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

11/12/19

Atrophied brain lesion volume is the only marker from MRI scans that can accurately predict which patients will progress to the most severe form of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a retrospective, five-year study of 1,314 MS patients.

10/30/19

Fresh off conducting research for two years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), fourth-year medical student Alison Treichel has published an article in a top-ranked medical genetics journal.

10/28/19

Vanessa M. Barnabei, MD, PhD, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology, and Gale R. Burstein, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics and commissioner of the Erie County Department of Health, are serving on New York State’s newly-formed Maternal Mortality Advisory Council.

10/23/19

Research by Andrew M. Gulick, PhD, associate professor of structural biology, that solved the structure of two proteins that produce antibiotic agents is featured in papers in back-to-back months of Nature Communications.

10/22/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is using an “it takes a village” approach as it embarks upon a redesign and revision of its curriculum.

10/11/19

New draft recommendations for hepatitis C virus (HCV) that recommend screening for adults ages 18 to 79 are exactly what are needed to address the dramatic increase in incidence of the infection, according to HCV expert Andrew H. Talal, MD.

10/4/19

Teresa Quattrin, MD, UB Distinguished Professor of pediatrics and senior associate dean for research integration, is spreading the word about the importance of clinical research and clinical trials to children and their parents.

10/2/19

Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of biomedical informatics has been inducted as a fellow into the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).

9/20/19

James N. Jarvis, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics in the Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, has been recognized as a master by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), one of the highest honors the organization bestows.

Recent Publications

Recent Research Funding

  • Suramin for Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis. Keith Kirkwood (Co-Principal Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $207,526. 9/1/2020-8/1/2022.
  • 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.
  • Keith Kirkwood (Co-Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $275,000. 4/1/2020-3/1/2022.
  • Mechanisms of Heat Sensing by Nociceptive Vanilloid Receptors. Feng Qin (Principal Investigator). NIH. $2,684,432. 4/1/2020-3/1/2025.