New medical school at UB gets boost

UB Medical School site

The University at Buffalo is getting a multi-million dollar boost for its medical school.

The John R. Oishei Foundation is giving $5 million to help build UB’s new medical school downtown. The $375 million school on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is expected to be complete in 2016. The goal is to allow students to work closely with professionals to strengthen education and care.

UB Medical School Dean Michael Cain said, “All of this means, as you’ve heard, a bigger better Buffalo that will be seen as a national innovator in healthcare discovery and healthcare delivery.”

Planners say this is also is good news for the city itself and will boots Buffalo’s economic vitality.

The current project is being built very close to where students first began studying medicine in 1847.

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