2019

11/21/19

According to Sanjay Sethi, MD, professor of medicine, the recent emergence of severe and even fatal vaping-related lung disease presents a challenge for health care providers and is causing some changes in their practices.

11/20/19

The difficulty of reversing obesity in adults is well known and the deleterious effects that obesity has on an individual’s health can range from diabetes to heart disease to cancer.

11/19/19

Bruce R. Troen, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, received a rare, perfect score from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on his grant application for expansion of a center designed to enhance care for older adults throughout Western New York.

11/18/19

Pinaki Sarder, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, and doctoral student Brandon Ginley have developed a new method that automates the classification of progressive diabetic kidney disease, reducing variability and boosting precision.

11/18/19
Barbara Rita Alevriadou, SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, has been named the sixth associate editor of the American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology. The journal is among the best publications in the field of physiology.
11/15/19

The University at Buffalo has officially launched the UB Biorepository, a critical new facility in the Clinical and Translational Research Center that will serve as a powerful resource in driving biomedical innovation in academia and industry regionally and throughout the state.

11/15/19

Sixty-seven oral and poster presentations were showcased at the 13th annual Neuroscience Research Day of the neuroscience program and the Buffalo Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

11/13/19

Two Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ researchers studying how to develop novel, non-addicting painkillers have each been issued awards by the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative, a prestigious and highly competitive program from the National Institutes of Health.

11/12/19

Atrophied brain lesion volume is the only marker from MRI scans that can accurately predict which patients will progress to the most severe form of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a retrospective, five-year study of 1,314 MS patients.

11/11/19

Fifteen students in the medical education program received special recognition during the Fall Honors Convocation.

11/5/19

The importance of self-confidence was a key point stressed throughout the annual “Rx for Success: Preparing for Medical School” program held at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

10/31/19

The new program, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, was developed as a collaboration between the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences.

10/30/19

Fresh off conducting research for two years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), fourth-year medical student Alison Treichel has published an article in a top-ranked medical genetics journal.

10/29/19

The Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP) has named the University at Buffalo a Program of Merit for the 2019 ASAHP Award for Institutional Excellence and Innovation in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Health Care.

10/28/19

Vanessa M. Barnabei, MD, PhD, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology, and Gale R. Burstein, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics and commissioner of the Erie County Department of Health, are serving on New York State’s newly-formed Maternal Mortality Advisory Council.

10/23/19

Research by Andrew M. Gulick, PhD, associate professor of structural biology, that solved the structure of two proteins that produce antibiotic agents is featured in papers in back-to-back months of Nature Communications.

10/22/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is using an “it takes a village” approach as it embarks upon a redesign and revision of its curriculum.

10/11/19

New draft recommendations for hepatitis C virus (HCV) that recommend screening for adults ages 18 to 79 are exactly what are needed to address the dramatic increase in incidence of the infection, according to HCV expert Andrew H. Talal, MD.

10/11/19

Twenty-two 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 over the past several months.

10/9/19

Facing a deadline of just five days, UB student teams worked together in a competition to address a critical problem plaguing colorectal surgeries.

10/8/19
When people think of infectious microbes, they typically think of bacteria and viruses. There is, however, another enormous group of organisms that can affect our health: fungi.
10/4/19

Teresa Quattrin, MD, UB Distinguished Professor of pediatrics and senior associate dean for research integration, is spreading the word about the importance of clinical research and clinical trials to children and their parents.

10/2/19

Thomas D. Grant, PhD, research assistant professor of structural biology, has been awarded a four-year, $1.33 million R01 grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop new computational tools to visualize and understand how drugs interact with proteins, with the ultimate aim of speeding up the drug discovery process.

10/2/19

Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of biomedical informatics has been inducted as a fellow into the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).

9/30/19

UB researchers are studying the nutrition practices of emergency medical services (EMS) workers.

9/20/19

James N. Jarvis, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics in the Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, has been recognized as a master by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), one of the highest honors the organization bestows.

9/20/19

A pair of projects led by researchers in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine involve studies of veterans with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD) and sleep disorders, respectively.

9/19/19

In preparing to host Biomedical Sciences Career Day & Vendor Show, Thomas Melendy, PhD, wanted to expose students and trainees in the biomedical sciences to the numerous opportunities available to them.

9/17/19

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

9/11/19

At a time when electronic media can communicate societal upheaval and unrest around the world as it’s happening, a group of leading international psychiatrists is calling for an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to global public health that gives behavioral specialists a central role.

9/11/19

The UB Center for Successful Aging (CSA) has awarded its first round of research funding for projects aimed at improving the lives of senior citizens through its UB Seeds for Innovation in Successful Aging program.

9/10/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences continues to be at the forefront in combating the opioid overdose crisis.

9/10/19

Part of the curriculum requirement for Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ medical students is to make contributions that lead to improvements in the surrounding community.

9/9/19

Laurie K. Read, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, is using National Institutes of Health funding to study the unique RNA biology of human parasites.

9/5/19

Smita Y. Bakhai, MD, associate professor of medicine, is an honorable mention recipient for a 2019 Gage Award, which recognizes her successful implementation of a project to advance guideline-directed medical therapy for heart failure.

9/3/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Class of 2021 was honored during the 17th annual Student Clinician Ceremony.

8/30/19

University at Buffalo researchers have established an in vitro model of blood clotting that will help clinicians improve pre-surgical planning and care for patients with certain bleeding disorders.

8/27/19

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers are focusing on the development of a new approach to treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

8/26/19

An innovative researcher and others who have made significant contributions to their fields and to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were honored with 2019 Faculty-Staff Recognition Awards.

8/26/19

B. Rita Alevriadou, PhD, a renowned researcher in the field of cardiovascular bioengineering, has joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering as a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor.

8/26/19

Michael G. Malkowski, PhD, professor and chair of structural biology, is part of a research team using National Institutes of Health funding to study an oral bacterium strongly associated with periodontitis.

8/20/19

Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, has been awarded a five-year, $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to investigate a novel therapy that may prove more powerful than currently available smoking cessation treatments.

8/19/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science’s Class of 2023 — 180 students strong ­ — celebrated entry into medical school with a traditional White Coat Ceremony Aug. 9 at the UB Center for the Arts.

8/14/19

One hundred ninety-four new doctors donned their long white coats for the first time during a ceremony at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building.

8/13/19

A program developed by emergency medicine physicians at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to expedite patient access to comprehensive and effective opioid use disorder treatment is expanding statewide.

8/2/19

Roberto O. Diaz Del Carpio, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been named one of six inaugural recipients of a national fellowship to help serve medically vulnerable patients.

8/2/19

Just about everything is going wireless these days — including efforts to reprogram the human genome.

8/1/19

Ten students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were honored for outstanding achievements during the University at Buffalo’s 2019 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence.

8/1/19

Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, professor of biochemistry, will use funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the gating mechanisms of fast neurotransmitter brain receptors.

7/31/19

Advanced technologies are making gross human anatomy — already considered by many doctors the most meaningful course they took in medical school — even better.