FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2014
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Kari Bonaro, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.
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Ellen Goldbaum, University at Buffalo
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The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. received $650,000 to construct above-ground pedestrian bridges connecting new infrastructure on the BNMC. These bridges are a reflection of the collaborative efforts among the BNMC institutions and partners, including the University at Buffalo, Kaleida Health, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
“This funding ensures wp-contentropriate access from the NFTA station and the University at Buffalo’s new School of Medicine and Biomedical to the rest of the Medical Campus. The bridges will also encourage critical connections and collaboration among the partners on and around the Medical Campus,” said Matthew K. Enstice, President & CEO, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. “Thank you to Governor Cuomo and the entire REDC for supporting this important effort for our community.”
“The pedestrian bridge funded by this grant is essential to our plans for a new medical school in downtown Buffalo because it will provide the university with a direct link to our partners on and adjacent to the BNMC,” said Michael Cain, M.D., Vice President for Health Sciences at UB and Dean of the medical school. “Strengthening these partnerships is of the utmost importance to Buffalo’s academic health center and is one of the reasons UB chose to move its medical school downtown.”
About the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC Inc.) is a self-sustaining social enterprise successfully combining innovation, job creation, and urban revitalization. It serves as the umbrella organization of the anchor institutions that make up the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus located within the 120-acre campus bordering Allentown, the Fruit Belt and Downtown. The BNMC Inc. fosters conversation and collaboration among its member institutions, its partners and the community to address critical issues impacting them, including entrepreneurship, energy, access and transportation, workforce and procurement, neighborhoods, and healthy communities, with the goal of increasing economic development and building a strong community. bnmc-old.local.