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Forty-four exemplary medical students, residents, fellows and faculty members have been inducted into the University at Buffalo’s Richard Sarkin Medical Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS).

John J. Leddy, MD

Researchers in the departments of Orthopaedics and Psychiatry have been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant to study how the brain changes following a concussion and how that information may be used to predict recovery time.

Lauren Jepson, Kim Griswold and Sarah Riley

Through a unique intersection of medicine, the justice system and the human rights field, medical students are advancing their training by assisting survivors of torture and political violence seeking asylum in the United States.

Beatrice L. Wood, PhD; Bruce D. Miller, MD; and Heather K. Lehman, MD.

Researchers in the departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics have received a $3.1 million National Institutes of Health grant to study how treating a depressed caregiver may improve a child’s asthma.

Bruce R. Troen, MD

A collaboration between the departments of Medicine and Neurology has been granted status as the Center for Excellence for Alzheimer’s disease in Western New York (CEAD WNY) through a five-year, $2.35 million state grant.

Aspiring physician-scientists showcased 38 original research projects at the 2016 Medical Student Research Forum. The displays showed work they conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care agencies and institutions nationwide.
Richard D. Blondell, MD

The University at Buffalo is strengthening education for medical residents who care for patients who are addicted or are at risk for addiction by focusing more training on safe prescribing practices and safe pain management.