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6/21/17
Research by Jack Tseng, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, suggests that otters may have migrated across America about 6 million years ago along the northern edge of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, which runs across Mexico. “This is an entirely new idea that no one else has proposed,” he said. “We think it’s very likely other animals utilized this route.”
6/15/17
Norma J. Nowak, PhD, professor of biochemistry and executive director of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, was recognized by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership this spring with the 2017 Athena Award for her acclaimed research and as a leader in the human genomics field.
6/13/17
Cuts to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute are being opposed by Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer. The National Institutes of Health cut a grant to the institute by $400,000 in the current federal fiscal year.
6/13/17
Norma P. Nowak, PhD, was featured in an article on Buffalo being a good fit for companies developing diagnostic testing. Nowak, professor of biochemistry and executive director of UB's New York State Center of Excellence on Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, co-founded Empire Genomics in 2006. Empire Genomics used technology developed by Nowak at UB to develop diagnostic tests for early detection of cancer.
6/13/17
The new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will have distinct surgical and robotic surgery training areas. "This is a huge expansion of our simulation space," said Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school.
6/13/17
Construction on the new $375 million Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is expected to wrap up by Labor Day, which will put state-of-the-art labs, research, teaching and simulation space under one roof. "It makes the medical school whole again," said Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
6/13/17
Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and John K. Crane, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, provided their knowledge on the subject after a recent outbreak of foodborne botulism in California.
6/13/17
Thomas P. Doak, MD, clinical associate professor of orthopaedics, talks about what he loves about his field of medicine. "You just have to put things back together. That kind of appeals to me," says Doak.
6/9/17
The incoming class at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will increase by 25 percent to 180 students. Over four years, the medical school will grow to 720 medical students. Nearly 2,000 faculty, staff and students will be based at the downtown campus by January.
6/8/17
John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and medical director of the UB Concussion Management Clinic, has co-authored new guidelines for treating young athletes who have sustained a concussion that recommend light activity to help them heal faster. “The brain benefits from movement and exercise, including after a concussion,” he said.
6/8/17
New guidelines that suggest that most young athletes should be encouraged to start being physically active within a day or two of sustaining a concussion were co-authored by John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and medical director of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic. “The brain benefits from movement and exercise, including after a concussion,” he said.
6/8/17
UB’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center is expanding its clinics in Buffalo and Williamsville, and the center, part of UBMD Neurology and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, began seeing patients twice weekly in April, up from once a week. “We treat all stages of dementia, but more and more research is being conducted on mild cognitive impairment and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease with the goal of slowing or even stopping progression of this neurodegenerative disease,” said Kinga Szigeti, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology and director of the center.
6/7/17
Timothy Murphy, MD, spoke on Congress' increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health. “It’s good, the $2 billion increase, and definitely better than it was, but it doesn’t change the overall climate, which is still very competitive,” said Murphy, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and director of the Clinical and Translational Research Center. “There’s a lot of us who think there should be more going into the NIH budget.”
6/7/17
In addition to the other benefits of working in the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building downtown you can add one more — spectacular views. The eight-story building will offer amazing views that stretch to the downtown skyline and beyond to Lake Erie.
6/7/17
Match Day, when medical students find out where they will do their clinical training, was an anxious one for international medical students headed to Buffalo due to the president's travel ban. Roseanne C. Berger, MD, senior associate dean for graduate medical education, and Christopher P. Schaeffer, MD, assistant professor of medicine, were both featured in the piece.