Emergency Fund

Lab of Microbiology & Immunology Professor Terry Connell.

Medical students who are experiencing an unexpected hardship receive support through this fund.

The Emergency Fund is available to students whose unexpected financial circumstances could impact their ability to remain enrolled in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Hardships may include, but are not limited to, sudden medical expenses, an illness or death in the family that requires unplanned transportation, or similar issues. Funds are intended to provide short-term relief to the student; the amount varies depending on the student’s unique situation and the severity of the emergency.

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 all we have recently achieved, 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.

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News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • Medical Student’s Journey Inspires UB Community

    Farzana Ali learned many important skills throughout her four years as a medical student in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. But to the many people who came in contact with her along the way, it was she who was teaching valuable lessons — in patience and perseverance.

  • 39 Inductees Join UB Chapter of AOA Honor Medical Society

    Thirty-four medical students, three residents and two faculty members have joined the University at Buffalo’s chapter of the national honor medical society Alpha Omega Alpha.

  • Treating Substance Use Disorder During the Pandemic

    Tildabeth Doscher, MD, clinical assistant professor of family medicine, was among the physicians who answered the call of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo when he asked for health care workers to volunteer in New York City during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

  • Match Day 2020

    Medical students in the University at Buffalo’s Class of 2020 learned where they will train in residency at Match Day, a rite of passage for prospective physicians.

  • Neonatologist Devises Options for Childbirth in Pandemic

    Along with international co-authors, Praveen K. Chandrasekharan, MD, has outlined the best approaches for handling the delivery of newborns in cases where the mother tests positive for COVID-19 or is suspected of having the virus.

  • Students Create Children’s Story to Explain COVID-19

    Two students in the medical education program — Natalie Tjota and Sara Xu — are using colorful images of Berry Bunny, an original character they created, to explain the novel coronavirus in a clear way to students in elementary and middle school as well as junior high.

  • Murphy Testifies at COVID-19 Health Disparities Hearing

    Timothy F. Murphy, MD, director of the UB Community Health Equity Research Institute, was invited to testify at a New York State Legislature hearing regarding COVID-19 and health disparities.