Visitor center to be named for James H. Cummings Foundation

Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI), an international leader in structural biology and founding member of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, announced that its latest development will honor the generosity of one of the institute’s long-standing partners.

Earlier last year, the James H. Cummings Foundation provided the lead gift of $300,000 toward HWI’s new Cryo-Electron Microscopy Center, which is currently under development. The gift was the largest awarded by the foundation in 2019. In recognition of the award, HWI will dedicate the James H. Cummings Visitor Center as part of the new center when it opens in 2020.

“The partnership between the James H. Cummings Foundation and Hauptmann-Woodward Medical Research Institute stretches over five decades,” said Edward Snell at CEO, Hauptman- Woodward Medical Research Institute. “During our 63-year history, the Cummings Foundation has generously supported HWI in every effort to bring new, cutting-edge technology and discoveries to Western New York. Our new Cryo-Electron Microscopy Center continues not only the important strides HWI continues to make in medical research and discovery, but does so, once again, with the steadfast support of the Cummings Foundation as our lead donor. We are proud to recognize their invaluable partnership in this way.”