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The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences celebrated scientific achievements, outstanding service and significant teaching contributions during its 2015 Faculty and Staff Recognition Awards event.

Students in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among those recognized for outstanding achievement during the University at Buffalo’s 11th Celebration of Student Academic Excellence.


Alan J. Lesse, MD, has been named senior associate dean for medical curriculum at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Fraser J. Sim, PhD
University at Buffalo researchers are the first to identify solifenacin as a drug target to promote stem cell therapy for myelin-based disease, such as multiple sclerosis.
medical students drawing a live model
During the University at Buffalo’s inaugural Humanities Day, first-year medical students explored diverse issues related to medical humanism — an approach to care that emphasizes compassionate, empathic doctor-patient relationships.