Stephen J. Paolini, M.D. Memorial Fund

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences students in the classroom and lab for the gross anatomy lab class in the Medical School Building.

Medical students who exemplify compassion and empathy receive awards through this fund.

Established by Erie County Medical Center Medical-Dental staff and alumni gifts, this fund provides an annual award to a University at Buffalo medical student who has demonstrated an exceptional level of caring for others.

The purpose of the Stephen J. Paolini, M.D. Memorial Fund is to encourage humanitarian concern for patients throughout a student’s training and professional career.

Dr. Paolini, who earned his medical degree from UB, was an associate clinical professor at UB and a physician at ECMC, where he served on numerous committees. He also served as a medical officer in the Air Force. He died in 1992. 

In the world of medicine, there is always more that we can do. More physicians we can train. More discoveries we can make. More lives we can save. Now, even as we celebrate all we have recently achieved, we continue to look forward to the possibilities ahead. Bold ambitions require big investments—and generous support. Together, we will continue to build on our shared success and lead the way toward the future of medicine.

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News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • PPBS White Coat Ceremony Honors Student Advancement

    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.

  • Experts: Strategies Can Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Outbreak

    Major challenges await Western New York and other parts of the state in late summer and early fall, but there are strategies the community can take to reduce the risks of COVID-19 outbreaks, according to University at Buffalo data scientists.

  • Taylor Named New Director of MD-PhD Program

    Robert N. Taylor, MD, PhD, has been appointed the director of the MD-PhD Program in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

  • Students Create Children’s Story to Explain COVID-19

    Two students in the medical education program — Natalie Tjota and Sara Xu — are using colorful images of Berry Bunny, an original character they created, to explain the novel coronavirus in a clear way to students in elementary and middle school as well as junior high.

  • 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.

  • Medical Student’s Journey Inspires UB Community

    Farzana Ali learned many important skills throughout her four years as a medical student in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. But to the many people who came in contact with her along the way, it was she who was teaching valuable lessons — in patience and perseverance.

  • Study: Nationwide EMS Calls Dropped 26% Since Pandemic

    Since early March and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., 911 calls for emergency medical services have dropped by 26.1 percent compared to the past two years, according to a new study led by E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine.