2018

12/27/18

The Hepatology Clinic at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), under the direction of Anthony D. Martinez, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, has been awarded a New York State Department of Health Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award.

12/27/18

K. Kent Chevli, MD, has been appointed clinical professor and chair of the Department of Urology and president of the UBMD Urology practice plan.

12/20/18

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of ophthalmology, has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to better understand a rare cause of blindness that strikes young children.

12/18/18

New stem cell research led by Fraser J. Sim, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, has identified novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory diseases.

12/17/18

Nonprescription use of Ritalin may cause irreversible structural changes in certain areas of the brain, according to researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and UB’s Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA).

12/12/18

Two Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers have found that college students expended more effort, time and money to obtain their smartphones than they did for food, according to results from a paper in Addictive Behaviors.

12/11/18

Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of the UB Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA), and Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of biomedical informatics, have been awarded a two-year, $386,013 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to assess what risks may occur for people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) who use prescription painkillers.

12/11/18

Jennifer A. Martin, a doctoral student in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, has received a prestigious Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

12/7/18

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is using a New York State Department of Health grant to support the expansion of primary care residency and medical student training in ambulatory settings throughout Western New York.

12/6/18

Research by Richard M. Gronostajski, PhD, professor of biochemistry, reveals that the absence of one copy of a single gene in the brain causes a rare, as-yet-unnamed neurological disorder.

12/6/18

The newly published Smilodon: The Iconic Sabertooth includes a chapter authored by a PhD candidate in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences.

12/5/18

The National Institutes of Health is funding researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology to study the effects of drinking, smoking and marijuana use during pregnancy.

12/3/18

An innovative, cost-effective program at more than a dozen hospitals in Western New York provides medication-assisted treatment to opioid use disorder patients in emergency departments (EDs) and rapidly transitions them into long-term treatment at a community clinic, all within about 48 hours.

11/29/18

Pinaki Sarder, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, is using funding from the National Institutes of Health to refine development of computational tools to quantify renal structures in human diabetic nephropathy (DN) biopsies.

11/20/18

Cytocybernetics, a UB spinoff founded by two Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members, has received a $250,000 Small Business Innovation Research award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to move into a new market: neuronal drug development.

11/20/18

Interprofessional collaboration is a key component in addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic, students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and other UB schools were told during the third annual forum on the topic.

11/19/18

The recipients of this year’s Dean’s and Nader Research Fellowships have a wide range of research interests and knowledge.

11/16/18

Twenty faculty members with a variety of clinical and research experience — representing nine medical school departments — have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences during the past several months.

11/13/18

Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, has been appointed to New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s task force that will advise the state on its Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Elimination Campaign.

11/12/18

M. Aleksander Wysocki and Beatriz Santaella Luna were invited to present research in the “Building a Phenomic Universe: Collection, Management and Applications of Digital Morphological Data” symposium.

11/8/18

Research led by Jonathan F. Lovell, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has provided a breakthrough in efforts to boost the efficacy of malarial transmission-blocking vaccines (TBV).

11/6/18

The so-called mystery paralysis that has now affected more than 70 children in the United States this year is understandably causing concern among parents, but it is extremely rare, according to Mark D. Hicar, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

11/6/18

Gross anatomy class — arguably the most memorable class that medical students take — has a new home.

11/5/18

Bruce R. Troen, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, was honored by the Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation (ASCF) with its Senior Leadership Award.

11/2/18

Eleven faculty, three emeritus faculty and one staff member from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among those honored for notable achievement and service at the 15th annual University at Buffalo Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.

11/1/18

Research by Yun Wu, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has led to a cancer-spotting tool that health care providers could eventually use in areas that lack hospitals, clinics and other treatment centers.

11/1/18

Two Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members are among those honored with achievement awards by the University at Buffalo Alumni Association.

10/30/18

Steven E. Lipshultz, MD, Carman and Ann Adams Endowed Chair of Pediatric Research at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Michigan, has been appointed the A. Conger Goodyear Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

10/30/18

Ten students in the medical education program received special recognition during the fall honors convocation.

10/30/18

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics that rigorously assessed how the home environments of young children who are genetically at high risk for obesity can influence whether they become overweight or obese is being praised by University at Buffalo child obesity experts.

10/25/18

Chelsey Reed, a student in the MD-PhD Program, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

10/19/18

While a college student in the United States, Pierre-Louis Joizil told his friends back home he wanted to come back to impoverished Haiti to build a secondary school in his hometown of Fontaine.

10/16/18

Researchers in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics have developed a promising therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) that is moving closer to use in humans.

10/11/18

Research by John J. Leddy, MD, clinical assistant professor of orthopaedics, and Barry S. Willer, PhD, professor of psychiatry, did not find evidence of early-onset dementia (EOD) in a study of retired National Football League and National Hockey League players.

10/9/18

A new smart tool technology that allows surgeons to perform complex movements deep inside the abdomen was used for the first time in the U.S. in September during two procedures performed by Department of Surgery faculty members.

10/5/18

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is benefiting from the expansion of clinical trials in Western New York.

10/5/18

A comprehensive effort to boost clinical research at the University at Buffalo is paying off and community members are reaping the benefits through increased participation in clinical trials.

10/4/18

Experts have looked at the future of health care in Western New York and the prognosis is positive.

9/27/18

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has received an $890,000 grant from the Hemophilia Center of Western New York to support a career development award aimed at addressing a shortage of physicians in the region who specialize in treating nonmalignant blood disorders.

9/24/18

Twelve faculty members with a variety of clinical and research experience — representing eight medical school departments — have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences over the past several months.

9/19/18
UB researchers have received funding to apply the power of big data to enhance liver health in the Western New York region.
9/19/18

Approximately 70 medical students, residents and faculty members from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences sat down to a Sept. 6 dinner with dozens of community members.

9/18/18

Researchers in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences have made surprising findings that challenge long-held scientific beliefs while studying the chewing behavior of carnivorans, the large mammalian order that includes dogs, cats and bears.

9/14/18

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences medical students in the Class of 2022 have passed a milestone signifying the beginning of their medical careers: the traditional white coat ceremony.

9/14/18

New information from Department of Biochemistry researchers on how manganese gets into the brain is helping to shed light on a neurological disorder usually associated with industrial overexposure to the metal.

9/14/18

UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has announced $3 million in funding for the development and testing of methods to bring evidence-based findings into routine clinical practice.

9/13/18

A preclinical study conducted by researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology has shown for the first time that a class of proteins are important in the neurobiology of relapse or drug-seeking behaviors.

9/10/18

David Dietz, PhD, associate professor, has been appointed chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

9/6/18

The children of the late Amin Tjota know their father would have been thrilled with the new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

8/29/18

Seventy-five student-scientists presented projects during the Eighth Annual Buffalo Summer Research Conference, an interdisciplinary forum marking the culmination of their summer research in Buffalo.