Dean's Innovation Fund

Lab of Microbiology & Immunology Professor Terry Connell.

This fund provides critical financial support for new and emerging initiatives throughout the school.

The Dean’s Innovation Fund provides the Dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences unrestricted funds to respond rapidly and flexibly to ideas as they arise.

From our founding as a medical school in 1846, to paving the way for future physicians, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences builds upon its proud legacy of teaching, patient care and scientific discovery.

The fund was established in 2000 by Ronald Garvey, M.D. '53, in support of the school—one of the oldest medical schools in the United States.

At the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, we strive to attract the most promising individuals and support their development; enhance our intellectual and technological environment to foster exceptionally creative science and education; develop and maintain excellent clinical programs to provide outstanding care; cultivate excellence, collegiality, and diversity; observe the highest standards of ethics, integrity, professionalism, and humanism; and apply advances in science, medicine, and education to the betterment of humanity.

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News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • Students Earn Awards for Academic Excellence

    Thirteen students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were honored for outstanding achievements at the University at Buffalo’s 2020 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence.

  • Jacobs School Researchers Collecting COVID-19 Data

    Researchers in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences continue to spearhead a number of projects related to the COVID-19 global health pandemic.

  • 4 New Faculty Members Join 3 Medical School Departments

    Four faculty members with a variety of clinical and research experience — representing three medical school departments — have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences over the past several months.

  • Researchers Study Engineered Tissue to Treat Lung Disease

    Research by Ruogang Zhao, PhD, and Yun Wu, PhD, associate professors of biomedical engineering, may lead to the discovery of new drugs to treat pulmonary fibrosis, a severe lung disease that can be life-threatening.

  • Virtual ‘Sofia’ Introduces Health Research to More Kids

    Sofia Learns About Research,” an activity and coloring book co-authored by Teresa Quattrin, MD, UB Distinguished Professor of pediatrics and senior associate dean for research integration, is going virtual.

  • UB Awards 277 Biomedical Science Degrees

    Twenty-seven doctoral, 58 master’s and 192 baccalaureate candidates were eligible to receive degrees in biomedical science fields during the May 17 virtual commencement ceremony.

  • WNY Medical Scholarships help keep the doctors UB trains close to home

    Scholarship established to keep more Jacobs School graduates in Western New York to practice medicine.