David Jacobs receives K23 Career Development Award

By Kara Sweet

Published May 5, 2021

David Jacobs, PharmD, PhD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, is the recipient of a five-year, K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). 

David Jacobs.

“Integrative Informatics Approach to Predict Readmissions and Improve Outcomes in COPD” will focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and work to combine social information with rich clinical data to build predictive models, personalize patient care, and improve clinical outcomes.

“Our goal is to apply innovative informatics techniques to the development of risk prediction models for hospital readmission that personalizes care management interventions,” Jacobs says.

The K23 program supports the career development of individuals with a clinical doctoral degree, who have the potential to develop into productive clinical investigators and have committed to focusing their research on patient-oriented research.

The project is an interprofessional collaboration between the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (JSMBS), and the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP). The mentorship team includes Sanjay Sethi, MD (JSMBS), Peter Elkin, MD (JSMBS), Katia Noyes, PhD, MPH (SPHHP), Rachael Hageman-Blair, PhD, MS (SPHHP), and Bonnie Vest, PhD, MA (JSMBS).

For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 14 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

For more information about the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences visit pharmacy.buffalo.edu.