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7/7/17
Work has begun on a pedestrian and bike path connector that will run underneath the new building for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The path will run from Allen and Main streets leading into the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus gateway.
6/23/17
Larry Beahan, MD, a retired psychiatrist who lives in Amherst, reminisces about attending UB’s downtown medical school in the 1950s. The school back then was virtually housed on the same spot as the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building set to open in fall 2017.
6/21/17
A lunchtime tour that Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus President and CEO Matt Enstice led noted that the two largest projects on the medical campus are UB’s new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building and John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.
6/13/17
Construction on the new $375 million Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is expected to wrap up by Labor Day, which will put state-of-the-art labs, research, teaching and simulation space under one roof. "It makes the medical school whole again," said Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
6/13/17
The new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will have distinct surgical and robotic surgery training areas. "This is a huge expansion of our simulation space," said Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school.
6/9/17
The incoming class at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will increase by 25 percent to 180 students. Over four years, the medical school will grow to 720 medical students. Nearly 2,000 faculty, staff and students will be based at the downtown campus by January.
6/7/17
In addition to the other benefits of working in the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building downtown you can add one more — spectacular views. The eight-story building will offer amazing views that stretch to the downtown skyline and beyond to Lake Erie.
6/7/17
The new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building in downtown Buffalo will have a digital wayfinding system. It will enable users to search for individuals, events or departments, then display an outline of exactly where to walk through the building to find the way.
6/7/17
Construction on the new $375 million Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is nearing completion. It will feature 628,000 square feet of space spread across eight floors. The interior will contain a seven-story atrium naturally illuminated by skylights and two glass walls. 
6/6/17
The new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building will have a cutting-edge gross anatomy lab with 50 tables in all for gross anatomy and continuing medical education purposes. As students dissect, they will have images directly in front of them, through CT scans and MRI scans. “This will be a pretty innovative gross anatomy lab,” said Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school.
6/5/17
The new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building will have a mostly electronic library with quiet study space and computers, with the bulk of the medical school book collection remaining in the Health Sciences Library on the South Campus.
4/26/17
Middle and high school students learned about career options in medicine and research during an open house May 6 on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus co-hosted by UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. The event featured a tour and discussion about construction of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building and other facilities.
4/24/17
An article looks at minute details of the construction of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building, and reports the $375 million facility contains, among other things, 7,400 tons of structural steel for framing and 150,000 bolts holding the connections together.
4/18/17
An article reports the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building downtown is 84 percent complete, and quotes Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school. “Each milestone brings us closer to achieving our vision for the project,” he said.
4/18/17
A story on construction of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building reports a related project will create a tunnel that will eventually run through the building, connecting Allentown and the Fruit Belt.