James D. Bangs, PhD, Grant T. Fisher Professor and chair of
microbiology and immunology, has received National Institutes of
Health (NIH) funding to continue his study of human African
trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness.
Seven resident-faculty teams in the Department of Medicine have
received 2016-2017 Quality Improvement Awards from UB’s
Office of Graduate Medical Education to help support projects
designed to improve patient safety or clinical practice.
Research by faculty in the Department of Pharmacology and
Toxicology shows that synthetic chemicals commonly found in
insecticides and garden products bind to receptors that govern our
At the 2017 Medical Student Research Forum, aspiring
physician-scientists showcased 46 original research projects they
conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care
agencies and institutions nationwide.
The University at Buffalo-led consortium that won a prestigious
$16 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the
National Institutes of Health in 2015 has adopted a new name that
better represents the work in which its members are engaged.
As the countdown to the opening of the new Jacobs School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences downtown begins to be measured in
months instead of years, the school continues to grow and diversify
its faculty ranks, attract outstanding students and enhance its
UB faculty members are increasingly being asked to contribute
their expertise to the formulation of national and international
clinical practice guidelines, which in turn benefits their trainees
Students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences joined hundreds of their UB peers in the health
professions, social work, law and management for an
interprofessional forum on opioid dependence.
The Jacobs Multiple Sclerosis Center for Treatment and Research
— a clinical partner of the Department of
Neurology — is nearing the end of a yearlong
collaboration with a research group that’s creating an
application to improve patient care and the efficiency of clinical
Faculty in the Department of Medicine’s Division
of General Internal Medicine have received a grant to
participate in a national campaign that encourages medical students
and trainees to pursue careers in the field.