Our Research

At the Jacobs School, we advance research and discovery to improve health for all. Our multidisciplinary research advances basic and clinical science; we translate those discoveries into clinical care that improves health in our communities. With our eyes on the future, we are increasing the number of students and trainees who pursue careers in research, biomedical science and academic medicine.

Our Research Accomplishments

6/2/20

Department of Psychiatry faculty have stepped up to provide help for health care workers in Western New York who are dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety related to COVID-19.

6/1/20

Timothy F. Murphy, MD, director of the UB Community Health Equity Research Institute, was invited to testify at a New York State Legislature hearing regarding COVID-19 and health disparities.

5/28/20
Initially spurred by fears of a shortage of mechanical ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients, researchers have been developing a low-cost way of mechanizing resuscitators that are commonly found in ambulances and emergency rooms.
5/26/20

Stark disparities based on sex and race in the use of life-saving implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) interventions suggest potential bias in care pathways implemented by electrophysiologists, according to results of a clinical trial presented by researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

5/21/20

Lisa Jane Jacobsen, MD, hasn’t let social distancing stop her from working out with her colleagues at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

5/20/20

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers Gabriel Anaya, MD, and Sarah G. Mullin are putting their statistical skills to use in real time in the fight against COVID-19.

5/19/20

A study led by Brian Clemency, DO, associate professor of emergency medicine, sheds new light on the link between early COVID-19 symptoms and eventual positive test results.

5/19/20

Omar S. Alibrahim, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, is a co-author on the international COVID-19 guidelines for patients who will need to go on life support machines during their course of treatment.

5/14/20

A University at Buffalo-led research team is developing plans to 3D print safe, effective and reusable N95-like respirators.

Recent Publications

Recent Research Funding

  • Expanding the toolkit for design of robust phage therapeutic cocktails. Anne Kathryn Kauffman (Principal Investigator), Frank Scannapieco (Co-Investigator). NIH. $438,625. 12/1/2020-11/1/2022.
  • Suramin for Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis. Keith Kirkwood (Co-Principal Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $207,526. 9/1/2020-8/1/2022.
  • MTM 2: Collaborative Research: How does phage life history strategy govern predation in microbiomes?. Anne Kathryn Kauffman (Co-Investigator). NSF. $848,751. 9/1/2020-8/1/2025.
  • Bioinformatic Approaches for Understanding Macrophage Plasticity and Microbiome in Oral Diseases. Keith Kirkwood (Principal Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $94,393. 4/1/2020-3/1/2021.