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4/20/17

Four graduate students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among the 15 finalists of UB’s inaugural 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

4/12/17

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) has selected Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, to lead its Division for Behavioral Pharmacology.

4/11/17

Fourteen teachers in eight departments received 2017 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards or honorable mentions for excellence in teaching at an April 4 ceremony.

4/11/17

Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, has been awarded mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.

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.

3/31/17

Eleven of 25 fellowship-bound trainees from the University at Buffalo’s internal medicine residency have matched into UB programs. 

3/31/17

Twenty-four medical students, three residents and one faculty member have joined the University at Buffalo’s chapter of the national honor medical society Alpha Omega Alpha.

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.

3/27/17

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

3/17/17
Medical students in the University at Buffalo’s Class of 2017 learned where they will train in residency at Match Day, a rite of passage for prospective physicians.
3/16/17

Graduate students and trainee researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the neuroscience program presented research talks and posters at the 2017 Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction conference.

3/16/17

UBMD Internal Medicine has initiated a new five-year strategic plan that delineates the department’s mission, vision and strategic priorities and goals.

3/16/17

Using a database of 16,000 brain scans, Robert S. Miletich, MD, PhD, interim chair and professor of nuclear medicine, is helping to develop the field of nuclear neurology, which could launch a revolution in the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases.

3/10/17
An observational study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association is part of a growing body of evidence suggesting that long periods of rest may not help concussion patients recover, according to UB researchers.
3/6/17

David Poulsen, PhD, professor of translational neuroscience in the Department of Neurosurgery, has received $966,000 in private funding to further study a novel neuroprotective agent for moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).

3/1/17

Researchers in the Department of Pediatrics are using a $2.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study if providing more non-food alternatives could help prevent childhood obesity.

2/27/17

James D. Bangs, PhD, Grant T. Fisher Professor and chair of microbiology and immunology, has received National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to continue his study of human African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness.

2/27/17

Seven resident-faculty teams in the Department of Medicine have received 2016-2017 Quality Improvement Awards from UB’s Office of Graduate Medical Education to help support projects designed to improve patient safety or clinical practice.

2/22/17

Dean Salem, a son of immigrant parents and the first in his family to attend college, has been awarded a Catholic Health System/Western New York Medical Scholarship.

2/20/17

Research by faculty in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology shows that synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products bind to receptors that govern our biological clocks.