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

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.

5/12/20

The inaugural Medical Education and Educational Research Institute (MEERI) Conference continued the ongoing effort on evidence-based teaching and learning as the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences plans for a redesigned curriculum format.

5/12/20

Faculty members at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are working collaboratively with doctors throughout the U.S. to learn more about a new link they are seeing in some patients between COVID-19 and stroke. And it is occurring in an unexpected population.

5/8/20

Executive director Peter Winkelstein, MD, and his team at UB’s Institute for Healthcare Informatics, are analyzing COVID-19 hospitalization data every day and sharing their conclusions weekly with the Erie County Department of Health (DOH) and the local hospital systems’ medical leadership.

4/28/20

Terry D. Connell, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, is leading research into the capacity of several bacterial molecules (LT-IIa, LT-IIb) to modulate immune responses to foreign antigens.

4/27/20

Thirty-four original research projects from aspiring physician-scientists were on display at the 2020 Medical Student Research Forum.

4/23/20

Research by a trainee in the psychiatry residency program is exploring the link between brain injuries and suicide.

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.
  • Environmental Health Scholar. Sarah Ventre (Principal Investigator). New York State Children’s Environmental Health Center. 11/1/2020-11/1/2022.
  • 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.