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Media Advisory: UB to break ground for new medical school in downtown Buffalo

Aerial image of new UB medical school from the southwest.

UB’s new medical school will bring 2,000 faculty, students and staff to downtown Buffalo. The new school will greatly enhance clinical education, produce new research leading to advances in medical treatments and technologies, and help make Buffalo a destination for world-class health care.

Release Date: October 14, 2013

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Aerial view of the new UB medical school building.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the corner of Main and High streets on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

The building is the first project to be funded by a NYSUNY Challenge Grant provided by Gov. Cuomo when he signed the NYSUNY 2020 bill into law in 2011.

The new downtown medical school is a critical piece of the university’s UB 2020 plan; it is a milestone project in the university’s history and in the city’s efforts to reinvent itself as a destination for world-class health care.

With a new medical school, UB will hire 100 new medical faculty members and grow the size of its medical school class from 140 to 180 students. The new 21st century facility will provide a dramatic, state-of-the-art upgrade for the medical school, which has been located on the UB South Campus since the mid-1950s.

Press arrangements: Ellen Goldbaum at 716-645-4605 and on-site at 716-771-9255, and John DellaContrada at 716-645-4601 and on-site at 716-361-3006.

Media Contact Information

Ellen Goldbaum
News Content Manager, Medicine
Tel: 716-645-4605
goldbaum@buffalo.edu
Twitter: @egoldbaum