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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.
7/2/15
Peter Winkelstein, MD, executive director of the Institute for Healthcare Informatics and clinical professor of pediatrics, asserts that professionals in the health care information technology field are aware of electronic health records’ challenges and strive to improve the technology to provide better health care.
10/10/14
A small number of hospitals and physicians’ practices are experimenting with robots in doctors’ rounds, a practice known as telerounding, and Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, comments on the technological advances behind this kind of support. 
10/3/14
Commenting on the patient with the Ebola virus who was sent home from the emergency room, Peter Winkelstein, MD, executive director of the UB Institute for Healthcare Informatics, says medical professionals “missed” an important piece of the patient’s history.
3/5/14
UB will play a key leadership role in a new state initiative aimed at spurring genomic or personalized medicine, primarily through its Center for Computational Research and Institute for Healthcare Informatics.