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2012

7/2/13
Steven Dubovsky, MD, professor and chair of psychiatry, and Michael Cummings, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, share their expertise on gun violence and mental illness in the wake of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
7/2/13
Construction soon will begin on Conventus, a downtown medical office building that will connect to the anticipated UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and whose tenants include physicians associated with UBMD.
7/2/13
Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, professor of neurology, will work with researchers at UB and two other institutions to move stem cell therapies hoped to halt the progression of multiple sclerosis into clinical trials.
3/1/13
Medical residents are receiving clinical experience in practices that are part of the Primary Connection, a collaborative initiative working to attract more students to primary care specialties.
12/31/12
The development of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and UB’s plans to start relocating the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences downtown made the list of top local stories predicted for 2013.
12/30/12
State support for UB 2020; medical school's move to downtown Buffalo expected to bolster the regional economy.
12/29/12
The opening of the $291 million Gates Vascular Institute, UB Clinical and Translational Research Center and Jacobs Institute made the list of 2012’s top 10 local stories.
12/27/12
A local developer plans to construct market-rate rental housing on 10 acres near the LaSalle metro station, giving future UB medical students easy access to the new school.
12/27/12
The downtown construction boom—including the anticipated UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus—made the list of top local business stories in 2012.
12/24/12
Julian L. Ambrus Jr., associate professor of medicine, discusses three new antibodies that can be tested for the presence of Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder affecting 4 million Americans.
12/21/12
The UB Clinical and Translational Research Center is on the cutting edge of design-led science, fostering entrepreneurism to produce better science, faster.
12/21/12
The growth of the downtown medical corridor, largely tied to the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is among the facotrs favoring public transit improvements in Amherst.
12/20/12
A biotech company built on the research of Fred Sachs, PhD, Thomas Suchyna, PhD and Philip Gottlieb, PhD—all from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics—has opened in UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
12/18/12
With the help of UB and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Western New York is shedding its industrial past and preparing to re-emerge as an “eds and meds” economy, says the retiring president of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
12/17/12
Gil I. Wolfe, MD, chair of neurology, explains that neuropathy specialists don’t need to order an electromyogram to diagnose patients who present typically for the most common form of diabetic neuropathy.
12/14/12
Patients would benefit from a much-needed early diagnosis, says senior author on the study, Julian L. Ambrus Jr., MD, professor of medicine.
12/14/12
UB's new downtown medical school will be a key factor in creating a resilient economy in Buffalo, similar to what Pittsburgh has achieved.
12/14/12
Microbiologist Anders Hakansson, PhD, led a study of pneumococcus that found DNA is transferred between bacterial strains in biofilms behind the nose.
12/14/12
UB's planned state-of-the-art facilities will create about 1,125 positions on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, says Dean Michael Cain, MD.
12/14/12
Xiuqian Mu, PhD, assistant professor of opthalmology, and collaborators are studying the role of onecut transcription factors in retinal development and vision.
12/14/12
UB researchers led by Anders Hakansson, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, have discovered how the rapid and efficient spread of antibiotic resistance works in the respiratory pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae.
12/13/12
Adnan Siddiqui, MD/PhD, associate professor of neurosurgery, says a quick response is essential and praises cutting-edge treatments pioneered in Buffalo.
12/13/12
As its new downtown medical school is realized, UB plans to involve and spur investment in the surrounding Fruit Belt area.
12/13/12
Obese males age 14 to 20 may face impotence and infertility later in life, according to a UB study led by Paresh Dandona, MD/PhD, chief of endocrinology and metabolism.
12/13/12
Research conducted by Julian L. Ambrus Jr., MD, professor of medicine, and Long Shen, PhD, will help people with the autoimmune disorder Sjogren’s Syndrome receive treatment for painful symptoms sooner.
12/12/12
Jeffrey M. Lackner, PhD, associate professor of medicine, provides insight about a study suggesting that a mind-body educational course may help patients manage irritable bowel syndrome.
12/12/12
Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor of pediatrics and social and preventive medicine, says lifestyle-based interventions can lead to meaningful long-term weight loss.
12/9/12
Though not conclusive, photographs of the victim's injuries suggest he was wearing a seatbelt, says Dietrich V. Jehle, MD, professor of emergency medicine.
12/7/12
According to a study conducted by Thomas Guttuso Jr., MD, of neurology, pregnant women with debilitating morning sickness notably benefit from gabapentin, an anti-seizure drug.
12/4/12
UB's new medical school will play a key role in a regional plan to leverage $1 billion in state economic development funds.
12/4/12
UB will create private-sector jobs and investment in the community, says President Satish Tripathi, who co-chairs the region's Economic Development Council.
11/28/12
Democrats in the Erie County Legislature plan to recommend Wesley L. Hicks, MD, professor of otolaryngology and a head and neck surgeon, to serve as a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority commissioner.
11/28/12
Janet E. Penksa will become executive director of the Jacobs Institute, where L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery, says she will be good fit.
11/28/12
Stephen B. Edge, MD, professor of surgery, encourages patients to seek breast cancer education and asserts that prophylactic mastectomies are ill-advised when based on misinformation.
11/27/12
Eric Ten Brock, MD, professor of medicine, describes the symptoms of sleep apnea and elucidates its neurocognitive and cardiovascular repercussions.
11/23/12
A research team led by Anders Hakansson, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, discovered how the bacteria associated with pneumonia and middle ear infections acquire and spread resistance.
11/20/12
A study headed by Anders Hakansson, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, found that antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae stems from the transfer of DNA between bacterial strains in biofilms in the area just behind the nose.
11/19/12
Anders P. Hakansson, PhD, and his team found that resistance stems from the transfer of DNA between bacterial strains in biofilms in the nasopharynx, just behind the nose.
11/18/12
Myron Glick, MD, clinical assistant professor of family medicine, founded Jericho Road Family Practice, one of the medical school's community partners.
11/15/12
First of three land parcels paves way for $375 million, state-of-the-art medical school to be designed by leading architectural firm HOK.
11/14/12
Michael A. Rauh, MD, clinical assistant professor of orthopaedics, discusses knee and shoulder arthroscopy and sports-centered medicine in treating injuries.
11/14/12
Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, research professor of psychiatry and director of the Research Institute on Addictions, highlights a new website on drinking and student life.
11/10/12
Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology, is first author on a study showing that obese boys are at increased risk of becoming impotent and infertile later in life.
11/9/12
Laurie Read, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, is studying the kinetoplastid parasites that cause African Trypanosomiasis and other diseases.
11/8/12
UB's planned downtown medical campus will be a key part of a rapidly expanding medical corridor in downtown Buffalo.
11/7/12

Anne B. Curtis, MD, chair of medicine, presented research findings that show how some patients benefit from advanced pacemakers.

11/7/12

David L. Kaye, MD, professor of psychiatry, says family care physicians appreciate a service that increases access to needed psychiatric care.

11/7/12
Anne Curtis, MD, chair of medicine, reports improved outcomes for patients with a slow-beating heart.
11/5/12

Medical research is the wave of Western New York’s future, says Timothy Murphy, MD, director of the UB Clinical Translational Research Center and professor of medicine.

11/4/12
Timothy F. Murphy, MD, director of the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center, says collaboration speeds the process from idea to treatment.
11/3/12
Mark O’Brian, PhD, professor of biochemistry, says manipulating and altering food products is as old as agriculture itself.
11/1/12
UB will provide clinical and research expertise for a planned pediatric cancer unit in the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
10/30/12
Scientists have found that snake venom and bat saliva offer promising therapies and Frederick Sachs, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of physiology and biophysics, says tarantula poison could help regulate cardiac rhythms and aid sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
10/29/12
Researchers are discovering more damage obesity can cause, including potential reproductive problems for obese boys, according to a study led by Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology.
10/26/12
Satrajit Sinha, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry, helped discover that a lactation protein could be a tumor suppressor in breast cancer.
10/25/12
Located in the Clinical and Translational Research Center and Gates Vascular Institute, part of the new medical school, the incubator welcomes life science firms AccuTheranostics, AndroBioSys and Ceno Technologies.
10/25/12
Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology, ran a study showing that young, obese males have reduced levels of testosterone, which increases their risk of impotence and infertility.
10/25/12
John J. Leddy, MD, and Barry S. Willer, PhD, of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic, hope to help provide trainers and doctors with a clearer picture of when athletes with head injuries can safely return to play.
10/25/12
Research conducted by a team including Satrajit Sinha, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry, shows that a lactation protein could be a tumor suppressor in breast cancer.
10/24/12
Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, director of the Research Institute on Addictions, collaborates with other health professionals to consider issues surrounding substance abuse prevention and intervention at a two-day conference.
10/24/12
Kirsten Gillibrand visits the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center to propose a bill that could help institutions secure funds and training for translational research.
10/23/12
Satrajit Sinha, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry, participated in research showing that a lactation protein may be a tumor suppressor in breast cancer.
10/19/12
Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology, observes that obese boys have a 50 percent reduction in testosterone, which could lead to reproductive consequences.
10/18/12
A study headed by Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology, shows that obese boys are at increased risk of becoming impotent and infertile later in life.
10/18/12
The school of medicine’s anatomical gift program is an option for potential donors and helps physicians, students and others gain knowledge of anatomy.
10/18/12
James L. Budny, MD, of neurosurgery, will use his medical expertise to help injured soldiers and civilians overseas.
10/17/12
Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology, has led a study showing that obese boys have less testosterone than lean boys and may face impotence and infertility as adults.
10/16/12
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, discusses plans concerning design concepts for the new medical school.
10/15/12
Uncontrollable shopping -- the focal point of a new television show -- is a behavior that can be problematic, according to Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, director of UB’s Research Institute on Addictions.
10/15/12
L. Nelson Hopkins III, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery, discusses the state-of-the-art, pioneering qualities of the Gates Vascular Institute and UB Clinical Translational Research Center.
10/15/12
Thomas C. Rosenthal, MD, chair of family medicine, and Robert Gatewood Jr., clinical associate professor of medicine, will chair a leadership council for a network planned by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY and Kaleida Health.
10/14/12
Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death among African American women, according to Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, PhD, associate professor of family medicine, who helped East Side residents gain awareness about breast cancer through a community event.
10/12/12

Alan J. Lesse, MD, associate professor of medicine, discusses a rare form of fungal meningitis afflicting equestrian Darren Chiacchia.

10/12/12
A study led by Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology, shows that obese boys have between 40 to 50 percent less testosterone than lean males of the same age.
10/12/12
Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, PhD, associate professor of family medicine, helps educate Masten Park residents about breast cancer at an event featuring on-the-spot mammograms and an awareness walk.
10/10/12
The UB school of medicine, one of New York's 16 medical schools, says its class of 144 includes 118 New York residents and 26 UB graduates.
10/10/12
The need for skilled physicians has never been greater and UB is dedicated to meeting this need since the medical school’s relocation downtown may increase enrollment to 180 new students per year by 2020.
10/9/12
The design of the Clinical and Translational Research Center creates a collaborative environment intended to bring patients, physicians and researchers together for the exchange of knowledge and growth.
10/7/12
A Washington Redskins player was diagnosed with a minor concussion but John J. Leddy, MD, clinical associate professor of orthopaedics and director of the concussion clinic, denies that minor concussions exist.
10/6/12
A study conducted by the Department of Family Medicine contributes to findings suggesting a correlation between sleep patterns, obesity and the onset of diabetes.
10/5/12
Marc S. Fineberg, MD, along with other physicians from UB orthopaedics and sports medicine, participated in a workshop and panel discussion about injuries in young athletes at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
10/4/12
UB orthopaedics and sports medicine physicians join team doctors from the Bills, Sabres and Bandits to discuss concussions and sports injuries with local coaches and athletic directors.
9/28/12
Developers are taking a growing interest in downtown Buffalo, thanks to high-profile projects, including UB's new medical school.
9/26/12
UB figures prominently in the critical mass emerging on Buffalo's new medical campus, says an early proponent of the development.
9/25/12
UB is joining Kaleida Health and others to add value to health care delivery on Buffalo's new medical campus.
9/25/12
At UB, Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pediatrics, directs a free, weight-loss program for families.
9/22/12
Michael J. Blanco was one of 13 students nationwide honored with the American Medical Association Foundation's 2012 Minority Scholars Award.
9/21/12
A positive approach benefits the worker and the organization, says Richard Blondell, PhD, professor of family medicine.
9/20/12
At age 64, Lawrence B. Bone, MD, professor and chair of orthopaedics, will serve in a surgical unit in Afghanistan.
9/20/12
The new UB Clinical and Translational Research Center will help speed the process from basic research to clinical treatments.
9/20/12
The new UB Clinical and Translational Research Center will help attract leaders in medicine and science to Buffalo, says medical school Dean Michael Cain, MD.
9/20/12
UB President Satish Tripathi hails the new UB Clinical and Translational Research Center as a "major milestone" of progress for both the university and Buffalo.
9/20/12
The Clinical and Translational Research Center, part of the new UB medical school, helps researchers translate discoveries into new treatments.
9/19/12
Opening ceremonies for UB's Clinical and Translational Research Center feature pioneering genomics scientist J. Craig Venter, PhD.
9/18/12
In a progress report on UB 2020, President Satish Tripathi cited the quality of faculty as a key draw for top student recruits.
9/17/12
Thomas A. Russo, MD, chief of infectious disease, led research that may lead to new therapeutic targets against a bacterium that causes hospital-acquired infections.
9/15/12
John J. Leddy, MD, clinical associate professor of orthopaedics, developed a treadmill test to determine an athlete's ability to return to play.
9/14/12
With a $1.1 million grant, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD, chief of neonatology, will research the use of supplemental oxygen in newborns with lung disease.
9/11/12
With the grant, John J. Leddy, MD, clinical associate professor of orthopaedics, will establish a return-to-play protocol  for athletes who have suffered concussions.
9/11/12
With research interests including hepatitis and liver diseases, Andrew Talal, MD, will lead the UB medical school's Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
9/7/12
The Clean Air Act has avoided an estimated $22 trillion in health-related costs, says Alan H. Lockwood, MD, emeritus professor of neurology.
9/7/12
Anne B. Curtis, MD, chair of medicine, was one of 22 Western New Yorkers recognized with a 2012 Executive Award for exceptional leadership in the community.
9/3/12

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome can find relief from symptoms with behavioral self-management techniques, says Jeffrey Lackner, PhD, associate professor of medicine.

9/3/12
It may be best to address the underlying biological problem, says Richard Blondell, PhD, professor of family medicine.
7/5/12
Frederick Sachs, PhD, and his business partner, Jeff Harvey, work with a protein derived from spider venom to develop treatments for muscle conditions ranging from muscular dystrophy to atrial fibrillation.
7/3/12
WGRZ-TV interviews Lawrence B. Bone, MD, about his decision to sign up for combat duty as a trauma surgeon in Afghanistan.
7/3/12
Lawrence B. Bone, MD, discusses his pending deployment to Afghanistan to serve as a trauma surgeon on the front lines.
7/2/12
Thomas Guttuso, MD, assistant professor of neurology, says that more research is needed to determine whether Botox produces “meaningful” differences for MS patients experiencing limb tremors.
7/2/12
Thomas Guttuso, MD, associate professor of neurology, comments on a small study showing that the anti-wrinkle drug Botox alleviates tremors in people with multiple sclerosis.
6/11/12
Jonathan Lovell, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, helped create porshe microbubbles, a technology that could significantly improve medical imaging.
5/30/12
Teresa Quattrin, MD, discusses some of the difficulties in reducing childhood obesity and several key solutions.
5/10/12
David Holmes, MD, describes his many charitable and faith-oriented accomplishments in medicine, including integrating spirituality into medical education at UB.
3/28/12
The new $291 million downtown facility hit the ground running, performing advanced, life-saving operations. Elad Levy, MD, comments.
1/31/12
Drug targets a specific genetic defect to improve children’s health and quality of life.
1/11/12
Before the Canadian Senate, Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, professor of neurology, urged careful study of treatments some believe may help multiple sclerosis patients.