Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Timothy Murphy, MD, is senior associate dean for clinical and translational research, responsible for overseeing strategies that aim to transform the school’s research programs into new or improved treatments for patients and for assisting faculty and trainees at all levels in their research activities. He also directs the school's Clinical and Translational Science Institute, a facility that includes a nine-bed Clinical Research Center with support services for clinical research. A wide variety of clinical and translational research training programs are conducted and coordinated at the facility.
An internationally recognized expert in respiratory tract bacterial infections, Murphy is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology. He specializes in research on pathogens responsible for ear infections (primarily in children) and on lower respiratory tract infections in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Murphy holds more than a dozen patents related to vaccine development and is co-principal investigator on the longest-standing study of COPD, which he is conducting at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His laboratory is based at the school’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and his work is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health.
A graduate of New York University, Murphy received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at Tufts before coming to UB in 1981. He has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and serves as a reviewer for 20 medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine.