School News

4/20/18

Michael H. Farkas, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, has been awarded a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study potential treatment strategies for retinitis pigmentosa.

4/20/18

Work by John E. Tomaszewski, MD, and Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, to transform the way students and others study the human body is coming to fruition.

4/20/18

Melissa Beckman, the training program administrator (TPA) for the general surgery residency in the Department of Surgery, has been awarded a prestigious Graduate Medical Education Program Coordinator Excellence Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

4/19/18

Research led by Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, involving hepatic pharmokinetics and pharmacodynamics was the first-place winner in the Buffalo Translational Consortium (BTC) 2017 Clinical Research Achievement Awards.

4/18/18

Research led by senior author David Dietz, PhD, has revealed that in certain types of brain cells, drug-induced plasticity can work to reduce motivation for heroin.

4/17/18

Eleven medical school teachers, three residents and four medical students received 2018 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards or honorable mentions for excellence in teaching.

4/4/18

In recognition of their academic excellence and commitment to the profession, 33 medical students, three residents and one faculty member have been inducted into the University at Buffalo’s chapter of the national honor medical society Alpha Omega Alpha.

3/30/18

Preclinical research led by Zhen Yan, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics, shows how specific social deficits in autism can be reversed.

3/28/18

“The roots of medical disparities” — and how aspiring physicians can begin to overcome them — is the theme of a new course offered at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

3/28/18

Research led by Fraser J. Sim, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, that seeks to spur development of cellular and molecular therapies for adult demyelinating disease, such as multiple sclerosis, has gained funding from the National Institutes of Health.

3/22/18

A total of 37 original research projects from aspiring physician-scientists were on display at the 2018 Medical Student Research Forum.

3/21/18

Sara K. Berkelhamer, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Laerdal Foundation to study resuscitation and heart rate monitoring of infants in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

3/21/18

Medical students and residents at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences stand to benefit from a new partnership between UBMD Internal Medicine and Evergreen Health to care for patients with HIV and hepatitis C.

3/21/18

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) has given its Impact Award to Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, professor of neurology, a widely known leading expert on multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults and children.