Thomas R. Beam, Jr. Memorial Fund

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences students in the classroom.

An annual lecture — supported by this fund — features a prominent infectious diseases expert.

Thomas R. Beam, Jr. was a UB professor known internationally for his research on drug-resistant bacteria and viruses.

This fund, established by various colleagues and friends, supports outside speakers to deliver the Dr. Thomas R. Beam, Jr. Memorial Lecture for the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Past speakers have included Jeffrey Cohen, MD, chief of the laboratory of infectious diseases at the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and John Bennett, MD, co-editor of the gold-standard textbook on infectious diseases.

The lecture takes place during the Infectious Diseases Conference Series, which uses case discussions and didactic lectures to focus on the practical aspects of clinical infectious diseases diagnosis and management. This conference series uses case discussions and didactic lectures to focus on the practical aspects of clinical infectious diseases diagnosis and management. Along with faculty and fellows, medical residents, medical students and a wide variety of specialists attend this series.

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News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • Popescu Recognized for Her Work on AAMC Council
    10/10/23

    Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, professor of biochemistry, has been honored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in recognition of her 10 years of service on its Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) Executive Committee. 

  • Dandona Honored For Study of Hypogonadism and its Treatment With Testosterone
    7/31/23

    Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Androgen Society for recognition of his continuing and progressive contributions to the study of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and its treatment with testosterone, which led to several novel discoveries.

  • Low-Dose Lithium Treatment for Long COVID Explored
    1/10/23

    Adults experiencing long COVID may be interested in a new University at Buffalo clinical trial that is testing low-dose lithium as a potential treatment.

  • Three Jacobs School Students in Entrepreneurship Finals
    5/10/23

    Entrepreneurship is alive and well among medical students at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

  • Future of Health Care Taking Shape at the Jacobs School
    10/26/23

    The 2023 State of the School address by Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, was titled “Shaping the Future of Health Care” and focused on how the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences continues to play a leading role in improving the health of the Western New York community and beyond.

  • Emergency Medicine Doctors Recognized by NY ACEP
    7/19/23

    Two faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have been honored with awards form the New York State chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

  • UB, MSU Students Reflect on Mass Shootings
    5/22/23

    Almost a year to the day after the May 14 mass shooting in Buffalo, a group of 18 medical students gathered for lunch and conversation in the annex of the Hopewell Baptist Church on Fillmore Avenue. The students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University were all familiar with the universal struggles that go along with attending medical school. But that wasn’t the only thing they had in common.