Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD, is leading a pilot study to determine
whether behavioral self-management of irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS) may lead to fundamental changes in the digestive
system’s bacterial ecosystem.
A research team including Megan Russ, a doctoral student in
the medical physics program within the Department of
Physiology and Biophysics, has developed a process to create
patient-specific 3-D phantoms that can be used to practice vascular
Caressa Chen and Warren Tai — who have spent the past
several months conducting intensive research in prestigious
biomedical laboratories — were two of only 14 students
nationwide selected as 2015-16 Sarnoff Fellows.
Only a quarter of headache clinical trials published in the
field’s core journals over a nine-year period were registered
in an approved clinical trial registry, according to a study led
by Melissa Rayhill, MD, and published
More than 400 medical school graduates have completed a
post-baccalaureate program that enables students from
underrepresented communities and economically disadvantaged
backgrounds to attend medical school.
William Miller Johnstone III, MD, PhD, a trainee in
the University at Buffalo’s obstetrics and gynecology
residency, has edited an issue of the American Medical Association
Journal of Ethics on advances in gynecologic oncology.
Amy Jacobs, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and
immunology, received an award from the National Science Foundation
to focus on the entry mechanism of the Ebola virus. The mechanism
could be used to deliver drugs to infected cells.
Nine faculty members from the Jacobs School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences were among those honored for notable
achievement and service at the 12th annual University at Buffalo
Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.
Research led by Mark Sutton, PhD, professor
of biochemistry, has described a new model for DNA polymerase
switching in E. coli that will better the understanding of
antibiotic resistance and genetic mutations.
A new “one-shot” method, developed by James R.
Olson, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and
toxicology, with other UB scientists, allows researchers to analyze
flame retardants and their breakdown products at the same
Researchers at the Hunter James Kelly Research
Institute (HJKRI) have discovered a new way to study the
interface where cells in the myelination process touch — a
method that may lead to a better understanding of myelin
Jeremy M. Jacobs, his wife, Margaret, and their family have
given $30 million to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences, which will be named for them in
recognition of their long-standing service and philanthropy to
A research team led by Richard M. Gronostajski, PhD,
professor of biochemistry, has discovered a new way to
generate oligodendrocytes. This method has the potential to enhance
treatments for brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s
disease and more.
The director of the University at Buffalo’s hospice
and palliative medicine fellowship and the administrator of
a family medicine program have won the first UB Graduate
Medical Education Awards of Excellence.
The Affordable Care Act survived its final serious challenge
when the Supreme Court voted to approve tax subsidies for those
buying health insurance through a federal exchange, says
medical policy expert Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior
associate dean for health policy.
Researchers in the lab of Jian Feng, PhD, professor
of physiology and biophysics, have generated human serotonin
could facilitate the discovery of new drugs for
illnesses involving serotonin.
University at Buffalo Medical Students in the Class of 2019
celebrated their entry into medical school with the traditional
white coat ceremony, a rite of passage symbolizing their commitment
to professionalism and empathy in the practice of
The University at Buffalo has been awarded a four-year
$15 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to speed the delivery of
new drugs, diagnostics and medical devices to patients.
Oscar A. deLeon-Casasola, MD, program director of the University
at Buffalo’s pain management anesthesiology
fellowship and professor of anesthesiology, has been
named president of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and
Pain Medicine (ASRA).
Torin J. Finver, MD, program director for the Department of
Family Medicine’s addiction medicine fellowship, has been
appointed to the board of directors for the New York Society
of Addiction Medicine (NYSAM).
During the Department of Medicine’s third annual
Research Day, residents and fellows presented the results of
their research projects in areas including bronchoscopic lung
volume reduction, improvement in hyperlipidemia management and
exosomes in stem cell mediated cardiac repair.
Scientists at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences have identified the mechanisms behind
a genetic mutation that produces certain autistic behaviors in
mice, as well as therapeutic strategies to restore normal
Testifying before a congressional subcommittee, James N.
Jarvis, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, advocated for
increased federal funding for health programs serving American
Indian and Alaska Native children.