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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.

5/14/18

Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded the UB President’s Medal, which is given in recognition of extraordinary service to the university.

5/10/18

Two recently published studies on the emergence of hookah use suggest that public health officials may need to broaden their tobacco control prevention efforts beyond traditional cigarettes.

5/8/18

Vincent M. Tutino, PhD, a recent graduate of the doctoral program in biomedical engineering, is first author on a published study in PLOS ONE showing that circulating cells in the blood carry a gene expression “signature” that may predict if someone has a brain aneurysm. 

5/2/18

Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, has led research showing that taking a fiber supplement can help patients with Type 2 diabetes boost their insulin secretion — even after eating a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal.

5/2/18

Published research led by Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD, professor of medicine in the Division of Behavioral Medicine, shows that self-administered therapy by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients provided long-lasting relief.

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.

5/2/18

The state of genetic research and related ethical concerns was the topic of a panel discussion April 26 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

5/2/18

John C. Biber III, a first-year student in the master’s program in anatomical sciences, has received a Mark Diamond Research Fund (MDRF) grant to support his thesis work in the laboratory of Yongho Bae, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences.

4/20/18

The Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM) is offering conference grants to a limited number of UBMD primary care physicians.

4/20/18

Michael H. Farkas, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, has been awarded a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study potential treatment strategies for retinitis pigmentosa.

4/20/18

Work by John E. Tomaszewski, MD, and Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, to transform the way students and others study the human body is coming to fruition.

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.

4/18/18

Research led by senior author David Dietz, PhD, has revealed that in certain types of brain cells, drug-induced plasticity can work to reduce motivation for heroin.

4/17/18

Research by Bonnie M. Vest, PhD, research assistant professor of family medicine, indicates that being satisfied in a marriage or a romantic partnership can greatly aid the resiliency of a soldier who has served in combat.

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.

3/30/18

Preclinical research led by Zhen Yan, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics, shows how specific social deficits in autism can be reversed.

3/28/18

“The roots of medical disparities” — and how aspiring physicians can begin to overcome them — is the theme of a new course offered at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.