What: The grand opening ceremony of the University at
Buffalo's new Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), a
biomedical research facility in downtown Buffalo, designed to
narrow the gap between discovery and cure.
When: Sept. 20, 2012.
2 - 3 p.m. -- Grand opening ceremony
Ceremony will be followed by a walk-through of the CTRC and a
keynote address by pioneering genomics scientist J. Craig Venter,
who will be conferred a SUNY honorary doctorate.
Where: In the fifth floor atrium of the Gates Vascular
Institute/CTRC building at Goodrich and Ellicott Streets on the
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The building is jointly owned and
operated by UB and Kaleida Health, with UB occupying the building's
Why: UB's Clinical and Translational Research Center is a
unique 170,000-square-foot research facility that allows UB's
physician scientists to do their research upstairs in the CTRC and
to see patients and work with clinicians downstairs in Kaleida
Health's Gates Vascular Institute.
The CTRC was designed and constructed with significant input
from UB's researchers so as to maximize this kind of collaboration
in order to catalyze medical breakthroughs and innovative
treatments. UB is recruiting more world-class researchers to work
within the CTRC; the facility is part of UB's medical school, which
is relocating to downtown Buffalo in 2016 under the UB 2020 plan
and with the support of Gov. Cuomo's NYSUNY 2020 legislation. A
Biosciences Incubator within UB's CTRC will assist UB researchers
with the commercialization of new medical therapies and
Speakers will include:
-- Timothy F. Murphy, MD, director of UB's CTRC and SUNY
Distinguished Professor, UB School of Medicine and Biomedical
-- Michael E. Cain, MD, UB vice president for health sciences
and dean of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
-- Jeremy M. Jacobs, chairman, UB Council
-- Satish K. Tripathi, PhD, UB President
-- Sam Hoyt, Regional President, Empire State Development
-- Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, NYS Assembly
-- Mark Grisanti, NYS Senate
-- Byron W. Brown, mayor, City of Buffalo
More information about UB's CTRC and a photo of the building is
available here: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/13159
and here: http://www.buffalo.edu/UBT/features/CTRC.php.