The Impact of Our Research

Our faculty have a track record of accomplishments that has won them international recognition as innovators who have improved children’s health worldwide.

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Lung surfactant therapy administered to premature babies to assist breathing in the first critical hours after birth.

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UB researcher developed a technique to treat respiratory distress syndrome in extremely premature infants, increasing their chance of survival.

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Infant screening to detect phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder that can cause severe mental retardation.

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A diet widely prescribed by pediatricians today to counteract childhood obesity.