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Jacobs receives NIH loan repayment award

Published October 10, 2017

David Jacobs, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, received the 2017 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Loan Repayment Program Award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

The competitive funding is awarded to promising researchers to offset the financial pressure of educational debt in exchange for a commitment to biomedical or biobehavioral research relevant to the NIH’s mission. Recipients receive up to $35,000 annually toward loan repayment.

Jacobs’ accepted research proposal includes three projects focused on clinical epidemiology and health services among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients.

The award will allow Jacobs to build and sustain his research career in pharmacy and community health to promote health, prevent disease and advance public health policies.

Jacobs joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice in 2014. He holds a doctor of pharmacy degree from UB and a bachelor’s degree of chemistry from Binghamton University.