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5/12/20

The inaugural Medical Education and Educational Research Institute (MEERI) Conference continued the ongoing effort on evidence-based teaching and learning as the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences plans for a redesigned curriculum format.

5/12/20

Faculty members at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are working collaboratively with doctors throughout the U.S. to learn more about a new link they are seeing in some patients between COVID-19 and stroke. And it is occurring in an unexpected population.

5/8/20

Executive director Peter Winkelstein, MD, and his team at UB’s Institute for Healthcare Informatics, are analyzing COVID-19 hospitalization data every day and sharing their conclusions weekly with the Erie County Department of Health (DOH) and the local hospital systems’ medical leadership.

5/7/20

A study published in Science Advances reveals a new hypothesis that may explain why cave bears went extinct during past climate change periods.

5/6/20

Despite not being able to gather together in a large group, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences wants to extend a warm welcome to its incoming class of residents and fellows.

5/4/20

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences graduated 147 medical students during its 174th commencement on May 1. It marked the first virtual commencement ceremony in the school’s history.

4/28/20

Terry D. Connell, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, is leading research into the capacity of several bacterial molecules (LT-IIa, LT-IIb) to modulate immune responses to foreign antigens.

4/27/20

Thirty-four original research projects from aspiring physician-scientists were on display at the 2020 Medical Student Research Forum.

4/23/20

Research by a trainee in the psychiatry residency program is exploring the link between brain injuries and suicide.

4/23/20

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is participating in a national effort being coordinated by the Mayo Clinic to collect convalescent plasma as a possible therapy for COVID-19 patients.

4/22/20

With COVID-19 tests and testing materials in short supply across the nation, researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have joined together to help compensate for the shortage.

4/16/20

Bianca Quade, a student in the physiology doctoral program, has been elected to serve as the junior international trainee representative for the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Cell and Molecular Physiology Section.

4/16/20

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers are seeking to improve understanding of the glial maintenance and support of axons — the very long cellular projections of neurons relaying electrical and biochemical signals in nerves and white-matter tracts of the nervous system.

4/14/20
Health officials around the world agree that the vast majority of children have avoided the global scourge of COVID-19. But the pandemic’s social and economic consequences have already begun to affect the most vulnerable children — those with disabilities.
4/10/20

With the COVID-19 pandemic halting normal life across Western New York, students and residents from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have been delivering meals to food-insecure children in the Buffalo public school district.

4/8/20

Mark D. Hicar, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, is leading a clinical study that investigates why the novel coronavirus is so potentially devastating for adults but well tolerated in most children.

4/8/20

A three-year national study will explore whether earlier diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, combined with appropriate treatment, can improve health outcomes — including reducing the risk of stroke.

4/7/20

Thanks to the fast action of two Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members, Kaleida Health Laboratories will have two more crucial tools to help it fight the COVID-19 crisis in Erie County.

4/7/20

Researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have published a study detailing patterns of brain atrophy for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological diseases who are now living longer.

4/7/20

Researchers in the Department of Medicine used a quality improvement project to dramatically reduce inappropriate proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescriptions at a safety net clinic.

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