“Your baby has a genetic disease.” It’s one of the most terrifying things that new parents can hear. Yet it frequently turns out not to be true because, while newborn screening is extremely accurate for many common conditions, screening accuracy rates for rare — even fatal — conditions can be abysmal, according to genetics specialists.
Fifteen faculty members and three staff members from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among those honored for notable achievements and service at the 19th annual University at Buffalo Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.
Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, professor of biochemistry, is an internationally known researcher in neuroscience. She is also an effective advocate for making science a more welcoming and inclusive environment — efforts that have earned her a significant new honor.
Nineteen faculty members with clinical and research experience have joined the departments of Biomedical Informatics, Family Medicine, Medicine, Orthopaedics, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Pediatrics, Physiology and Biophysics, and Psychiatry.
The Office of Research and Graduate Education conducted its sixth annual white coat ceremony to recognize 19 students from the Class of 2021-2022 in the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) who are matching to their doctoral laboratories.