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11/1/17
An article on construction of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building notes that the grand opening is scheduled for December, with students slated to begin using the building in January. The new medical school building houses modular 21st century learning environments that include updated classrooms and laboratories. The design features two L-shaped structures linked by a six-story, light-filled glass atrium.
10/16/17
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, talks about the construction of the school’s new building downtown and the 25 percent increase in enrollment in the school this year to help address the regional and national physician shortage. “Part of this vision of continuing to increase excellence in health care delivery in Western New York was doing these three things: we are moving the medical school, we are building a new one specially designed to be 21st century and we are building programs that attract students here and keep students here and allow us to recruit the best physician-scientists.”
10/2/17
UB has established a website to assist in the transition of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to the new building located in downtown Buffalo. The website includes information about the impact on the community, on research and on patient care, as well as the impact on medical education at UB.
8/30/17
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences welcomed its largest class of medical students at a ceremony where 180 students received their white coats. David A. Milling, MD, associate dean for student and academic affairs, discussed the reasons why the school was able to boost its enrollment, including the new medical school building downtown. “With new space that can accommodate them, increase class sizes — so a perfect opportunity for us to do this. Workforce issues in our area and outside our area as well,” he said.
8/29/17
The UB logo is now in place near the top of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building overlooking the corner of Allen and Main streets. Weighing 800 pounds and measuring 83 inches by 161¼ inches by 6½ inches deep, the bright-blue lettered logo, made of aluminum, was lifted by crane 140 feet for its installation. The logo was designed to be halo-illuminated, so at nighttime it will be backlit against the building.
8/16/17
A report on the installation of the UB logo on the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building downtown interviews UB project manager Jennifer Kuhn, who described the installation as “a pinnacle moment in the construction” of the building. “Basically everything’s new in the building. New office furniture and new conference room tables, everything’s new,” she said…. “It’s a lot of people, a lot of building to fill.”
8/4/17
An article about the future of health care in Western New York notes local health institutions and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have been working together to invest in facilities and make the local health care system more physician-friendly.
7/28/17
Roughly 24,000 terra cotta panels have been installed so far on the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building downtown, with nearly 4,000 more to go.
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
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.
6/13/17
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.
6/9/17
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.