2019

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.

6/13/19

Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Behavioral Medicine, has been at the forefront of research on trying to help children and adults make healthier food choices.

6/12/19

Michael Kuettel, MD, PhD, professor and chair of radiation oncology, has been appointed to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP).

6/11/19

Andrew H. Talal, MD — who pioneered the use of telemedicine to treat patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in opioid treatment programs — has shared the successes of this approach with the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

6/11/19
More than 70 students and researchers shared their findings in 24 oral presentations and 19 poster presentations during the annual conference, held May 16th and 17th.
6/10/19

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

6/7/19

UB’s Richard Sarkin Medical Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) has inducted 47 exemplary medical students, residents, fellows and faculty members for 2019.

6/6/19

A select group of Western New York high school students learned surgical skills this spring under the guidance of surgeons doing their residency training at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

6/6/19
More than 140 students and researchers shared their findings during the annual conference, held May 15th.
6/6/19

Graduate Medical Education Awards of Excellence for 2019 have been presented to the physician who directs the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program and the administrator of the general surgery residency program.

6/5/19

Twenty-nine doctoral, 36 master’s and 154 baccalaureate candidates were eligible to receive degrees in biomedical science fields during the May commencement ceremony.

5/30/19

Two institutions within the University at Buffalo have joined the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic.

5/30/19

The results of a long-term study led by Steven E. Lipshultz, MD, A. Conger Goodyear Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, could allay many concerns about the possibility drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could damage patients’ hearts.

5/28/19

Students from laboratories affiliated with the Department of Biochemistry shared their findings during the department's annual Research Day.

5/23/19

Leading a team of researchers, Mark D. Parker, PhD, has found that most symptoms of proximal renal tubular acidosis (pRTA) — a disease characterized by acidic blood — are caused by something other than low blood pH.

5/23/19

An essay by Sourav Sengupta, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, detailing how he worked through issues of stress with the help of a therapist is resonating on a national scale.

5/22/19

A case report by lead author Praveen K. Chandrasekharan, MD — which describes a newborn’s withdrawal resulting from kratom exposure in utero — has been published in the Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

5/22/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences hosted its first summit meeting dedicated to vascular disease in women May 3-4.

5/22/19

Jessy J. Alexander, PhD, research professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology, has received funding to study complement activation and its role in kidney disease.

5/21/19

Eight medical school teachers, a fellow, four residents and three medical students received 2019 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards or honorable mentions for excellence in teaching.

5/20/19

National Biomechanics Day activities at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were dedicated to education about how bones and joints in the body — human and otherwise — do their work.

5/20/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has been awarded a grant aimed at addressing a shortage of physicians in the region who specialize in treating non-malignant blood disorders.

5/20/19

Wilma A. Hofmann, PhD, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, is collaborating with Russian scientists to determine how a biomarker for metastatic prostate cancer might best be detected.

5/10/19

L. Nelson “Nick” Hopkins, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of neurosurgery, has been awarded the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, the University at Buffalo’s highest honor.

5/10/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences graduated 152 medical students during its 173rd commencement on May 3.

5/10/19

Leading members of the Class of 2019 received special recognition during the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ Honors Convocation, which took place May 3 at the Lippes Concert Hall inside Slee Hall on UB’s North Campus.

5/9/19

Undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds had the opportunity to experience medical school firsthand at “Shadow a Med Student Day,” held by UB’s chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA).