The Jacobs Neurological Institute
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The Jacobs Neurological Institute is a preeminent team of neurologists and other health care providers caring for patients with neurological disorders. Our physicians and researchers operate as an "Institute Without Walls" in centers of clinical and research excellence across five Western New York hospitals and University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. Frederick E. Munschauer, III serves as Chief of the Jacobs Neurological Institute and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at University at Buffalo, the State University of New York.
The Jog for The Jake was created in memory of Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs, a lifelong Buffalo resident and internationally acclaimed researcher in the field of multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Jacobs was Chair of the Department of Neurology of the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as the Director of the Jacobs Neurological Institute. He is world renowned for his successful breakthrough in the treatment of MS. Dr. Jacobs was the principal investigator for the National Institute of Health clinical trial which led to FDA approval of interferon beta-1a (Avaonex). Avonex is the most widely prescribed treatment for people suffering from relapsing MS.
All proceeds from the Jog for The Jake stay right here in Buffalo. The funds are used to support the Jacobs Neurological Institute's cutting-edge research and patient care programs that make it an internationally-recognized neurological center of excellence.