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4/26/17

Three studies focused on improving our understanding of the human microbiome were awarded funding through the second round of research pilots supported by the Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM).

4/21/17

The University at Buffalo’s Richard Sarkin Medical Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) has inducted 43 exemplary medical students, residents, fellows and faculty members for 2017.

Yijun Sun, PhD
4/20/17

Yijun Sun, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, has been awarded a three-year $973,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop advanced algorithms to address computational challenges in microbiome research.

Nadav Weinstock, Danielle Twum, Lucie Kafkova and Chong Zhang
4/20/17

Four graduate students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among the 15 finalists of UB’s inaugural 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD
4/12/17

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) has selected Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, to lead its Division for Behavioral Pharmacology.

4/11/17

Fourteen teachers in eight departments received 2017 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards or honorable mentions for excellence in teaching at an April 4 ceremony.

Anne B. Curtis, MD
4/11/17

Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, has been awarded mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.

Stanley Schwartz
4/6/17

Stanley A. Schwartz, MD, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor of medicine, pediatrics and microbiology and immunology, has received a $749,000 grant from Kaleida Health to investigate the feasibility of targeting and treating metastasized prostate cancer with nanoparticles.

AOA inductees 2017
3/31/17

Twenty-four medical students, three residents and one faculty member have joined the University at Buffalo’s chapter of the national honor medical society Alpha Omega Alpha.

Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD
3/30/17

Giving oral dextrose gel to hypoglycemic newborns reduces the need for IV fluids, alleviating health care costs while promoting bonding and breast-feeding, according to Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD, professor and vice chair of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Neonatology.

Stelios Andreadis, PhD
3/27/17

UB researchers have found that adult skin cells can be converted into neural crest cells without any genetic modification.

3/17/17
Medical students in the University at Buffalo’s Class of 2017 learned where they will train in residency at Match Day, a rite of passage for prospective physicians.
Robert S. Miletich, MD, PhD
3/16/17

Using a database of 16,000 brain scans, Robert S. Miletich, MD, PhD, interim chair and professor of nuclear medicine, is helping to develop the field of nuclear neurology, which could launch a revolution in the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases.

John J. Leddy, MD
3/10/17
An observational study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association is part of a growing body of evidence suggesting that long periods of rest may not help concussion patients recover, according to UB researchers.
David Poulsen, PhD
3/6/17

David Poulsen, PhD, professor of translational neuroscience in the Department of Neurosurgery, has received $966,000 in private funding to further study a novel neuroprotective agent for moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).