ARMS

Advancing Research in Multiple Sclerosis

Pam Jacobs Vogt

Pam Jacobs Vogt has been active in community work for many years. Trained as a teacher, her volunteer work has included much work in education and also in the fields of art, health, justice, world affairs, and providing services for handicapped children, to name just a few. 


Pam is chair of the Lawrence D. Jacobs Foundation and serves on the boards of the Roswell Park Foundation and the Roswell Park Alliance. She is a member of the Niagara University Board of Trustees and is director emeritus of both Artpark & Company and the Hauptman Woodward Research Institute.


She joined ARMS to help advance the understanding of multiple sclerosis and, in her own way, continue the work of her late husband, Dr. Larry Jacobs, who was a neurologist specializing in MS and chair of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine‚Äôs Department of Neurology. In the 1970s, Dr. Jacobs pioneering research using interferons  led to the development of the first of the disease modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis. While these drugs now slow down the disease progression for many of the almost 500,000 people in the US who have MS, progression continues and at great personal and financial cost. 


Inspired by many of Dr. Jacobs patients who, many years later, remember his care and kindness, Pam joined ARMS to help advance research and to promote ways to improve the quality of lives of people with MS.