Research Highlights

Faculty, trainees and medical students in our department strive for discoveries that have the potential to affect human health. 

We contribute to the advancement of orthopaedics research in a variety of ways:

  • Resident’s Research Project Wins Multiple Honors
    9/20/23

    Dustin Morgan, MD, a PGY-5 chief resident in the orthopaedics residency program, won first place in the resident poster competition at the 2023 annual meeting of the NYS Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (NYSSOS) Sept. 9 in Rochester.

  • Prescribed Exercise After Sport-Related Concussion Promotes Recovery
    6/14/23

    Prescribed aerobic exercise after a sport-related concussion speeds recovery, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis led by University at Buffalo researchers and published online on June 14 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

  • DOD Funds Concussion Treatment Study for Military
    11/17/22

    The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers who have changed the way concussions are treated have been awarded $4.8 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to conduct a clinical trial to evaluate whether incorporating elements from the Buffalo Concussion Protocol to the DOD’s current concussion protocol would improve outcomes for active members of the military who sustain a concussion.

  • Forum Showcases 57 Medical Student Research Projects
    2/8/22

    Fifty-seven original research projects from aspiring physician-scientists were on display at the 2022 Medical Student Research Forum.

  • Identifying Kids at Risk for Post-Concussion Symptoms
    11/12/21

    Researchers at the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic have developed a decision rule using a brief, standardized physical exam for sport-related concussive brain injuries in children and adolescents that can readily identify who is at risk for persistent post-concussion symptoms (PPCS).

  • New Study Expands Research on Adolescent Concussions
    10/26/21

    A new study by Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers John J. Leddy, MD, and Barry S. Willer, PhD, indicates that adolescents can speed their recovery after a sport-related concussion and reduce their risk of experiencing protracted recovery if they engage in aerobic exercise within 10 days of getting injured.

  • Record 163 Posters Presented at Celebration of Scholarship
    9/20/21

    Four medical residents, three medical students and one postdoctoral associate earned honors for outstanding poster presentations at the Office of Graduate Medical Education’s third annual Celebration of Scholarship.

  • 48 Original Projects Featured at Student Research Forum
    3/22/21

    The research projects, from 48 aspiring physician-scientists, were presented at the 2021 Virtual Medical Student Research Forum.

  • UB-Industry Partnership Drives Health Care Innovation
    2/1/21

    A University at Buffalo partnership with private industry is achieving great impact in the field of prosthetic design.

  • Ortho Summer Research Program Continues to Grow
    1/5/21

    The Department of Orthopaedics Summer Research Program, which began in 2014 as a program for Western New York medical school students, has grown to include students from throughout the U.S.