Department News

  • 45 Inducted Into UB Chapter of AOA Honor Medical Society

    Forty medical students, two residents, two faculty members and one fellow have joined the University at Buffalo’s chapter of the national honor medical society Alpha Omega Alpha.

  • 13 Faculty Members Join 11 Medical School Departments

    Thirteen faculty members with a variety of clinical and research experience — representing 11 medical school departments — have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences over the past several months.

  • Selma Blair Shares Personal Journey in UB Appearance

    From the moment Selma Blair walked on stage with her service dog, Scout, the audience sensed this talk was going to be like no other. Indeed, the March 15 appearance by the actress, author and disability rights advocate proved to be a riveting sharing of her deeply personal journey, one that captivated those in attendance.

  • National Study Seeks Patients With ATP1A3 Mutations

    Imagine waking up one day and finding that you are suddenly having difficulty swallowing, walking and talking. You start experiencing involuntary muscle contractions called dystonias. Then imagine that these symptoms do not go away.

  • Study Focuses on Brain Lesions, MS Progression

    Brain lesions — areas of brain tissue that show damage from injury or disease — are the biomarker most widely used to determine multiple sclerosis disease progression. But an innovative new study led by the University at Buffalo strongly suggests that the volume of white matter lesions is neither proportional to, nor indicative of, the degree of severe disability in patients. 

  • AAN Honors Silvestri With Teacher Recognition Award

    Nicholas J. Silvestri, MD, clinical associate professor of neurology at the University at Buffalo, has been named a recipient of the 2023 A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

  • Rare Disease Research to Be Showcased at Virtual Event

    Researchers at the University at Buffalo are hard at work studying rare diseases and caring for the many patients suffering from them. UB will hold an event recognizing rare disease patients, their clinicians and the researchers working to discover causes — and ultimately cures — for these conditions.

  • Surviving Rare Stroke Leaves Powerful Lessons for Student

    When she talks about why she wants to be a doctor, Sydney Johnson tells the story of how she and her twin sister came into this world. Sydney was supposed to be delivered by C-section, since she was in a breech position, but somehow, regrettably, that didn’t happen. The physician decided to deliver both babies naturally. It was a decision that Sydney and her mother nearly paid for with their lives.

  • Andreadis and Feltri are Named AAAS Fellows

    University at Buffalo faculty members Stelios Andreadis, PhD, and M. Laura Feltri, MD, have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.