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

4/22/20

With COVID-19 tests and testing materials in short supply across the nation, researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have joined together to help compensate for the shortage.

4/16/20

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers are seeking to improve understanding of the glial maintenance and support of axons — the very long cellular projections of neurons relaying electrical and biochemical signals in nerves and white-matter tracts of the nervous system.

4/14/20
Health officials around the world agree that the vast majority of children have avoided the global scourge of COVID-19. But the pandemic’s social and economic consequences have already begun to affect the most vulnerable children — those with disabilities.
4/10/20

With the COVID-19 pandemic halting normal life across Western New York, students and residents from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have been delivering meals to food-insecure children in the Buffalo public school district.

4/8/20

Mark D. Hicar, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, is leading a clinical study that investigates why the novel coronavirus is so potentially devastating for adults but well tolerated in most children.

4/8/20

A three-year national study will explore whether earlier diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, combined with appropriate treatment, can improve health outcomes — including reducing the risk of stroke.

4/7/20

Thanks to the fast action of two Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members, Kaleida Health Laboratories will have two more crucial tools to help it fight the COVID-19 crisis in Erie County.

4/7/20

Researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have published a study detailing patterns of brain atrophy for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological diseases who are now living longer.

4/7/20

Researchers in the Department of Medicine used a quality improvement project to dramatically reduce inappropriate proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescriptions at a safety net clinic.

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.