University Announcement

Published April 27, 2021

Dear university community:

It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Michael E. Cain, MD, whose leadership has dramatically transformed medical education, research and clinical care in Western New York, is stepping down as vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, effective Aug. 31.

After serving 15 years collectively in these leadership roles, Cain will assume a faculty position in the Jacobs School’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

An exemplary leader and a true visionary, Cain has left an indelible mark on our university community, and our broader region, by elevating every facet of medical education and training, biomedical research and clinical care. His enduring commitment to UB’s mission of excellence has profoundly enhanced the impact and stature of the Jacobs School and all of UB’s health science schools—and this, in turn, has contributed immeasurably to the health and vitality of Western New York.

Quite simply put, Cain is peerless. As we celebrate our university’s 175th anniversary this year—a university, I note, that was founded as a medical school—we can also celebrate the extraordinary legacy that Cain leaves as dean and vice president. I am deeply grateful that he will continue to contribute his wealth of knowledge and expertise to our Jacobs School students, our university and our broader community, as a faculty member.

We will launch an international search for our next vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School in the near future. In the meantime, please read the full announcement in UBNow.


Satish K. Tripathi