Research by lead author Michal K. Stachowiak, PhD, has
revealed that schizophrenia likely begins toward the end of the
first trimester of pregnancy — a finding that opens up a new
understanding of the devastating disease and the potential for new
treatment possibilities in utero.
The value of interprofessional collaboration in dealing with the
opioid crisis was highlighted as students and staff from
the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences joined other UB schools of study during a forum on
Research led by Jack Tseng, PhD, assistant professor
of pathology and anatomical sciences, found that a wolf-sized
otter that lived about 6 million years ago may have been a dominant
predator in its time.
David L. Kaye, MD, professor of psychiatry, is receiving
national recognition for a program he developed to address New York
state’s critical shortage of child and adolescent
psychiatrists in a cost-effective way.
New clues to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which
affects nearly all obese adults and a rising percentage of obese
children, have been reported in a paper by senior author Susan
S. Baker MD, PhD.
Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Charles and
Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, is a
member of the committee that has issued a new practice guideline
for treating sudden cardiac death (SCD).
Four studies focused on improving our understanding of the human
genome and microbiome have been awarded funding through the third
round of research pilots supported by the Community of
Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM).
Six faculty, three retired faculty and two staff members from
the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among
those honored for notable achievement and service at the 14th
annual University at Buffalo Celebration of Faculty and Staff
A new book co-edited by Mulchand S. Patel, PhD, SUNY
Distinguished Professor of biochemistry, discusses how the
path to obesity may start before birth or during infancy and how an
individual’s metabolism can be permanently reprogrammed by
overfeeding early in life.
A newly patented technology developed as a collaboration in the
departments of Biomedical Engineering, Orthopaedics, and
Microbiology and Immunology is at the heart of an Office of Naval
Research (ONR) grant focused on preventing and treating orthopaedic
A global study led by Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, found a majority
of patients with Type 1 diabetes who were treated with
dapagliflozin, a Type 2 diabetes medicine, had a significant
decline in their blood sugar levels.
Daniel J. Kosman, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of
biochemistry, has been awarded a five-year, $1.96 million grant
that may lead to advances in understanding the progression of
Researchers in the Department of Medicine have published a study
that identifies a new way to predict which patients may be at a
higher risk for heart failure after undergoing Transcatheter Aortic
Valve Implantation (TAVR).
Umesh Sharma, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, has
received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) to study galectin-3, a protein involved in heart
Researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and
Toxicology have developed and successfully tested a method for
determining whether promising new multiple sclerosis (MS)
treatments in mice could be effective in humans.
The cranes are long gone from the new home of the Jacobs School
of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. So is the industrial elevator,
or “buck hoist,” that carried workers up and down the
outside of the building. Nearly all 27,000-plus locally produced
terra cotta panels that give the building’s outer shell a
distinctive, clay-colored skin have been installed.
Allen Hoste, working under the guidance of mentor Tracey A.
Ignatowski, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and
anatomical sciences, tied for first place in the undergraduate
poster award at the New York Pharmacology Society
(NYPS) sixth annual scientific meeting.
The largest class in the history of the Jacobs School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences celebrated entry into medical
school with a traditional White Coat Ceremony Aug. 11 at the UB
Center for the Arts.
The Department of Biomedical Informatics has received
a five-year, $2.5 million grant — awarded by the National
Library of Medicine (NLM) — that will train a new cadre
of researchers who are skilled at developing informatics
A preclinical study by researchers in the Department of
Medicine’s Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine has
revealed that brief periods of intense physical activity can be
safely administered at advanced age and has the potential to
James N. Jarvis, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, will use
an Arthritis Foundation grant to study how genes and environment
work together to influence the immune dysfunction in juvenile
UB HEALS, the street medicine program founded by students at
the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,
captured the prestigious Medical Student Service Leadership Project
Award from the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
M. Laura Feltri, MD, professor
of biochemistry and neurology, is leading research
to determine whether a new family of molecules prevents
demyelination and nerve degeneration in patients with peripheral
Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Charles
and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine,
gave the opening plenary lecture at the International Academy of
Cardiology’s 22nd World Congress on Heart Disease.