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Kaleida Health and UB to Celebrate Construction Milestone

Release Date: February 12, 2010

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UB and Kaleida are constructing a new clinical care and research building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Leaders of Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo will gather today (Fri., Feb. 12) for brief remarks as the first sequence of steel is erected at the construction site of a new combined $291 million clinical care, research and business incubation building to be located next to Buffalo General Hospital at Goodrich and Ellicott streets.

Who: Kaleida Health President and CEO James R. Kaskie and UB President John B. Simpson will address a small group of onlookers as the steel is set at the construction site.

When and Where: The event will take place 1 p.m. TODAY (Friday, Feb. 12) at the construction site. Enter Goodrich Street from Michigan and travel a half block to the construction site.

What: The new 10-floor facility, slated for completion in 2011, will house four floors of Kaleida Health's Global Heart and Vascular Institute (GHVI) and four floors of UB's Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) and Biosciences Incubator, as well as lobby and physical plant space.

Why: Installation of the steel piles is a milestone in the building's construction. The new facility will bring together Kaleida Health physicians and UB researchers in a collaborative effort to deliver state-of-the-art clinical care, produce major research breakthroughs and spin off new biotechnology businesses and jobs.

A video of the August 2009 groundbreaking for the building is available at www.buffalo.edu/news.

Media arrangements: Michael Hughes, 983-373, and John DellaContrada, 361-3006.

Media Contact Information

John DellaContrada
Interim Vice President for Communications
Tel: 716-645-4601 (mobile: 716-361-3006)
dellacon@buffalo.edu
Twitter: @UBNewsSource