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

12/3/19

Researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are attempting to prevent those with prediabetes from developing Type 2 diabetes.

12/3/19

Tracey A. Ignatowski, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, has developed a treatment for chronic pain that could have an impact in dealing with the opioid crisis.

12/3/19

University at Buffalo researchers have launched a study that combines artificial intelligence (AI) with data gathered by continuous glucose monitoring devices.

11/27/19

David Dietz, PhD, associate professor and chair of pharmacology and toxicology, is senior author on a pair of papers dealing with the study of drug relapse.

11/26/19

The nation’s first Opioid Intervention Court (OIC) was established in Buffalo in 2017 after — in a single week — three traditional drug-treatment court defendants fatally overdosed on opioids before their second court appearance.

11/21/19

According to Sanjay Sethi, MD, professor of medicine, the recent emergence of severe and even fatal vaping-related lung disease presents a challenge for health care providers and is causing some changes in their practices.

11/20/19

The difficulty of reversing obesity in adults is well known and the deleterious effects that obesity has on an individual’s health can range from diabetes to heart disease to cancer.

11/19/19

Bruce R. Troen, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, received a rare, perfect score from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on his grant application for expansion of a center designed to enhance care for older adults throughout Western New York.

11/18/19

Pinaki Sarder, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, and doctoral student Brandon Ginley have developed a new method that automates the classification of progressive diabetic kidney disease, reducing variability and boosting precision.

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.