UB on the move downtown

January 13, 2012 Updated Jan 13, 2012 at 8:22 AM EDT

By WKBW News

January 13, 2012 Updated Jan 13, 2012 at 8:22 AM EDT

Part of the UB School of Medicine is moving to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus next week. The department of family medicine is slated to move to the UB Downtown Gateway Complex by Thursday. The move involves 75 staff and administrators. It's part of UB's $375 million plan to shift the School of Medicine from the South campus to downtown. Clinical sites in Olean, Amherst, Tonawanda and Buffalo will remain open. UB is also constructing a $46 million Educational Opportunity Center on the medical campus. It should open in spring 2013.

New York State is changing the way services are delivered to the developmentally disabled and how nonproft groups will be paid for those services. It's part of a five year process is explained in today's Business First. It has many people concerned since the plan could set a fixed rate per person for all care provided and it could lead to shared-services among nonprofit agencies.

Want to know what lies ahead for the Western New York economy in 2012? You can hear from a panel of experts at the Business First Power Breakfast on Economic Development on Thursday, January 19 from 7:30 a-m to 9:30 a-m at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. Simply call 541-1631 for more information or go to http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/event/59301. There is also at link at wkbw.com under News Links.

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