University at Buffalo receives $10 million for diversity initiatives

University at Buffalo receives $10 million for diversity initiatives

The University at Buffalo has announced a $10 million gift in support of efforts to enhance faculty and student diversity through focused hiring and enrollment strategies.

The gift from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSmr), a venture created by the late Carl V. Granger in partnership with UB and the UB Foundation, will support initiatives aimed at increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion at the university. Granger, an African-American physician, professor emeritus, and former chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, helped grow UDSmr into the largest national registry of standardized medical rehabilitation information in the country.

"At UB, we are dedicated to recruiting outstanding faculty to solve problems, ask the most important questions, find cures, develop new technology, and offer transformative educational experiences for our students," said university provost and executive vice president for academic affairs A. Scott Weber. "Dr. Granger, who passed away in 2019, left a legacy of cutting-edge medical research and innovation to the medical rehabilitation community. It will be a privilege to appoint professors in his name and recruit students who embody his bold spirit and continue to push the boundaries of knowledge and discovery."

"UB receives $10 million gift for diversity initiatives." University at Buffalo press release 02/22/2021.