Behavioral Medicine

A new study of 483 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) revealed that many factors that contribute to patient satisfaction are beyond the doctor’s control.

Eight faculty and one staff member from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among those honored for notable achievement and service at the 13th annual University at Buffalo Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence. 


Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD, is leading a pilot study to determine whether behavioral self-management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may lead to fundamental changes in the digestive system’s bacterial ecosystem.


Males with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) experience more interpersonal difficulties than do females with the condition, according to research by Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 


Award-winning participants in the Department of Medicine’s second annual Research Day are studying diverse topics, including disease processes for atrial fibrillation; treatments for leukemia, diabetes and COPD; and the need for cortisol.

Contrary to physicians’ expectations, when patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) rated their overall health, the severity of their symptoms played only a modest role in their assessments, a University at Buffalo study has found.