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Alison Treichel and Priya Patel
5/17/17

Medical students Priya Patel and Alison Treichel are headed to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland, to participate in a yearlong residential program that trains the next generation of clinician-scientists and biomedical researchers.

Lucy D. Mastrandrea, MD, PhD
5/17/17

Children with Type 2 diabetes, including those who are obese, tend to have poorer oral health than other children, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

Faculty and trainees
5/17/17

The Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine had a strong showing at the 2017 Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) annual meeting with 11 research posters and one oral presentation.

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD
5/15/17

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion and SUNY Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and toxicology, has been awarded the UB President’s Medal, given in recognition of extraordinary service to the university.

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD
5/10/17

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grant aimed at providing professional development resources and mentoring for doctoral students in several UB schools has been renewed for another five years.

Keit Men Wong, Bogdan K. Beirowski, MD, PhD, and Elisabetta Babetto, PhD
5/9/17

Researchers at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute (HJKRI) are highlighting the critical role of a metabolic checkpoint kinase pathway in Schwann cells for the formation of myelin sheaths.

Andrew H. Talal, MD
5/3/17

UB researchers are developing innovative ways to better diagnose and treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) in people with substance abuse disorders.

Amit Jhaveri
4/28/17

Third-year medical student Amit Jhaveri has been selected as a 2017–2018 Sarnoff fellow to partake in a yearlong program of intensive cardiovascular medicine research.

Keely Boyle, MD
4/28/17

Keely Boyle, MD, a third-year trainee in the orthopaedic residency program, has been awarded the 2017 American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Resident Research Award.

Anne B. Curtis, MD
4/28/17

Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, has been installed as the 2017-2018 president of the Association of University Cardiologists (AUC).

4/26/17

Three studies focused on improving our understanding of the human microbiome were awarded funding through the second round of research pilots supported by the Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM).

Yijun Sun, PhD
4/20/17

Yijun Sun, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, has been awarded a three-year $973,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop advanced algorithms to address computational challenges in microbiome research.

Stanley Schwartz
4/6/17

Stanley A. Schwartz, MD, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor of medicine, pediatrics and microbiology and immunology, has received a $749,000 grant from Kaleida Health to investigate the feasibility of targeting and treating metastasized prostate cancer with nanoparticles.

Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD
3/30/17

Giving oral dextrose gel to hypoglycemic newborns reduces the need for IV fluids, alleviating health care costs while promoting bonding and breast-feeding, according to Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD, professor and vice chair of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Neonatology.

Stelios Andreadis, PhD
3/27/17

UB researchers have found that adult skin cells can be converted into neural crest cells without any genetic modification.