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Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

The future of medicine

Sign of the times

Installation of the UB logo on the new medical school building is another indication the project is nearing completion.


While the spotlight has been on construction of the new medical school building, the plan to revitalize UB's historic campus is moving ahead.


With the new home of the UB medical school set to open this fall, Dean Michael Cain talks about the move and his goals for the school in the coming years.


With faculty and staff preparing to move in later this fall, crews are focused on the final stretch of work on the new home of UB's medical school.


The white coat ceremony marked an institutional milestone, as well as a personal milestone for the new students.

Realizing the vision

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Insider's view

As construction workers put the finishing touches on the new medical school building, our photographer managed to capture some highlights. Photos: Douglas Levere

Published September 13, 2017



A historic long-lost lantern will be reunited with its mate when the new building for the medical school opens its doors later this year.


The 28,006 terra cotta panels being installed on the new medical school building reflect Buffalo's architectural past.


One of the final beams was hoisted on top of the downtown structure, signaling the end of the steel construction phase.


UB will name its medical school the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in recognition of a $30 million gift to the school from Jeremy M. Jacobs, his wife Margaret and their family.


A 250-foot-high tower crane is flying the UB flag at the site of the university's future medical school building, which is under construction in downtown Buffalo.


Banners were installed last week identifying the veritable beehive of construction activity at Main and High streets as the future home of the UB medical school.


A crawler crane has begun installing steel beams for the new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the largest construction project in UB’s 167-year history.


A mockup of UB's new medical school building passed rigorous ‘worst-case scenario’ wind and rain tests with flying colors.