School News Archive: 2017

12/21/17

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.

12/21/17

Xiaozhong Wen, PhD, has led a pilot study to test an innovative method of smoking cessation during pregnancy and examine the correlation between maternal smoking and childhood obesity. 

12/13/17

The vision that was a decade in the making was celebrated on Tuesday with the grand opening of the spectacular new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

12/11/17

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 opioid dependence.

12/11/17

Six years after the decision was made to relocate the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences downtown, the move-in is underway.

12/5/17

The late Peter Ayers Nickerson, PhD, a faculty member who spent nearly 50 years teaching in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has given $4.5 million to the school.

12/4/17

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.

11/30/17

John E. Tomaszewski, MD, has been installed as the inaugural Peter A. Nickerson, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences.

11/30/17

Twenty-four faculty with varied research and clinical experience from 10 different departments have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences over the past several months.

11/29/17

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.

11/20/17

Twelve students in the medical education program received special recognition during an honors convocation event.

11/20/17

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.

11/17/17

Surgeons from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have entered the national discussion on surgical headwear.

11/15/17

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).

11/8/17

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ master’s program in genetics, genomics and bioinformatics has recruited a Fulbright Foreign Student fellow from Pakistan.

11/8/17

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).

11/6/17

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 Academic Excellence.

11/2/17

Jun Xia, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $450,000 grant that will help improve screening for women with dense breast tissue.

10/30/17

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.

10/30/17

Six medical residents received Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards during the 15th annual Student Clinician Ceremony.

10/19/17

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 implant-related infections.

10/19/17

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (JSMBS) hosted a conference to discuss recent progress and future trends in the rapidly evolving field of complementology.

10/12/17

Two faculty members and a trainee in the Department of Radiation Oncology have been recognized with awards in the areas of education and research, respectively.

10/12/17

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.

10/12/17

The Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) and faculty from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (JSMBS) are leading an effort to combat the opioid crisis throughout the state.

10/11/17

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 Alzheimer’s disease.

9/29/17

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).

9/28/17

Dori R. Marshall, MD ’97, assistant professor of psychiatry, has been appointed assistant dean and director of medical admissions.

9/27/17

Three Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty have been honored by the VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) for service milestones.

9/25/17

Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology, has received additional National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to continue his research on retinal development.

9/21/17

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 failure.

9/21/17

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.

9/11/17

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.

9/8/17

Seventy-six student-scientists presented projects during the 2017 Buffalo Summer Research Day, an interdisciplinary forum marking the culmination of their summer research in Buffalo.

9/8/17

Three residents provided presentations concentrating on retinal diseases and treatment at a symposium sponsored by the Department of Ophthalmology and the Ross Eye Institute.

9/6/17

Research by Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, involving parents, children and restaurant executives could be used to promote healthier children’s meals in restaurants.

9/1/17

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.

8/31/17

Fourteen faculty members with varied research and clinical expertise have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences over the past several months.

8/30/17

Trainees and a student in the departments of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Biomedical Engineering and Pediatrics have received awards for their research. 

8/28/17

Placemats can be used to encourage children to eat healthier food in restaurants, according to a new study led by Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics. 

8/28/17

Thirteen students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were honored for outstanding achievements at the University at Buffalo’s 2017 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence.

8/23/17

A total of 12 projects and their researchers were recognized as best in their categories at the Department of Medicine’s fifth annual Research Day.

8/18/17

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.

8/15/17

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 innovations.

8/15/17

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 reverse frailty.

8/14/17

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 arthritis.

8/10/17

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences researchers are studying ways to develop a hybrid gross anatomy curriculum that fuses digitized CT scans with actual cadaveric dissection.

8/4/17

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.

8/1/17

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 nerve diseases.

7/28/17

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.