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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.
8/16/17
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.
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.