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Karen Robinson is a suburban reporter for The Buffalo News. She covers Lancaster and Depew.

A State Supreme Court justice is expected to issue a decision this week in a lawsuit that sought to protect a brick house on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus that once housed manufacturing offices from demolition. A preservation group, Campaign for Buffalo, History, Architecture & Culture, has sought a preliminary injunction to prevent a demolition company from r…

The public can tour the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus today with two leaders who helped shape its growth. Matthew Enstice, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc., and Thomas R. Beecher Jr., founding board chairman and one of the original architects of the campus, will lead a guided walk from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. today. The walk begins and ends …

Getting to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus from the Southtowns by bus just got a bit easier during the work week. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and BNMC Inc. have extended two bus routes that will drop and pick up riders directly on the Medical Campus Monday through Friday. Some trips for routes No. 14 Abbott and No. 16 South Park, both traveling to a…

Rochester-based Vargas Associates has opened an office in the Thomas R. Beecher Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to support the growth of facilities project management, interior design and relocation management, with some of its work based on the campus. The company is working with John R. Oishei Children's Hospital to coordinate 12 floors of furn…

The Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo will be renamed for a longtime children's charity that has supported the hospital since 1962. The center, which will move to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in October, will be renamed the Variety Tent #7 Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center. It will move with other clinics to the n…

Norma J. Nowak is a powerhouse. And not just in the lab, where she drills deep into human genomics research and helps oversee a company she helped launch. Her research stretches back to the mid-'80s and much of the 1990s, when she worked intensely in Roswell Park Cancer Institute's labs and on the Human Genome Project that stretched over 15 years. Passionate, full…

Workers and the public headed to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on Thursday may want to think about trying out public transit for a more environmentally friendly option on the 12th annual National Dump the Pump Day. BNMC Inc., the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, Go Buffalo, GObike and Citizens for Regional Transit are helping promote the initiative on cam…

Charlie Sorce's insulation and coatings business has done $3 million of contracted work on the University at Buffalo's new medical school, doing insulation and fireproofing over the last two years. But he says his company, Insulation Coatings & Consultants, still is owed nearly $1.06 million from the State University Construction Fund for additional work he says was…

The University at Buffalo's new medical school building will open its doors to more students. The incoming class at UB's Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences will increase by 25 percent to 180 students. Over four years, the medical school will grow to 720 medical students. The new building, under construction at Main and Allen streets on the Buf…

Roswell Park Cancer Institute patients and visitors will want to pay careful attention to getting around in the midst of construction and repairs. Construction continues on the new Katherine, Anne & Donna Gioia Pediatric Hematology Oncology Center at the front of the main hospital on Carlton Street. The parking garage's front ramp is closed for repairs and traff…

A preservation group plans to seek a preliminary injunction to further spare demolition of a home believed to be designed by famed architect E.B. Green on the northern edge of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Attorney Richard G. Berger, representing Campaign for Buffalo, History, Architecture & Culture, said the case will return June 15 before state Supreme Court…

A new Ellicott Street parking ramp on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is expected to have up to four levels complete in the fall when the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital opens and faculty begins arriving for University at Buffalo's new medical school. Crews for contractor LeChase Construction Services have made noticeable improvement on the ramp at 854 Ellicott…

Gross anatomy classes often are a rite of passage for medical school students, and so it soon will be at the University at Buffalo's new medical school. The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will showcase a cutting-edge gross anatomy lab on its seventh floor that is centralized and has 30 tables in its main area. In all, there will be 50 tables for gros…

When students move into University at Buffalo's new downtown medical school early next year, they'll leave behind most of the books. The bulk of the medical school book collection will remain on South Campus in the university's Health Sciences Library with its vintage lights and traditional reading tables. In contrast, the new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine an…