A paper published by William Ruyechan, PhD, is being reviewed by
Faculty of 1000 (F1000), a service that identifies and evaluates
the most important articles in biology and medical research
A UB biochemist in UB’s New York State Center of
Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and his colleagues
have received $3.5 million from the Empire State Stem Cell Board to
establish a Western New York Stem Cell Culture and Analysis
CEO Michael Dell was recently in Buffalo to announce the
company’s support for the Institute for Healthcare
Informatics, which will give UB and Buffalo a foothold in the
booming medical information technology field.
UB researchers are putting finishing touches on an application
due October 14 for a Clinical and Translational Science Award
(CTSA) from the National Center for Research Resources, part of the
National Institutes of Health.
Carl V. Granger, MD, professor of neurology in the School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and executive director of Uniform
Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), is the top-cited
author of papers in the rehabilitation field.
Elizabeth Abram, Class of 2011, is one of two students
nationwide appointed as a member of the Liaison Committee on
Medical Education, the accrediting authority for medical schools in
the United States.
Anne B. Curtis, MD, newly appointed chair of medicine at UB, has
received a Distinguished Fellowship Award from the International
Academy of Cardiology at the 15th World Congress on Heart Disease
Annual Scientific Session.
Elad Levy, MD, UB associate professor of neurosurgery,
successfully implanted a stent in an artery inside a
teenager’s skull to prevent a stroke, a procedure thought to
be the first conducted on an adolescent.
Lawrence Wrabetz, MD, a highly regarded neuroscientist, has been
appointed director of the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute at
the UB. His spouse and co-investigator, Laura Feltri, MD, also will
In August 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
reported that in 2009, no state had met a target of reducing
obesity prevalence among adults to 15 percent. Why is obesity so
prevalent in America? And what can we do to combat the problem?
A simple morning walk to school could reduce stress reactivity
in children during the school day, curbing increases in heart rate
and blood pressure that can lead to cardiovascular disease later in
Clinical professor of surgery and former medical director of The
Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, is one of four physicians
who have been named recipients of the first Hastings Center
Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards.