Academic Medicine: What starts here saves lives.

The Critical Role of Academic Medicine

Published December 19, 2022

Dear Jacobs School Community,

Academic medicine plays a critical role in enabling medical research that leads to the diagnostics, treatments, cures and preventative strategies that improve the health of patients and communities nationwide. 

Starting this month, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo is partnering with the Association of American Medical Colleges on a nationwide campaign to educate legislators about the mission of academic medicine.

Each day, our faculty inspire and educate the next generation of clinicians to innovate in treatment and practice. We drive medical breakthroughs via cutting-edge research and innovation. We promote health equity by providing hope and expert patient care in our communities that they can’t get elsewhere.

But not everyone knows or understands our important mission. As a newly elected member of the AAMC Council of Deans administrative board, engaging and communicating the value of academic medicine to policymakers is a high priority of mine. 

So, I invite you join me in sharing how academic medicine creates better health now and a healthier future for all. Start by visiting our new webpage to see how the work we’re doing at the Jacobs School exemplifies the importance of academic medicine in our own community.

Share this foundational Value of Academic Medicine video and upcoming Jacobs School posts on your social media channels.

Help us highlight our research breakthroughs, medical education, and expert patient care for the world to see. Together, we will propel health care forward to ensure a better future across our nation.