Department News

8/3/18

Researchers at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute (HJKRI) have been awarded a pair of grants for the investigation of mechanisms underlying axonal degeneration in certain neurological disorders.

7/6/18

Thirteen students from the Class of 2017-18 in the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) took part in a white coat ceremony to recognize the completion of their first year in the program and celebrate their moving on to a research laboratory match.

7/3/18

The Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement recognized staff, students, trainees and faculty during the 2018 Faculty-Staff Recognition Awards ceremony.

7/3/18

A groundbreaking researcher and others who have made significant contributions to their fields and to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were honored with 2018 Faculty-Staff Recognition Awards.

6/13/18

Michael D. Garrick, PhD, professor of biochemistry, was a member of the team that pioneered newborn screening programs worldwide.

6/13/18

More than 230 high school students from 20 area schools presented projects on genomics and bioinformatics at a May 22 capstone event.

5/25/18

Twenty doctoral, 42 master’s and 173 baccalaureate candidates were eligible to receive degrees in biomedical science fields during the May commencement ceremony.

5/2/18

The state of genetic research and related ethical concerns was the topic of a panel discussion April 26 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

4/20/18

The Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM) is offering conference grants to a limited number of UBMD primary care physicians.

4/17/18

Eleven medical school teachers, three residents and four medical students received 2018 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards or honorable mentions for excellence in teaching.

3/28/18

Research led by Fraser J. Sim, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, that seeks to spur development of cellular and molecular therapies for adult demyelinating disease, such as multiple sclerosis, has gained funding from the National Institutes of Health.

3/22/18

A total of 37 original research projects from aspiring physician-scientists were on display at the 2018 Medical Student Research Forum.

2/20/18

Vision researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and VA Western New York Healthcare System led a study demonstrating that adding antioxidant therapy to current standard of care prevents vision loss in an animal model of a rare genetic disease.

2/15/18

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) has funded two separate projects led by researchers in the departments of Neurology and Pharmacology and Toxicology.