Medical Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund

faculty and residents in the Medical School Building.

Scholarship assistance is crucial for our medical students; this fund helps pave the way for talented students of all backgrounds to attend UB and excel.

Medical students incur an average of nearly $180,000 in debt by graduation. Debt of this magnitude discourages many talented and diverse students from pursuing a career in medicine. It also influences their choices about what field to specialize in and where they ultimately choose to practice.

Through this fund, our goal is to help resolve the financial issues that our students face, and reduce the financial risk of a future in medicine. Increased scholarship support minimizes the financial burden that accompanies a student’s investment in medical education, and can also give more students the opportunity to become primary care physicians or to practice in underserved areas.

Established by members of the Medical Alumni Association to provide funds for medical academic scholarships, this fund has an immediate impact on our students, and plays a significant role in helping the next generation of physicians.

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News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • UB Biophysics Day Celebrates Research, Chance to Reconnect

    The UB Biophysics Research Day event provided an opportunity for the university’s biophysical research community to gather to share their work and reconnect with one another.

  • 29 Faculty Members Join 12 Medical School Departments

    Twenty-nine faculty members with a variety of clinical and research experience — representing 12 medical school departments — have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences over the past several months.

  • Henrietta Lacks’ Family to Speak at Igniting Hope

    The UB conference has become Buffalo’s primary forum for discussing, addressing and trying to mitigate the social determinants of health.

  • Institute’s Pilot Program to Address Health Inequities

    UB’s Community Health Equity Research Institute is launching its first-ever pilot funding program to address health equities and adverse social determinants of health. The institute will fund two projects with a maximum budget of $40,000 each.

  • Study Focuses on Brain Lesions, MS Progression

    Brain lesions — areas of brain tissue that show damage from injury or disease — are the biomarker most widely used to determine multiple sclerosis disease progression. But an innovative new study led by the University at Buffalo strongly suggests that the volume of white matter lesions is neither proportional to, nor indicative of, the degree of severe disability in patients. 

  • Event Stresses ‘Need to Heal’

    Panelists at the “Racism, Racial Literacy and Mental Health” conversation tackled tough questions at an event marking the one-year anniversary of the Tops racist shooting.

  • No Brain, No Gain When Relieving Chronic Pain

    Studies have shown that a specific non-drug treatment of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) developed by researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences can be effective for a range of pain problems and lead to significant improvements in functioning, quality of life and symptoms resistant to medical treatments.