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Jack Tseng, PhD

A study published in Royal Society Open Science has shed light on the phylogeny of large, ferocious-looking animals called beardogs — neither bears nor dogs — that roamed the northern hemisphere between about 40 and 5 million years ago.

Brian Clemency, DO, MBA

Patients’ end-of-life wishes are often unarticulated due to ambiguity on Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments (MOLST) forms, according to a Department of Emergency Medicine study.

Andrew B. Symons, MD

The Department of Family Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million federal grant to institute the Buffalo Interprofessional Advanced Primary Care Training Program that will create a new model for health care.

Michael H. Farkas, PhD

Michael H. Farkas, PhD, who joined the Department of Ophthalmology as an assistant professor in July, has been named a 2016 Emerging Vision Scientist by the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR).


Nicholas J. Silvestri, MD, program director of the University at Buffalo’s adult neurology residency, and Emily Caldarelli, training program administrator for the hematology and oncology fellowship, have received UB Graduate Medical Education (GME) Awards of Excellence.

Vinny Polsinelli

Vinny Polsinelli — who first began conducting research in Haiti following his first year of medical school — was one of only 11 students nationwide selected for a 2016-17 fellowship from the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation.