Diversity and Inclusion Fund

Lab of Microbiology & Immunology Professor Terry Connell.

This fund provides financial resources that support and promote excellence through diversity in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The Diversity and Inclusion Funds may support a variety efforts throughout the school, including a student scholarship, programs for individuals from underrepresented groups, and other initiatives to advance justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

At the medical school, we strive to attract, integrate, and engage a diverse community of faculty, residents, students, staff and health care professionals, as we work together to improve health equity for all.

Here, diversity is an active commitment to nurturing future physicians who are dedicated to eliminating health care disparities and helping those most in need. We promote diversity in part by recruiting students who appreciate and learn from each other’s differences while collaborating toward a common goal—namely, delivering exemplary care to all.

Our students’ diverse perspectives are helping them evolve not only into physicians who are fully equipped to meet the health care needs of a pluralistic society, but leaders who will develop the most creative solutions to the complex challenges facing 21st century medicine.

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News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • PPBS White Coat Ceremony Honors Student Advancement
    6/30/20

    The PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) recognized 14 students from the Class of 2019-2020 — 11 doctoral students and three MD-PhD Program students — who completed their first year in the program and are moving on to their research laboratory match.

  • Partnering on Project for Test Predicting Severe COVID-19
    6/18/20

    The University at Buffalo is joining forces with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and other regional and national health and research leaders to develop blood tests that uncover hidden information in the cells of those exposed to the novel coronavirus to determine which patients will develop severe symptoms.

  • Resident’s Medical Mission Group Focusing on COVID-19
    8/17/20

    Aaron Epstein, MD, a third-year trainee in the general surgery residency program founded the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group (GSMSG) in 2015 as a Georgetown University medical student and serves as president of the organization.

  • Melatonin Research May Aid in Adjusting Biological Clocks
    2/28/20

    A basic research breakthrough by Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, reporting the effects of new molecules on circadian rhythms in mice could result in treatments for people affected by jet lag, sleep disorders or even depression.

  • Jacobs School Responds to Killing of George Floyd
    6/9/20

    Trainees, faculty and administrators of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the units in the Academic Health Center (AHC) are responding to the police killing of George Floyd and the international protests it has engendered against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Berga Named Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    6/10/20

    Sarah L. Berga, MD, has been appointed as professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  • Dreaming Big for Child Health
    10/6/21
    Our country’s 75 million children are an abundant treasure in our midst. While only 20 percent of the population, they are 100 percent of our future—and their future will be our legacy.