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UB Medicine Magazine

UB Medicine Magazine


UB Medicine
is published by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to inform its alumni, friends and community about the school’s pivotal role in medical education, research and advanced patient care in our region.

The magazine features timely and informative articles about the school’s move downtown to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, new faculty and chair recruits, clinical and translational research, advances in patient care, medical education and training, UB’s role in the integration of health care in Buffalo, faculty, alumni, students and residents and trends in health care.

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School News

Medical students

Alarmed by the steady decline in the number of physicians practicing in Western New York, local physicians and community leaders have created a new organization designed to train and keep more doctors in the area.

7/20/17

The honor stems from a 19-year partnership with the Federal University of Pernambuco.

Heat Advisory book cover
7/20/17

Rising sea levels and increased risk of infectious diseases can create barriers to economic mobility and cause social unrest.

Research News

Mark O'Brian, PhD
7/20/17

Mark R. O’Brian, PhD, professor and chair of biochemistry, has discovered a near instantaneous evolution in certain bacteria.

Jian Feng, PhD (left), and Zhen Yan, PhD.
7/19/17

Researchers in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics are studying genetic and epigenetic factors in Alzheimer’s disease to develop novel ways of restoring function to patients in the later stages of the neurodegenerative disorder.

Downtown Campus News

Head shot of Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, assistant professor of pediatrics.
11/2/15

Imagine a kids’ menu with no French fries or soda that offers healthy entrees. This is the type of menu that an East coast restaurant chain introduced to encourage healthier eating. After its introduction, orders of healthier children’s items increased.  

Rendering of the new medical school building.
3/22/16

Representatives including UB President Satish K. Tripathi and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo gathered for the traditional topping out ceremony.

Student, Faculty and Alumni Highlights

Medical students

Alarmed by the steady decline in the number of physicians practicing in Western New York, local physicians and community leaders have created a new organization designed to train and keep more doctors in the area.

Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD ’89, professor of epidemiology and environmental health, and interim dean of the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions since July 2014, has been appointed dean of the school after a national search.

6/5/17

Twenty-nine faculty members with varied research and clinical expertise have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences over the past several months.

2/17/17

Twelve faculty members with varied research and clinical expertise have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences over the past several months.

In the Media

7/20/17
Research by Abhishek Sawant, a fellow in the Department of Medicine, has showed the benefits of performing percutaneous coronary intervention to clear blocked blood vessels in the hearts in people age 90 and older. “We did show that patients who had lower risk and underwent this procedure actually did very well,” he said.
7/20/17
Buffalo is home to the nation’s first opioid crisis intervention court, which can get users into treatment within hours of their arrest instead of days. The program is funded by a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Justice Department, which pays for a coordinator and case managers from UB Family Medicine, who enforce curfews, do wellness checks and transport patients.