University at Buffalo researchers have identified a
transcription factor needed for the formation of horizontal cells
in the retina and discovered—in a surprising secondary
finding—that these cells, in turn, contribute to the survival
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean
of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received a
Distinguished Fellowship Award from the International Academy of
Five times over the past 21 years, Department
of Neurosurgery residents have achieved among the 10 highest
scores on the American Board of Neurological Surgery primary
examination, according to the board.
J. Kosman, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of biochemistry,
will use a $1.2 million grant to study how organisms manage ionic
iron—biochemical processes that contribute to essentially all
The Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder
Center at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
has expanded services to become a full-scale resource for
children on the autism spectrum and their families.
Andrew B. Symons, MD, associate professor of family medicine,
has won the 2013 Family Doctor of the Year award from the New York
State Academy of Family Physicians for ensuring quality of care in
Roberto O. Diaz Del Carpio, MD, MPH, has won the inaugural Evan
Calkins, MD Fellowship for Community Based Research for his project
addressing the spectrum of needs for diabetes patients through
shared medical visits.
Their Haitian seaport hometown may seem idyllic, but residents
of Les Cayes who need medical care face severe obstacles,
University at Buffalo faculty-physicans and students learned during
a Hope for Tomorrow Foundation medical mission.
Yao, PhD, research professor of nuclear
medicine, and his team have developed a unique, cost-effective
small-animal imaging hybrid system that adds SPECT (single photon
emission computed tomography) capability to existing PET (positron
emission tomography) scanners.
Award-winning participants in the Department of Medicine’s
inaugural Research Day are studying diverse topics, including
burnout, cold medications, a new-found anti-bacterial agent and a
better leukemia treatment.
The student-run Lighthouse
Free Medical Clinic has been honored with an award recognizing
contributions to the community, and its student
organizers—past and present—have been recognized for
their commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, professor and
associate chair of social and preventive medicine, has been honored
with the 2013 Stockton Kimball Award for outstanding scientific
accomplishment as well as significant service to the
Richard B. Bankert, VMD, PhD, professor in the Department of
Microbiology and Immunology, and Zhen Yan, PhD, professor in the
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, have received 2013 SUNY
Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.
Passenger car drivers are more likely to die in crashes with
sport utility vehicles, regardless of crash safety ratings,
according to a study led by Dietrich V. Jehle, MD, professor of
Eleven master’s students from the Department of
Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences presented research at
a conference featuring scholars from a wide range of fields,
including biology, environmental science, pharmacoeconomics