In the eight months since the University at Buffalo and partners launched the Innovation Hub, seven entrepreneurial teams — including one from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences — have received funding from the initiative.
Second-year medical students Cullan V. Donnelly and Ryan Elnicki teamed up with the Buffalo Bills this past season to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western New York in memory of an inspiring young man who made an impact on students and faculty at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
POP Biotechnologies Inc. (POP BIO), a University at Buffalo spinoff, has received a $600,000 contract from the National Institutes of Health to pursue development of a life-saving, life-changing technology: a vaccine against HIV.
Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, professor of biochemistry, has begun serving her two-year term as chair of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Timothy F. Murphy, MD, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research and SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine, is leading a major initiative addressing health disparities among people living on Buffalo’s East Side.
Results of a study by lead author Kelseanna Hollis-Hansen, PhD, a former graduate research assistant in the Department of Pediatrics, point to the need for expanding mobile and farmers markets to improve the diets of people who live in low-income communities.
Fifteen students in the MD-PhD program at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences presented posters at the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Research Day last fall at the Jacobs School building in downtown Buffalo.
A UB spinoff company that is developing a low-cost blood test to screen high-risk patients for unruptured brain aneurysms has received $750,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).