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Twenty-five faculty members with diverse backgrounds and expertise have joined the school’s faculty over the past several months. 
Kai Ling Kong, PhD

Babies who seem to get upset more easily and take longer to calm down may be at higher risk for obesity, according to a study led by Kai Ling Kong, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics.

Teresa Quattrin, MD, and Gale Burstein, MD, MPH

The chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Erie County’s Commissioner of Health have been recognized for their significant contributions to the community.


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.

Dan Kuhr

Two UB medical students are participating in a prestigious yearlong residential program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland, that introduces students to innovative research in areas matching their career interests and goals.