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Peter L. Elkin, MD
8/15/17

The Department of Biomedical Informatics has received a five-year, $2.5 million grant — awarded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) — that will train a new cadre of researchers who are skilled at developing informatics innovations.

 Bruce R. Troen, MD, and Kenneth L. Seldeen, PhD
8/15/17

A preclinical study by researchers in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine has revealed that brief periods of intense physical activity can be safely administered at advanced age and has the potential to reverse frailty.

James N. Jarvis, MD
8/14/17

James N. Jarvis, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, will use an Arthritis Foundation grant to study how genes and environment work together to influence the immune dysfunction in juvenile arthritis.

Scott Doyle and Stuart Ingles with images from the digital anatomy system.
8/10/17

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences researchers are studying ways to develop a hybrid gross anatomy curriculum that fuses digitized CT scans with actual cadaveric dissection.

Medical students involved in UB HEALS
8/4/17

UB HEALS, the street medicine program founded by students at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, captured the prestigious Medical Student Service Leadership Project Award from the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

M. Laura Feltri, MD
8/1/17

M. Laura Feltri, MD, professor of biochemistry and neurology, is leading research to determine whether a new family of molecules prevents demyelination and nerve degeneration in patients with peripheral nerve diseases.

Anne Curtis, MD, receives plaque.
7/28/17

Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, gave the opening plenary lecture at the International Academy of Cardiology’s 22nd World Congress on Heart Disease.

Leslie J. Bisson, MD
7/26/17

Leslie J. Bisson, MD, has led a study — published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery — that challenges a surgical practice used for decades during arthroscopic knee surgery.

Leslie Bisson, MD
7/21/17

Along with his co-authors — including former trainees in the Department of Orthopaedics — Leslie J. Bisson, MD, has won an award from the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine for authoring the “most outstanding clinical paper” to appear in the publication in 2016.

Mark O'Brian, PhD
7/20/17

Mark R. O’Brian, PhD, professor and chair of biochemistry, has discovered a near instantaneous evolution in certain bacteria.

Jian Feng, PhD (left), and Zhen Yan, PhD.
7/19/17

Researchers in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics are studying genetic and epigenetic factors in Alzheimer’s disease to develop novel ways of restoring function to patients in the later stages of the neurodegenerative disorder.

Mary Canty
7/18/17

Mary Canty, Richard Izzo, Brentyn Mendel and Yiyun Zhou — all students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences — are four of 25 University at Buffalo students honored as Western New York Prosperity Fellows for 2017-2018. 

Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD
7/17/17

Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, professor of biochemistry, has been elected chair of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS).

New residents
7/11/17

One hundred and ninety newly minted doctors received long white coats at a ceremony marking their induction as medical residents into the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.