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School News Archive: 2013

Leonard H. Epstein, PhD
12/23/13

Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pediatrics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.

Matthew J. Barth, MD
12/18/13

Actively seeking and successfully obtaining a creative mix of funding, Matthew J. Barth, MD, research assistant professor of pediatrics, is pursuing promising research aimed at helping children with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma overcome resistance to treatment.

12/18/13

Leslie J. Bisson, MD, has been installed as the inaugural June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics.

12/11/13

Peter L. Elkin, MD, is among the first eight physicians nationwide to pass the certification exam in clinical informatics.

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD
12/10/13

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of ophthalmology, has been honored as a 2014 ARVO Gold Fellow by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, placing him in an elite group of international vision researchers.

Michal K. Stachowiak, PhD
12/9/13

To advance promising research on schizophrenia, the Patrick P. Lee Foundation will fund long-term fellowships for three advanced research trainees in the lab of Michal K. Stachowiak, PhD, professor of pathology and anatomical sciences.

12/5/13

Hamid Hussaini, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences, has received travel awards to present his award-winning research at two national conferences: the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students and the Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD
12/5/13
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease may be related to a vascular abnormality in the internal jugular veins, according to a revealing pilot study by an international research team, including University at Buffalo scientists.
12/4/13
Thirty-three faculty members with diverse backgrounds and expertise have joined the school’s faculty over the past several months. 
Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD
12/2/13

The University at Buffalo has a strong presence in the Association of American Medical Colleges, with three faculty members serving in leadership roles as key players helping to shape academic medicine at the national level.

Richard B. Bankert, VMD, PhD
11/11/13

With the ultimate goal of designing new immunotherapeutic strategies, Richard B. Bankert, VMD, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, and his team are working to re-activate cancer-killing T cells in a tumor’s microenvironment.

Mark Sutton, PhD
11/11/13

With a focus on the Escherichia coli bacterium, Mark Sutton, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry, will build on a decade of research to further study the complex coordination of molecular mechanisms that contribute to mutations in DNA replication and repair.

Eaton E. Lattman, PhD
11/7/13

The University at Buffalo, representing a national consortium of eight research universities and institutes, has been awarded a $25 million Science and Technology Center grant from the National Science Foundation to transform the field of structural biology, including drug development, using X-ray lasers.

Carol Golyski, MS, MT, CLS, with two students
11/6/13
The University at Buffalo is gearing up to help meet the high and growing demand for laboratory sciences professionals, particularly medical technologists.
students in westfield high school
11/1/13

University at Buffalo scientists are expanding their innovative, hands-on training program to engage hundreds of area high school students in the thrill of cutting-edge bioinformatics discovery.

10/25/13

At the 2013 Honors Convocation ceremony, 156 medical students were recognized for their meritorious performance in coursework and outstanding achievements.

Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, PhD, and Kimiko Ferguson
10/25/13

Through her fledgling start-up firm, University at Buffalo researcher Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, PhD ’84, is turning a mouse antibody she created into a promising cancer-fighting therapy for humans.

Fraser J. Sim, PhD
10/25/13

In the quest to find a pharmaceutical target to repair myelin — the nerve sheath destroyed in multiple sclerosis — University at Buffalo researchers aim to test a drug that blocks the activity of the M3 receptor gene.

Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD
10/24/13
Early-term newborns may look as healthy as full-term babies, but a study published in JAMA Pediatrics by University at Buffalo physicians has found they are at significantly higher risk for adverse outcomes.
10/23/13

The University at Buffalo’s family medicine department is teaming up with UB residents, medical students and the Patient Voices Network to increase breast cancer awareness and screening among Buffalo women.

nancy nielsen
10/22/13
As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins to reshape the American health care system, the University at Buffalo is working to ensure that current and future health care professionals are ready to take on new challenges.
animesh sinha
10/17/13
University at Buffalo researchers have identified a protective mechanism for a rare autoimmune skin disease in healthy, though genetically susceptible, individuals.
auerbach
10/16/13

Scientists in physiology and biophysics have quantified the difference between two subunits of a neuromuscular protein at the molecular level—research that has potential implications for a deadly fetal syndrome.

Provost Charles F Zukoski, Anne B. Curtis, MD, and President Satish K. Tripathi
10/15/13

Ten faculty members from the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among those honored for exemplary achievement at the 10th annual UB Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.

Nancy L. Zimpher, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Satish K. Tripathi and Michael E. Cain, MD, at groundbreaking ceremony
10/15/13
The University at Buffalo has broken ground on its new state-of-the-art medical school at Main and High streets in downtown Buffalo, set to open in fall 2016.
steven fliesler
10/11/13

Using innovative techniques, University at Buffalo researchers have demonstrated for the first time a broad range of protein changes in the retina of a rat model of Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome.

10/10/13

Carroll McWilliams (Mac) Harmon, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized leader in minimally invasive surgery and the treatment of adolescent obesity, has been named professor and chief of pediatric surgery in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Surgery.

10/10/13
University at Buffalo faculty, residents and fellows are teaming up to explore new ways to provide better health care.
Richard D. Blondell, MD
10/9/13

Richard D. Blondell, MD, vice chair for addiction medicine and professor of family medicine, will direct a new national center aimed at training physicians to address addiction through early intervention and prevention.

10/9/13

The Department of Psychiatry has received a national award for its faculty’s demonstrated commitment to training in psychodynamic psychotherapy.

10/8/13
A University at Buffalo study has found that behavioral interventions that improve delay of gratification can work just as well with overweight and obese women as with lean women.
ji li
10/7/13

A joint University at Buffalo-Yale University study published in Circulation has found that the small molecule MIF20 can significantly reduce the amount of heart muscle damaged by myocardial infarction.

Jonathan Lovell
10/7/13

A novel nanotechnology study by Jonathan Lovell, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will refine a drug delivery method using nanoballoons, also known as liposomes.

thomas cimato
10/7/13
University at Buffalo translational researchers have confirmed in humans a link between LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels and stem cells in the bloodstream that form atherosclerosis-causing inflammatory cells.
Dietrich V. Jehle, MD
10/4/13

When bicyclists collide with motor vehicles, multiple factors—including alcohol, lighting conditions and speed—contribute to the severity of injuries, according to a new University at Buffalo study.

david hughes
10/2/13

David P. Hughes, MD ’95, has been named inaugural senior associate dean for clinical affairs, part of a groundbreaking role designed to enhance clinical academic performance and health care quality.

kerri pryce
9/30/13

As a new UB doctoral student who aspires to find treatments or cures for neurodegenerative diseases, Kerri Pryce is off to an impressive start.

Anders P. Hakansson, PhD
9/26/13
A University at Buffalo study has revealed how Streptococcus pneumoniae—bacteria that harmlessly colonize the mucous linings of human throats and noses—become virulent when they travel to the middle ears, lungs or bloodstream.
karina davidson
9/26/13

Internationally known researcher Karina Davidson, PhD, an expert on the connection between depression and heart disease, gave the 2013 talk for the Lawrence and Nancy Golden Lectureship on Mind-Body Medicine.

Anthony Turner, second-year medical student, student manager and volunteer coordinator at Friends of the Night People
9/26/13

During a recent city bus tour, first-year University at Buffalo medical students learned about opportunities to care for the underserved.

Michael Russell, PhD
9/26/13

Researchers in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology have developed a new way to stimulate an immune response to gonorrhea.

michelle dick
9/25/13

First-year medical student Michelle Dick has been honored with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellowship for her demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

feng qin
9/18/13

Feng Qin, PhD, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, will use a $1.2 million grant to study the gating mechanism of a temperature-sensitive ion channel protein found abundantly in peripheral nerve endings.

Leonard Epstein
9/16/13

Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, has been named chair of an NIH study section that reviews applications to prevent or treat morbid conditions in which behavior plays a major role.

james jarvis
9/16/13

UB researchers led by James N. Jarvis, MD, have provided the first genomic characterization of remission in juvenile idiopathic arthritis, paving the way for individualized treatments.

9/13/13
More than half of the new faculty at UB’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are graduates of the school or its training programs.
daniel antonius
9/3/13
A new book co-edited by Daniel Antonius, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, examines how varied emotional responses to terrorism—especially fear—influence the political process.
leslie bisson
8/30/13

Leslie J. Bisson, MD, has been named the University at Buffalo’s inaugural June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, MD Professor and chair of orthopaedics.

kaila epps with her poster
8/30/13

More than 100 student scientists from across the country showcased their original research during this summer’s University at Buffalo Biomedical Research Day.

8/30/13

Physicians for Human Rights and the International Health Interest Group, two student organizations, have coordinated monthly educational fairs to help refugees learn about health care in the United States.