Building Fund

Lab of Microbiology & Immunology Professor Terry Connell.

This fund helps ensure that our students have access to modern technology, techniques and knowledge.

At the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, our mission is to graduate expert, caring physicians who are prepared to address the health care needs of today’s patients.

The new medical school building provides the perfect environment for delivering state-of-the-art education, innovative curriculum design and transformative experiences. This fund provides the sustained facilities investments to help ensure that the technology inside the building remains up to date, and that UB students are exposed to the most modern techniques, devices and medical knowledge available. 

Having a medical school in the heart of Buffalo is the most important initiative for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences since its founding. With state-of-the-art learning and research facilities, it attracts and retains world-class faculty, improves patient care throughout the region, and encourages prospective students to study—and eventually practice—in Buffalo.

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News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • Finding Core Solutions for Gun Violence Crisis

    Brian H. Williams, MD, a Black, Harvard-trained trauma surgeon, would love to put himself out of a job so he never has to tell another mother their child has died due to gun violence.

  • 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.

  • Murphy Family Gift to Address Health Inequities

    The endowment from Timothy and Vicki Murphy will support the Community Health Equity Research Institute and scholarships for nursing students. 

  • Panepinto Elected to AAMC Graduate Training Committee

    John C. Panepinto, PhD, senior associate dean for biomedical education and professor of microbiology and immunology, has been elected to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Research, Education and Training (GREAT) Graduate Training Steering Committee.

  • Talented Medical Teachers Honored With Siegel Awards

    A celebratory mood was evident as the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences community gathered April 12 to recognize the winners and honorable mentions in the 2023 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

  • 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. 

  • Journey From $5 to MD, PhD Inspires Story Sharing Podcast

    Fourth-year medical student Daniel Oluwagbemileke Popoola, PhD, hopes his podcast about the true paths to success will inspire and empower listeners.