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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.
4/13/17
The construction of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building marked a major milestone recently when workers began dismantling a 150-foot-tall buck hoist with two elevator cars that for more than a year were used to deliver supplies needed for work inside the eight-story building.
4/4/17
An article about the Buffalo Billion II, which is aimed at building on the foundation laid out by the first Buffalo Billion while also spreading the economic development plan’s focus into smaller initiatives intended to build on the projects in the first phase and branch out into new neighborhoods and communities that were not part of the first phase, reports it includes $20 million to allow UB to increase the size of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to 180 students from the current 144 students, and also would allow the school to add 100 new physicians and scientists to the faculty.
3/24/17
A story about the national physician shortage quotes David A. Milling, MD, senior associate dean for student and academic affairs. Milling talked about how the medical school is helping to address the shortage regionally through the expansion of this year’s class by 40 students, made possible by the construction of the new building downtown.
3/23/17
An editorial lauds the UBMD Physicians’ Group’s move into the Conventus building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and notes that Conventus has direct connections to the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building and John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, both of which are in the final stages of construction.
3/21/17
The number of companies operating on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has grown to more than 150. This impressive growth, in part, is attributed to UB’s entrepreneurial efforts. The number of people working on the medical campus will expand this fall when the new Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences building opens this fall.
3/2/17
A story about the impact state budget negotiation could have on the local medical community reports funding from the second phase of the Buffalo Billion initiative could have a serious impact on the way space is used by the city’s medical community, and notes that $20 million is earmarked to help the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences expand class sizes.
2/28/17
An article reports the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has hired 12 new faculty members as part of a surge in hiring planned as UB moves its medical school downtown. The article notes the medical school will open the $375 million state-of-the-art building later this year, with the first group of students starting to take classes there next January, and has increased the size of its student body by 25 percent, putting enrollment at 180 students.
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.