More people with significant mental health needs in Western New
York and throughout the state are receiving quality psychiatric
care in the community, instead of the hospital, thanks to two
innovative programs developed by faculty in the University at
Buffalo Department of Psychiatry.
In the fight against infectious disease, University at Buffalo
immunologist Michael W. Russell, PhD, professor
of microbiology and immunology, advocates a novel alternative
to antibiotics and vaccines: directly target the immune system.
University at Buffalo neurosurgeons have contributed to
a New England Journal of Medicine study that shows significant
advantages for stroke patients treated with both a stent device and
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine has
selected Amy A. Case, MD, to lead its special interest
group on education, giving her opportunities to share and increase
her knowledge about innovative training.
Starting in April, beams of steel will rise at the construction
site at the corner of Main and High streets in downtown Buffalo,
providing passersby with their first glimpse of the new School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, which will open in 2017.
Seven University at Buffalo medical students spent their winter
break building fundamental skills in a busy, makeshift clinic. In
the process, they immersed themselves in the culture — and
the many health care challenges — of the developing
David L. Kaye, MD, University at Buffalo professor of
clinical psychiatry, has received a one-year, $1.2 million
grant extension for the country’s second-largest pediatric
mental health consultation program.
Meir Wetzler, MD, a University at Buffalo professor
of medicine and chief of the Leukemia Section
at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, died Feb. 23 from injuries
sustained during a skiing accident in Colorado.
A $1 million gift from Buffalo’s James H. Cummings
Foundation will support a multidisciplinary Structural Science
Learning Center within the University at Buffalo’s new
state-of-the-art medical school, set to open in 2017.
Safely braving arctic cold requires adequate preparation and
precautions, especially for ill and vulnerable people,
warns David M. Holmes, MD, clinical associate professor
of family medicine and director of global health
Even untrained bystanders can help a cardiac arrest victim by
performing simple chest compressions, says cardiac arrhythmia
expert Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor
and Chair of medicine.
Although measles was declared eliminated in the United States 15
years ago, recent outbreaks are spurring medical educators —
including those at the University at Buffalo — to place a
stronger emphasis on the disease in their lectures and clinical
U.S. presidents have experienced neurological conditions —
including migraines, Alzheimer’s disease and strokes —
that have at times significantly affected their ability to carry
out official duties, says Nicholas J. Silvestri, MD, assistant
professor of neurology and American history buff.
As part of the state-funded $105 million collaboration
between the University at Buffalo and the New York Genome
Center (NYGC), the year-old Buffalo Institute for
Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG) is helping to develop
upstate New York as a national center for genomic medicine
As part of a multimillion federal grant, between 60 and 70
students from around the country will take an online health care
practice facilitator certificate course developed by the Department
of Family Medicine.
University at Buffalo biochemist and genomics
entrepreneur Norma Jean Nowak, PhD, professor
of biochemistry, has been promoted to executive director
of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in
Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS).