Media Coverage

7/23/18
Spectrum TV covered the installation of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences sign at the building’s Washington Street entrance.
7/6/18
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, comments on the success of the first semester in the new building. “Our first semester in the new building has been exceedingly positive,” he said. “I hear from our students, faculty and staff that the new building has generated a new energy, which was exactly what we had hoped to achieve.”
7/2/18
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has received approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to recruit 16 residents in radiology over the next four years, beginning with four enrollees next March through the National Resident Matching Program.
5/15/18
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, was quoted in an article on the completion of the new $375 million building that is home to the Jacobs School. “This building fully integrates medical education into Buffalo’s growing academic health center, emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration and strengthening our relationships with our clinical partners,” Cain said.
1/28/18
An article features the many improvements the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building brings to health care in Western New York, and quotes Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School. “This building fully integrates medical education into Buffalo’s growing academic health center, emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration and strengthening our relationships with our clinical partners,” he said.
1/23/18
Teaching, research and clinical work got off to an official start Monday in the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building downtown, with Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visiting to talk with students about the historical significance of the day. “We had a great world-class economy at the time when the first class came here in 1847, the 66 first individuals who sat in downtown Buffalo. Buffalo was an emerging community — it was on the rise,” Hochul said. “It became the home to the highest per capita millionaires in the country. We hosted the Pan-American Exhibition — it was a shining bright light to the rest of the world.”
1/19/18
An article about what’s next for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus reports the December opening of the new downtown home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences marked a turning point for the campus, and notes that workers are putting the finishing touches on the new building, which opened to students in early January. Other projects will include the campus’ ninth skybridge linking the medical school building to the Conventus medical office building.
1/16/18
Recent articles detail the opening of the new $375 million, 628,000-square-foot Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building in downtown Buffalo.
1/15/18
The new downtown home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has been a lofty project, to say the least. The building’s mechanical, HVAC and plumbing work — the heart of the facility — is on an enormous scale. “At the peak of this job we had about 170 of our workers on the site,” said Matt Peters, the project manager for John W. Danforth Co., a mechanical contracting company based in Tonawanda. “It’s the single largest contract we’ve ever executed in our 133-year history.”
1/6/18
A feature story on the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building and the impact it is expected to have on medical education at UB quotes Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School; Alan J. Lesse, MD, senior associate dean for medical curriculum and associate professor of medicine; and Kelly Hayes McAlonie, director of campus planning at UB. “We can take advantage of the building. We can look at courses taught in the traditional lecture format and change that to teach in an interactive learning manner, small groups or simulation,” Cain said.
12/30/17
An article in Buffalo Spree magazine features the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building and the statement it makes about Buffalo and medical education. “The building has no front or back. All the facades are equally important, but it was decided that the main entrance would be at the corner of Main and High Streets,” the article notes. “Because of the need to separate the public and academic uses, the second floor becomes the ground floor of the medical school. Its lobby features a tower of changeable light. Stairs ascend upward to what the architect describes as the piano nobile level, thereby allowing pedestrians to pass through the building as it connects to the rest of the medical campus.”
12/22/17
In a Q&A interview, Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, describes the years of planning for the new building downtown and discusses the benefits to students, physicians, researchers and patients. “Everyone who works at an academic health center has to wake up every morning and say this is the place where we want people to come to learn. This is the place where new knowledge of some type is going to be created, and this is the place, if any of us need a physician, where I want to go because I'm not just getting standard of care but, if needed, have the opportunity to participate in new directions for treatment,” Cain said.
12/20/17
Various local and national media outlets reported on the grand opening of the new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. More than 500 people attended the ceremony for the spectacular new facility, including Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul. “We’re celebrating the grand opening of much more than a new building today. This is the start of a new era for UB, for our medical school and for this entire region,” said Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president of health sciences and dean of the medical school.
12/15/17
While the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences celebrated the grand opening of its new $375 million downtown medical school building on Dec. 12, exterior finishing work on the building’s Main Street canopy and other details won’t completely wrap up until early in 2018.
12/6/17
A front-page article reports on the new downtown home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, which will be dedicated on Dec. 12 and open to students on Jan. 8. The article quotes Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School. “Hundreds of people discussed and gave ideas about what the medical school should look like, and what the research and education venues should be and how they should be configured,” Cain said.