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Joseph Modica and Taylor Klun
At the 2015 Medical Student Research Forum, aspiring physician-scientists showcased 45 original research projects they conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care agencies and institutions nationwide.
Daniel Antonius, PhD
A lack of longitudinal studies on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) hinders scientists’ ability to understand how the neurodegenerative brain disease is linked to behavioral health symptoms, according to an interdisciplinary study by University at Buffalo researchers.
First-year medical student Sarah-Grace Carbrey and live model

As part of new curricula, first-year University at Buffalo medical students may participate in life drawing sessions, sketching muscle groups and skeletal structures from a nude model.

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.
Twenty-five faculty members with diverse backgrounds and expertise have joined the school’s faculty during the past several months.
John J. Leddy, MD

Research by John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics, has found that it is difficult to distinguish between concussion injuries and neck injuries based on symptoms alone.

Jack F. Coyne, MD

“All you have to do is have a good relationship with your patient. Focus on what’s going on in their lives,” Jack T. Coyne, MD ’85, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, advised medical students during the inaugural program of the University at Buffalo’s Center for Medical Humanities.