Adelaide & Brendan Griswold Professorship Health Disparities Endowment

Keynote speaker Moro Salifu opens the Igniting Hope conference - a conferance focused on building a culture of health and ending African American health disparities.

By supporting faculty and students who are working toward equitable care for all citizens, this fund helps reduce health disparities throughout the community.

“We want to encourage medical students interested in working with the underserved to consider family medicine as a career choice, and we hope this will help,” said Mrs. Adelaide Griswold and The Reverend Brendan Griswold, who established this fund.

The Adelaide and Brendan Griswold Professorship in Health Disparities provides funding for faculty in UB's Department of Family Medicine to conduct primary-care research in health disparities, and supports research and scholarly activity by medical students.

UB’s Department of Family Medicine conducts patient-centered outcomes research and implements their findings in community settings, reducing health disparities among high-risk groups.

Working with clinical and community partners, the department translates research into health care delivery transformation. In the process, they improve outcomes for people subject to health disparities — namely, racial and ethnic minorities, rural and poor populations, and individuals with complex, comorbid conditions.

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News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • Honors Convocation Fetes Awardees, Honors Daniels
    5/3/23

    Nicholas J. Silvestri, MD, clinical associate professor of neurology and associate dean for student and academic affairs, paid tribute to the late Jonathan D. Daniels, MD, during the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science’s annual Honors Convocation, which took place April 28 at UB’s Center for the Arts.

  • Jonathan Lovell Inducted Into AIMBE College of Fellows
    3/29/23

    The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of University at Buffalo biomedical engineering professor Jonathan F. Lovell, PhD, to its College of Fellows.

  • Giving in Hope
    2/28/24
    Althought Rose Ellerbrock did not attend UB, her belief in the university's medical research capabilities compelled her to leave a lasting gift.
  • WNY’s First Long COVID Center Launched By UBMD Internal Medicine
    10/3/23

    UBMD Internal Medicine has opened Western New York’s first Long COVID Center. Funded by a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation with support from the University at Buffalo, the center is accepting all patients, whether they have insurance or not.

  • AAN Honors Silvestri With Teacher Recognition Award
    2/17/23

    Nicholas J. Silvestri, MD, clinical associate professor of neurology at the University at Buffalo, has been named a recipient of the 2023 A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

  • Fliesler Recipient of LSU Award for Second Time
    5/4/23

    Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, was honored with the 2023 Chancellor’s Award Lecture in Neuroscience and Ophthalmology from the Neuroscience Center of Excellence, School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health New Orleans.

  • Rare Disease Research to Be Showcased at Virtual Event
    2/15/23

    Researchers at the University at Buffalo are hard at work studying rare diseases and caring for the many patients suffering from them. UB will hold an event recognizing rare disease patients, their clinicians and the researchers working to discover causes — and ultimately cures — for these conditions.