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$10 million gift will retain and recruit world-class researchers to University at Buffalo
Date:6/13/2008

ll help provide an avenue for establishing Buffalo as a world-class center for state-of-the-art research, treatment and teaching in the areas of vascular and heart diseases. With the collaboration of the Jacobs Institute, UB and Kaleida Health, we have the opportunity to dramatically change health care in Western New York for the better," said Jacobs.

The gift is dependent upon the building of a dedicated facility to be the center of excellence in cardiology, vascular disease and neurology. The gift challenges UB, Kaleida, the Jacobs Institute and other community organizations to work together to bring the vision to reality.

The cutting-edge work of researchers, educators and clinicians recruited by the Jacobs Institute will greatly enhance the research and education programs of UB's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, putting the UB medical school on the map with other major medical research institutions regionally and nationally.

In praising the generosity and vision of Jeremy and Margaret Jacobs, UB President John B. Simpson said the gift will produce research, education and clinical-care synergies that are essential for major advancements in health care.

"The commitment from Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs and family is significant on a number of levels," Simpson said. "First, this is a powerful example of how our community can work together to both nurture and attract world-class medical research to Western New York. Second, it demonstrates a commitment to reinventing our community to be competitive in the 21st century.

"The gift also is an extraordinary endorsement of the goals of UB 2020, our plan to transform the university while also improving our region's quality of life," Simpson added. "Recruitment and retention of talented researchers, educators and clinicians is critical to our goal to produce groundbreaking medical research that will have a transf
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Contact: John DellContrada
dellacon@buffalo.edu
716-361-3006
University at Buffalo
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