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2013

12/31/13
A study of gut microbiomes in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis patients involving five faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics has resulted in the second-most cited paper in the journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases in 2013, according to Thomson ISI. UB authors are Lixin Zhu, PhD, assistant professor; Susan S. Baker, MD, PhD, professor; Wensheng Liu, PhD, clinical assistant professor; Razan H. Alkhouri, MD, clinical assistant professor; and Robert D. Baker, MD, PhD, professor.
12/24/13
Expertscape ranked two UB experts in the Department of Medicine among the best in their fields: Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair, was recognized for research in implantable defibrillators; Sanjay Sethi, MD, professor and chief of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine — as well as UB — ranked high for expertise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
12/23/13
The University at Buffalo, representing a national consortium of eight research universities and institutes, has been awarded $25 million to transform the field of structural biology and establish the BioXFEL research center, which will be directed by Eaton E. Lattman, PhD, of the Department of Structural Biology.
12/21/13
Timothy P. Murphy, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine, will study potential vaccine antigens to fight the non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae bacterium in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, using a $2.3 million National Institutes of Health grant.
12/20/13
Commenting on the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Steven Dubovsky, MD, professor and chair of psychiatry, says “we just don’t know for sure” why some people commit violent crimes.
12/20/13
Teresa Quattrin, MD, UB Distinguished Professor and chair of pediatrics, who also chairs the physician-led steering committee for the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, describes the collaborative process involved in planning the new facility.
12/16/13
Anne Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of medicine, emphasizes that effective chest compressions can keep a patient alive until trained personnel arrive.
12/16/13
Michal Stachowiak, PhD, professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, will add three advanced research trainees to his lab, furthering his efforts to find the root causes of schizophrenia, thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation.
12/14/13
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Upstate New York Chapter has recognized Ralph H.B. Benedict, PhD, professor of neurology, as a Professional On the Move.
12/13/13
Timothy Murphy, MD, director of the University at Buffalo’s Clinical and Translational Research Center, says the center has attracted top, out-ot-town researchers with funded projects, including Andrew Talal, MD, professor of medicine and chief of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition; James Jarvis, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics and chief of allergy, clinical immunology and rheumatology; and Richard Quigg Jr., MD, Arthur M. Morris Professor of medicine and chief of nephrology.
12/13/13
Anne Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of medicine, notes that medically trained professionals who assist with health care “truly are the extension of the doctor.”
12/12/13
UB’s new medical school and its hospital partners will create an academic medical center in downtown Buffalo, giving the community access to specialized, innovative medical care, says Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
12/11/13
Timothy F. Murphy, MD, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research, comments on the impact of $1.6 billion in funding cuts to the National Institutes of Health caused by the federal sequester.
12/11/13
Even if speed bumps slow a trauma patient’s delivery to a hospital in an emergency vehicle, the delay would not significantly affect mortality, according to a study involving UB’s Department of Emergency Medicine.
12/10/13
UB researchers including Timothy F. Murphy, MD, Sanjay Sethi, MD, and Michael Buck, PhD, are studying and detailing the mechanisms that allow non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae to infect and survive in the airways of adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
12/10/13
A story on an athlete’s inspiration talks about the athlete’s uncle — a patient under the treatment of Jody Leonardo, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery — who endured a life-threatening brain aneurysm and suffers from subsequent complications.
12/10/13
Along with his colleagues, senior author Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, has found that babies born 37-38 weeks after a mother’s last menstrual period have a greater need for neonatal intensive care compared to those born after 39-41 weeks.
12/10/13
L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery, describes the medical innovation and health care changes that are underway at UB’s Jacobs Neurological Institute, Gates Vascular Institute and the Clinical and Translational Research Center.
12/5/13
An international research team studying Alzheimer’s and mild cognitive impairment has reported potentially significant findings on a vascular abnormality outside the brain. The team of investigators includes Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, and other researchers from UB’s Department of Neurology.
12/5/13
Mark J. Lema, MD, PhD, professor and chair of anesthesiology, comments on the possible legalization of medical marijuana and says, “What place does it have in society? I wouldn't bring it through the medical route to answer that question.”
12/4/13
A pilot study by Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, professor of neurology and his international colleagues, suggests that jugular venous reflux (JVR) may be linked to white matter lesions in the brain and contribute to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
12/4/13
Kinga Szigeti, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology and director of the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center, talks about the research being done to help patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
12/4/13
Elad Levy, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery, and Hakeem Shakir, MD, believe youth sporting events should involve specialists trained in identifying symptoms of concussion and head injury.
12/3/13
John A. Sellick Jr., DO, associate professor of medicine, discusses a past case of bacterial meningitis at UB and talks about the safety and efficacy of meningitis vaccines.
12/1/13
In recognition of his expertise and knowledge in the research and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Sanjay Sethi, MD, professor of medicine and chief of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, has been named one of the nation’s top five COPD experts by Expertscape.com.
11/30/13
Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and chief of neonatology, treats newborns suffering from birth asphyxia with a hypothermia treatment designed to lessen brain damage.
11/29/13
To avoid the winter blues, mood disorder expert Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, professor and chair of psychiatry, recommends good sleep, diet and exercise routines, along with bright light.
11/27/13
Along with other researchers, Anders P. Hakansson, PhD, of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has examined the mechanism that makes Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria — located in the mucous linings of the throat and nose — travel into the lungs, middle ear or bloodstream and cause diseases.
11/27/13
Barry S. Willer, PhD, professor of psychiatry, and John J. Leddy, MD, clinical associate professor of orthopaedics, are teaming up to help former athletes, including Buffalo Sabres Andrew Peters and Danny Gare, deal with the after-effects of head injury.
11/27/13
Thomas R. Cimato, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, and colleagues, are exploring the key role of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells and inflammation.
11/22/13
Job prospects are bright — with average starting salaries of $50,000 — for those with undergraduate degrees from UB’s medical technology program.
11/20/13
Where UB’s new medical school is emerging near downtown Buffalo, a neighborhood advocate envisions a diverse, mixed-use area that enhances opportunities for current residents.
11/16/13
The Patrick P. Lee Foundation will fund three long-term fellowships to further promising research by Michal Stachowiak, PhD, professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, on the causes and neurodevelopmental mechanisms of schizophrenia.
11/15/13
The design of the combined UB Clinical and Translational Research Center/Gates Vascular Institute is a standout among health facilities.
11/15/13
The Associated Medical Schools of New York supports continued state funding for a program at UB’s medical school geared to talented underrepresented and disadvantaged students.
11/14/13
David M. Holmes, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine, said most of the new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines that include use of statins to lower LDL cholesterol are easy to follow.
11/13/13
John J. Leddy, MD, of the Department of Orthopaedics, and Barry S. Willer, PhD, of the Department of Psychiatry are studying early onset of dementia and the potential for chronic traumatic encephalopathy in former professional athletes.
11/13/13
A groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction for an eight-story medical school on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, where hospitals, research and medical training facilities will converge.
11/12/13
Sanjay Sethi, MD, chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, comments on a study showing that dose counters on rescue inhalers reduce emergency department visits. “In my well-controlled, compliant patients who are using inhalers without dose counters, I would not change their treatment just to include a dose counter,” he says.
11/11/13
Ciprian N. Ionita, PhD, of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Stephen Rudin, PhD, of the Department of Radiology, use 3-D printing to create plastic vein and artery models for research; the devices they test on their printouts could save lives in the operating room someday.
11/11/13
John J. Leddy, MD, clinical associate professor of orthopaedics, comments on the findings of a report showing that football gear marketed to help reduce concussions may not actually provide additional protection for football players.
11/11/13
Commenting about a study on the efficacy of nanoparticles as cancer-drug carriers, Jonathan F. Lovell, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, says drug-delivery techniques that utilize ultraviolet-light may one day address significant unmet medical needs.
11/10/13
Richard D. Blondell, MD, vice chair for addiction medicine and professor of family medicine, talks about training physicians to address addiction through early intervention and prevention.
11/8/13
Institutions across the region — including UB, which recently held a groundbreaking for the new medical school on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus — are in various stages of creating science buildings that allow them to remain on the cutting edge of health care.
11/8/13
Two education and training facilities at the University at Buffalo medical school — the Behling Simulation Center and the Clinical Competency Center — are key components of medical education at UB; these centers enable medical students to master their methods and undertake testing.
11/8/13
Two years ago, family medicine resident Michael Dlugosz used his training to help administer a life-saving injection to a boy suffering from an allergic reaction. Today, the third-year resident has received a noteworthy letter and gift of thanks for his actions.
11/4/13
Eaton E. Lattman, PhD, research professor of structural biology and CEO of the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, will direct a major new research center in Buffalo involving a national consortium of scientists.
11/1/13
Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, research professor of psychiatry and director of UB’s  Research Institute on Addictions, shares findings from a long-term study of couples’ alcohol and drug use.
10/26/13
Experts from UB’s Department of Neurology shared the latest research on aging as well as developments related to Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other conditions.
10/25/13
Along with other UB translational researchers, Thomas R. Cimato, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is developing a richer understanding of atherosclerosis in humans, revealing a key role for stem cells that promote inflammation.
10/25/13
Early-term newborns may look as healthy as full-term babies, but a study led by Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, has found they are at significantly higher risk for adverse outcomes.
10/24/13
The Cuomo administration is backing an effort aimed at turning the Buffalo Niagara region into a hub for nanotechnology; the Buffalo center could play off the talent and expertise at the growing Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, future home of the new UB medical school.
10/24/13
SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is asking developers in Buffalo — where the University at Buffalo is building a new downtown medical school that will open in 2016 — to come up with ideas for a high-tech research, training and manufacturing center.
10/24/13
Turning off the wireless function of an ICD would not have an impact on the effectiveness of the device, but it would affect patient follow-up, according to Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at UB.
10/22/13
M. Jeffery Mador, MD, associate professor of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, explains that “metabolites that are built up in the brain when its working during the day might be effectively removed when you sleep. And if you don't sleep… then they may damage the brain, leading to worse brain function as you get older.”
10/21/13
An article examining the parking situation on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus reports that the new UB Medical School will bring thousands of people to the downtown medical corridor via bus and rail.
10/20/13
In a story about the Affordable Care Act’s medical devices tax, Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for health policy, argues that the influx of around 30 million new health care consumers under the act will help to offset the tax hike on medical device companies.
10/17/13
Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for health policy, says the Affordable Care Act will bring more people into the health care system, thus offsetting the controversial tax hike on medical device companies.
10/17/13
Kaleida Health received a grant that will be used to develop a Center for Nanomedicine in collaboration with the University at Buffalo. The group — led by Stanley A. Schwartz, MD, PhD, of the Department of Medicine, and Adnan Siddiqui MD, PhD, of neurosurgery — will develop a transdisciplinary physician-scientist fellowship training program in global vascular pathobiology, among other things.
10/16/13
A new gonorrhea treatment has successfully eliminated gonococcal infection from female mice and prevented reinfection, according to research published by UB scientists from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and UB’s Witebsky Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology.
10/16/13
Thomas J. Guttuso Jr., MD, associate professor of neurology, lends insight in an article examining a nonhormonal treatment for menopausal vasomotor symptoms.
10/15/13
A review of an in-vivo study led by Michael W. Russell, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, hails results of a sustained-release cytokine treatment that helps clear gonorrhoea infection and prevent reinfection.
10/13/13
An advocate of higher highway speed limits cites a UB emergency medicine study that found a 28 percent decrease in absolute traffic mortalities after the speed limit was raised on the New York State Thruway.
10/11/13
As director of the new National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine, Richard D. Blondell, MD, professor of family medicine, aims to help doctors identify at-risk patients early and prevent addictions.
10/8/13
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, which is the future home of the University at Buffalo’s new medical school, is creating a co-working space — designed by faculty from UB’s Department of Architecture — in its Thomas R. Beecher Jr. Innovation Center.
10/8/13
In a story about a 20-year-old runner fighting to remain part of a school track team, Michelle E. Hartley-McAndrew, MD, clinical assistant professor of neurology, says participation in athletics enhances self-esteem, social skills and happiness.
10/8/13
Jonathan Lovell, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, aims to deliver highly concentrated doses of chemotherapeutic drugs directly to cancerous cells.
10/7/13
Through her startup firm, University at Buffalo researcher Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, PhD, professor of biotechnical and clinical laboratory sciences, is turning a mouse antibody she created into a promising cancer-fighting therapy for humans.
10/7/13
Richard D. Blondell, MD, vice chair for addiction medicine and professor of family medicine, will direct a new national center aimed at training physicians to address addiction through early intervention and prevention.
10/7/13
In a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, and colleagues, found early-term babies face a greater risk of needing intensive care.
10/7/13
Progress will be more difficult for researchers involved in clinical and scientific studies, says Timothy F. Murphy, MD, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research.
10/6/13
An article reporting that cats may help in the production of an HIV vaccine refers to UB research by Frederick Sachs, PhD, of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, who has studied tarantulas for the treatment of muscular dystrophy.
10/5/13
UB researcher Jonathan F. Lovell, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to work on a new nanotechnology that could greatly improve how doctors treat and understand cancer.
10/5/13
Metro Rail ridership is projected to increase as employment grows at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and when the Allen-Medical Campus Station becomes integrated with the new UB Medical School in 2016, according to an article examining the decline in train passengers.
10/5/13
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received an award from the International Academy of Cardiology that recognizes contributions to cardiovascular medicine and service to the academy.
10/3/13
Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation has finalized the financing for the building that will link key facilities on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus — home of the new UB medical school — and provide a forum for collaboration among UB physicians, researchers and students.
10/2/13
Funded by a $100,000 grant, a UB research team will study advanced computational algorithms to improve diagnostic accuracy for prostate cancer. Additionally, the Jacobs Neurological Institute and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus — home of the new UB medical school — were named among the founding members of a public-private research initiative launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
10/2/13
Jonathan Lovell, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will refine a targeted drug delivery method using nanoballoons, or liposomes, to ultimately help improve cancer treatment.
9/27/13
UBMD doctors can access state-of-the-art concussion evaluation and rehabilitation care in conjunction with the University at Buffalo’s Concussion Management Clinic.
9/26/13
Animesh Sinha, MD, PhD, Rita M. and Ralph T. Behling Professor and chair of dermatology, and colleagues have identified a protective mechanism in healthy individuals who have a genetic risk for an autoimmune skin disease.
9/26/13
In the wake of a young athlete’s death due to a football injury, John J. Leddy, MD, clinical associate professor of orthopaedics, and Elad I. Levy, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery, discuss the dangers of concussions and head injuries and the success of locally available treatments.
9/26/13
Michael W. Russell, PhD, and Nejat K. Egilmez, PhD, both professors of microbiology and immunology, contributed to an in vivo study of a new gonorrhea treatment based on an anti-cancer therapy.
9/26/13
Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, professor and chair of psychiatry, says mass killings are “examples of the degree … of readiness to resort to violent behavior.”
9/26/13
Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for health policy, says the Affordable Care Act is important because uninsured people “live sicker and die younger.”
9/24/13
Half of all participants in a weight loss program led by Leonard Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pediatrics, kept their weight down for 10 years.
9/24/13
Feng Qin, PhD, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, will use a new $1.2 million grant to study the gating mechanism of a protein in peripheral nerve endings.
9/22/13
Lorna K. Fitzpatrick, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, discusses her close connections with patients, the teen mentor program she instituted, her teaching role at UB and the challenges she faces as a pediatric oncologist.
9/22/13
Leslie J. Bisson, MD, has been named the University at Buffalo’s inaugural June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, MD Professor and chair of orthopaedics; Ping Li, MD, who completed UB’s neurology residency and a UB fellowship, has been appointed assistant professor of neurology.
9/22/13
John J. Leddy, MD, clinical associate professor of orthopaedics and the director of UB's Concussion Clinic, studies the effect of sports-related head injuries on the brain and says that those who play football need to realize it can lead to catastrophic injuries.
9/21/13
Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and chief of behavioral medicine, discuses childhood obesity during a talk titled “Lead Foot and Worn Breaks: Navigating the Roads to Repair Childhood Obesity.”
9/20/13
Along with his University of Oklahoma and UB colleagues, James N. Jarvis, MD, of the Department of Pediatrics, has conducted a study that provides insight into why children who are in remission from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis experience disease flairs. 
9/20/13
The University at Buffalo Department of Family Medicine teams up with several organizations to hold a walk, cancer screening and health fair in Masten Park.
9/20/13
The first proteomic analysis of Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, conducted by Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of ophthalmology, and colleagues, could pave the way for studying many common disease processes.
9/20/13
Anne B. Curtis, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine, urges local schools to train their students in CPR and says she hopes area lawmakers will pass legislation that ensures all students will learn this lifesaving skill before graduation.
9/20/13
The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences added 144 medical students this fall, part of a class of 2,424 medical students beginning their studies at 16 schools across New York.
9/20/13
Elad I. Levy, MD, MBA, a clinical investigator and educator who focuses on neurovascular disease states such as aneurysms and stroke, has been named chair of the University at Buffalo’s Department of Neurosurgery.
9/20/13
A study led by Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pediatrics and chief of behavioral medicine, has found that behavioral interventions that improve delay of gratification can work just as well with overweight and obese women as with lean women.
9/19/13
An Albany, N.Y. clinical trial for liberation treatment has been cancelled. A prior University at Buffalo trial found the therapy did not help or worsened multiple sclerosis symptoms.
9/18/13
In an article about the former Navy reservist who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, professor and chair of psychiatry, asserts that although people may believe all or many mentally ill people are violent, that assumption is untrue.
9/17/13
Imagining the future helps with impulse control and can help people manage their weight, according to research by Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pediatrics, and colleagues.
9/17/13
Jeanne Basior, MD, clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, has been honored with a 2013 Women of Influence award by Business First.
9/16/13
Medical schools in New York State are increasing enrollments to help meet expected increases in demands for health care, due in part to an aging population.
9/16/13
Studies, such as University at Buffalo research on grocery purchases, irritable bowel and reactions to repeated presentations of food, offer compensation to participants — and new knowledge for all.
9/15/13
Animesh Sinha, MD, PhD, Rita M. and Ralph T. Behling Professor and chair of dermatology, discusses the autoimmune disease Pemphigus vulgaris and how to cope with it.
9/12/13
A former First Niagara bank in downtown Buffalo has been demolished on the future site of the University at Buffalo’s new state-of-the-art medical school.
9/12/13
Leslie J. Bisson, MD, the inaugural June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, MD Professor and chair of orthopaedics, has been added to Business First’s “People on the Move” section.
9/11/13
An Oct. 8 ceremony will mark the start of construction for the University at Buffalo’s new $375 million medical school in downtown Buffalo.
9/11/13
Collaborations with the University at Buffalo and its affiliated physicians have helped Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo achieve a high national rank.
9/10/13
Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, PhD, associate professor of family medicine, emphasizes the importance of screening for African American women, noting breast cancer is their second-leading cause of death.
9/9/13
Leslie J. Bisson, MD, has been named the University at Buffalo’s inaugural June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, MD Professor and chair of orthopaedics.
9/9/13
A number of studies, including one conducted by UB researchers, have investigated the connection between chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency and multiple sclerosis; a Canadian study has found no evidence of a connection.
9/9/13
A study led by James N. Jarvis, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, shows that immune abnormalities persist in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis who are in remission.
9/6/13
Exercise that boosts the ability to delay gratification can be a successful weight-control strategy, Leonard H. Epstein PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pediatrics, found.
9/6/13
Phillipe Jaoude, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine, says research shows that a later start to the high school day could help teens get adequate sleep.
9/5/13
A Circulation study by University at Buffalo and Yale researchers found that MIF20 significantly reduces the amount of heart muscle damaged by myocardial infarction.
9/3/13
John Leddy, MD, clinical associate professor of orthopaedics and director of UB's Concussion Management Clinic, discusses sports-related concussions and says repetitive concussions are not good for long-term brain health.
9/1/13
Buffalo’s construction industry has been stimulated by a variety of new projects in the Buffalo Niagara region and downtown Buffalo, which is the future site of the new UB medical school.
8/31/13
Jacienta Paily and Diana Hong, two first-year medical students, are enthusiastic about eating authentic Buffalo cuisine and participating in activities at the annual National Buffalo Wing Festival.
8/26/13
An animal study by Zhen Yan, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics, suggests that brain-produced estrogen makes females more resilient to stress than males.
8/18/13
In conjunction with Toshiba, UB has developed a system that tracks radiation doses in cardiac patients and provides real-time data in the form of a color-coded map. A hospital in Australia is the first in the world to have the imaging software system.
8/15/13
Over 100 students displayed posters summarizing their research during UB's Biomedical Research Day at the Clinical and Translational Research Center, which is on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus — the future home of the new UB medical school
8/15/13
Along with other UB investigators, Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has found that the volume of denervated myocardium after a heart attack predicts the likelihood of sudden cardiac death and the need for an implantable defibrillator.
8/13/13
The organization that operates the downtown medical campus — the future home of the new UB medical school — will temporarily locate Albany Molecular Research Inc., the contract drug manufacturer, in the former SmartPill Corp. facility.
8/13/13
Along with their colleagues, UB scientists, including Xiuqian Mu, PhD, of the Department of Ophthalmology, are developing a clearer picture of how visual systems develop in mammals. The findings offer important clues to the origin of retinal disorders later in life.
8/13/13
UB has signed a new agreement to help serve the public health needs of Native American communities in New York state and Southern Ontario.
8/11/13
John K. Crane, MD, PhD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases, discusses germs on pay phones and advises people to remember that personal cellphones are loaded with germs.
8/9/13
To make room for the new UB medical school in downtown Buffalo, First Niagara Bank is relocating their 973 Main Street location to a temporary retail branch at the edge of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
8/9/13
Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, chair of UB’s Department of Psychiatry, says inpatient services aim to stabilize patients so they can receive treatment in the community and asserts that the new Regional Centers of Excellence Plan may provide better patient care.
8/8/13
One of the region’s most anticipated projects, the University at Buffalo’s $375 million new medical school, is moving forward on schedule.
8/7/13
The New Brunswick Medical Society has asked the provincial government to stop funding multiple sclerosis patients seeking liberation therapy outside Canada; UB research led by Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, has not found any clinical benefits of the treatment.
8/7/13
David W. Shucard, PhD, professor of neurology, and Janet L. Shucard, PhD, associate professor of neurology, describe editing a special issue of the International Journal of Psychophysiology as an “enlightening learning experience.”
8/6/13
Animesh A. Sinha, MD, PhD, of the Department of Dermatology, says those who develop the skin disease pemphigus essentially have immune systems that attack healthy skin cells.
8/4/13
University at Buffalo researcher Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, PhD, professor of biotechnical and clinical laboratory sciences, is working on a possible cancer-fighting therapy for humans; the antibody is almost ready for human trials.
7/31/13
The Clinical Translational Research Center, which emphasizes collaboration by housing a UB translational research center above a clinical vascular institute, has won an award for creating a new benchmark for facility design.
7/30/13
The new UB medical school on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will help transform Buffalo’s underperforming downtown into a jobs-producing campus for medical research, education and clinical care.
7/29/13
In the last 21 years, UB neurosurgery trainees have ranked among the best on a national exam; Elad I. Levy, MD, MBA, chair of neurosurgery, discusses the university’s strong training opportunities.
7/28/13
In his 30 years of researching obesity, SUNY Distinguished Professor Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, of the Department of Pediatricshas seen that treating entire families for obesity seems to be a key factor in determining the success of maintaining healthy body weight.
7/26/13
In collaboration with other researchers, Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, of the Department of Medicine, has found numerous biological connections between asthma and obesity.
7/25/13
Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine, led two interrelated studies that uncover several biological ties between obesity and asthma.
7/24/13
The new UB medical school on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will help revitalize downtown Buffalo after decades of stagnation and decline.
7/24/13
Anders Hakansson, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, has discovered a possible remedy to antibiotic resistance.
7/23/13
Neurosurgery resident Hakeem Shakir, MD, says cyclists should use helmets to prevent head injuries that can lead to life-altering trauma or death.
7/20/13
Prominent researchers Paul R. Knight III, PhD, professor of anesthesiology, and Daniel J. Kosman, PhD, professor of biochemistry, have achieved the highest rank within the State University of New York.
7/18/13
Leonard Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pediatrics, helps families adopt healthier eating habits through the UB Childhood Weight Control Program.
7/16/13
Testosterone-deficient men with Type 2 diabetes significantly improved their insulin sensitivity when treated with the hormone, according to a trial led by Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine.
7/12/13
New Brunswick doctors want the province to stop funding liberation therapy for multiple sclerosis, which a UB study found did not improve or worsened symptoms.
7/12/13
Elad Levy, MD, professor of neurosurgery, has been named chair of the department following a comprehensive national search.
7/10/13
Renewed support from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will help UB advance research on multiple sclerosis in children, says Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, professor of neurology.
7/1/13
Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of medicine, says two heart monitoring devices, recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, include safety innovations.
7/1/13
Some say younger people should bank cells to benefit from stem cell therapies later in life, but Richard Gronostajski, PhD, professor of biochemistry, says cells from older people can work just as well.
7/1/13
Elad I. Levy, MD, chair of neurosurgery, describes evidence-based medicine as “the holy grail,” yet a dearth of research funding means health care decisions are often based on anecdotes and theories.
7/1/13
Raphael Leo, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, says a treatment for vulvodynia shows promise, but his survey found a lack of quality studies to assess it.
7/1/13
John Leddy, MD, clinical associate professor of orthopaedics, discusses the need to pinpoint the cause of persistent symptoms following a concussion.
6/29/13
Leonard Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pediatrics, is leading a study to learn when repeated exposure to a food stimulus leads to a decreased response.
6/27/13
Michelle Hartley-McAndrew, MD, clinical assistant professor of child neurology, has led efforts to create and expand one of the most comprehensive autism centers in the nation.
6/27/13
Construction plans are moving forward for a new $375 million medical school building designed by HOK.
6/24/13
Hard work and desire lead to success, UB alumnus Clifton Poodry, PhD, an administrator with the National Institutes of Health, told students interested in science careers.
6/24/13
Funding cuts came close to derailing groundbreaking research on cellular mechanical signaling led by Frederick Sachs, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of physiology and biophysics.
6/20/13
Mark O’Brian, PhD, professor and interim chair of biochemistry, says we don’t know whether DNA obtained to identify alleged criminals will later be used for other purposes.
6/19/13
Linda M. Harris, MD, of the Department of Surgery, comments on a study showing that one-third of perioperative deaths and complications after elective endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms occur after discharge.
6/17/13
Andrew B. Symons, MD, assistant professor of family medicine, has been named Family Doctor of the Year by the New York State Academy of Family Physicians.
6/17/13
A three-way partnership, including a firm emerging from research conducted by Norma Nowak, PhD, professor of biochemistry, aims to further diagnoses, targeted drugs.
6/17/13
A study of crash data by Dietrich Jehle, MD, professor of emergency medicine, shows that a cyclist’s use of bikes lanes doesn’t reduce the severity of injuries in bike-car collisions.
6/13/13
Eric Ten Brock, MD, professor of medicine, says poor sleep habits often develop early in life, but help is available for insomnia and other common problems.
6/12/13
JAMA editorial co-author Sanjay Sethi, MD, professor and chief of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, discusses the challenges of preventive therapies for COPD.
6/12/13
In their JAMA editorial, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine faculty members Sanjay Sethi, MD, professor and chief, and M. Jeffery Mador, MD, associate professor, urged using both clinical and biomarker measures when assessing risk for COPD exacerbations.
6/11/13
The building housing the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center and the Kaleida Health Gates Vascular Institute has been named building of the year by Business First.
6/10/13
UB researchers who discovered that a protein causes chronic rhinosinusitis have now developed a test that physicians can use to diagnose it.
6/8/13
As Buffalo carves out its niche in the nation’s competitive biomedical sector, UB and its new medical school will play a key role in an emerging economic success story.
6/7/13
The Buffalo medical community is impressing people around the world who take part in the Jacobs Institute’s specialized training, says L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery.
6/7/13
UB’s new medical school is designed for how medical students learn, and with further expansion in mind, says Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean.
6/7/13
Following a national trend, UB plans to increase its medical school enrollment by almost 30 percent, offering a new building, expanded programs and prominent faculty as attractions.
6/6/13
A new six-story medical office building—including the future home of UBMD—is just one of many projects under construction in or near downtown Buffalo.
6/6/13
According to a study led by UB researchers, eating four servings of low-fat dairy per day improves a marker of insulin resistance but has no negative effect on weight or other health measures.
6/5/13
After discerning the cause of chronic rhinosinusitis, two UB otolaryngologists led research that will allow physicians to definitively diagnose this common condition for the first time.
5/31/13
Do taxes on food or information about nutrition help us choose healthier foods? Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor of pediatrics, is conducting a study to find out.
5/29/13
A study conducted by Paresh Dandona MD, PhD, of the Department of Medicine, has found for the first time that in Type 1 diabetics, insulin injections exert a strong anti-inflammatory effect.
5/29/13
Philip L. Glick, MD, professor of surgery, envisions a system where professionals from various disciplines, patients and families work together to plan and provide care.
5/28/13
A study led by Dietrich V. Jehle, MD, of the Department of Emergency Medicine, shows that in a head-on collision between a passenger car and a sport utility vehicle, the driver of the latter is more likely to survive.
5/25/13
As plans for the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital head toward state approval, Teresa Quattrin, MD, UB Distinguished Professor and chair of pediatrics, and pediatrician-in-chief for the hospital, envisions a better facility for patient care.
5/24/13
Some patients are already benefitting from the professional collaboration taking place on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, says L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery.
5/22/13
Peter L. Elkin, MD, a vice president and professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has been named the first chair of UB’s new Department of Biomedical Informatics.
5/18/13
Interest in science and medicine starts early, says Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurosurgery, who helped give a tour of medical facilities to students.
5/18/13
Michael R. Cummings, MD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, says problems with medications contribute to situations when mentally ill patients become violent.
5/15/13
In head-on collisions between a car and sport utility vehicle, the car’s driver is far more likely to die, according to new research by Dietrich Jehle, MD.
5/14/13
A gift from the James H. Cummings Foundation will support an epilepsy monitoring center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus — home of the new UB medical school — that will replace the existing unit, led by Arie L. Weinstock, MD, of the Department of Neurology.
5/13/13
A significant percentage of women who undergo mastectomies for breast cancer continue to suffer pain from the surgery for at least a decade, according to Ognjen Visnjevac, MD, a resident in anesthesiology.
5/12/13
Commutes to downtown Buffalo will increase when UB’s new medical school opens and area residents’ mindsets are changing about extending the Metro Rail line past the University's South Campus.
5/10/13
After giving birth, women can do several things to balance health, nutrition, fitness and family responsibilities, says cardiology expert Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of medicine.
5/10/13
Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of medicine, advises new mothers about staying physically and emotionally healthy after giving birth.
5/9/13

Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor of pediatrics, set up a mock online grocery store to learn how prices and nutritional information affect food selections.

5/9/13
Skin cancer is on the rise, especially among young people, says Molly Cowdrey, a UB medical student who helped screen shoppers at the Boulevard Mall.
5/9/13

Richard V. Lee, MD, professor of medicine who died May 7, is remembered as a physician and educator who traveled the globe to work with isolated populations.

5/8/13

A UB study found that women who ate macaroni-and-cheese every day for a week consumed fewer calories each day.

5/7/13
A study by UB researchers and their colleagues shows that habituation — the body’s decreasing response to a stimulus after repeated exposure to it — could be a useful tool in tackling obesity.
5/7/13

Women who ate macaroni and cheese every day for a week consumed 100 fewer calories per day, according to a UB study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

5/6/13

In lab experiments, UB microbiologist Anders Hakansson, PhD, has shown that a protein complex he discovered in human breast milk helps fight bacterial infections.

5/6/13

Overregulation of the mental health system may contribute to an increasing rate of suicide among New Yorkers age 35- to 64, says Steven Dubovsky, MD, chair of psychiatry.

5/4/13

Zhen Yan, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics, explains the positive nature of stress, emphasizing “We stress to perform better.”

5/3/13
The suicide rate among middle-aged individuals rose 42 percent from 1999 to 2010 and Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, chair of the Department of Psychiatry, cites several reasons for this rise.
5/3/13
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed a member of the board of directors of HEALTHeLINK, an organization enabling and overseeing the business and legal issues involved in the exchange and use of health information.
5/3/13
UB's efforts with the new medical school on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are put in a national context as Business First of Buffalo looks at the number of medical school projects being undertaken around the country. UB’s rank on a Buzzfeed list is also mentioned.
5/2/13

Even superbugs such as MRSA responded better to antibiotics when they were combined with a protein complex purified from breast milk, says Anders Hakansson, PhD.

5/2/13

UB microbiologist Anders Hakansson, PhD, says a protein complex he discovered in breast milk is “one of the first antimicrobial adjuvant therapies to show efficacy in vivo.”

5/2/13
In response to New York City Mayor Bloomberg's ban on supersized soft drinks, Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, of the Department of Pediatrics, has established an online experimental grocery store as part of a $1.7 million study to develop evidence-based science about how people decide what to buy.
5/1/13

The negative results of his trial of venoplasty for multiple sclerosis are “the first word” on the procedure, says Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurosurgery.

5/1/13
Paresh Dandona MD, PhD, advises diabetes patients to maintain kidney health because damage occurs gradually and can result in kidney failure.
5/1/13

Teresa Quattrin, MD, chair of pediatrics, says 1,425 area children have enrolled in TrialNet, a study aimed at predicting the onset and preventing Type 1 diabetes.

5/1/13

Lab experiments led by Anders Hakansson, PhD, show that bacteria are more responsive to antibiotics when they are paired with a protein complex found in breast milk.

5/1/13

Chester H. Fox, MD, professor of family medicine, says the technique helps patients set their own more ambitious goals for better health and lifestyle change.

5/1/13

In lab experiments led by Anders Hakansson, PhD, bacteria were more responsive to antibiotics when used in combination with a protein complex found in human milk.

4/29/13
Chester H. Fox, MD, discusses motivational interviewing, a technique doctors, nurses and other practitioners use to collaborate with patients on treatment decisions and help them start new regimens.
4/29/13
A potential new treatment strategy for patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is on the horizon thanks to research conducted in part at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, directed by Lawrence Wrabetz, MD, of neurology.
4/26/13
Along with their overseas colleagues, neuroscientists at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, which is directed by Lawrence Wrabetz, MD, of neurology, have discovered a potential new treatment strategy for patients with a disease resulting from misfolded proteins in myelin-producing cells.
4/26/13
Jeffrey M. Lackner, PhD, director of UB’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic, strives to clarify the relationship between behavior and chronic medical conditions, and hopes to help patients better manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
4/25/13

Isolation and a justification for violence may have contributed to the actions of suspected bombers, says Daniel Antonius, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry.

4/24/13

A brain imaging study led by Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, professor of neurology, may lead to a new biomarker for diagnosing multiple sclerosis.

4/24/13

Anne B. Curtis, MD, chair of medicine, led a major clinical trial that could change treatment guidelines for heart failure patients with heart block.

4/24/13

A study led by Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, professor of neurology, found that the thalamus had atrophied in nearly 43 percent of patients experiencing an initial neurological episode.

4/24/13

Implanting a biventricular pacing device has clear benefits for certain heart failure patients, according to a trial led by Anne B. Curtis, MD, chair of medicine.

4/24/13

A trial led by Anne B. Curtis, MD, chair of medicine, shows that a device that synchronizes both sides of the heart can improve outcomes for heart failure patients with heart block.

4/24/13
Anne B. Curtis, MD, chair of medicine, has led a national clinical trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showing that certain heart failure patients benefit from treatment that resynchronizes both sides of the heart.
4/24/13
Forensic psychologist Daniel Antonius, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, observes that the men suspected of planting the Boston Marathon bombs share characteristics with others who have been involved in terrorist acts.
4/24/13
With light, flexible spaces, UB's new medical school will feature terra cotta and glass—materials that create “a feeling of warmth, precision and cleanliness.”
4/24/13
Shrinkage of a key brain area may be a new biomarker to predict the onset of multiple sclerosis, according to research conducted by Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, director of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center.
4/24/13
Boston marathon bombing suspects demonstrate some psychological characteristics of terrorists, says forensic psychologist Daniel Antonius, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry.
4/23/13

A UB study led by Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, found that atrophy of the thalamus may become a new biomarker to predict the onset of multiple sclerosis.

4/23/13

A UB study led by Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, found that atrophy of a nervous system relay center in the brain may be an early sign of multiple sclerosis.

4/23/13

A UB study led by Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, found that patients who had deterioration in the thalamus were at greater risk of having a second neurological attack.

4/23/13
Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, director of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center, has been involved in research examining the associations between the thalamus and multiple sclerosis, and says thalamic atrophy may become a hallmark of how researchers view the disease and develop drug treatments.
4/23/13
A study conducted by Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, director of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center, found that shrinkage of the thalamus may become a new biomarker to predict the onset of multiple sclerosis.
4/23/13
Magnetic resonance imaging measurements of atrophy in the thalamus are an accurate predictor of multiple sclerosis, according to a study conducted by Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, director of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center.
4/23/13
The findings of a study by Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, director of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center, suggest shrinkage of the thalamus could become a biomarker for multiple sclerosis.
4/23/13
Research at the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center has resulted in findings that may lead to new multiple sclerosis treatments.
4/22/13

Anne Curtis, MD, chair of medicine, led a major clinical trial that shows certain heart failure patients fare better with a pacemaker that synchronizes cardiac rhythm.

4/22/13
Due to the interplay of food and intestinal microbes, “what matters is not how much you eat, but what you eat,” says Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, chief of endocrinology.
4/19/13
A procedure to increase blood flow from the brain did not help multiple sclerosis patients, says Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurosurgery.
4/18/13
The $375 million new UB medical school, scheduled for groundbreaking in September 2013, will help recruit outstanding faculty-physicians to the university and transform the region into a destination for innovative care and research.
4/17/13
With its two glass walls, skylights and internal bridges, the new UB medical school — a 500,000-square-foot facility — is a space designed to foster collaboration between students, researchers, faculty and members of the community.
4/17/13
The new UB medical school will house thousands of faculty, staff and students and will include multipurpose educational and community spaces, core research facilities, research labs, an expanded patient care simulation center and a surgical simulation center.
4/16/13
The middle floors of UB's new medical school will feature core research facilities and about 150,000 square feet of state-of-the art laboratory space.
4/15/13
UB's efforts to integrate its new downtown medical school with the larger community will reap benefits for public transportation; Buffalo's economy.
4/15/13
Skylights and glass walls illuminating a a six-story atrium will bring light deep inside UB's new, state-of-the-art medical school.
4/14/13
Kenneth A. Krackow, MD, of orthopaedics, suggests that orthopaedic surgeons should recommend weight loss for some patients and encourage joint replacement as an incentive for healthier habits.
4/13/13
UB's planned seven-story, 500,000-square-foot medical school will promote a synthesis of instruction, research and treatment.
4/13/13
The dramatic plan for UB's new medical school features two L-shaped structures linked to create a six-story, light-filled glass atrium.
4/13/13
After UB's new medical school opens downtown, the UB South Campus will eventually house several professional schools and be restored to its classic, historic character.
4/13/13
Businesses all along Buffalo's Metro Rail route expect a significant boost from medical campus projects, including UB's new medical school, with its built-in transit station.
4/12/13
Thanks to a wave of new development projects, including UB's new medical school, a major supermaket may soon be a reality in downtown Buffalo.
4/12/13
Starting in 2016, thousands of faculty, staff and students are expected to travel into the downtown corridor on a daily basis, thanks to the new UB medical school.
4/11/13
News highlights include the University at Buffalo's unveiling of designs for its new medical school building in downtown Buffalo.
4/11/13
UB's state-of-the-art medical school will integrate a transit station and anchor a vibrant mixed-use city district.
4/11/13
Reader urges UB to incorporate adequate police protection in plans for downtown campus; new medical school.
4/11/13
UB’s new school of medicine, which will sit at the heart of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, integrates and connects to the surrounding communities and brings together clinical work, basic sciences and education.
4/11/13
The $375 million new UB medical school, which is designed to fit with the existing fabric of Buffalo, will be one of the city’s most energy-efficient buildings and is expected to increase economic activity in the surrounding neighborhood.
4/10/13
UB's new medical school building will feature an innovative design emphasizing active learning environments and highly flexible research laboratories.
4/10/13
A dramatic, six-story glass atrium will be a signature feature of UB's new medical school building, according to designs unveiled today.
4/10/13
The award-winning design for UB's new medical school calls for state-of-the-art medical education and research spaces; connections to surrounding communities.
4/10/13
Unveiling designs for a new downtown medical school, Dean Michael Cain, MD, says the project establishes a complete continuum—from discovery to patient care—on one campus.
4/10/13
One of the largest Buffalo buildings to be constructed in decades, the new UB medical school will be a 21st century education and research facility that brings together students, scientists, physicians and labs.
4/10/13
The new UB medical school, a key piece of downtown development, is transforming the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the surrounding community.
4/10/13
Human engagement and an improved research environment are two benefits UB’s new $375 million medical school will offer when it opens downtown in 2016.
4/10/13
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, observes that the new UB medical school allows the university to hire additional talented faculty, educate more students and bring clinical services and training programs to the community.
4/10/13
The new UB medical school will help the university achieve objectives critical to the UB 2020 strategic plan, including the recruitment of outstanding faculty-physicians and the transformation of the region into a major destination for health care and research.
4/10/13
The new UB medical school, a $375 million project, has the potential to enhance the role of the Metro Rail and encourages the flow of students between UB’s campuses.
4/9/13
Timothy F. Murphy, MD, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research, comments on the wide-ranging effects of the spending cuts that will likely lessen the amount of research conducted on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
4/9/13
Results of a clinical trial led by UB medical faculty, which show “Liberation Therapy” for multiple sclerosis does not improve patient outcomes, are cited in a story about the possible reduction of patient-interest in the treatment.
4/9/13
Joseph L. Izzo, MD, of the Department of Medicine, discusses fluctuating blood pressure, outlines medications and their effects, touches on the dangers of sodium in processed foods and converses about aerobic exercise.
4/8/13
Supporters of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, including Timothy F. Murphy, MD, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research, work to raise awareness about the consequences of sequestration and budget cuts.
4/8/13
The federal budget sequester cut $1.6 billion from the NIH and has far-reaching ramifications for research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, one of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences' significant research and training partners.
4/5/13
Allergy, immunology and rheumatology expert Stanley A. Schwartz MD, PhD, discusses Buffalo’s ranking as the 15th worst city for allergy sufferers.
4/1/13
Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurosurgery, says results of the small study were surprising, but more research is needed.
3/31/13
Plans to incorporate public transportation into UB's new medical school building creates a gateway to the larger medical campus and the city.
3/28/13
Thanks to a donation of land from First Niagara Financial Group, UB can proceed with construction of its state-of-the-art downtown medical school.
3/21/13

Honorees include Chiu-Bin Hsiao, MD; Jeffrey Lackner, PsyD; Shehzad S. Merchant, MD; Andrew H. Talal, MD; and Rocco C. Venuto, MD.

3/18/13
The vast majority of angry people who become violent don't see mental health professionals, says Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, chair of psychiatry.
3/6/13
Jack P. Freer, MD, clinical professor of medicine and chief of palliative medicine, says training is key in assessing the ethics of a recent California incident.
3/6/13
The NFTA has intentions to integrate the Allen/Medical Campus Metro Rail station into the new medical school and proposes to expand the NFTA growth plan even further.
3/4/13
Chiu-Bin Hsiao, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, says a baby may not have been cured of HIV, but notes that UB is on the leading edge of HIV medication research.
3/4/13
Medical school recruitment efforts pay off as new faculty members seek growth opportunities and find a welcoming community.
3/4/13
UB researchers working to develop a treatment for muscular dystrophy are principals in a firm now headquartered in a UB state Center of Excellence.
3/1/13
L. Nelson Hopkins III, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery, is recognized for his appointment to the highest faculty rank in the State University of New York system.
3/1/13
Philip L. Glick, MD, professor of surgery, used Twitter to gain knowledge about his patient’s condition, just one example of how the social networking service can be a professional tool for physicians.
2/28/13
Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, professor and chair of psychiatry, observes that aripiprazole, a once-monthly drug, is theoretically better than other antipsychotics.
2/28/13
The new UB medical school, which will be on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, has the potential to enhance the role of the underutilized Metro Rail.
2/27/13
Philip L. Glick, MD, professor of surgery, discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on medical students.
2/26/13
Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, director of the Research Institute on Addictions, discusses the motivational enhancement aspect of a study examining the effects of concurrent therapies for domestic violence and substance abuse.
2/26/13
L. Nelson Hopkins III, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery, highlights the translational medicine practiced at Gates Vascular Institute, where cardiac services of Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center are integrated.
2/26/13
All cardiac services will now take place at the Gates Vascular Institute, which L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, of neurosurgery, says “is the only center in the country where all of the physicians and scientists focused on vascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke, work side by side because of the unique building design.”
2/23/13
An article about an innovation hub in Buffalo — which will involve multiple intellectual assets, including UB — quotes L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, of neurosurgery, who asserts that the intersection of disciplines is where innovation is created.
2/22/13
Along with a colleague in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Alexander N. Cartwright, PhD, of biomedical engineering, has developed an experimental polymerized light filtering system. Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, PhD, of biotechnical and clinical laboratory sciences, has been working for 20 years on a tumor suppressor that could revolutionize breast cancer therapy. Anders P. Hakansson, PhD, of microbiology and immunology, is leading work on the antibiotic applications of a protein lipid complex in breast milk.
2/21/13
Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor and chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, sheds light on the reinfection rates of drug users who have undergone treatment for hepatits C.
2/20/13
Stephen Rudin, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Radiology, has received a four-year federal grant to conduct research that has the potential to translate into manufactured medical systems providing new standards of care in neurovascular medicine.
2/18/13
Frederick Sachs, PhD, of physiology and biophysics, discusses his research on the Chilean rose tarantula’s venom, which contains a protein that could slow muscle deterioration.
2/17/13
A news story about a man reported dead in Jamestown Police custody references a 2009 study about the Taser’s effects on heart rhythms. The study was authored by a group that includes Ronald M. Moscati, MD, clinical associate professor of emergency medicine.
2/15/13
Abha Rani, MD, clinical assistant professor of gastroenterology, provides insight about bowel preparation for colonoscopies, discusses risks for colon cancer and talks about relieving the stress and embarrassment often associated with gastroenterology procedures.
2/15/13
Elad I. Levy, MD, MBA, professor of neurosurgery and radiology, discusses pre-adolescent skeletal structure and asserts that the proposed ban on youth tackle football will raise awareness about the potential dangers of head and neck injuries.
2/14/13
Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD, associate professor of gastroenterology, asserts that acupuncture is not currently a “go-to” IBS treatment in the U.S. and says that cognitive behavioral therapy is a possible non-drug treatment option.
2/13/13
In response to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s gun-control law, the executive director of the Erie County Mental Health Association asserted that people should stop associating violence with mental illness; he bolstered his argument with quotes from an article by Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, professor and chair of psychiatry.
2/13/13
The provision in New York State’s new gun legislation requiring mental health professionals to report potentially dangerous patients is misdirected, says Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, professor and chair of psychiatry
2/12/13
David M. Holmes, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine, provides expertise about prescription dosages in a news segment about an infant who accidentally received medication 15 times stronger than he was prescribed.
2/12/13
Timothy C. Umland, PhD, and L. Wayne Schultz, PhD, researchers in the Department of Structural Biology, are using a three-year grant from the Department of Defense to study the relationship between protein interactions and successful host-range expansion in zoonotic viruses that spread from vertebrate species to humans.
2/11/13
Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, says parents are very important in terms of arranging an environment and setting a model for healthy or unhealthy behavior.
2/9/13
L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, of the Department of Neurosurgery, is one of three University at Buffalo faculty members to be appointed a State University of New York Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system.
2/5/13
Research led by Michal Stachowiak, PhD, professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, shows how defects in a neurological pathway during early development may be responsible for the onset of schizophrenia in later years.
2/4/13
Avery K. Ellis, MD, PhD, associate dean for medical curriculum and associate professor of medicine, will join seven faculty from leading institutions to develop virtual internal medicine cases for students.
2/1/13
Novel research by John J. Leddy, MD, clinical associate professor of orthopaedics, shows controlled cardio workouts may ease lingering concussion symptoms.
2/1/13
By developing an adjuvant that dramatically boosts the potency of vaccines administered to mucous membranes, Terry D. Connell, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, has contributed to the discovery of a new vaccine target for tuberculosis.
2/1/13
Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor of pediatrics and social and preventive medicine, sheds light on the ways parents can arrange environments and set models for healthy or unhealthy behavior.
1/28/13
The Clinical and Translational Research Center is designed to accommodate multiple sciences to maximize the number of disciplines participating in collaborative work.
1/27/13
A number of construction projects, including UB's new medical school, will contribute to a new downtown hub on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
1/25/13
Using conscious sedation and local anesthesia in an aneurism intervention allows for simpler operations and helps patients avoid the risks associated with general anesthesia, according to Elad I. Levy, MD, professor of neurosurgery and radiology.
1/24/13
In this widely disseminated article, infectious disease specialist John K. Crane, MD, PhD, recalls his efforts to control  a virulent stomach bug spreading through a hospital ward.
1/24/13
Infectious disease specialist John Crane, MD, PhD, discusses his experience treating patients with a virulent stomach bug that is now sweeping the globe.
1/23/13
Obese people are more likely to die in crashes, and not wearing a seatbelt incurs a higher chance of death, says Dietrich Jehle, MD, professor of emergency medicine.
1/20/13
After months on the job, Buffalo News Editor Mike Connelly cites UB's planned downtown medical school as one sign of growth and renewal in his new hometown.
1/19/13
Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, chair of psychiatry, says New York therapists face criminal sanctions if they don't report violent patients, yet fantasies of violence are common.
1/19/13

Abortions with medications are far more prevalent because they are more anonymous, says Kenneth R. Kahn, MD, clinical associate professor of gynecology and obstetrics.

1/17/13
Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, chair of psychiatry, says it's better to spent federal funds on psychiatric treatment for people who need it.
1/16/13
"Everyone has violent fantasies," says Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, chair of psychiatry, making it difficult for mental health professionals to report dangerous patients.
1/16/13
A public meeting seeks input into the use of the Bryant Street site after the hospital relocates to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, along with UB's medical school.
1/15/13
Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, chair of psychiatry, says therapists will likely ignore a “meaningless” New York law that requires them to report dangerous patients.
1/14/13
Anne B. Curtis, MD, chair of medicine, who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology, informed viewers about heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation and implantable devices.
1/14/13
Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, professor of neurology, is planning a clinical trial for a promising new stem cell treatment.
1/14/13
Elad Levy, MD, professor of neurosurgery and radiology, will co-lead a major trial to test the Solitaire FR revascularisation device on acute ischaemic stroke patients.
1/12/13
The Solitaire offers a more consistent, faster way to treat blood clots in the brain that can lead to strokes, says Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, and Elad Levy, MD.
1/11/13
Provost Charles F. Zukoski highlights a reconstituted strategic plan to create a university with distinction, including a major new medical school.
1/11/13
Anne B. Curtis, MD, chair of medicine, says UB offers leaders the opportunity to build a vision.
1/9/13
Chulhong Kim, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and collaborators were the first to show that nanotubes can image lymph nodes and the bladder.
1/9/13
UB's challenge is to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem on new downtown medical campus, says university official.
1/9/13
The target is an understudied bacterium that causes at least 10 percent of children's ear infections, says Timothy Murphy, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine.
1/8/13
Timothy Murphy, MD, a SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine, will develop a new vaccine targeting a bacterium that causes at least 10 percent of children's ear infections.
1/7/13
L Nelson Hopkins, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery, was named a SUNY Distinguished Professor.
1/4/13
Pediatric neurologist Michelle Hartley-McAndrew, MD, who helped organize the popular program at Explore & More, says families appreciate the stress-free environment.
1/3/13
Using a $12.1 million state grant, UB researchers will join with colleagues at two other medical centers to study a stem-cell therapy for multiple sclerosis.
1/3/13
UB's medical school will join with two other upstate medical centers to test a promising stem-cell therapy for multiple sclerosis.
1/2/13
Channa M. Kolb, MD, who specializes in multiple sclerosis, was named assistant professor of neurology.
1/1/13
Anne B. Curtis, MD, chair of medicine, is working to build collaborations within the Western New York health care system.
1/1/13
Thomas C. Rosenthal, MD, chair of family medicine, says most patients who complain about memory problems don't have cognitive impairment.