Karen Robinson, The Buffalo News
print logo

Karen Robinson

Author

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

Before setting out for the 2017 Decorators' Show House opening this weekend on the Medical Campus, you might want to plan your parking strategy. That is especially true Saturday, when the Women & Children's Super Hero walk to the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital site also is going on. The tightest times – at least in terms of parking – to see the August…

More bright red bicycles are coming to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, with a second station now identified at High and Ellicott streets. The new Reddy Bikeshare station, providing five additional bikes, is expected to be installed sometime in the next week or two, said Susan Kirkpatrick, BNMC Inc. communications consultant. Citywide, 200 of the bikes were instal…

A smartphone app will help visitors find their way to the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital when it opens this fall on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The technology will take people from their home to their area of care, right down to figuring out parking near the hospital and then helping them navigate where they need to go once they're inside Oishei. "We …

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. will give one-week Metro passes to campus employees in May to encourage them to take the train or bus instead of driving to work. Starting Monday and for three consecutive weeks in May, BNMC Inc. will offer a free, one-week trial to campus workers as part of its Give Transit A Try program and its broader initiative to promote health…

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Center Inc. has hired Marc Pope in a new role with the organization as its community program manager to handle community engagement initiatives and oversee programs that benefit local residents, particularly within a one-mile radius of the Medical Campus. BNMC, the nonprofit organization that coordinates infrastructure and other work on …

Middle and high school students can get a flavor of various career options in the medical and research field during an open house May 6 on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The third annual student open house is a half-day event aimed at introducing future career opportunities to area students in grades seven through 12 along with their parents or other adults. The…

Anne D. Gioia's long legacy of helping Roswell Park Cancer Institute is continuing. The well-known philanthropist and civic leader – who in 1991 co-founded the cancer center's fundraising arm – has been reappointed to a seventh term on the institute's board of directors. Gioia is a former teacher who, with her sister-in-law, Donna Gioia, helped found the Roswell …

Roswell Park Cancer Institute's weekly farmers' market returns for a new season June 7, running for consecutive Wednesdays through much of the summer and September. The market runs Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Kaminski Park & Gardens on the Roswell Park campus at Carlton Street between North Oak and Elm streets. The market will not run in August or int…

Sick patients could get some cheer from Luna and Sakari when the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital opens later this year. The polar bears at the Buffalo Zoo will be among the animals that children at the hospital will see through live webcams from their rooms. It’s part of a series of digital enhancements that patients and their families will have access t…

At eight stories tall and 628,000 square feet, the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences makes a statement. The $375 million facility is under construction on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. [PHOTO GALLERY: UB's downtown medical school nears completion] Here are seven facts about the new building: 1. The building is equi…

Annie Leeds had two corneal transplants when she was 4 years old, but severe glaucoma developed, leaving her blind in her left eye and with severely limited vision in her right. Within months of the cornea transplants, a kidney disorder affected her ability to absorb electrolytes into her bloodstream. And Annie also lost her hearing at around the same age. For a w…

How the media covers the Muslim community and how the public interprets that news was the focus of a wide-ranging "Muslimedia" panel discussion Sunday in the Islamic Center, Getzville. The crowd of about 60 people obtained insights from two retired Western New York journalists as well as religious leaders and representatives of the Muslim community. Lee Coppola, a pr…

Student engineers from the University at Buffalo will soon help troubleshoot a solar mystery on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Why did parking lot lights powered by wind and sun stop working? Four years ago, the nonprofit organization that coordinates infrastructure and other services on the Medical Campus installed new lights in one of its parking lots on…

Allentown sidewalks, benches and and bike racks will get their own logo when the city completes the $7.5 million redesign and overhaul of the neighborhood streetscape. New street furniture, bicycle racks, garbage receptacles – and even concrete in some key intersections crossing Allen – will contain the Allentown Association logo. "What will be unique about a…

Buffalo Niagara health care leaders will share insights on health care reform during a panel discussion Monday. The University at Buffalo School of Management will host the forum titled "After the Affordable Care Act: A Nonpartisan Conversation on the Future of Health Care." The discussion will address the wide-reaching impact of the legislation on patients, medical …