Paresh Dandona, MD, UB Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine, has received the 3rd Annual Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence.


John R. Fudyma, MD, has been named chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine.


UB neuroscientists researching ion channels have demonstrated a process that could have a profound therapeutic impact on pain.


Two faculty in the UB Department of Ophthalmology were presented awards at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


Pediatric surgeons Kathryn D. Bass, MD, and Doruk E. Ozgediz, MD, 

have joined UB’s faculty and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB).


Pediatric resident Colleen Nugent, MD ’09, has received a national award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Sandeep Dhindsa, MD, has received a three-year $400,000 Junior Faculty Award from the American Diabetes Society to study the effects of low testosterone levels in young men with type 2 diabetes.


Robert Baker, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics, has co-authored AAP guidelines to increase iron intake in children.


L. Nelson Hopkins received Kaleida Health's Spirit Award for helping to improve the health of Western New Yorkers.


The FDA has designated a peptide from tarantula venom as an orphan drug. UB biophysicist Frederick Sachs, PhD, hopes it will lead to development of a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.


Researchers at UB have developed a novel technology that is expected to have implications for research and treatment of tuberculosis and other lung diseases.


A paper published by William Ruyechan, PhD, is being reviewed by Faculty of 1000 (F1000), a service that identifies and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical research publications.


A grant from the Department of Defense is allowing Murali Ramanathan, PhD, to test whether three environmental factors contribute to the progression of multiple sclerosis.


Daniel Stolzberg, Soham Chanda and Gregory Conway received awards at the annual Neuroscience Research Day.


A UB biochemist in UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and his colleagues have received $3.5 million from the Empire State Stem Cell Board to establish a Western New York Stem Cell Culture and Analysis Center.


Paresh Dandona, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, has been named the 2010 recipient of the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence.


UB has received $8.2 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to extend research on the Women's Health Initiative.


UB biophysicists who are testing a protein found in tarantula venom as a potential therapy for muscular dystrophy have received foundation support for their work.


Over the last decade, Zhen Yan, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics, has received more than $9 million in research funding.


Susan Baker, MD, PhD, co-chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, has been appointed to the editorial boards of Pediatrics and the Journal of Gastroenterology.


The 2.3-acre central quadrangle on the South Campus now showcases the kind of sustainable landscaping that will define campus grounds as the university implements its long-range comprehensive plan.


UB researchers have engineered adult stem cells that grow continuously in culture, potentially providing an unlimited supply for therapeutic purposes


CEO Michael Dell was recently in Buffalo to announce the company’s support for the Institute for Healthcare Informatics, which will give UB and Buffalo a foothold in the booming medical information technology field.


Two SMBS faculty members have been chosen to the search committee that will identify UB's next president.


UB researchers are putting finishing touches on an application due October 14 for a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health.


Holm, a co-developer of lung surfanctant for premature babies, is SUNY Distinguished Professor in the departments of Pediatrics, Gynecology-Obstetrics, and Pharmacology and Toxicology.


Thomas Melendy, PhD, received an award for best overall presentation at the International Papillomavirus Conference.


Carl V. Granger, MD, professor of neurology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and executive director of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), is the top-cited author of papers in the rehabilitation field.


UB’s Department of Neurosurgery is ranked seventh in North America in academic impact in neurosurgery, above Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Johns Hopkins.


Allana Krolikowski is one of five students nationwide to receive a Pisacano Scholarship, given to outstanding medical students who have made a commitment to enter the specialty of family medicine.


The Class of 2014 has the highest science averages, highest overall grade point averages and highest MCAT scores of any class every admitted to UB medical school.


Elizabeth Abram, Class of 2011, is one of two students nationwide appointed as a member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting authority for medical schools in the United States.


Research conducted by UB geneticist Georgirene D. Vladutiu, PhD, on the side effects of statins is described in the October 2010 issue of Scientific American Mind.


Kenneth Kahn, MD, clinical associate professor of obstetrics/gynecology, was presented the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award at this year’s White Coat Ceremony.


Anne B. Curtis, MD, newly appointed chair of medicine at UB, has received a Distinguished Fellowship Award from the International Academy of Cardiology at the 15th World Congress on Heart Disease Annual Scientific Session.


Elad Levy, MD, UB associate professor of neurosurgery, successfully implanted a stent in an artery inside a teenager’s skull to prevent a stroke, a procedure thought to be the first conducted on an adolescent.


Lawrence Wrabetz, MD, a highly regarded neuroscientist, has been appointed director of the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute at the UB. His spouse and co-investigator, Laura Feltri, MD, also will join faculty.

In August 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2009, no state had met a target of reducing obesity prevalence among adults to 15 percent. Why is obesity so prevalent in America? And what can we do to combat the problem?

A simple morning walk to school could reduce stress reactivity in children during the school day, curbing increases in heart rate and blood pressure that can lead to cardiovascular disease later in life.


Buffalo medical researchers have embarked on a landmark study to test “liberation treatment” on the symptoms and progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).


Anne B. Curtis, MD, has been appointed the inaugural Mary and Charles Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


Orthopaedic surgeon Kenneth Krackow invented computer-assisted total knee replacement.


Mark Lema, MD, PhD, receives award from (SUNY)-Downstate Medical Center’s Residents and Fellows Alumni Society.


Recognized for prominence in his field.


First chair of the UB Department of Medicine received the Network in Aging’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.


Clinical assistant professor of plastic surgery at UB and chief of plastic surgery at Mercy Hospital was recently honored by the Association of Aesthetic Surgeons of India.


Students recognize SMBS faculty for their excellence in teaching.


Clinical professor of surgery and former medical director of The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, is one of four physicians who have been named recipients of the first Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards.


Anita Tipirneni and Gary Altwerger, third-year medical students at UB, will spend the upcoming year as fellows in the Clinical Research Training Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Joshua Balderman and Mojdeh Kappus, second-year medical students at UB, won scholarships from the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation.