Medical School Building Fund

The most important initiative for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences since its founding.

Help build the vision

Building the vision

We are raising $200 million for the new medical school from generous alumni and friends. Every gift counts. Help us get to the finish line by January 2018. 

Naming opportunities

Opportunities are available for you to leave your mark in the heart of Downtown Buffalo. Learning stations, lounges, and plaques can cement your legacy as part of the new building. 

To learn more contact email Jennifer Seth-Cimini or call 716-829-3732.

Watch the building come alive

Classes Begin January 2018

This year we open our doors to the incoming class of 2021 in an all-new school on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The new building—and its students and faculty—will be connected to the Buffalo General Medical Center, the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the school’s new Clinical and Translational Research Center.

We have increased the size of our faculty by 100 and increased the size of the entering class from 140 to 180. This adds clinical services and training programs not now available in Buffalo and addresses the local and national need for more U.S. medical school graduates.

To build a completely new medical school is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Embrace the challenge.

Giving societies

The final beam

Raising the final beam

The new building totals 628,000 square feet spread over eight floors including a seven-story glass atrium, and a terra-cotta and glass rainscreen façade, featuring:

  • State-of-the art laboratory space
  • Sky-bridge connections to adjacent hospital, medical building
  • Expanded patient care simulation center for clinical, surgical and robotic surgery training
  • Built-in NFTA-Metro rail station for convenient public access

The Circle of Leaders recognizes men and women who stepped forward to help build the medical education floor in UB’s new medical school.

By joining the Circle of Visionaries you will change medical education, treatment and discovery in Buffalo, in New York and in the nation—and put your name on this proud institution for the ages.