Dr. Henry C. and Bertha H. Buswell Fellowship

Henry C. Buswell, MD

Henry Buswell, MD.

This award honors the legacy and contributions of Henry C. Buswell, MD, and his wife, Bertha Hochstetter Buswell.

Buswell was a prominent Buffalo physician who practiced medicine for 52 years, beginning in the late 1880s. The nationally noted diagnostician and scientist traveled widely to learn from specialists about bacteria, pathology and causes of disease.

A highly regarded medical teacher, Buswell was an adjunct professor of medicine at UB for 14 years.

The award is endowed through the Ralph Hochstetter Medical Research Fund established by Bertha’s brother, a Buffalo native and successful industrialist and banker.

This award — up to $240,000 of salary support over three years — goes to early-career medical doctors intending to pursue careers as physician-scientists.

The grant bridges formal clinical training and an academic appointment. Fellows must devote at least 80 percent of their time to basic or clinical research.

Maximum award

  • $80,000 plus fringe benefits per year, commensurate with UB salaries for those with similar backgrounds and experience
  • renewable for up to three years

Salary supplementation from other sources

Justify supplementation greater than $15,000 and provide assurance that you’ll devote 80 percent of your time to research. Your sponsor must state the responsibilities you’ll meet for the additional salary.


Submit all materials by Oct. 17, 2020.


Awardee(s) will be notified by late December or January.


Applicants must have:

  • an MD degree or equivalent from a recognized medical school
  • all necessary qualifications for a faculty appointment
  • the potential to contribute to biomedical research at our medical school

Typically, those receiving this grant have completed their terminal degrees within the previous eight years and have been appointed as assistant professors within the previous two years.

Application Closed

Applications are not being accepted for the Dr. Henry C. and Bertha H. Buswell Fellowship right now.

Information for the 2021 Fellowship will be posted as they are made available.

Application Process

1.) Complete our candidate application form.

As part of the process, your faculty sponsor(s) and department chair must:

  • present plans for your career development
  • identify resources to support your research
  • evaluate how you’ll advance research at your department and our school

2.) Have your sponsor complete our recommendation and approval form.

3.) Have your chair complete our evaluation form.

Award Selection

The committee will select awardees based on the strengths of their research and training proposals.

Fellow Responsibilities

If we select you to receive a Buswell award, we expect you to:

  • submit an annual progress report on your research
  • submit a renewal application annually
  • attend and present at the Spring Clinical Day/GME Scholarly Exchange Day
  • submit three copies of any of your published work supported by the Buswell program to the Office of Research and Biomedical Education

Required Sponsor and Chair Forms

Contact Information

If you have questions, call the Office of Research and Biomedical Education at (716) 829-3398 or contact:

Quattrin, Teresa

Teresa Quattrin, MD

UB Distinguished Professor; Senior Associate Dean for Research Integration

UBMD Pediatrics Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes 1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 7164803185; Fax: (716) 323-0297

Email: quattrin@buffalo.edu