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UB/Kaleida Health Global Vascular Institute

Postby cheerleader » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:42 pm

Thanks to Kim for the information-


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The effort to transform Buffalo into a world-class health care destination and expand the University at Buffalo's campus in downtown Buffalo took a major step forward today as Kaleida Health and UB broke ground for a new 10-story global vascular institute and research building.

The $291-million combined facility, to be located next to Buffalo General Hospital at Goodrich and Ellicott streets, will bring together Kaleida Health physicians and UB researchers in a collaborative effort to deliver state-of-the-art clinical care, produce major breakthroughs on the causes and treatment of vascular disease and spin-off new biotechnology businesses and jobs.

For UB, the Clinical and Translational Research Center will expand the university’s focus on translating basic medical research into new treatments and technologies made available for patients. The Biosciences Incubator will provide laboratories and office space, and start-up services to companies spun off from UB medical discoveries. UB’s incubator is expected to be at full occupancy after 2-3 years, with 130 employees. According to studies on the economic effect of biomedicine and biotechnology research, the UB CTRC and Biosciences Incubator are projected to produce an annual economic impact of $68,750,000.


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Postby jay123 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:59 pm

Here's something even more interesting about that center, please read the following article from 2008, but before here's my thoughts.
Dr. Jacobs of the Jacob's MS Center (renamed for him after he passed) was a tremendous MS doctor, we can't even fault him for being a primary developer of avonex instead of finding ccsvi (that's a joke). He died way too early of cervical spine cancer, but he did recruit Dr. Guttman to take his place. He devoted his life to MS, though he was part of one of the richest families in America (owners of the Boston Bruins, Boston garden, Delaware North which owns concessions everywhere..).
When the $10M grant from his family as announced for the vascular center many of us were pretty upset that the grant wasn't to MS research, but THE JOKE WAS ON US! With the advent of CCSVI, perhaps this was Dr. Jake letting us know we are on the right track!!!
Ironic or what????

Note -- this is from June, 2008---
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo announced today a $10 million gift from Jeremy M. Jacobs, his wife, Margaret, and family to establish the Jacobs Institute, which will support research and clinical collaboration on the causes, treatment and prevention of heart and vascular diseases.

The gift was made in honor of Lawrence D. Jacobs, M.D., a world-renowned medical pioneer and the late brother of Jeremy Jacobs. Lawrence Jacobs was chair of the Department of Neurology in UB's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and chief of neurology at Buffalo General Hospital at the time of his death. He was perhaps best known by the world and the medical community for his successful breakthroughs in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

This gift will fund the retention and recruitment of world-class researchers, educators and clinicians to the University at Buffalo and to the Western New York heath-care community.

Jeremy Jacobs is chairman and CEO of Delaware North Companies, a worldwide leader in hospitality and one of the largest privately held companies in North America. He is also chairman of the UB Council, an alumnus of the UB School of Management and a long-time philanthropic leader.

The Jacobs' gift is the largest single gift ever to UB and makes the Jacobs family the university's most generous donor, with gifts totaling $18.4 million. This historic $10 million gift to UB demonstrates the Jacobs family's confidence in UB's ability to greatly enhance the quality of life and economic prosperity of the Western New York community through groundbreaking medical research and the resulting economic impact of its research.

"I support the vision of bringing the brightest minds together in one place to focus on clinical care, research and teaching with an entrepreneurial spirit to solve challenging problems. It is my hope that this gift will help provide an avenue for establishing Buffalo as a world-class center for state-of-the-art research, treatment and teaching in the areas of vascular and heart diseases. With the collaboration of the Jacobs Institute, UB and Kaleida Health, we have the opportunity to dramatically change health care in Western New York for the better," said Jacobs.

The gift is dependent upon the building of a dedicated facility to be the center of excellence in cardiology, vascular disease and neurology. The gift challenges UB, Kaleida, the Jacobs Institute and other community organizations to work together to bring the vision to reality.

The cutting-edge work of researchers, educators and clinicians recruited by the Jacobs Institute will greatly enhance the research and education programs of UB's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, putting the UB medical school on the map with other major medical research institutions regionally and nationally.

In praising the generosity and vision of Jeremy and Margaret Jacobs, UB President John B. Simpson said the gift will produce research, education and clinical-care synergies that are essential for major advancements in health care.

"The commitment from Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs and family is significant on a number of levels," Simpson said. "First, this is a powerful example of how our community can work together to both nurture and attract world-class medical research to Western New York. Second, it demonstrates a commitment to reinventing our community to be competitive in the 21st century.

"The gift also is an extraordinary endorsement of the goals of UB 2020, our plan to transform the university while also improving our region's quality of life," Simpson added. "Recruitment and retention of talented researchers, educators and clinicians is critical to our goal to produce groundbreaking medical research that will have a transformative effect on health care and generate economic benefits that can only come from the work of our nation's best research universities. On behalf of UB, we thank the Jacobs family for their generosity and unwavering community spirit."

The Jacobs gift will also be the catalyst for a community-wide effort to raise additional funds needed to build and support creation of a Global Vascular Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The center will be a first-of-its-kind, multi-dimensional medical institute focused on the full spectrum of vascular health care, and will bring together physicians, researchers and educators to address heart and vascular diseases.

Similar university-research and clinical collaborations in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Minneapolis have produced renowned centers of medical excellence that have dramatically improved health care in those regions while generating tremendous economic benefits.

James R. Kaskie, president and CEO of Kaleida Health, said the generosity of the Jacobs family is an important first step to developing community-wide support to enhance Kaleida Health's strong clinical plan by integrating research and teaching through the targeted recruitment and support of world-class faculty and clinicians.
President John B. Simpson and Jeremy Jacobs

"Kaleida Health is investing $80 million to go along with the $65 million in state funding to integrate the Millard Fillmore Gates Circle and Buffalo General Hospitals onto the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus," Kaskie said. "This historic investment, a physician-led initiative, will create the clinical engine for our community. On behalf of the 10,000 Kaleida Health employees, we thank the Jacobs family for their commitment to building a better health-care-delivery model for Western New York."

The Jacobs family has long provided philanthropic leadership in the Buffalo Niagara region. Pamela Jacobs Vogt, wife of the late renowned neurologist Lawrence D. Jacobs, M.D., noted: "Since Larry died in 2001, we have been looking for a suitable tribute to him and his work. The creation of the Jacobs Institute will radically improve health care, research and teaching in Western New York and is a fitting tribute to his life, his work and his memory."

Jeremy Jacobs and the Jacobs family have long invested in higher education, providing significant financial support for a number of UB's most important academic initiatives. The Jacobs family has funded scholarships for exceptional undergraduates in the UB Honors College, provided financial aid to female student-athletes, and created flexible funds for innovation and special needs. In the mid-1980s, Jacobs gave more than $1 million to help fund two academic chairs and support a UB School of Management MBA program in China, the first academic partnership between an American university and that evolving nation. A School of Management building on UB's North Campus bears the Jacobs family name, in honor of his longstanding generosity.

In 2000, Jacobs donated the architectural landmark Butler Mansion to UB for use as a continuing education and training facility. Renamed the Jacobs Executive Development Center by the university, the building has been used for business education and has become an important regional presence for the university.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Kaleida Health is the largest health care provider in Western New York. More than 1 million patient visits are recorded annually at the Buffalo General Hospital, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, plus the health system's 97 clinics and community health care centers. It also includes the Deaconess Center and Waterfront long-term care facilities, plus the nation's oldest -- and original -- Visiting Nursing Association. Kaleida Health's economic impact on Western New York exceeds $2.2 billion annually.

Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit http://www.DelawareNorth.com .
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Postby euphoniaa » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:39 pm

jay123 wrote:He died way too early of cervical cancer...


Holy Moly Jay, how did you come up with the idea he died from cancer of the cervix? His obit says it was "after a brief illness."

We must be using different anatomy books.
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Postby jay123 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:59 pm

Sorry, it was spinal cancer - I used cervical as part of spine -
and 'a brief illness' is't a medical dx!!
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Postby jimmylegs » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:15 pm

lol yea last time i checked guys do not have a cervix :) maybe the odd very unusual guy LOL
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Postby jay123 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:37 pm

We are really OT on this thread, but why do they call cancer of the cervix cervical cancer when the cervical spine is at the base of the skull? lol
[quote] cervical (sûrv-kl)
1. Relating to or involving the cervix of the uterus.
2. Relating to or located in or near the neck.

The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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Anyways, the point of this is an MS doc died, his family donated $10M to a vascular center instead of an MS center a year and a half ago, and I think it was because Dr. Jacobs figured MS out by talking to the man upstairs and told his family to do it!
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Postby cheerleader » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:39 pm

So Dr. Jacobs, the namesake of Jacobs Neurological Institute, names Dr. Guttman his successor, and after his passing his family donates 10 million dollars to a vascular center, while Dr. Guttman collaborates with Dr. Zamboni on his CCSVI research. Meanwhile, the chairman of SUNY Buffalo's neuro dept leaves Buffalo to head up Biogen. Wow. I will not comment further, to avoid Bob's ire...but c'mon, I mean, isn't this at least interesting?
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Postby ozarkcanoer » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:58 pm

So... This vascular center will research CCSVI ?? Is that the conclusion ?

Golly I can't even add 2 and 2 together anymore. I think my brain is overloaded with speculation and too much internet, LOL. But it is great that people donate huge funds for medical research. The Danforth Foundation in St Louis donated a $10,000 challenge grant to the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders in St Louis. I'm still in contact with this organization but they are neurologists and are keeping mum about CCSVI.

Now if we could get the CEOs of all the bailed out banks to donate this years bonus to CCSVI research we would be sitting pretty, LOL.

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Postby SammyJo » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:30 pm

cheer:
isn't this at least interesting?


Interesting? How about FANTASTIC! As I read the article I felt my angst over "will CCSVI get proper research attention" starting to melt away. And any of the other ailments besides MS that may be found to have a link to vascular problems. Wow, no wonder Zamboni is going to be at NYU first week of Feb, right after this announcement.
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Postby jay123 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:18 am

I definitely am not saying that the vascular center is being built (and is years from being completed) for ccsvi testing. I do think with looking at Buffalo's efforts with ccsvi and with what we all (or at least most of us..) hope will be very positive preliminary results of their study that this center will be usefull for treating ccsvi in the future.
And the connection with the Jacob's family just adds more to it, though I am sure the donation wasn't intentionally made with MS in mind, I think it was just some divine intervention!
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Postby William57 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:02 am

If Buffalo now already has decided to build a vascular center AND with in mind that Buffalo is half way the tests on CCSVI, my conclusion is that the preliminary results of that tests are pretty positive (to put it mildly).

I can not imagine this is a coincidence that a vascular center is build nearby a neuro center that is performing a numerous CCSVI research.

For me this is the umpteenth confirmation that Dr. Zamboni is definitely on the right track.
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Postby kjwxau » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:26 am

Thanks for posting for me cheerleader. I'm glad the group is as excited as I was when I read this in the local paper. I also have a lead on a Dr who "might" be involved in the "fix" at this facility. Hopefully my contact will come thru.
Every person that I have meet in Buffalo including my husbands cousin who had Dr.Jacobs as there physician commented on how caring compassionate and dedicated he was. What a legacy he has left.
This vascular center has been in the works for YEARS before the CCSVI theory. The timeing on breaking ground on this facility with the unblinding of the study would be a fantastic coincidence. And if MSers benefit I'm not complaining.

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PS The cervical cancer threw me because I was positive Dr Jacobs was a male. :wink:
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Postby jay123 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:20 am

William57 wrote:If Buffalo now already has decided to build a vascular center AND with in mind that Buffalo is half way the tests on CCSVI, my conclusion is that the preliminary results of that tests are pretty positive (to put it mildly).

I can not imagine this is a coincidence that a vascular center is build nearby a neuro center that is performing a numerous CCSVI research.

For me this is the umpteenth confirmation that Dr. Zamboni is definitely on the right track.


PLEASE, just so we don't all look like a bunch of lunatics - this center was proposed, engineered and started way before CCSVI was a 'word'!
Yes, it should help us all and be a part of our 'liberations', but in no way was it built due to the study.

And no one has yet told me how cancer of the cervix became cervical cancer, as opposed to the cervical spine which is the neck area!!!!! Now I can go OT with some jokes about this, but I will be PC!!! LOL
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Postby itsjustme » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:33 am

jay123 wrote:And no one has yet told me how cancer of the cervix became cervical cancer, as opposed to the cervical spine which is the neck area!!!!! Now I can go OT with some jokes about this, but I will be PC!!! LOL


I think we are confusing the cervix of the spine with the cervix of the uterus.
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Postby jay123 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:48 am

I think we are confusing a lot of people who don't have a sense of humor!!!
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