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:

  • Research Forum Showcases 95 Medical Student Projects

    Ninety-five original research projects from aspiring physician-scientists were on display at the 2024 Medical Student Research Forum at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

  • Resident’s Research Project Wins Multiple Honors

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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