More than 150 years have elapsed since endometriosis was
discovered and described. Yet, until now, no scholarly history has
ever been written about the disease, which affects millions of
Butler auditorium sits vacant on an August afternoon, awaiting a
fresh wave of students to fill its seats in the upcoming fall
semester. When a bevy of new faces finally greet this room and
cycle through these seats once again, one surefire constant will
remain: Dr. Murray Ettinger will be here to help them.
Elie A. Akl, MD, PhD, recently served as guideline methodologist
for the World Health Organization's recommendations to decrease
HIV/AIDS rates among men who have sex with men and transgender
Mark J. Lema, MD, PhD ’78, professor and chair of the
Department of Anesthesiology, will become only the 65th physician
in the ASA’s century-plus history to receive its highest
tribute for service and achievement.
An announcement at the American Society of Clinical Oncology
annual meeting that the drug exemestane significantly reduces the
risk of breast cancer in high-risk, postmenopausal women is the
result of a clinical trial in which UB researchers and women in
Western New York played a critical role.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) has stopped the AIM-HIGH clinical
research trial 18 months earlier than planned due to lack of
efficacy in reducing cardiovascular events.
The honored speaker at the 2011 commencement for the Biomedical
Sciences was Constance Brinckerhoff, PhD ’68, Nathan Smith
Professor of Molecular Medicine and Biochemistry, and associate
dean of science at the Dartmouth Medical School.