UB breaks ground in downtown medical campus
Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 23:10
Tripathi thanked Cuomo for his ongoing support in achieving UB 2020. He said it is through the support of Cuomo and the UB and Buffalo communities the plans for the medical campus were possible. Tripathi emphasized how important the initial steps of the project are.
“This is a defining moment for UB, for Buffalo and for New York State,” Tripathi said. “We know the impact of this progress extends far beyond the region. The students we educate, the discoveries in treatment generated here, will save lives and improve the quality of life for people around the world.”
Various UB leaders and community members came to the event to show their support for the initiative. Speakers included: Dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Michael Cain; SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher; CEO and Chairman of M&T Bank Robert Wilmers; New York State Assembly Member Crystal Peoples-Stokes; President of the Allentown Association Board Edward Castine; Co-Chair of the Orchard Community Initiative Zaid Islam; UB Provost Charles Zukoski; Chair of the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences John Tomaszewski; Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy Nancy Nielsen; and medical student, class of 2016, William Stendardi.