Medical School Building Fund

Build the Vision

The years between now and 2017 are the most important for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences since the school was founded.

In 2017 we will open our doors to the incoming class of 2021 in an all-new school on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The new building—and its students and faculty—will be connected to the Buffalo General Medical Center, the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the school’s new Clinical and Translational Research Center.

We are also growing. By 2017, we will have increased the size of our faculty by 100 and increased the size of the entering class from 140 to 180. This adds clinical services and training programs not now available in Buffalo and addresses the local and national need for more U.S. medical school graduates.

To build a completely new medical school is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Embrace the challenge.


Your gift will help build the school

We are seeking to raise $50 million of the total construction cost of $375 million for the new medical school from generous alumni and friends. Principal naming opportunities include the building itself, main lecture halls, dean's suite and library; other naming opportunities include laboratories, classrooms, learning stations, lounges and many more. Gifts of every size help build the school.

Giving societies

The Circle of Leaders recognizes men and women who stepped forward to help build the medical education floor in UB’s new medical school.


By joining the Circle of Visionaries, you will change medical education, treatment and discovery in Buffalo, in New York and in the nation—and put your name on this proud institution for the ages.