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Aishwarya Bhardwaj, MD; Tharmathai Ramanan, MD; and Vijay S. Iyer, MD
9/29/17

Researchers in the Department of Medicine have published a study that identifies a new way to predict which patients may be at a higher risk for heart failure after undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR).

Dori R. Marshall, MD
9/28/17

Dori R. Marshall, MD ’97, assistant professor of psychiatry, has been appointed assistant dean and director of medical admissions.

9/27/17

Three Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty have been honored by the VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) for service milestones.

Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhD
9/25/17

Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology, has received additional National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to continue his research on retinal development.

Umesh C. Sharma, MD, PhD
9/21/17

Umesh Sharma, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study galectin-3, a protein involved in heart failure.

Fraser J. Sim, PhD
9/21/17

Researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology have developed and successfully tested a method for determining whether promising new multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments in mice could be effective in humans.

New Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
9/11/17

The cranes are long gone from the new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. So is the industrial elevator, or “buck hoist,” that carried workers up and down the outside of the building. Nearly all 27,000-plus locally produced terra cotta panels that give the building’s outer shell a distinctive, clay-colored skin have been installed.

9/8/17

Seventy-six student-scientists presented projects during the 2017 Buffalo Summer Research Day, an interdisciplinary forum marking the culmination of their summer research in Buffalo.

9/8/17

Three residents provided presentations concentrating on retinal diseases and treatment at a symposium sponsored by the Department of Ophthalmology and the Ross Eye Institute.

Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD
9/6/17

Research by Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, involving parents, children and restaurant executives could be used to promote healthier children’s meals in restaurants.

9/1/17

Allen Hoste, working under the guidance of mentor Tracey A. Ignatowski, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, tied for first place in the undergraduate poster award at the New York Pharmacology Society (NYPS) sixth annual scientific meeting.

8/31/17

Fourteen faculty members with varied research and clinical expertise have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences over the past several months.

Asma Mursleen, MD, with Michael E. Cain, MD, and Roseanne C. Berger, MD
8/30/17

Trainees and a student in the departments of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Biomedical Engineering and Pediatrics have received awards for their research. 

Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD
8/28/17

Placemats can be used to encourage children to eat healthier food in restaurants, according to a new study led by Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics.