The Department of Biomedical Informatics has received
a five-year, $2.5 million grant — awarded by the National
Library of Medicine (NLM) — that will train a new cadre
of researchers who are skilled at developing informatics
A preclinical study by researchers in the Department of
Medicine’s Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine has
revealed that brief periods of intense physical activity can be
safely administered at advanced age and has the potential to
James N. Jarvis, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, will use
an Arthritis Foundation grant to study how genes and environment
work together to influence the immune dysfunction in juvenile
UB HEALS, the street medicine program founded by students at
the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,
captured the prestigious Medical Student Service Leadership Project
Award from the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
M. Laura Feltri, MD, professor
of biochemistry and neurology, is leading research
to determine whether a new family of molecules prevents
demyelination and nerve degeneration in patients with peripheral
Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Charles
and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine,
gave the opening plenary lecture at the International Academy of
Cardiology’s 22nd World Congress on Heart Disease.
Along with his co-authors — including former trainees in
the Department of Orthopaedics — Leslie J.
Bisson, MD, has won an award from the Orthopaedic Journal of
Sports Medicine for authoring the “most outstanding
clinical paper” to appear in the publication in 2016.
Researchers in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics are
studying genetic and epigenetic factors in Alzheimer’s
disease to develop novel ways of restoring function to patients in
the later stages of the neurodegenerative disorder.
Mary Canty, Richard Izzo, Brentyn Mendel and Yiyun Zhou —
all students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences — are four of 25 University at Buffalo students
honored as Western New York Prosperity Fellows for
Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD ’84, has received a SUNY
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative
Activities and has been inducted as a fellow into the American
Academy of Microbiology.