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School News Archive: 2011

student research
12/27/11

Six UB medical students will be able to participate in a 10-week summer research project supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Elad Levy, MD
12/22/11

Elad Levy, MD, professor of neurosurgery and radiology, has co-founded a national organization to boost “urgently needed” research into youth concussions.

Madou
12/21/11

UB medical student Isidore Dinga Madou will travel to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ annual meeting on a Looking to the Future scholarship.

12/21/11

Two students researching brain receptors in the lab of Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, have received funding from UB’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.

Elie A. Akl, MD, PhD
12/14/11
A new study led by a UB researcher contradicts the widely held belief that changing how medical professionals phrase health care information affects patients’ choices.
Gov Andrew Cuomo speaking at a podium.
12/13/11

The NYSUNY Challenge Grant will help fund the first phase of the school’s relocation to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

zivadinov
12/9/11
In the first study of its kind, UB researchers have found that the vascular condition CCSVI and multiple sclerosis share several risk factors.
Chaudhuri
11/28/11

A drug commonly used to help people with Type 2 diabetes control blood sugar has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect, UB researchers find.

David Pendergast, EdD
11/23/11

David Pendergast, EdD, is regarded worldwide for his expertise in hyperbaric medicine and exercise physiology.

John Canty, MD
11/17/11
University at Buffalo researchers have generated heart cells using a stem cell therapy that may apply to people with ischemic heart disease.
leonard
11/16/11

Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, vice chair for research in the Department of Psychiatry, will begin as RIA’s director on Dec. 1.

Boden
11/15/11

William E. Boden, MD, reports that high-dose, extended-release niacin does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with bad cholesterol (LDL) that is well controlled by statins.

11/3/11

Kinga Szigeti, MD, PhD, a subspecialist in genetics and cognitive diseases, heads UB’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center.

Glenna C. L. Bett, PhD
11/3/11

Glenna C. Bett, PhD, has been appointed president of the advisory board for the Buffalo Niagara division of the American Heart Association.

James Olson, PhD, dioxin expert
11/3/11

James R. Olson, PhD, recently collaborated on a report that helps advise officials on policy decisions regarding compensation to Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange.

blondell
11/3/11

With a major grant, family medicine physicians at UB are forming a council that will develop curricula and national standards of excellence for postgraduate medical education programs in addiction medicine.

Thomas Melendy, PhD, in his laboratory
11/2/11

Thomas Melendy, PhD, says the HPV vaccine is safe and effective.

Margarita Dubocovich, PhD
11/1/11

Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown honored Margarita Dubocovich, PhD, Armando Arroyo, MD, and five volunteer faculty at a ceremony to mark National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Herbert A. Hauptman, PhD
10/27/11

The first non-chemist to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry died Oct. 23 at the age of 94.

10/26/11

Jian Feng, PhD, and Thomas J. Guttuso, MD, lectured on their research prior to a talk delivered by actor Michael J. Fox as part of the UB Distinguished Speakers Series.

10/25/11

The UB Clinical and Translational Center’s first colloquium highlighted research designed to speed the time it takes new medical tests and treatments to go from the laboratory to patients.

Gil I. Wolfe, MD
10/24/11

Gil I. Wolfe, MD, a leading authority on neuromuscular disorders, has been named the Irvin and Rosemary Smith Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology.

10/24/11
Michael E. Cain, MD, dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, delivered his 2011 State of the School address on October 21 in Butler Auditorium.
10/20/11
UB researchers have discovered that a site on the NMDA brain receptor shows promise as a new drug target for neurodegenerative diseases.
Fraser Sim, PhD, in his laboratory
10/20/11
UB and University of Rochester researchers have discovered a precise way to isolate stem cells that make myelin, a breakthrough that could pave the way for clinical trials using stem cells to treat multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases.
10/19/11

The new lecture series “Pioneers in Neuroscience” features internationally acclaimed investigators who have made significant discoveries impacting the field.

10/19/11

The UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is a key collaborator on $4.3 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health to support neuroscience and pediatric vision research.

Table 8, detail
10/10/11

Joan Linder, assistant professor of visual studies, has created a series of drawings inspired by her visits to UB’s gross anatomy lab.

10/7/11

Gregory S. Cherr, MD, is one of only six medical educators nationwide to receive a scholarship from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to attend the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in 2012.

Paresh Dandona, MD
10/6/11

Study overturns conventional wisdom that elevated estradiol concentrations cause hypogonadism in men with Type 2 diabetes.

10/6/11
UB researchers have developed the first transgenic mouse model of a rare genetic disorder that could improve understanding of autism and lead to more targeted treatments.
10/4/11

Eighteen students from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presented posters on their research at a Sept. 23 symposium.

Dr. Tripathi, Dr. Cain and UB medical students
9/21/11
A physician who graduated from the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences during World War II has made a $40 million gift to his alma mater—the largest gift from an individual in UB’s 165-year history.
The Behling Simulation Center
9/21/11
The Behling Simulation Center—a state-of-the art facility where University at Buffalo health sciences students practice medical procedures on lifelike patient mannequins—held its grand opening Sept. 20.
Demetrius Bell and Dr. John Marzo
9/21/11

The gift from the owners of the Buffalo Bills will support research and enhance training of sports medicine residents and fellows.

9/19/11

Through its new technology alliance, NanoAxis will bring industrial-scale production of quantum dots to its advanced nanomedicine research.

Anne B. Curtis, MD
9/19/11

Anne B. Curtis, MD, is the Buffalo area spokesperson for AF Awareness Month, the Heart Rhythm Society’s national campaign to raise awareness about atrial fibrillation.

9/19/11

Seven faculty were recognized for excellence and innovation at an event held during Inauguration Week.

Guillermo (Gary) J. Tearney, MD, PhD
9/12/11
Guillermo J. Tearney, MD, PhD, will deliver a lecture titled “Endoscopic Microscopy: Bridging the Radiology-Pathology Divide” at the 12th Annual Kornel L. Terplan, M.D. Memorial Lecture, 5 p.m. Oct. 13 in 144 Farber Hall.
Andrea Manyon, MD ’83
9/6/11

In her new role, Andrea Manyon, MD ’83, advises students about career choices and helps them resolve personal challenges.

9/1/11

A pioneer in early blood collection and transfusion methods, Surgenor served UB as chair of biochemistry, dean of the medical school and provost of the health sciences faculty.

8/31/11

An addition to the curriculum this year gives all UB medical students a close-up look at the human toll of medical errors.

William T. Ruyechan, PhD
8/29/11
William T. Ruyechan, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, died of cancer Aug. 15 at his home in East Amherst, N.Y. He was 60.
Kim Griswold, MD ’94, MPH
8/25/11

Kim Griswold, MD ’94, MPH, a leader in the care of disadvantaged populations, was honored by students for her clinical excellence and compassionate care.

White coat ceremony
8/24/11

A new class of University at Buffalo medical students celebrated their entry into the medical profession at this year’s White Coat Ceremony.

8/24/11

Michael Kuettel, MD, PhD, MBA, chair of radiation oncology at UB and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, has been named a 2011 American Society for Radiation Oncology Fellow.

Vijay Iyer, MD, PhD
8/15/11

Vijay Iyer, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, has been named cardiology medical director at Kaleida Health’s Buffalo General Hospital.

8/12/11

Timothy Murphy, MD, and Thomas Russo, MD, professors in the Department of Medicine, are contributors to the newly published Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18th Edition.

Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and head of the Division of Infectious Disease
8/11/11

Infectious disease specialist Thomas A. Russo, MD, discusses three ways to avoid contamination from salmonella.

8/11/11
Online health forums, Facebook and Twitter offer surgeons cost-effective and efficient means to share information with their patients, according to Philip L. Glick, MD, University at Buffalo professor and vice chair of surgery, and Sani Z. Yamout, MD, a UB pediatric surgery fellow.