Human Health

biomedical engineering faculty demonstrating robotic surgical equipment.

Home to five health sciences schools, including medical and dental schools among the oldest in the nation, UB is nationally and internationally recognized for its groundbreaking research and innovation, its impactful clinical programs, and its excellent educational programs that prepare students to become the next generation of skilled, compassionate doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, scientists, health care professionals and teachers. As a comprehensive public research university, UB is home to five health sciences schools: the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, which is housed in a state-of-the-art building located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the School of Public Health and Health Professions.

Health Sciences faculty are supported by the university’s Academic Health Center (AHC), which provides a superb research and educational environment to foster basic discovery in the biosciences, promote health-sciences translational research, perform preventive and interventional clinical trials, offer excellent clinical care, and train of the next generation of health care practitioners across the health disciplines. In addition, health sciences researchers are supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, an integrated academic home for UB’s outstanding clinical research and translational science; the Clinical Research Office, a centralized office charged with administrative oversight for all clinical research activities of the university's faculty members; as well as a wide variety of research centers and institutes.

As part of the Advancing Top 25 initiative, UB will recruit faculty focused on critical areas related to human health across our health sciences schools as well as the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and School of Social Work. Areas of interest include the brain; addiction; aging; AI, big data, and machine learning for personalized medicine; cell/molecular/neuro biological sciences; drug discovery and design; genetic, cell and tissue engineering; human factors in personalized healthcare; molecular discovery for pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical engineering, personalized biosensors and implants; neuromodulation, neurostimulation and biosensors; quantum imaging for biological applications; and translational therapeutics. In all of these areas, a focus on health disparities, particularly those related to inequities in health outcomes and access for minorities and women will be a primary focus of research investment and clinical care initiatives.