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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.

2/1/18

Cytocybernetics, a UB spinoff co-founded by two Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members, has been awarded $1.5 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an enhanced version of a device it created that integrates electronics with heart muscle cells to test how new drugs affect the heart’s electrical activity.

1/29/18

Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, vice chair and professor of neurosurgery and one of the lead investigators in the COMPASS trial, presented preliminary results at the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles that show evidence that aspiration-based thrombectomy is a safe and effective alternative for patients with acute ischemic stroke.

1/23/18

A new review paper led by Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, suggests varied diets and persistence in exposing infants and children to healthy foods is key to promoting healthy eating behaviors.

1/16/18

Alan J. Lesse, MD, senior associate dean for medical curriculum, simply could not wipe the smile off his face Monday morning.

1/16/18

University at Buffalo spinoff POP Biotechnologies Inc. (POP BIO) ended 2017 on a high note with a flurry of activity, including reaching research agreements with two international pharmaceutical companies.

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

The Western New York community has enlisted experts from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to help combat the national opioid epidemic, which has reached crisis proportions.

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.

12/21/17

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.