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Research Centers and Institutes

Our department’s centers and institutes include:

National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine
7/27/15

Director: Richard Blondell, MD

This center focuses on developing curricula and training primary care providers to specialize in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.

10/11/17

A workforce initiative that addresses the needs of medically disadvantaged communities and populations through partnerships with institutions that train health professionals.

Patient Safety Research Center
10/11/17

Director: Ranjit Singh, MB BChir, MBA

Works to reduce the national burden of medical errors through educational and research programs using collaborative, multidisciplinary team-based safety measurement and enhancement.

10/1/14

A network of patient teams from largely disadvantaged neighborhoods that partner with the Primary Care Research Institute to help shape medical practice design, research and quality-improvement initiatives.

8/31/15

Director: Ranjit Singh, MB BChir, MBA

Transdisciplinary research unit dedicated to improving health, patient care and medical education by encouraging scholarship in primary care.

Upstate New York Practice Based Research Network
10/11/17

Director: Chester H. Fox, MD

Investigates questions related to community-based primary care practice. Aims to improve patient care by translating research into practice and by involving practices in research.

Affiliated Research Centers and Institutes

4/6/17

RPCI is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Its campus spans 25 acres on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. For more than a century, physician-scientists at RPCI have made fundamental contributions to reduce the cancer burden and to help set the national standards for cancer care, research and education.

8/23/17

Director: Timothy F. Murphy, MD

An integrated academic home for UB’s outstanding clinical research and translational science, and the hub of the Buffalo Translational Consortium. The CTRC provides innovative research tools, support, training, resources and coordination.