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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. 

6/9/16

Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, has received a $7 million grant to develop an effective way to treat drug users with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

5/2/16

Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, has received the Joseph Cochin Young Investigator Award from the College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) for his research on pharmacotherapy for stimulant abuse.

4/6/16

According to a fact sheet released by the White House, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is among medical schools nationwide at the forefront of fighting the opioid epidemic.

2/19/16
Aspiring physician-scientists showcased 38 original research projects at the 2016 Medical Student Research Forum. The displays showed work they conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care agencies and institutions nationwide.
2/8/16

The University at Buffalo is strengthening education for medical residents who care for patients who are addicted or are at risk for addiction by focusing more training on safe prescribing practices and safe pain management.

9/3/15

The American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP) has honored Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, with a Distinguished Scientific Contributions award for his addictions research.

8/27/15

Researchers in the lab of David Dietz, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, discovered an unknown neural pathway that can regulate changes made in the brain from cocaine use.