Published November 3, 2021
Nine faculty members and a staff member from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among those honored for notable achievement and service at the 18th annual University at Buffalo Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.
This highest State University of New York rank recognizes exceptional faculty merit and outstanding academic contributions.
Thomas A Russo, MD
SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine and chief of its Division of Infectious Diseases
Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD
SUNY Distinguished Professor of neurology
This award honors faculty members who make extraordinary contributions to their fields.
Jian Feng, PhD
Professor of physiology and biophysics
John J. Leddy, MD
Clinical professor of orthopaedics
The Office of the Provost created the rank of UB Distinguished Professor to honor full professors who have achieved national or international recognition as experts in their fields of study. UB Distinguished Professors are members of the faculty who have been full professors for a minimum of five years with a demonstrated record of excellence in artistic or scholarly contributions.
Peter L. Elkin, MD
Professor and chair of biomedical informatics
This award recognizes faculty who recently achieved an exceptional milestone: completing 50 years of service to UB.
Michael E. Cohen, MD
Professor of neurology and pediatrics
This honor recognizes unprecedented accomplishment and a distinguishing body of work with enduring importance.
Gabriela K. Popescu PhD
Professor of biochemistry
Andrew H. Talal, MD
Professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Sarah X. Zhang, MD
Professor of ophthalmology
This award honors members of the professional staff whose extraordinary service contributions have significantly enriched the university.
Cheryl A. Michalowski
Director of administration in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Karen L. Zinnerstrom, PhD
Administrative director of the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation Clinical Competency Center and the Behling Human Simulation Center
The Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence took place Oct. 28 in Slee Hall on UB’s North Campus.