Updated February 2, 2021
Students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who run a free weekly health clinic hope the power of Buffalo sports teams and several small businesses can match the fundraising challenges that have come with the coronavirus pandemic. Student volunteers run the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic, which helps treat some of the most vulnerable patients in Buffalo. The medical students have launched an online auction, and several Buffalo Bills have donated items for it. Clinic services include dermatology, obstetrics and gynecological services, routine lab testing and allied mental health counseling. “Everything we are planning to do in the future depends on a successful fundraiser this year,” says medical student Nicole Favre, clinic fundraising manager.