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Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD
6/27/17

The PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) held its first white coat ceremony to recognize 13 students from the Class of 2016-2017 who completed their first year in the program and are moving on to their research laboratory match.

6/5/17

UB’s Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) played a pivotal role in a phase III clinical trial of the first transcatheter cerebral embolic protection (TCEP) device to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

4/26/17

Three studies focused on improving our understanding of the human microbiome were awarded funding through the second round of research pilots supported by the Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM).

Yijun Sun, PhD
4/20/17

Yijun Sun, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, has been awarded a three-year $973,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop advanced algorithms to address computational challenges in microbiome research.

Media Coverage

8/30/17
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has received a $2.5 million National Library of Medicine grant to train new research leaders in the field of biomedical informatics. Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of biomedical informatics and director of the new training program, said the grant “puts the department at the forefront of this rapidly changing field.”
1/9/17
Among trends that are expected to impact health care in 2017 is an experimental smartphone app developed by Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of biomedical informatics, that pairs interested patients with nearby clinical trials whose area of study dovetails with their condition.
11/1/16
The University at Buffalo aims to recruit more participants in its clinical trials by working with a group of patients led by Laurene M. Tumiel Berhalter, PhD, associate professor of family medicine and director of community translational research. According to SUNY Distinguished Professor Timothy F. Murphy, MD, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research, people in the community should be involved in all phases of clinical research. Additionally, Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of biomedical informatics and professor of internal medicine, has developed a cell phone application that helps patients access information about available clinical trials.
6/23/16
A smartphone app developed by Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of biomedical informatics, is designed to help patients find clinical trials and to help doctors find patients for their research.
2/1/16
An article about the difficulties Buffalo has had recruiting doctors to Western New York looks at how that is changing with the construction of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building downtown, and quotes Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery, who was recruited to UB this year from Harvard. The article also quotes Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of biomedical informatics.