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The incoming class at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will increase by 25 percent to 180 students. Over four years, the medical school will grow to 720 medical students. Nearly 2,000 faculty, staff and students will be based at the downtown campus by January.
UB Heals, which is dedicated to reconnecting the homeless population with the health-care system, has earned a pair of grants for its efforts. The program won $5,000 in the region’s second Pitch 10 Competition, where nonprofit organizations had a chance to pitch their project or idea. Last month the program won a $9,000 grant from the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Both grants will go toward purchase of a van to provide a private space for clinical consultations and to store medical equipment.
A walking tour of a Buffalo East Side community by students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences was designed to provide a better understanding of real life issues the students will encounter when they begin working directly with patients in their third year during clinical rotations.  
A story on UB HEALS, a street medicine outreach program conducted by medical students that makes rounds on Tuesdays and Thursdays to offer preventive care to Buffalo’s homeless, interviews medical student Moudi Hubeishy and others involved in the program, including Kim Griswold, MD, MPH, associate professor of family medicine.
An article about the top local stories expected to make headlines in 2017 includes the completion of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building downtown, which is expected to open in the fall.
David A. Milling, MD, senior associate dean for student and academic affairs, discusses the care his students provided to a homeless man during one of their volunteer experiences with the University at Buffalo HEALS (Homeless Health Education Awareness and Leadership in Service) program. The program provides the city’s homeless with access to health care and gives UB medical students real-life experience in community medicine.
University at Buffalo medical students and faculty provide consultations in the streets of downtown Buffalo through a program called UB HEALS (Homeless Health Education Awareness and Leadership in Service). Nurses, medical students and faculty members — including David A. Milling, MD, senior associate dean for student and academic affairs — discuss the care they have given to homeless people. 
An article about 32 “priority projects” selected by the state’s Regional Economic Development Council program reports the biggest funding request — $42.7 million in all — is from UB for a medical simulation center at the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building that is being built downtown.
As part of their summer service project, UB medical students teamed up with a neighborhood improvement organization to weed and mulch trees lining Bailey Avenue.
Medical student Gregory Roloff looks at the medical advances being made through immunotherapy and the human face that cancer can take when treating the disease on a personal level. “I hope to return to the lab after this year and try to understand why immunotherapy is lifesaving for some patients…, while others … remain lost in a biological dark matter.”  
An opinion piece about how important business understanding has become to the practice of medicine notes UB offers a dual degree MD/MBA program with a health care concentration and an accelerated MBA program for medical residents. The piece was authored by Philip L. Glick, MD, MBA, professor of surgery and professor of management; David A. Milling, MD, senior associate dean for student and academic affairs and clinical associate professor of medicine; and Erin K. O’Brien, assistant dean and director of graduate programs in the UB School of Management.
Chelsey Ciambella, who along with fellow fourth-year medical student Steven Gangloff, formed the nonprofit organization, Prescription4Warmth that provides donated hats, gloves and socks to frostbite victims when they leave Erie County Medical Center, talks about the program. “Part of why we both went into medicine was to help people and the Buffalo community,” she said.
David A. Milling, MD, senior associate dean for student and academic affairs, talks about calls by the Associated Medical School of New York for a state-funded diversity in medicine scholarship program to assist students from economically and educationally underserved areas.
UB’s Post-Baccalaureate Program is a shining example of the success of initiatives aimed at giving students of diversity a chance to pursue a career in medicine, according to the president and CEO of the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), a consortium, of the state’s 16 medical schools,. In addition to academic enrichment and financial support, pipeline programs such as UB’s also provide mentorship and role models for students, according to Jo Wiederhorn of AMSNY.
Michael Bisogno, a student in the University at Buffalo MD/MBA program, and biomedical engineering student Kevin Carter are part of the biotechnology venture that won a UB entrepreneurship competition. The student team is collaborating with mentor Jonathan F. Lovell, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, to develop a business venture for a chemotherapy delivery method that may improve cancer treatment.