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6/6/17
A story on work stress and a new survey that suggests that a growing number of Americans are not making use of their vacation time interviews Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, professor and chair of psychiatry, who said it is vital to create a work/life balance and to make the most of time off and vacation time. “If you've taken that down time, you'll be more effective at the job you do. Pretending that 'if I just keep going I can do anything' it's a deception. There's nobody that is that powerful or that effective... you're just kidding yourself,” he said.
4/12/17
A walking tour of a Buffalo East Side community by students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences was designed to provide a better understanding of real life issues the students will encounter when they begin working directly with patients in their third year during clinical rotations.  
3/26/17
A report on the work of the Western New York Center for Survivors of Refugee Trauma and Torture, the only program of its kind outside of New York City, quotes Kim Griswold, MD, MPH, the center’s medical director and an associate professor of family medicine and psychiatry.
1/5/17
Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, professor and chair of psychiatry, talks about the psychology of hate crimes and why they take place and notes hate crimes are on the rise.
11/21/16
More middle school students are dying of suicide than car crashes. In 2014, 425 young people between the ages of 10-14 in the United States took their own lives compared to 384 who died in car accidents. Michael R. Cummings, MD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, says parents should have “open, honest, frank discussions” about teen suicide with their children. “You will not make your child suicidal by saying the word suicide,” he emphasizes.
10/17/16
The annual conference of the National Prevention Network gathered in Buffalo Sept. 13-15 and Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of UB’s Research Institute on Addictions, noted the conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from other practitioners and researchers from across the country.
9/16/16
Research by Daniel Antonius, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of forensic psychiatry, shows fear is the primary psychological weapon underlying acts of terrorism and that it can eventually develop into a mental disorder.
9/15/16
Researchers Bruce D. Miller, MD, and Beatrice L. Wood, PhD, both professors of psychiatry and pediatrics, are studying whether treating a depressed caregiver will improve a child’s asthma.
9/9/16
Daniel Antonius, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of forensic psychiatry, was interviewed for a story about incorrect reports of an active shooter at Los Angeles International Airport which caused several terminals to be evacuated even though there was never any threat.
9/1/16
A story about the growing levels of violence throughout the country interviews Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, professor and chair of psychiatry.
8/18/16
Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, comments on a study showing that people who are single drink alcohol more often and in larger quantities than people who are married. “Although the evidence that marriage, and engagement as well, initiate changes in heavy drinking is quite strong and consistent, this paper rules out differences in the drinking of married and single individuals is due to some set of genetic characteristics that cause some people to both remain single and drink heavily,” says the professor of psychiatry and director of the Research Institute on Addictions.
8/3/16
Articles about the mass shootings and other atrocities that have dominated the headlines recently interview Daniel Antonius, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of forensic psychiatry.
6/25/16
An article highlighting the difficulty of preventing terrorists, particularly lone wolves, from striking within the United States includes insight from Steven L. Dubovsky, PhD, professor and chair of psychiatry.
6/20/16
An opinion piece by Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of UB’s Research Institute on Addictions, about the variations from state to state in what is considered “medical marijuana” calls the array of state and federal laws regarding the use of medical marijuana “confusing and problematic for those who might benefit,” and suggests, “It is vitally important that we clear the hurdles to clinical research on marijuana, and that we accelerate research addressing the potential benefits and harms.”
5/26/16
Adolescents take longer to recover from concussions, notes Barry Willer, PhD, professor of psychiatry, commenting on a proposed Erie County law that would require coaches of youth contact sports teams to take a concussion safety course.