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5/12/17
An editorial by Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine, looks at the difficulties of screening, diagnosing and treating individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus who also have substance use disorders. “People with substance use disorders can account for as much as 80 percent of infected individuals in developed countries, a direct result of the opioid epidemic in the U.S.,” he said.
5/12/17
Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for health policy, was one of four prominent health care leaders in Western New York who sat on a panel hosted by the UB School of Management and titled “After the Affordable Care Act: A Nonpartisan Conversation on the Future of Health Care.”
4/27/17
Andrew B. Symons, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine, was one of the speakers at an event announcing that $16 million in state funding has been earmarked for Western New York to fight the heroin and opioid crisis.
4/26/17
Middle and high school students learned about career options in medicine and research during an open house May 6 on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus co-hosted by UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. The event featured a tour and discussion about construction of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building and other facilities.
4/24/17
An article looks at minute details of the construction of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building, and reports the $375 million facility contains, among other things, 7,400 tons of structural steel for framing and 150,000 bolts holding the connections together.
4/24/17
A Lakewood teen who underwent bariatric surgery in the fall and has lost nearly 90 pounds, improving worrisome health issues. A story on her quotes Carroll M. Harmon, MD, PhD, John E. Fisher Chair in Pediatric Surgery, chief of pediatric surgery, director of the pediatric surgery fellowship and co-principal investigator in a continuing national multi-center study of weight-loss surgery in teens.
4/20/17
Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, has conducted research that surveyed parents and children dining at participating restaurants, as well as executives of restaurant chains, to learn more about healthy children’s meals. “Our research can inform the development and implementation of efforts to make healthier choices easier for families in quick- or full-service restaurant settings, an important goal given the regularity with which children consume meals from restaurants,” she said.
4/20/17
Research has shown that poor eating habits can start at birth, according to Xiaozhong Wen, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics. “Dietary patterns are harder to change later if you ignore the first year, a critical period for the development of taste preferences and the establishment of eating habits,” he said.
4/20/17
Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for health policy, was a panel member at a UB School of Management forum titled “After the Affordable Care Act: A Nonpartisan Conversation on the Future of Health Care” at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute.
4/19/17
A Science article about two male African lions that killed 35 people in 1898 and the longstanding debate over whether tooth decay caused the lions to begin eating human flesh, interviews Jack Tseng, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences and a vertebrate paleontologist.
4/18/17
An article reports the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building downtown is 84 percent complete, and quotes Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school. “Each milestone brings us closer to achieving our vision for the project,” he said.
4/18/17
A story on construction of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building reports a related project will create a tunnel that will eventually run through the building, connecting Allentown and the Fruit Belt.
4/18/17
An article in the journal Sleep Review reports on UB research that showed that synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products bind to the receptors that govern people’s biological clocks, adversely affecting melatonin receptor signaling and creating a higher risk for metabolic diseases such as diabetes, and quotes Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and toxicology.
4/17/17
An article about the new UBMD Pediatrics clinics that opened in early April in the Conventus building in downtown Buffalo reports it is one of three big moves this year to transfer dozens of outpatient clinics and other services from the old Children’s Hospital complex, and quotes Teresa Quattrin, MD, UB Distinguished Professor and chair of pediatrics, who also serves as president and CEO of UBMD Pediatrics.
4/13/17
The construction of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building marked a major milestone recently when workers began dismantling a 150-foot-tall buck hoist with two elevator cars that for more than a year were used to deliver supplies needed for work inside the eight-story building.