Eleven faculty, three emeritus faculty and one staff member from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among those honored for notable achievement and service at the 15th annual University at Buffalo Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.
A groundbreaking researcher and others who have made significant contributions to their fields and to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were honored with 2018 Faculty-Staff Recognition Awards.
Fifty-four exemplary medical students, residents, fellows and faculty members have been inducted into the University at Buffalo’s Richard Sarkin Medical Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS).
Michael H. Farkas, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, has been awarded a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study potential treatment strategies for retinitis pigmentosa.
A team led by Mark D. Parker, PhD, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, has been awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to study endothelial membrane transport proteins in the cornea.
Vision researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and VA Western New York Healthcare System led a study demonstrating that adding antioxidant therapy to current standard of care prevents vision loss in an animal model of a rare genetic disease.
Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Experimental Eye Research and also has received the Dean’s Award in Neuroscience and Ophthalmology from Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center New Orleans.