Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo will officially
open the new Gates Vascular Institute/Clinical and Translational
Research Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
When: May 24 at 11 a.m.
Where: In the fifth floor atrium of the Gates Vascular
Institute/Clinical and Translational Research Center building at
Goodrich and Ellicott Streets on the Buffalo Niagara Medical
Why: The Gates Vascular Institute is a first-of-its-kind,
multi-dimensional medical facility with four out of 10 floors
focused on cardiac, stroke and related vascular care. Also included
in this facility is the largest Emergency Department in Western New
York, featuring 53 private rooms and many patient-centered touches
to create a safe, healing environment for more than 60,000 visits
UB's Clinical and Translational Research Center is a
170,000-square-foot research facility on the top five floors of the
building. The CTRC's research -- done in collaboration with
physicians and scientists in the Buffalo area -- will help lead to
new medical breakthroughs and innovative treatments.
The opening of the $291 million joint Kaleida Health-UB building
marks a new era in patient care, biomedical research and medical
education in Western New York.
Speakers at the event will include:
-- UB President Satish K. Tripathi, PhD
-- James R. Kaskie, MBA, president and chief executive officer,
-- Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, commissioner, New York State
Department of Health
-- L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, professor and chair of the UB
Department of Neurosurgery and chief of neurosurgery at Kaleida
-- Timothy F. Murphy, MD, director of UB's CTRC and senior
associate dean for clinical and translational research in the UB
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences