School News Archive: 2012

12/21/12

John M. Canty Jr., MD, Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor and chief of cardiovascular medicine, has been named president of the Association of Professors of Cardiology.

12/21/12

Razan Alkhouri, MBBS, assistant professor of pediatric gastroenterology, has won the 2012 Young Faculty Investigator Award from the North American Society for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

12/17/12

Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, PhD, professor of biotechnical and clinical laboratory sciences, and Ernesto De Nardin, PhD, adjunct professor of microbiology and immunology, have co-authored a clinical immunology textbook.

12/13/12

Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, is principal investigator on one of only nine grants awarded statewide through the SUNY/Research Foundation Research Collaboration Fund.

12/13/12

Paul R. Knight III, MD, PhD, has won an $890,000 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to help future physician-scientists become leaders in anesthesiology-focused translational research.

12/12/12
UB microbiologists studying bacterial colonization in mice have discovered how the bacteria associated with pneumonia, middle ear infections and other illnesses acquire and spread resistance.
11/21/12

Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, recently told the Canadian Senate that only patients in approved clinical trials should receive endovascular treatment for chronic cerobrospinal venous insufficiency.

11/20/12

Seven neurology faculty members spoke about new research and treatments for neurological conditions at “Brains & Gains,” a community service event held at UB's Center for Tomorrow.

11/19/12
Obese teen boys have up to 50 percent less testosterone than lean boys, significantly increasing their risk of impotence and infertility in later life, according to the results of a new UB study.
11/12/12

Patient Voices Network, a partnership between the Department of Family Medicine’s Primary Care Research Institute and Jericho Road Ministries, recently held a free breast cancer awareness event on Buffalo’s East Side.

11/8/12

Laurie K. Read, PhD, has won a four-year, $1.6 million NIH grant to study the mechanisms and regulation of RNA editing in the parasite responsible for African sleeping sickness.

11/7/12

Heart failure patients with heart block benefit significantly from cardiac resynchronization therapy, according to the results of an eight-year national clinical trial led by principal investigator Anne B. Curtis, MD.

11/6/12

The Western New York Stem Cell Culture and Analysis Center (WNYSTEM), which recently celebrated its year anniversary, is well into its mission of promoting and facilitating research on stem cells.

10/30/12

Faculty in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics, Anesthesiology and Pharmacology and Toxicology were recognized at the Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.

10/25/12

A protein necessary for lactation in mammals inhibits the critical cellular transition that is an early indicator of breast cancer and metastasis, according to research conducted at UB and Princeton.

10/25/12

Peter Winkelstein, MD, professor of pediatrics and chief medical informatics officer for UBMD, has been named executive director of the Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

10/15/12
Biomedical researchers have discovered a novel, previously unrecognized set of genes essential for the growth of potentially lethal drug-resistant bacteria.
10/10/12

Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, is principal investigator on a $1.1 million grant to help determine optimal oxygen delivery levels for newborns with lung disease.

10/9/12

Esteemed nephrologist Richard J. Quigg Jr., MD, has been named the inaugural Arthur M. Morris Chair in Nephrology and chief of the Division of Nephrology.

10/3/12

Chester H. Fox, MD, professor of family medicine, has been named research core director of a $600,000 initiative to foster cooperative studies among practice-based research networks.

9/27/12

The UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences held the Sept. 20 grand opening of its Clinical and Translational Research Center in the joint UB-Kaleida Health building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

9/27/12

J. Craig Venter, the pioneering biologist who led the first team to sequence the human genome, received a SUNY honorary doctorate Sept. 20.

9/26/12

NFL Charities has awarded UB researchers $100,000 to develop a scientific assessment to determine when an athlete who has had a concussion can safely return to play.

9/14/12

Research conducted by Jennifer Surtees, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry, has revealed a molecular mechanism that could contribute to neurodegenerative diseases.

9/13/12

Eight new faculty members have joined the departments of medicine, family medicine, ophthalmology, gynecology-obstetrics and pediatrics.

9/12/12

Lawrence B. Bone, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, was deployed in July.

9/5/12

Sophie Belin, PhD, a postdoctoral research scientist in biochemistry, has received the 2012 Peripheral Nerve Society Neuropathy Fellowship.

9/4/12

A new class of University at Buffalo medical students took their first, public step toward becoming physicians during this year’s White Coat Ceremony.

8/31/12

Anne B. Curtis, MD, has received the Walter Bleifeld Memorial Award for distinguished work in clinical research from the International Academy of Cardiology.

8/31/12

James “Jay” D. Bangs, PhD, an expert on sleeping sickness, has been named the Grant T. Fisher Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

8/29/12

Postdoctoral fellow Teresa Aman and neuroscience PhD candidate Meaghan Paganelli have received Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

8/29/12

Postdoctoral fellow Teresa Aman and neuroscience PhD candidate Meaghan Paganelli have received Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

8/15/12

Primary care physicians and local communities—not federal legislation—will determine the path of true health care reform, according to a policy paper co-written by Kim Griswold, MD, MPH, associate professor of family medicine.

8/15/12

Biochemistry professor Mark R. O’Brian, PhD, has won a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study regulation of bacterial manganese metabolism.

8/3/12

UB anatomy students conducted a memorial service to honor the donors to the university’s Anatomical Gift Program.

8/3/12

Sarah Hayes, a PhD candidate in neuroscience, received the award from the American Tinnitus Association to research the condition’s causes.

8/3/12

Strategies to assess and reward faculty productivity at American academic medical centers improve research productivity, according to a systematic review led by Elie A. Akl, MD, PhD.

8/2/12

UB is one of just 10 institutions nationwide chosen by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to create a pilot chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society for medical residents and fellows.

8/1/12

David Dietz, PhD, and collaborators have discovered that chronic exposure to cocaine reduces the expression of a protein known to regulate brain plasticity.

8/1/12
Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, has been honored with the 2012 Stockton Kimball Award for outstanding scientific accomplishment as well as significant service to the university.
7/30/12

The students received travel awards to attend the meeting and honors for their scholarly presentations.

7/30/12

Two residents in the Department of Medicine have received Frawley Fellowships, while a graduate student in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences has won the Brody/Medical Emeritus Faculty Society Award for Translational Research.

7/24/12

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, has been named the inaugural senior associate dean for inclusion and cultural enhancement.

7/23/12

Vanessa M. Barnabei, MD, PhD, an expert on the effects of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopause, has been named chair of gynecology-obstetrics.

7/23/12

Internationally renowned hepatologist Andrew H. Talal, MD, MPH, has been named chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

7/18/12

A T35 training grant from the NIH is providing stipends for UB medical students to participate in mentored research projects this summer at UB and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

7/16/12

F. Carter Pannill Jr., MD, former UB vice president for health affairs, acting dean and professor of medicine, died June 30.

7/13/12

Ingesting components of afterbirth or placenta may offer benefits to human mothers, and perhaps to non-mothers and males, but the subject deserves further study, says Mark Kristal, PhD.

7/13/12

Thomas J. Covey, a PhD candidate in neuroscience, is one of only five students nationwide to win a grant from the Lupus Foundation of America.

7/11/12

Two internal medicine resident/faculty teams received Quality Improvement Awards from the Office of Graduate Medical Education.