2019

5/10/19

L. Nelson “Nick” Hopkins, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of neurosurgery, has been awarded the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, the University at Buffalo’s highest honor.

5/10/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences graduated 152 medical students during its 173rd commencement on May 3.

5/10/19

Leading members of the Class of 2019 received special recognition during the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ Honors Convocation, which took place May 3 at the Lippes Concert Hall inside Slee Hall on UB’s North Campus.

5/9/19

Undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds had the opportunity to experience medical school firsthand at “Shadow a Med Student Day,” held by UB’s chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA).

5/8/19

The idea behind National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) acknowledges that some of life’s most important discussions are the hardest to undertake.

5/7/19

Umesh Sharma, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, has been named an Emerging Investigator by Circulation: Heart Failure, a high-impact medical journal.

5/7/19

The Hunter James Kelly Research Institute (HJKRI) has received more than $2 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, enabling researchers to pursue a new approach to Krabbe disease.

5/6/19

Four Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members have been selected as recipients of 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

5/2/19

The Cell and Molecular Physiology Section of the American Physiological Society has honored a research poster presentation by Bianca Quade, a graduate student in the physiology doctoral program.

5/1/19

Two teams of researchers — one led by Stuart D. Inglis, PhD; and one co-led by Richard L. Lamb, PhD — have been awarded SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG).

5/1/19

Bradley A. Frate, a student in this year’s graduating class of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, was looking for something different to do before graduation.

4/30/19

Thomas D. Grant, PhD, research assistant professor of structural biology, is co-principal investigator on a research project using ultrafast imaging technologies to study how vision occurs at the molecular level.

4/29/19

What had previously been only an idea — a literary arts magazine for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences — is now a reality.

4/24/19

Pioneering research conducted and advanced by Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine and chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, played a key role in the European Commission’s decision to approve dapagliflozin for patients with Type 1 diabetes.

4/23/19

David A. Milling, MD, senior associate dean for student and academic affairs and associate professor of medicine, has been elected an at-large member of the executive board of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).

4/19/19
Urology residents and medical students from several universities presented their research at the Upstate New York Urological Association’s 24th annual Urology Resident Research Day.
4/18/19

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

4/17/19

Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD, senior associate dean for research and graduate education, and professor of microbiology and immunology and medicine, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system.

4/16/19
Researchers have developed a way to generate 3D prints of the human vascular system, giving surgeons pre-surgical, hands-on access to individual patients’ life-threatening vascular diseases in the heart and brain.
4/11/19

On many occasions since the death of her mother in 2009 from medical errors, Mary Brennan-Taylor has recounted her story to groups of students in separate segments of the health care industry.

4/3/19

Twenty-three medical students, three residents and three faculty members have joined the University at Buffalo’s chapter of the national honor medical society Alpha Omega Alpha.

4/3/19
Students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences took part in the Community Health Fair held March 23 at Hopewell Baptist Church on Fillmore Avenue in Buffalo.
4/2/19

A medical device under development aims to reduce the number of joint replacement infections by using electrical stimulation.

4/1/19

Motivational interviewing is at the center of a new University at Buffalo study that aims to use the technique as a new approach to improve oral health practices among the public.

3/29/19

With a view overlooking the city, University at Buffalo medical students who matched into UB residency programs were honored at a reception hosted by Graduate Medical Education in collaboration with the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement.

3/18/19

During an era when sexual misconduct allegations are turning up in every corner of society, Dori R. Marshall, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, says it’s extremely common for people who have experienced sexual assault — especially young women —  to stay silent for a long time.

3/15/19

Medical students in the University at Buffalo’s Class of 2019 learned where they will train in residency at Match Day, a rite of passage for prospective physicians.

3/14/19

James D. Bangs, PhD, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology — the world’s oldest and largest life science organization.

3/13/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has established the Medical Education and Educational Research Institute (MEERI), a comprehensive and innovative institute for advancing medical education at the University at Buffalo.

3/12/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is among 72 sites nationwide that are recruiting patients for a 12-week, randomized, placebo-controlled drug trial for the first treatment designed to benefit patients with mild-to-moderate Lewy body dementia (LBD).

3/8/19

Richard M. Gronostajski, PhD, professor of biochemistry, says the unconfirmed claims of genetically modified humans being developed in China is a source of concern for biologists and bioethicists around the world.

3/8/19
Michael Ernst, MD, David Abramowitz, MD, and Shervin Badkhshan, MD '16, reported on the emergence of telemedicine in urology in a recent issue of AUA News, the magazine of the American Urological Association.
3/7/19

Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, is being recognized by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) with the inaugural JH Woods Early Career Award in Behavioral Pharmacology.

3/4/19

Thirty-four original research projects from aspiring physician-scientists were on display at the 2019 Medical Student Research Forum.

3/1/19

Students from laboratories affiliated with the Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics graduate program (GGB) shared their findings during the fifth annual GGB Research Day.

3/1/19

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences researchers have developed a tool that lets medical professionals analyze images without engineering expertise.

2/28/19

Thanks to contributions from faculty and staff, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences passed a fundraising milestone in the 2018 UB Employees Campaign for the Community.

2/28/19

A new approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss is outlined in newly published research led by Zhen Yan, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of physiology and biophysics.

2/27/19

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers have published results of the first randomized clinical trial of a treatment in the acute phase after a sport-related concussion.

2/25/19
Eugene R. Mindell, MD, the first chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and a pioneer in limb-sparing surgery for bone cancer patients, died Feb. 15 at his home in Canterbury Woods, Amherst, NY. He was 96.
2/22/19

Gil I. Wolfe, MD, UB Distinguished Professor and Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair of the Department of Neurology, has been elected president of the New York State Neurological Society (NYSNS).

2/19/19

Eight medical students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences spent their winter break sharpening fundamental skills while seeing hundreds of patients in a makeshift clinic in rural Haiti.

2/15/19

Research by Gil I. Wolfe, MD, UB Distinguished Professor and Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair of the Department of Neurology, shows that surgery to remove the thymus gland in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) provides significant clinical benefits for as long as five years after the procedure.

2/14/19

A trainee in the orthopaedic residency program is principal investigator on a study that has received a 2019 Resident Research Grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.

2/7/19

Caroline E. Bass, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received a child care award to attend the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum in Berlin in July.

2/6/19

In the Department of Orthopaedics, a current trainee and a recent graduate of the residency program each have received recognition for their first-author studies.

2/4/19
Three medical students traveled to Malawi to collaborate with the local community and a branch of the organization Naturally Africa Volunteers in an effort to understand undernutrition and assist local organizations combating it.
2/4/19

Joshua H. Gordon, a student in the MD-PhD Program, is lead author of a study showing that postmenopausal women who have experienced loss of all teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure.

1/30/19

M. Aleksander Wysocki has been elected to full membership in Sigma Xi. Wysocki is a doctoral candidate in the Computational Cell Biology, Anatomy and Pathology program.

1/24/19

Researchers in the Department of Emergency Medicine are the first to clinically assess and validate a rule regarding the length of observation time necessary before opioid overdose patients can be safely discharged from an emergency department (ED).