Research News


A total of 37 original research projects from aspiring physician-scientists were on display at the 2018 Medical Student Research Forum.


Sara K. Berkelhamer, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Laerdal Foundation to study resuscitation and heart rate monitoring of infants in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Medical students and residents at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences stand to benefit from a new partnership between UBMD Internal Medicine and Evergreen Health to care for patients with HIV and hepatitis C.


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) has given its Impact Award to Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, professor of neurology, a widely known leading expert on multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults and children.


A team led by Mark D. Parker, PhD, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, has been awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to study endothelial membrane transport proteins in the cornea.


Daniel W. Sheehan, MD, PhD, associate dean for medical curriculum and clinical professor of pediatrics, co-chaired an international panel that developed new respiratory care guidelines for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).


Department of Orthopaedics researchers have published a study that finds there is no statistically significant difference in clinical outcomes after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy among normal weight and obese patients.


A novel education program is directed at helping women pursuing careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce to recognize and overcome gender inequality.


Jack Tseng, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, is lead author on a newly published paper in Scientific Advances that finds the evolution of carnivoral skull function and shape is much more complex than previously thought.


Vision researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and VA Western New York Healthcare System led a study demonstrating that adding antioxidant therapy to current standard of care prevents vision loss in an animal model of a rare genetic disease.


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) has funded two separate projects led by researchers in the departments of Neurology and Pharmacology and Toxicology.


Department of Biochemistry researchers have changed the understanding of metal ion metabolism in mitochondria through a collaborative study whose results were published in Scientific Reports.


Department of Neurology researchers are being funded by the National Institute of Justice to study the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the ability of police officers to make critical decisions in their work.


Findings published in JAMA Neurology show that in stroke patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO), the removal of the clot occurs as efficiently after aspiration-based clot removal alone as it does after aspiration-based clot removal performed with a stent retriever.


Pinaki Sarder, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, has received a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases’ Diabetic Complications Consortium to study the computational imaging of renal structures for diagnosing diabetic nephropathy.