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

One block east of the burgeoning Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are three historic buildings on High Street – a deli, a now-dilapidated former doctor's home and a Baptist church dating to 1875. Those three structures in the city's Fruit Belt neighborhood again are the heart of a proposal to become the High Street Historic District, an effort by some in the neighborho…

The number of companies on the 120-acre Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has grown to more than 150, according to the nonprofit organization that oversees the campus. In 2002, when the campus was in its infancy, there were three companies. Companies counted by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. include those located in its entrepreneurial hub; University at Buf…

Downtown Buffalo was transformed into a true hooley Sunday afternoon. Thousands lined stately Delaware Avenue, showing their Irish finest in the city's 77th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, one of the longest-running parades in the country. A vast oasis of all shades of green marked the occasion, from City Hall to Allentown. [Gallery: The 2017 St. Patrick's Day Para…

A one-mile Super Hero walk to the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital on April 29 will raise money for the new hospital. Kaleida Health, which operates Women's & Children's Hospital on Bryant Street, is coordinating the walk from the existing facility to the new hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The building is in the finishing stages of completion …

A rapidly deteriorating Allentown building just a few steps from the edge of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is in such bad shape that its owner says it needs to be torn down despite previous interest in restoring it. But the Buffalo Preservation Board wasn't so quick to approve a demolition request for the two-story, red-brick commercial building owned by May Wong. …

A portion of the former Osmose Holdings complex on the northern end of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is on its way to getting the green light for demolition because of contamination. But a house on the property believed to have been designed by famed architect E.B. Green may be spared. The Buffalo Preservation Board last week approved the demolition of a porti…

The buildings rising from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus have been touted for bringing more jobs downtown and rapidly changing the neighborhood. But there's another bonus: the views from the windows of the new buildings under construction or recently built. If you will work in or take classes in the University at Buffalo's new Jacobs School of Medicine and …

Outpatient clinics at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo are continuing their march to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. On April 3, the second batch of the hospital's outpatient clinics will open for patients at the Oishei Children's Outpatient Center in the Conventus medical and research building at 1001 Main St. https://buffalonews.com/2017/03/09/biz-t…

The head of Roswell Park Cancer Institute will talk Saturday about cracking the glass ceiling when it comes to women in medical and science professions. Candace C. Johnson, Roswell's president and chief executive officer, will be the keynote speaker for an annual symposium sponsored by UB DoctHERS, a fairly new women's networking group designed to help advance women in me…

The Jacobs Institute has a new website to better echo the institute's work space and labs on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Visitors to the new site – jacobsinstitute.org – can access information about clinical experts, the institute's programs for the vascular medical device industry, educational outreach activities and its new Idea to Reality Center that wil…

Cassandra Church faces a daunting task in the next 240 days or so. She is charged with overseeing the monumental move in November of patients and staff from Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo to the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. And she doesn’t seem the least bit fazed by the challenge. Kaleida Health r…

The University at Buffalo's world-class Brain Museum will have two addresses next year. Part of the collection of more than 80 illuminated human brain specimens will move to the university's new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in January 2018. When the expanded medical complex opens, a portion of the col…

A multicolored sculpture of enameled stainless steel that evokes the double helix of DNA soon will be visible from the windows of the newly upgraded Allen-Medical Campus Metro Station. The sculpture, titled "Gut Flora," will greet passengers as they arrive and depart the station at the base of the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.…

Inside a new University at Buffalo building on Main Street is a mammoth glass atrium capped by seven skylights and filled with temporary scaffolding holding tradesmen working from dawn to dusk five days a week, and sometimes Saturdays. The workers are adding the interior details of the $375 million Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Main and Allen stre…