A lack of longitudinal studies on chronic traumatic
encephalopathy (CTE) hinders scientists’ ability to
understand how the neurodegenerative brain disease is linked to
behavioral health symptoms, according to an interdisciplinary study
by University at Buffalo researchers.
During the University at Buffalo’s inaugural Humanities
Day, first-year medical students explored diverse issues related to
medical humanism — an approach to care that emphasizes
compassionate, empathic doctor-patient relationships.
Alan J. Lesse, MD, and John A. Sellick Jr., DO, associate
professors of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases,
presented the latest information about the Ebola virus outbreak at
a Mini Medical School lecture, a free public talk.
Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and
chair of medicine, says patients with coronary heart disease
and heart failure should not overexert themselves while engaging in
cold-weather tasks, such as clearing snow.
“We have no reason to fear Ebola here in the United
States, but the situation in West Africa is a
grave humanitarian crisis,” Myron L. Glick, MD, told a
standing room-only crowd of University at Buffalo
medical students and residents
shortly after returning from Sierra Leone.
During an Adirondack adventure sponsored by the University at
Buffalo’s Family Medicine Wilderness Club, 25 people braved
rain, wind and cold to climb Algonquin Peak amid the brilliant
color of autumn foliage.
Bruce R. Troen, MD, professor of medicine, is working to
address the growing need for quality geriatric care while preparing
health care providers, researchers and medical educators for the
high-demand field of geriatric medicine.
Males with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) experience more
interpersonal difficulties than do females with the condition,
according to research by Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD, professor
of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology,
Hepatology and Nutrition.
Researchers in the University at Buffalo’s Department
of Medicine have been awarded a patent for a test that allows
physicians to diagnose the autoimmune disease Sjogren’s
syndrome earlier than ever before.
The nonprofit Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic —
where University at Buffalo medical students care for
uninsured patients — hosted an art opening to promote their
services and provide health care information.
University at Buffalo researchers — including
an ophthalmology resident — have successfully
used a smartphone app to image the back of the eye, or fundus, in
patients who can be particularly challenging to examine: newborns
A drug developed by University at Buffalo scientists from a
small protein found in spider venom is moving forward as a
promising treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal
genetic disease affecting boys.
Nine faculty and one staff member from the School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among those honored for
notable achievement and service at the 11th annual UB
Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.
Representatives of the University at Buffalo and other
biomedical research organizations joined Rep. Brian Higgins as he
announced legislation that would increase funding to the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) to more than $46.2 billion by 2021.
Stephen Koury, PhD, research assistant professor in biotechnical
and clinical laboratory sciences, has secured a $1.2 million NIH
grant to help area high school students become proficient in
genomics and genetics.
A distance-learning practice facilitation program developed and
supported by the Department of Family Medicine has
been selected as a national exemplar by the Agency
for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Wilma A. Hofmann, PhD, assistant professor of physiology
and biophysics, will study cellular processes that cause high
levels of unsaturated fats to increase the metastatic potential of
prostate cancer cells.
Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD, professor of
microbiology/immunology and medicine, will use novel biofilm
and animal models to study key disease mechanisms and
infection-causing phenotypes of a prominent middle ear
Adding to his list of national leadership roles, John
M. Canty Jr., MD ’79, Albert and Elizabeth Rekate
Professor of Medicine and chief of cardiovascular
medicine, has been appointed to a four-year term on the National
Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung and Blood Program Project
Primary care treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers
works better when treatment targets both parent and child,
according to research by senior author Teresa Quattrin, MD,
which has been published in Pediatrics.
University at Buffalo researchers are studying how chemicals in
the environment may raise the risk of prevalent metabolic
conditions by disrupting neuroendocrine circadian functions and
altering the release of hormones, including insulin.
“All you have to do is have a good relationship with your
patient. Focus on what’s going on in their lives,” Jack
T. Coyne, MD ’85, clinical associate professor
of pediatrics, advised medical students during the inaugural
program of the University at Buffalo’s Center for Medical