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Harold Brody/Medical Emeritus Faculty Society Award for Translational Research

Harold Brody, MD '61, PhD
Harold Brody

Harold Brody, MD ’61, PhD, was a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor and longtime chairman of the Department of Anatomy. He had a productive teaching and research career at UB. As an active member of the Medical Emeritus Faculty Society, he was a strong advocate of promoting translational research in UB's medical school. This award honors his legacy.

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

The Harold Brody/Medical Emeritus Faculty Society Award 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 — 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



Submit all materials by Wednesday, April 1, 2015.


Awardee will be notified by phone on or before Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

The award will be presented at Spring Clinical Day on Saturday, May 30, 2015. To receive the award, you must present a research poster at Spring Clinical Day and be prepared to discuss your research with alumni, faculty and guests.



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.

Research Proposal

Your research must involve a basic science project specifically directed toward solving a clinical problem. The application must indicate the nature of the clinical problem to be addressed and how the research results might be applied to the problem, with the possibility of developing therapeutic interventions or clinical trials in people.

Application Process

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

  • an abstract, written in lay terms and no longer than 150 words
  • a research summary, which summarizes your problem, methods, results and conclusions in one to two pages
  • 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.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the Brody/Medical Emeritus Faculty Society Award, please contact:

Holly Ryan

Holly Ryan

Executive Assistant to Sr. Associate Dean

Office of Graduate Medical Education

University at Buffalo, 3435 Main Street, 117 Cary Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-6126; Fax: (716) 829-3999