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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.

Garfield Walker and Lani Jendrowski
5/22/17

When Garfield O. Walker was asked to give an acceptance speech for winning the UB EOP award given to the student who displays endurance and courage in the face of extraordinary challenges, he was understandably and predictably nervous.

Gerald Sufrin, MD
5/17/17

Gerald Sufrin, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Urology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Urological Association (AUA).

Research News

Alison Treichel and Priya Patel
5/17/17

Medical students Priya Patel and Alison Treichel are headed to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland, to participate in a yearlong residential program that trains the next generation of clinician-scientists and biomedical researchers.

Lucy D. Mastrandrea, MD, PhD
5/17/17

Children with Type 2 diabetes, including those who are obese, tend to have poorer oral health than other children, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

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.

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.

12/20/16

Twenty-six faculty with varied research and clinical expertise — including two division chiefs and an associate dean for medical curriculum — have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences over the past several months.

In the Media

5/23/17
Exposure to chemicals that are found in insecticides can affect sleeping patterns and lead to a higher risk of diabetes, according to a study by senior author Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
5/12/17
An editorial by Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine, looks at the difficulties of screening, diagnosing and treating individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus who also have substance use disorders. “People with substance use disorders can account for as much as 80 percent of infected individuals in developed countries, a direct result of the opioid epidemic in the U.S.,” he said.