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12/1/16
Physicians in pediatric intensive care units aren’t using the newest guidelines to diagnose acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill children, according to research led by a UB specialist in the field.
Pinaki Sarder, PhD, Brendon Lutnick and Brandon Ginley
11/28/16

Two doctoral students in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences presented their research on digital pathology innovations at the Pathology Visions 2016 Conference, Oct. 23-25 in San Diego.

Nadav Weinstock
11/14/16

Three students in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) have received prestigious fellowships from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Peter L. Elkin, MD
11/11/16

Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of biomedical informatics, has co-authored a paper that is the first to explore how standardized reporting may play a key role in improving patient safety.

 Margarita Dubocovich, PhD
10/28/16

A new preclinical study by researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology finds exercise, coupled with methamphetamine, may help recovery of those addicted to the drug and increase their odds of avoiding relapse.

Mustafa Jarrar, PhD
10/26/16

An international leader in computational linguistics and ontology is the Department of Biomedical Informatics’ first Fulbright scholar.

Theresa Quattrin, MD, and Leonard H. Epstein, PhD
10/26/16

Making efficient family-based weight-loss programs more widely accessible is the aim of a new Department of Pediatrics study.

Michael H. Farkas, PhD
10/24/16

Michael H. Farkas, PhD, who joined the Department of Ophthalmology as an assistant professor in July, has been named a 2016 Emerging Vision Scientist by the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR).

Jack Tseng, PhD
10/18/16

A study published in Royal Society Open Science has shed light on the phylogeny of large, ferocious-looking animals called beardogs — neither bears nor dogs — that roamed the northern hemisphere between about 40 and 5 million years ago.

Brian Clemency, DO, MBA
10/13/16

Patients’ end-of-life wishes are often unarticulated due to ambiguity on Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments (MOLST) forms, according to a Department of Emergency Medicine study.

Andrew B. Symons, MD
10/12/16

The Department of Family Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million federal grant to institute the Buffalo Interprofessional Advanced Primary Care Training Program that will create a new model for health care.

Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD
9/29/16

Researchers led by Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology and medicine, have developed a new model that provides a novel view of secondary bacterial pneumonia.

Kai Ling Kong, PhD
9/28/16

Babies who seem to get upset more easily and take longer to calm down may be at higher risk for obesity, according to a study led by Kai Ling Kong, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics.

David Dietz, PhD
9/20/16

A team led by David M. Dietz, PhD, has discovered that a protein in the brain’s reward center, the nucleus accumbens, regulates genes that help drive the craving for cocaine after a period of withdrawal. 

Vinny Polsinelli
9/13/16

Vinny Polsinelli — who first began conducting research in Haiti following his first year of medical school — was one of only 11 students nationwide selected for a 2016-17 fellowship from the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation.