Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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Building On Our Past, Looking to Our Future

For more than 170 years, the medical school has served as a pillar of the university, a wellspring of physicians, and a hub of life-changing discoveries. Today, our founders would be astonished to see the awe-inspiring new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building, brought to life by generous donors and partners. Now, inspired by our new surroundings, and with support from philanthropy, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to launch an ambitious ascent to national and global prominence.

We are seeking a $260 million investment in education, research and clinical care.

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Our Priorities

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Here Is How We Train the Next Generation of Doctors

We have taken a critical step in addressing the chronic shortage of physicians, expanding enrollment 25 percent, to 180 students per year. Now, we must continue to improve our recruiting advantage by boosting scholarships, which remain a decisive factor in attracting the best and brightest. By providing crucial financial support and creating a dynamic learning environment, we will continue to ensure that our students can reach their fullest potential at UB—and for decades to come throughout their careers.

Here Is How We Teach and Translate Discoveries Into Treatments

To stay at the forefront of research, and ensure our students receive the attention and mentorship they deserve, we’re also expanding our faculty by 25 percent—by 100 new professors in all. As we grow our faculty, we are not simply getting bigger— we’re getting better—recruiting and retaining brilliant professors and chairs who make UB’s medical education and biomedical research second to none. How? By increasing endowments, and creating even more endowed chairs and professorships.

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Here Is How We’re Transforming Health Care—in Buffalo and Beyond

The Jacobs School reflects our renewed commitment to our city, our region and our world. Here, students provide the homeless with direct access to health care. Here, we bring medical innovations to patients as swiftly and broadly as possible, accelerating the economic engine of Buffalo-Niagara as we improve the quality of life around the world. Now, with additional philanthropy, we will continue to fulfill our mission: to advance health and wellness, across the lifespan and around the world.

The Power of Your Investment

In the world of medicine, there is always more that we can do. More physicians we can train. More discoveries we can make. More lives we can save. Now, even as we celebrate the opening of our incredible new home, we continue to look forward to the possibilities ahead. Bold ambitions require big investments—and generous support. Together, we will continue to build on our shared success and lead the way toward the future of medicine.

UB Fund: Immediate Support for Students

When you give to the UB Fund, your gift today is made available to help support students today. It’s that immediate. Giving to the UB Fund helps ensure our students have everything they need to become thoughtful global citizens, with 100 percent of gifts used to enhance the student experience, including crucial support for research, study abroad, student emergencies and community service opportunities.

Ready to Make a Bold Impact?

Christine Fontaneda

Executive Director of Advancement

1121 Kimball Tower, South Campus, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 881-8059; Fax: (716) 829-6067

Email: cfontane@buffalo.edu

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8/9/18

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