Diversity and Inclusion Fund

Lab of Microbiology & Immunology Professor Terry Connell.

This fund provides financial resources that support and promote excellence through diversity in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The Diversity and Inclusion Funds may support a variety efforts throughout the school, including a student scholarship, programs for individuals from underrepresented groups, and other initiatives to advance justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

At the medical school, we strive to attract, integrate, and engage a diverse community of faculty, residents, students, staff and health care professionals, as we work together to improve health equity for all.

Here, diversity is an active commitment to nurturing future physicians who are dedicated to eliminating health care disparities and helping those most in need. We promote diversity in part by recruiting students who appreciate and learn from each other’s differences while collaborating toward a common goal—namely, delivering exemplary care to all.

Our students’ diverse perspectives are helping them evolve not only into physicians who are fully equipped to meet the health care needs of a pluralistic society, but leaders who will develop the most creative solutions to the complex challenges facing 21st century medicine.

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News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • Selma Blair Shares Personal Journey in UB Appearance
    3/16/23

    From the moment Selma Blair walked on stage with her service dog, Scout, the audience sensed this talk was going to be like no other. Indeed, the March 15 appearance by the actress, author and disability rights advocate proved to be a riveting sharing of her deeply personal journey, one that captivated those in attendance.

  • MD/MBA Program Provides New Health Care Perspectives
    6/30/23

    The University at Buffalo’s MD/MBA Dual Degree Program is a great fit for medical students looking to enhance their world-class clinical training with advanced management education with the aim of becoming a sought-after health care leader.

  • Jacobs School Rolls Out Welcome for Undergraduates
    2/24/23

    Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, UB’s vice president for health sciences and the dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and John C. Panepinto, PhD, senior associate dean for biomedical education, have been looking for a way to bring Jacobs School undergraduates into the fold.

  • Lighthouse Clinic Gala Sees Record Turnout
    2/16/23

    To say the 2023 edition of the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic’s annual Winter Gala was a success would be an understatement.

  • UB, Instacart Partner On Healthy Eating Project
    3/24/23

    University at Buffalo researchers who study what makes people buy and eat healthy foods are teaming up with Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, to test nutrition intervention programs for families at higher risk for obesity. Their upcoming project aims to enroll 70 families, about half of whom will be low-income.

  • Leonard Named to Advisory Board of NIAAA Consortium
    9/11/23

    Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, director of UB’s Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions, has been appointed to the Program Advisory Board of the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescent-Adulthood (NCANDA-A).

  • Restrictive Abortion Policies May Harm Miscarriage Care
    2/10/23

    A study led by a University at Buffalo physician has found that people experiencing a miscarriage in states with restrictive abortion policies may be less likely to receive optimal care than those in states with supportive abortion policies.