Eugene R. Mindell, MD, and Harold Brody, MD ’61, PhD, Clinical Translational Research Award

Harold Brody, MD ’61, PhD.

Harold Brody, MD ’61, PhD

Eugene R. Mindell, MD.

Eugene R. Mindell, MD

This award recognizes a junior research scientist for the best basic science research that seeks to solve a clinical problem.

The Eugene R. Mindell, MD, and Harold Brody, MD ’61, PhD, Clinical Translational Research Award promotes and supports the discovery of new knowledge that is critical for the continued advancement of the medical profession and improvement of health care.

To advance human health, scientific discoveries must be translated into practical applications. Such discoveries typically begin at “the bench” with basic research — in which scientists study disease at a molecular or cellular level — and then progress to the clinical level, or the patient's “bedside.”

When such information is applied to the problems of health maintenance and cures for diseases, it could well provide new tools for developing innovative and effective therapies.

Award Amount

Up to $1,000


Submit all materials by Monday, April 8, 2019.


Awardee will be notified by phone on or before May 22, 2019.

The award will be presented at the "Celebration of Scholarship" on Saturday, June 8, 2019.


You must be either a:

  • resident
  • graduate or medical student
  • fellow
  • postdoctoral associate
  • assistant professor

You may hold an MD, PhD or both, with your most recent degree awarded no more than 10 years ago.

The Mindell/Brody Award is intended to develop the potential of outstanding new scientists and promote promising ideas for novel therapeutic interventions through translational research at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Therefore, individuals already established in the field are not eligible for this award.

Application Process

You will need to prepare a single PDF including these materials:

  • cover page: title of proposal; primary author/UB title; if student or trainee include name of primary mentor; department/institution
  • page 2: an abstract, written in lay terms and no longer than 150 words (the acknowledgment of others involved with the project may be included on the poster if accepted for presentation)
  • pages 3-4: a research summary, including a strong personal statement, which summarizes your problem, methods, results and conclusions in one to two pages; reference list is not included in the page limit          
  • page 5: a description of your project’s relevance to clinical translational research, no longer than one page

For all supporting documentation, use Times New Roman font in 12-point type with single line spacing and one-inch margins.

A committee of medical school research faculty evaluates applications on your proposal’s merit and translational aspects, grammar and style.

Past Recipients

2019 Vincent Wong Medical student Breast Cancer Drug Discovery Targeting TAK1 Suggests a Putative Connection with Ribosome Biogenesis
2019 Maha Khedr, MD Pathology and Anatomical Sciences Myeloid Neoplasms Among Patients With Plasma Cell Dyscrasias; Molecular Predisposition Or Therapy-Related Phenomenon?
2018 Everett J. Sinibaldi, MD Internal Medicine Exploring the Cardioprotective Modulatory Effects of CDC-Derived Exosomes on Cardiac Fibroblasts Post Myocardial Infarction
2017 Yongho Bae, PhD Pathology and Anatomical Sciences Effect of Arterial Stiffening on Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Mechanotransduction
2017 Kyle Indiana Mentkowski Biomedical Engineering Development of a Targeted Cardiomyocyte Delivery System Utilizing Cardiosphere-Derived Cell Exosomes
2016 Remon Bebawee Medical student Dual IgA protease expression by nontypeable haemophilus influenzae during carriage in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
2016 Rutika Mehta Hematology-Oncology Triple negative breast cancer
2014 Scott Nodzo Orthopaedics Electrical Stimulation Combined with Antibiotics as a Novel Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Contact Information

If you have questions about the Mindell/Brody Clinical Translational Research Award, please contact:

Jennifer E. Britton

Director of Constituent and Alumni Engagement

1110 Kimball Tower, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214-8028

Phone: (716) 829-2586; Fax: (716) 829-6067