Building UB: Our Physical Plan

Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)

A joint project of UB and Kaleida Health, the CTRC links clinical care and teaching with research and commercial application in the health sciences and is one of a handful of such facilities in the nation.

UB and Kaleida Health have constructed a $291 million, eight-story facility in downtown Buffalo that will help Western New York attract top faculty in key health sciences fields while speeding the translation of research discoveries into improved treatments for patients. The top four floors of the building house UB research and development facilities, including UB’s $118 million Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) and the Jacobs Institute, which conducts research, development and training in vascular medicine.

The bottom four floors are home to the Gates Vascular Institute, Kaleida Health’s $173 million merger of its cardiac, stroke and vascular operations, and Buffalo General Medical Center's new emergency care unit.

This project represents a ground-breaking collaboration between UB and a leading Buffalo teaching hospital. It is a major step in implementing the recommendations of a state commission on reform of health care delivery in the region.