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12/11/18

Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of the UB Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA), and Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of biomedical informatics, have been awarded a two-year, $386,013 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to assess what risks may occur for people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) who use prescription painkillers.

12/11/18

Jennifer A. Martin, a doctoral student in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, has received a prestigious Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

12/5/18

The National Institutes of Health is funding researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology to study the effects of drinking, smoking and marijuana use during pregnancy.

12/3/18

An innovative, cost-effective program at more than a dozen hospitals in Western New York provides medication-assisted treatment to opioid use disorder patients in emergency departments (EDs) and rapidly transitions them into long-term treatment at a community clinic, all within about 48 hours.

11/20/18

Interprofessional collaboration is a key component in addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic, students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and other UB schools were told during the third annual forum on the topic.

9/13/18

A preclinical study conducted by researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology has shown for the first time that a class of proteins are important in the neurobiology of relapse or drug-seeking behaviors.

8/29/18

New research led by Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, PhD, a senior research scientist specializing in behavioral neuropharmacology at UB’s Research Institute on Addictions and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, shows that exercise can help prevent relapse into cocaine addiction.

5/24/18

UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has awarded new grants that support promising translational research projects in Western New York.

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.

3/22/18

A total of 37 original research projects from aspiring physician-scientists were on display at the 2018 Medical Student Research Forum.

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.

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.

10/12/17

The Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) and faculty from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (JSMBS) are leading an effort to combat the opioid crisis throughout the state.

5/17/17

Twenty residents in the Department of Psychiatry participated in a mental health awareness fair to advocate for services available in Erie County.

5/3/17

UB researchers are developing innovative ways to better diagnose and treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) in people with substance abuse disorders.

2/17/17

At the 2017 Medical Student Research Forum, aspiring physician-scientists showcased 46 original research projects they conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care agencies and institutions nationwide.

1/31/17

Students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences joined hundreds of their UB peers in the health professions, social work, law and management for an interprofessional forum on opioid dependence.

10/28/16

A new preclinical study by researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology finds exercise, coupled with methamphetamine, may help recovery of those addicted to the drug and increase their odds of avoiding relapse.

9/20/16

A team led by David M. Dietz, PhD, has discovered that a protein in the brain’s reward center, the nucleus accumbens, regulates genes that help drive the craving for cocaine after a period of withdrawal.