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The CLIMB Program at UB is devoted to helping students and junior scientists develop into leaders in the sciences.
The CLIMB Program is predicated on the vision that the future of science rests with those who are most adept at communicating and working with others across diverse scientific, intellectual, ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural domains. The CLIMB Program offers research opportunities, mentoring and professional development workshops to help its scholars develop into well-rounded professionals who will be leaders in their chosen field.
The Office of Biomedical Education has travel funds that are available to assist with expenses when graduate students attend meetings to present their research. If you will be presenting a poster or talk at an upcoming meeting, we encourage you to utilize these funds.
The Jacobs School provides editing services for clinical and research faculty, staff, and students to help with the preparation and/or revision of grant proposals, manuscripts, theses, etc.
Services include, but are not limited to the following:
The relationship between a graduate student and their research adviser is unlike most relationships in academic matriculation. The long-term nature of this relationship, which often extends beyond graduate school, requires a level of commitment and care on the part of both trainee and trainer. It is important to the integrity of the relationship that conflicts between trainee and trainer be addressed quickly and without escalation, if possible. While many issues can be resolved through direct conversation between the mentor and trainee, some may prove more challenging. To that end, a group of Jacobs School faculty called Mentoring Advocates have been assembled to consult with trainees and faculty on how to address conflicts and, if necessary, to assist with conflict mediation and resolution. A list of these faculty is available below.
We collaborate, plan and coordinate with partners across the university — students, faculty, and staff — to build a culture of diversity, social justice and inclusion that makes all of us stronger.
Services are free, voluntary and confidential. Counseling services are provided by psychologists; a consulting psychiatrist is available as needed. Katherine Miller-Procknal, PhD, is our embedded counselor at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
UB Counseling Services can meet with Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences medical students and graduate students at the downtown campus building on a limited basis.
Notify UB Counseling Services that you wish to meet with a counselor at the Jacobs School building during your initial assessment.
Katherine Miller-Procknal, PhD
955 Main Street, Room 1103, Buffalo, NY 14203
If you prefer to have services on the North or South Campus, or your availability does not match counselor availability, you may opt to meet with the counselor at one of our other locations or may opt to see a different counselor.
Call to make an appointment with counselors on the North Campus.
South Campus location closed to walk-in traffic at this time.
University at Buffalo
1st Floor Michael Hall, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-5800
Finding care can be tough, and as a student you have plenty of other priorities demanding your time and energy. University at Buffalo partners with ThrivingCampus to help make it easier for you to know your options for care in the broader community around campus.
Whether you are looking to live on campus or off campus, Buffalo is an incredible (and affordable) place to live! The link below will provide a starting point if you’re seeking apartment rental or home purchase while attending the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.