School News Archive: 2011

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.

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.

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.

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.
12/13/11

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

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.
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.

11/23/11

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

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

11/2/11

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

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.