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.
To meet Western New York’s growing need for quality care
for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, the
Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center has expanded
its clinics in Buffalo and Williamsville.
John E. Tomaszewski, MD, professor and chair of
the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, has been
named a State University of New York Distinguished Professor, the
highest faculty rank in the SUNY system.
The PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) held its first
white coat ceremony to recognize 13 students from the Class of
2016-2017 who completed their first year in the program and are
moving on to their research laboratory match.