Student, Faculty and Alumni Highlights

5/16/18

Fifty-four exemplary medical students, residents, fellows and faculty members have been inducted into the University at Buffalo’s Richard Sarkin Medical Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS).

5/14/18

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences graduated 132 medical students during its 172nd commencement on May 4.

5/14/18

Leading members of the Class of 2018 received special recognition during the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ Honors Convocation, held May 4.

5/2/18

Three Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences students are among the 15 UB students who received the 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

4/20/18

Melissa Beckman, the training program administrator (TPA) for the general surgery residency in the Department of Surgery, has been awarded a prestigious Graduate Medical Education Program Coordinator Excellence Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

4/19/18

Research led by Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, involving hepatic pharmokinetics and pharmacodynamics was the first-place winner in the Buffalo Translational Consortium (BTC) 2017 Clinical Research Achievement Awards.

4/17/18

Eleven medical school teachers, three residents and four medical students received 2018 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards or honorable mentions for excellence in teaching.

4/4/18

In recognition of their academic excellence and commitment to the profession, 33 medical students, three residents and one faculty member have been inducted into the University at Buffalo’s chapter of the national honor medical society Alpha Omega Alpha.

3/22/18

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

3/21/18

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.

2/1/18

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Experimental Eye Research and also has received the Dean’s Award in Neuroscience and Ophthalmology from Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center New Orleans.

1/16/18

Beth A. Smith, MD ’00, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and division chief of child and adolescent psychiatry, has been awarded the 2017 Carolyn and C. Richard Mattingly Leadership in Mental Health Care Award by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

1/10/18

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and toxicology and senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion, has been awarded the inaugural Dolores Shockley Minority Mentoring Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).

1/8/18

Aesha Y. Desai, PhD, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, has earned an American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)/European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Minorities Affairs Committee Travel Award for her research in the role of nanophotonics in stem cell regulation.

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.