2019

10/11/19

New draft recommendations for hepatitis C virus (HCV) that recommend screening for adults ages 18 to 79 are exactly what are needed to address the dramatic increase in incidence of the infection, according to HCV expert Andrew H. Talal, MD.

10/11/19

Twenty-two faculty members with a variety of clinical and research experience — representing nine medical school departments — have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences over the past several months.

10/9/19

Facing a deadline of just five days, UB student teams worked together in a competition to address a critical problem plaguing colorectal surgeries.

10/8/19
When people think of infectious microbes, they typically think of bacteria and viruses. There is, however, another enormous group of organisms that can affect our health: fungi.
10/4/19

Teresa Quattrin, MD, UB Distinguished Professor of pediatrics and senior associate dean for research integration, is spreading the word about the importance of clinical research and clinical trials to children and their parents.

10/2/19

Thomas D. Grant, PhD, research assistant professor of structural biology, has been awarded a four-year, $1.33 million R01 grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop new computational tools to visualize and understand how drugs interact with proteins, with the ultimate aim of speeding up the drug discovery process.

10/2/19

Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of biomedical informatics has been inducted as a fellow into the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).

9/30/19

UB researchers are studying the nutrition practices of emergency medical services (EMS) workers.

9/20/19

James N. Jarvis, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics in the Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, has been recognized as a master by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), one of the highest honors the organization bestows.

9/20/19

A pair of projects led by researchers in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine involve studies of veterans with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD) and sleep disorders, respectively.

9/19/19

In preparing to host Biomedical Sciences Career Day & Vendor Show, Thomas Melendy, PhD, wanted to expose students and trainees in the biomedical sciences to the numerous opportunities available to them.

9/17/19

Eighty-four student-scientists presented projects during the Ninth Annual Buffalo Summer Research Conference, an interdisciplinary forum marking the culmination of their summer research in Buffalo.

9/11/19

At a time when electronic media can communicate societal upheaval and unrest around the world as it’s happening, a group of leading international psychiatrists is calling for an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to global public health that gives behavioral specialists a central role.

9/11/19

The UB Center for Successful Aging (CSA) has awarded its first round of research funding for projects aimed at improving the lives of senior citizens through its UB Seeds for Innovation in Successful Aging program.

9/10/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences continues to be at the forefront in combating the opioid overdose crisis.

9/10/19

Part of the curriculum requirement for Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ medical students is to make contributions that lead to improvements in the surrounding community.

9/9/19

Laurie K. Read, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, is using National Institutes of Health funding to study the unique RNA biology of human parasites.

9/5/19

Smita Y. Bakhai, MD, associate professor of medicine, is an honorable mention recipient for a 2019 Gage Award, which recognizes her successful implementation of a project to advance guideline-directed medical therapy for heart failure.

9/3/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Class of 2021 was honored during the 17th annual Student Clinician Ceremony.

8/30/19

University at Buffalo researchers have established an in vitro model of blood clotting that will help clinicians improve pre-surgical planning and care for patients with certain bleeding disorders.

8/27/19

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers are focusing on the development of a new approach to treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

8/26/19

An innovative researcher and others who have made significant contributions to their fields and to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were honored with 2019 Faculty-Staff Recognition Awards.

8/26/19

B. Rita Alevriadou, PhD, a renowned researcher in the field of cardiovascular bioengineering, has joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering as a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor.

8/26/19

Michael G. Malkowski, PhD, professor and chair of structural biology, is part of a research team using National Institutes of Health funding to study an oral bacterium strongly associated with periodontitis.

8/20/19

Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, has been awarded a five-year, $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to investigate a novel therapy that may prove more powerful than currently available smoking cessation treatments.

8/19/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science’s Class of 2023 — 180 students strong ­ — celebrated entry into medical school with a traditional White Coat Ceremony Aug. 9 at the UB Center for the Arts.

8/14/19

One hundred ninety-four new doctors donned their long white coats for the first time during a ceremony at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building.

8/13/19

A program developed by emergency medicine physicians at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to expedite patient access to comprehensive and effective opioid use disorder treatment is expanding statewide.

8/2/19

Roberto O. Diaz Del Carpio, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been named one of six inaugural recipients of a national fellowship to help serve medically vulnerable patients.

8/2/19

Just about everything is going wireless these days — including efforts to reprogram the human genome.

8/1/19

Ten students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were honored for outstanding achievements during the University at Buffalo’s 2019 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence.

8/1/19

Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, professor of biochemistry, will use funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the gating mechanisms of fast neurotransmitter brain receptors.

7/31/19

Advanced technologies are making gross human anatomy — already considered by many doctors the most meaningful course they took in medical school — even better.

7/30/19

Department of Neurology researchers are helping to shed light on the effects of using gadodiamide as an imaging linear contrast agent in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

7/24/19

Drawing on her own experience as the mother of a premature baby, Munmun Rawat, MD, research assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology, has developed a new incubator device that could replicate “kangaroo care” for the tiniest patients.

7/23/19

Cardiomyopathy is a heart condition involving abnormalities of the muscle fibers, which contract with each heartbeat. Nearly half of children with this type of heart disease either undergo a heart transplant or die within two years of being diagnosed.

7/22/19

The first four residents have matched to the re-established diagnostic radiology residency program at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and will begin their training in July 2020.

7/22/19

Hundreds of students presented their work at a capstone event that was part of a project designed to expand opportunities for students from groups underrepresented in science and technology fields.

7/22/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB’s Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA) played host to a prestigious Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on the opioid epidemic that brought 79 Fulbright Foreign Students from 51 countries to downtown Buffalo.

7/18/19

Two faculty members, two medical fellows, one medical student and one postdoctoral associate earned honors for outstanding poster presentations at the first General Medical Education Celebration of Scholarship (formerly Scholarly Exchange Day).

7/18/19

Rocco C. Venuto, MD, professor of medicine, a former chief of the Division of Nephrology and a leading researcher on chronic kidney disease and treatment, died July 11 at his Williamsville home. He was 77.

7/12/19

Shifts in illicit substance use among American youth will compel primary care physicians to monitor new products and how they are used, according to a study by Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers published in American Family Physician.

7/3/19

A study by first author Jack Tseng, PhD, has reported that two enigmatic fossil teeth found in Canada are the first known fossils of hyenas from the Arctic.

7/1/19

The PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) conducted its third annual white coat ceremony to recognize 19 students from the Class of 2018-2019 — 14 doctoral students and five MD-PhD students — who completed their first year in the program and are moving on to their research laboratory match.

6/24/19

Sanjay Sethi, MD, professor of medicine and assistant vice president for health sciences, has received the 2019 Stockton Kimball Award for outstanding scientific achievement and service.

6/21/19

Medical student Esha Chebolu has been selected to participate in a yearlong residential program that trains the next generation of clinician-scientists and biomedical researchers on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

6/21/19

A team of Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences entrepreneurs is launching a new company to solve problems that surgeons experience firsthand.

6/19/19

Jessy J. Alexander, PhD, research professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology, will use her 2019-20 Fulbright scholarship to study how the microbiome — the collective microorganisms that live on and in the human body — may impact people in India diagnosed with lupus.

6/18/19

Oscar G. Gomez, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been named to the second class of fellows at the SUNY Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI).

6/18/19

Two residents, a fellow and a medical student have been awarded a trio of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ most prestigious awards.