Media Advisory: Learn About UB’s New Downtown Research Facility and Much More at UB Partners Day

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BUFFALO, N.Y.– A presentation on the University at Buffalo’s newest downtown facility — the Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) — will be among the highlights of this year’s UB Partners Day.

The event, which takes place on Friday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, showcases how UB partners with industry, government and nonprofits spur economic growth in Buffalo Niagara. The day will begin with about 15 workshops on subjects including how life sciences entrepreneurs can partner with UB to commercialize technologies; how UB is using virtual reality to help develop Buffalo’s Inner Harbor; and how public and private organizations can recruit UB students as interns and volunteers.

To register or for a listing of workshops and exhibits, go to http://www.buffalo.edu/businessengagement/News/Events.

At a workshop on the CTRC, presenters will discuss collaborative opportunities and other topics relating to the new center, which will be housed in the UB/Kaleida building under construction on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The UB CTRC will focus on translating medical research into treatments and technologies, housing state-of-the-art laboratories, an imaging facility and examination rooms. A UB Biosciences Incubator within the facility, will nurture start-ups spun off from UB medical discoveries. Scientists, including existing UB researchers and new recruits, will utilize the space.

The CTRC, and UB’s partnership with Kaleida Health, plays a key role in UB’s development of a downtown campus. The university also is proposing a new medical school building near the site, will soon open the new UB Institute for Healthcare Informatics in partnership with Dell, has broken ground on a new Educational Opportunity Center and has moved programs to the UB Downtown Gateway (the former M. Wile building).

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