and its impact on Buffalo notes that after the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital complete their moves downtown this fall, 15,000 people are expected to work on the medical campus.
12/31/16
An article about the top local stories expected to make headlines in 2017 includes the completion of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building downtown, which is expected to open in the fall.
11/25/16
The $4.4 million Allen-Medical Campus Metro Station — situated at the base of the new University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences — will play a key role in delivering people to the downtown medical campus. The school’s construction is expected to be complete in 2017.
11/23/16
The new building for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo is on schedule to open downtown in fall of 2017. The project is unique in that it is the largest medical education building currently being built in the United States.
11/21/16
The $375 million, new eight-story building for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is slated to open in 2017. More than 2,000 medical students, trainees, faculty and staff will work in the facility — and many will arrive and leave every day via Metro Rail.
11/18/16
More than 28,000 terra cotta panels from Boston Valley Terra Cotta will be installed this fall as the face of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building in downtown Buffalo, bringing a touch of local architectural tradition to the otherwise contemporary-looking complex.
11/16/16
Suzanne G. Laychock, PhD, senior associate dean for faculty affairs and facilities, is interviewed for a report on how construction is on track for the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building in downtown Buffalo, and notes how the new facility will foster a collaborative environment.
11/10/16
An article reports the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is in the final stages of one of the biggest fundraising campaigns in Buffalo history, and interviews Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school, and Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for health policy.
10/25/16
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is interviewed about the medical school’s move in 2017 to its new building downtown and the role it is expected to play in attracting and retaining medical professionals ranging from faculty to physicians and researchers.
9/16/16
Coverage of the topping off of UB’s new home for the medical school featured comments from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who spoke at the ceremony, touting the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as an example of how far Buffalo has come in the last five years.
9/13/16
An article about 32 “priority projects” selected by the state’s Regional Economic Development Council program reports the biggest funding request — $42.7 million in all — is from UB for a medical simulation center at the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building that is being built downtown.
8/18/16
As the 2016 school year begins, Buffalo Business First reports that the University at Buffalo’s $375 million Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be completed and accept its first students in 2017. UB’s new medical school will include expanded enrollment and the hiring of more faculty.
5/12/16
An online article features a photo montage update on construction of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building in downtown Buffalo.