Jacobs receives UB Exceptional Scholar Young Investigator Award

By Samantha Rzeszut

Published July 18, 2023

David Jacobs, PharmD, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, has received a 2023 Exceptional Scholar Young Investigator Award from the University at Buffalo (UB).

David Jacobs, PharmD, PhD.

This award is granted to tenure-track faculty members whose work has garnered public or professional accolades beyond the norm for other bodies of work in the identified genre.

Jacobs received this award for his innovative research and scholarly achievement in pharmacy practice, public health and epidemiology to advance healthcare services for a wide array of populations.

Since joining the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) in 2018, Jacobs has published 20 peer-reviewed publications and 21 referred abstracts, placing him in the top 10 percent of scholars, regardless of academic rank, in a pharmacy practice environment nationally. He excels at teaching in the classroom, is involved in multiple professional organizations and is a leader in his field.

Jacobs' research program focuses on the intersection of pharmaceutical health services, pharmacoepidemiology and implementation science with emphasis on multi-disciplinary and collaborative research strategies encompassing interventional, observational, and mixed methods across a variety of therapeutic areas. He is actively funded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare Services, among other sources, and his ability to attract federal funding distinguishes him from his peers across the country.

He is the recipient of various forms of federal support to bolster his research career including his participation in an NIH K12 faculty scholar program and his receipt of a K23 Career Development Award from the NIH Heart, Lung and Blood Institute which is given to early stage researchers who have committed to focusing their research on patient-oriented research.

For over 135 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 14 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.