Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Building On Our Past, Looking to Our Future

In Buffalo, we are fortunate to benefit from a local academic health center anchored by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. This means that members of our community have access to advanced care provided by top doctors who also teach medical students, conduct research and who work in concert with affiliated teaching hospitals and research centers. And it means our students receive a comprehensive education that exposes them to diverse clinical settings and prepares them to be physician-scientist leaders of tomorrow.

Now, as we celebrate the Jacobs School’s 175th anniversary, donor support ensures that we will continue to attract bright minds, conduct groundbreaking research and offer the highest level of care to the residents of Western New York, and ultimately, people around the world as we launch an ambitious ascent to national and global prominence.

Here Is How We Train the Next Generation of Doctors

The UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is a recognized leader in medical education. In 2017, we opened a 628,000-square-foot ultramodern new home in the heart of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Your support in the following areas will enable us to train the premiere physicians of tomorrow.

  • Scholarships play a vital role in supporting student research, attracting top students from a variety of backgrounds to UB and keeping more of them right here—in our community—after they graduate. Donor support especially enables us to develop funding for the best and brightest applicants from Western New York, since students who graduate and train at UB are increasingly likely to stay and practice in the community. Donor support of scholarships also enables us to diversify our student body, because we believe the doctors of tomorrow must represent the communities they serve.
  • Donor support for curriculum and program development will enable the Jacobs School to be at the forefront in medical education, building on its newly established Medical Education and Educational Research Institute. We are committed to providing the following elements of a comprehensive education to our students:
    • A patient-centered, compassionate-care perspective
    • Education that is anchored in basic science and clinical knowledge
    • Interprofessional learning opportunities
    • Small class sizes and hands-on, practice-based learning opportunities
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Here Is How We Teach and Translate Discoveries Into Treatments

To stay at the forefront of research and to ensure our students are trained by leaders in their fields, we are seeking donor support for the following:

  • Endowed Faculty Chairs—An endowed faculty position is one of the most compelling factors in the recruitment and retention of top professionals. Support of an endowed chair at the Jacobs School—in specialties such as genetics, surgery and children’s health—brings together unparalleled resources focused on education, research and service to the community, providing the chair with added resources to address all areas of care provided by his or her division and specialty.
  • Endowed Research Funds—Reliable funding for research ensures that the work to uncover treatments and cures continues despite ebbs and flows in government funding opportunities. Funds can be used to procure equipment and technology or to recruit and retain additional staff who will further advance the groundbreaking discoveries taking place at the Jacobs School.
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Here Is How We’re Transforming Health Care—in Buffalo and Beyond

The Jacobs School is steadfast in its commitment to serving our city, our region and our world. With your support, we will provide direct care and generate medical advances by:

  • Funding the UB Community Health Equity Research Institute, which was created in response to the crisis of race-based health disparities, especially among African Americans living on Buffalo’s East Side
  • Utilizing resources such as UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships to bring medical discoveries to market to benefit the public—discoveries like a revolutionary device that tests whether new drugs may cause a heart attack or arrhythmia; or Avonex, the drug most prescribed worldwide for people suffering from relapsing MS.
  • Supporting initiatives like UB HEALS, an outreach program established by students that serves the chronically homeless population of Buffalo with the aim of increasing access to the health care and improving overall health outcomes.

These programs and advances not only have an immediate impact on the lives of people in our community, but the lessons learned from them are shared throughout the world as we seek to create a more equitable health care system and to reduce health disparities for everyone.

We are seeking your investment in education, research and clinical care.

Lab of Pediatrics, Neurology, Pathology & Anatomic Sciences Professor Georgirene Vladutiu Photographer: Douglas Levere.

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The Power of Your Investment

Through its research, teaching and clinical care, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences impacts the lives of millions. Now, with your philanthropy, we will have an even broader impact. We will invest in research that advances care for some of the world’s most intractable diseases, expand the quality and depth of outreach to our underserved populations and provide a state-of-the art education to aspiring physicians and biomedical scientists. And we will continue to fulfill our mission: to advance health and wellness across the lifespan and around the world.

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.

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