UB research scientists and doctors have made important and
internationally recognized contributions to medical science,
including patents, discoveries and treatment advances.
The drug most prescribed to people with relapsing multiple sclerosis.
Trauma-patient evaluation that revolutionized emergency room care in the U.S.
Air sterilization technology that destroys everything from pollen to airborne pathogens.
Discoveries made by UB researchers have fundamentally altered our understanding of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
A more precise method for aligning instruments, cutting bone and placing knee implant components.
A UB microbiologist was the first to film a DNA motor protein “unzipping” a double-strand of bacterial DNA in real time.
A UB medical student and professor invented technology used worldwide to increase surgical accuracy while reducing radiation exposure.
Lung surfactant therapy administered to premature babies to assist breathing in the first critical hours after birth.
The first successful implantable pulse generator—and the lithium battery used to extend its longevity.
The first double-S intrauterine contraceptive device, and the standard against which other IUDs came to be compared.
UB researcher developed a technique to treat respiratory distress syndrome in extremely premature infants, increasing their chance of survival.
Infant screening to detect phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder that can cause severe mental retardation.
A medical device that introduces into hospital intensive care units the same powerful and effective method of anesthetizing patients that works so well in the operating room.
One of the world’s first simulators to closely approximate the “touch and feel” of the da Vinci™ robotic surgical system.
An ingestible diagnostic-sensing capsule that measures how the gastrointestinal tract is functioning.
A diet widely prescribed by pediatricians today to counteract childhood obesity.
Beth Smith, MD ’00
Associate professor of psychiatry
Sergio Hernandez, MD ’06
Assistant professor of clinical psychiatry
Barry Willer, PhD
Professor of psychiatry
Steven Fliesler, PhD
Vice Chair and Director of Research, Department of
Meyer Richwun Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of ophthalmology
Stephen Turkovich, MD
Assistant professor of clinical pediatrics