Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

The future of medicine

The Jacobs School celebrates its new home

Grand opening ceremony of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


On the first day of classes in the new home of the Jacobs School, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul had a message for medical students.


Sixty-four years after moving to the South Campus, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has returned to downtown Buffalo.


Instruction is the top priority for the “thoughtfully coordinated move.”


“Gut Flora,” a new public art installation, has taken up permanent residence in the Metro Rail station inside the new medical school building.

Realizing the vision

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First day, new home

After a few weeks off for the holidays, 180 first-year medical students returned to classes on Jan. 8 in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences' new state-of-the-art home on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Photos: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

Published January 16, 2018



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.


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.