Business First reported that the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has launched the Medical Education and Educational Research Institute. The story notes that its inaugural director is Jennifer A. Meka, PhD
, who comes to UB from a similar position at the Penn State College of Medicine. The story quotes Meka, noting “Most of the time, the faculty and residents we’re working with, they go into medical education because they want to give back and want to be involved with the learners, but they also want to specifically learn how to be the best teacher they can be.” Alan J. Lesse, MD
, senior associate dean for medical curriculum, was also quoted, discussing how upcoming medical curriculum changes and new teaching methods are necessitating the training for faculty members.