Research and Facilities

Peter Elkin.

Department chair Peter Elkin, MD, MACP, FACMI, FNYAM

Our robust research enterprise has the potential to develop information systems that expand knowledge in the biomedical sciences and enhance health care processes.

  • Areas of Research
    From developing biomedical ontologies to designing clinical information systems, we conduct studies that provide the data infrastructure necessary to perform translational and clinical genomic research more efficiently.
  • Recent Faculty Publications
    View a listing of our faculty’s most recent publications.
  • Recent Research Funding
    View a listing of our faculty’s most recent publications.
  • Natural Language Understanding Laboratory
    We use a high-throughput phenotyping system to rapidly assign ontology terms to available content or an input expression from a subject matter expert or potential trial participant. 
  • Electronic Health Record Laboratory
    In this lab, medical students receive hands-on experience with the most familiar and widely used electronic health record (EHR) in the country.
  • SCoRe – Scalable Computing Research Group
    We accelerate scientific discovery and innovation by leveraging advanced cyberinfrastructures that enable fast, accurate exploration of large-scale biological and biomedical data.
  • Core Facilities
    Our school’s shared core instrumentation and transgenic animal facilities support research by UB faculty and investigators at our affiliated institutions. These facilities not only house state-of-the-art equipment but in many cases also provide data analysis, training and grant writing consultation.
  • Research Centers and Institutes
    Researchers from cutting-edge centers and institutes join our teams, contributing and sharing their distinctive expertise.