Media Coverage

10/16/17
A story about the opioid epidemic reports UB is dealing with the problem by increasing education in the field from medical education to social work, with 1,000 students from 11 professional groups gathering in November to talk about a fictional case of a woman who goes from dental problems to addiction and what went wrong, and interviews Lisa Jane Jacobsen, MD, MPH, associate dean of medical curriculum. "Everyone's talking about the opioid epidemic and, sadly, everyone has somebody they know who is suffering from it or has died from it," she said. 
10/16/17
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, talks about the construction of the school’s new building downtown and the 25 percent increase in enrollment in the school this year to help address the regional and national physician shortage. “Part of this vision of continuing to increase excellence in health care delivery in Western New York was doing these three things: we are moving the medical school, we are building a new one specially designed to be 21st century and we are building programs that attract students here and keep students here and allow us to recruit the best physician-scientists.”
10/4/17
A story about the impact the doctor shortage is having on Western New York looks at efforts by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to slow the trend, and interviews Gina Sparacino, a fourth-year medical student at UB who is one of the first recipients of a scholarship from the Western New York Medical Scholarship Fund, which gives Western New York natives an incentive to stay in the area after they graduate from the medical school. “I am seeing a lot more of the Buffalo students who want to stay, especially with the need for physicians in Western New York,” she said.
8/30/17
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences welcomed its largest class of medical students at a ceremony where 180 students received their white coats. David A. Milling, MD, associate dean for student and academic affairs, discussed the reasons why the school was able to boost its enrollment, including the new medical school building downtown. “With new space that can accommodate them, increase class sizes — so a perfect opportunity for us to do this. Workforce issues in our area and outside our area as well,” he said.
6/9/17
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.
6/7/17
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.
4/12/17
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.  
3/10/17
Business First interviews Alan J. Lesse, MD, vice chair for education and senior associate dean for medical curriculum in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, about how medical education has changed, the evolution of what students learn and how they learn, and how the medical school’s curriculum will change when it moves into its new home downtown. “We want to look at the finished product, what do we want our students to be, and then reverse-engineer that,” says Lesse, associate professor or medicine.
2/7/17
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.
1/25/17
WIVB highlighted UB Heals, a street medicine outreach initiative of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The program, founded by third-year medical student Moudi Hubeishy, provides impromptu checkups to people who may not get into clinics very often.
12/31/16
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.
12/6/16
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.
11/30/16
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. 
9/13/16
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.
8/5/16
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.