BUFFALO, NY-- The vision of moving the University at Buffalo's medical school back to downtown began about ten years ago.
Tuesday that vision became reality.
The ribbon was cut on the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The building is set to welcome students in January.
While the school was in the spotlight Tuesday, it is part of a much larger story.
The Buffalo-Niagara medical campus has grown to over 100 acres, and includes other facilities such as Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo General Hospital, Oishei Children's Hospital, and the Gates Vascular Institute among others.
"The designed linkage of this campus enhances and multiplies the contribution and expertise of each of our great institutions here," said Jeremy Jacobs, Chairman of Delaware North. The school bears his family name.
Incoming students have taken note.
Laura Reed is a member of the Class of 2020.
"The ability to walk across the street to see a patient, or to work with physicians firsthand will change the way that we are practicing and learning medicine as students."