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. Our founders would be astonished to see the awe-inspiring Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building, brought to life by generous donors and partners. Now, inspired by our new surroundings, and with increased support from philanthropy, we have an opportunity to launch an ambitious ascent to national and global prominence.
In a bold effort to address the chronic shortage of physicians, we recently expanded our enrollment by 25 percent, to 180 students per year. Now, we must continue to improve our recruiting advantage by boosting scholarships, which play a vital role in attracting top students to Buffalo. With philanthropy, we will provide crucial financial support and create a dynamic learning environment, ensuring that our students can reach their fullest potential at UB—and for decades to come throughout their careers.
To stay at the forefront of research, and ensure our students receive the attention and mentorship they deserve, we’re expanding our faculty by 25 percent. As we grow our faculty, we are not simply getting bigger—we’re getting better—recruiting and retaining brilliant professors and chairs. With your help, we will establish new endowments to provide the critical support and stability that enable our faculty to equip dynamic labs, collaborate with partners and provide a world-class education for our students.
The Jacobs School reflects our stalwart commitment to our city, our region and our world. Here, we bring medical innovations to patients as swiftly and broadly as possible, accelerating the economic engine of Buffalo-Niagara. Here, our Heart of the Community initiative will transform health in Buffalo’s Seneca-Babcock neighborhood. Here, we make an immeasurable difference in the lives of millions. Now, with additional philanthropy, we will continue to fulfill our mission: to advance health and wellness, across the lifespan and around the world.
We are seeking your investment in education, research and clinical care.
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.
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.