Student, Faculty and Alumni Highlights


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


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.


Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Experimental Eye Research and also has received the Dean’s Award in Neuroscience and Ophthalmology from Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center New Orleans.


Beth A. Smith, MD ’00, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and division chief of child and adolescent psychiatry, has been awarded the 2017 Carolyn and C. Richard Mattingly Leadership in Mental Health Care Award by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and toxicology and senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion, has been awarded the inaugural Dolores Shockley Minority Mentoring Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).


Aesha Y. Desai, PhD, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, has earned an American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)/European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Minorities Affairs Committee Travel Award for her research in the role of nanophotonics in stem cell regulation.


The late Peter Ayers Nickerson, PhD, a faculty member who spent nearly 50 years teaching in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has given $4.5 million to the school.


John E. Tomaszewski, MD, has been installed as the inaugural Peter A. Nickerson, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences.


David L. Kaye, MD, professor of psychiatry, is receiving national recognition for a program he developed to address New York state’s critical shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in a cost-effective way.


Twelve students in the medical education program received special recognition during an honors convocation event.


Six faculty, three retired faculty and two staff members from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among those honored for notable achievement and service at the 14th annual University at Buffalo Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.


Six medical residents received Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards during the 15th annual Student Clinician Ceremony.


Two faculty members and a trainee in the Department of Radiation Oncology have been recognized with awards in the areas of education and research, respectively.


Dori R. Marshall, MD ’97, assistant professor of psychiatry, has been appointed assistant dean and director of medical admissions.


Three Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty have been honored by the VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) for service milestones.