2012

3/16/12
Match Day festivities took place Friday, March 16, at First Niagara Center’s Harbour Club in downtown Buffalo, where students, their families and faculty gathered to celebrate.
3/8/12

The two-year award supports MD/PhD candidate Alice Crane’s research on how genetic variability impacts human susceptibility to the pesticide chlorpyrifos.

3/8/12

In coordination with the medical school’s planned move to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the department has released a strategic plan to expand specialty clinical services and attract exceptional residents and fellows to the area.

3/7/12

Zhen Yan and colleagues have found proof at a molecular level that chronic stress during adolescence leads to memory impairment and possibly triggers mental illness.

3/7/12

Under the aegis of an organization created by former President Bill Clinton, UB is working to address the projected shortage of medical laboratory professionals in New York State due to an aging workforce and closure of training programs.

3/5/12

Students took a break from their studies to prepare s’more mix in a jar at an event sponsored by the Wellness Committee.

3/5/12

Sangita P. Patel is one of only eight individuals worldwide to receive a 2012 Young Investigator Grant from the Alcon Research Institute.

3/1/12

On March 29, UB will announce the firm chosen to design and construct Buffalo’s largest new building project in decades.

3/1/12

Thomas Russo and colleagues are studying a hypervirulent strain of a common bacterium that has the potential to become a superbug.

3/1/12

Kunle Odunsi, director of RPCI’s Center for Immunotherapy and UB professor of gynecology and obstetrics, is leading a phase 1 clinical trial of the dendritic cell vaccine.

2/29/12

Paresh Dandona and colleagues have received a grant to further a study that found that a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes could also help Type 1 diabetics.

2/28/12

Elie A. Akl has helped develop evidence-based guidelines published by the American College of Chest Physicians.

2/22/12

Raymond P. Dannenhoffer, PhD, associate dean for support services, received the 2011 Volunteer of the Year award for the UB Employees Campaign for the Community.

2/20/12

Gil I. Wolfe, MD, was installed as the The Irvin and Rosemary Smith Professor and Chair in Neurology Feb. 17 in a ceremony presided over by Satish K. Tripathi and Michael E. Cain, MD.

2/17/12

David Kaye, MD, is project director for a $2.4 million service grant that addresses problems stemming from the critical shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in New York state.

2/16/12

Jason Ma has received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow Travel Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

2/16/12

PhD candidate Bethany Rankin has received a Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award from the American Association for Cancer Research.

2/15/12

In the Feb. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Elie Akl questions whether cancer patients who don’t have clotting problems should take the blood thinner.

2/13/12

UB neurologist David Lichter has conducted numerous interviews about the cases of conversion disorder that have emerged at a high school in upstate New York.

2/13/12

The stage is set for medical advances at UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

2/8/12

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, has begun a two-year term as president of the International Society for Eye Research.

2/7/12
Parkinson’s disease researchers led by Jian Feng, PhD, have discovered how mutations in the parkin gene cause the disease.
2/2/12

UB physicians played a key role in developing a breakthrough drug just approved for treatment of a less common mutation of cystic fibrosis.

2/2/12

A $1 million donation honoring SUNY Distinguished Professor Bruce Holm, PhD, will help translate inventions and discoveries made by UB faculty into products and treatments.

2/2/12

A team of physicians led by Vijay Iyer, MD, PhD, was among the first in the country to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

1/31/12

The $400,000 award furthers Gabriela Popescu’s efforts to find drugs that allow NMDA receptors to perform essential brain functions while stopping signals that are toxic to brain cells in stroke and neurodegenerative disease.

1/30/12

Future MDs investigating vascular calcification, Peruvian medicinal plants, basal cell carcinoma and pediatric brain tumors took top honors at the Medical Student Research Forum.

1/26/12

Sanjay Sethi is researching better drugs for COPD; Thomas Russo is exploring new targets for a multidrug-resistant pathogen.

1/25/12

Members of the Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Student Association conducted experiments with students at Frank A. Sedita Academy.

1/24/12
Two students have received Minority Undergraduate Internship Awards from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to investigate the cardiovascular complications that accompany diabetes in the aging population.
1/24/12

Three PhD students and a recent postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Ji Li, PhD, presented their research at the world’s largest and most prestigious heart research meeting.

1/23/12

Gale R. Burstein, MD, MPH, associate clinical professor of pediatrics, has been appointed Erie County health commissioner.

1/23/12

With ongoing support from Research to Prevent Blindness, UB ophthalmology researchers are making discoveries that advance understanding of eye diseases.

1/20/12

Sara Zimmer, PhD, has received a highly competitive fellowship to research diseases caused by kinetoplastids.

1/19/12

UB’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities has awarded funding to six students conducting research in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

1/19/12

Margarita Dubocovich, PhD, chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, has made a series of strategic hires aimed at taking the department to the next level of international prominence.

1/19/12

Family Medicine is the first department in the school to relocate downtown as part of UB’s plans to improve health care in Western New York and help revitalize Buffalo’s economy.

1/12/12

Research conducted by David Dietz, PhD, on fathers’ transmission of depression to their offspring has been named one of the top five findings of 2011 by the National Institute of Mental Health.

1/5/12

Timothy F. Murphy, MD, has been named director of the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute, scheduled to open this May on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

1/5/12

David Dietz, PhD, has collaborated on one of the first studies to examine, in animals, how depression in fathers may impact their offspring.

1/4/12

Ryan McCarthy, a doctoral student in biochemistry, won a travel grant to present at the International Workshop on Iron and Copper Homeostasis.

1/3/12

Twenty residency and fellowship programs have received Outstanding Accreditation Awards from the Office of Graduate Medical Education.