Our Research

At the Jacobs School, we advance research and discovery to improve health for all. Our multidisciplinary research advances basic and clinical science; we translate those discoveries into clinical care that improves health in our communities. With our eyes on the future, we are increasing the number of students and trainees who pursue careers in research, biomedical science and academic medicine.

Our Research Accomplishments

4/8/20

Mark D. Hicar, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, is leading a clinical study that investigates why the novel coronavirus is so potentially devastating for adults but well tolerated in most children.

4/8/20

A three-year national study will explore whether earlier diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, combined with appropriate treatment, can improve health outcomes — including reducing the risk of stroke.

4/7/20

Thanks to the fast action of two Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members, Kaleida Health Laboratories will have two more crucial tools to help it fight the COVID-19 crisis in Erie County.

4/7/20

Researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have published a study detailing patterns of brain atrophy for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological diseases who are now living longer.

4/7/20

Researchers in the Department of Medicine used a quality improvement project to dramatically reduce inappropriate proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescriptions at a safety net clinic.

4/6/20
The Governor’s Executive Order enables members of our Class of 2020 to volunteer to participate as new members of the Western New York health care workforce.
4/6/20

Postponing spring holiday family gatherings this year due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic may be the best option, suggests Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of infectious diseases.

4/2/20

Manoj J. Mammen, MD, has co-authored international guidelines — jointly published in Critical Care Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine — for the management of critically ill adults with coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

4/2/20

Due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has transitioned to a distance learning model for student instruction to reduce density in the campus environment.

Recent Publications

  • Bergman DA, Keller D, Kuo DZ, Lerner C, Mansour M, Stille C, Richardson T, Rodean J, Hudak M. Costs and Use for Children With Medical Complexity in a Care Management Program. Pediatrics. 2020; 145(4)
  • Chandrasekharan PK, Vento M, Trevisanuto D, Partridge E, Underwood MA, Wiedeman J, Katheria A, Lakshminrusimha S. Neonatal Resuscitation and Postresuscitation Care of Infants Born to Mothers with Suspected or Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Am J Perinatol. 2020
  • Arroyo M, Salka K, Perez G, Rodríguez-Martínez CE, Castro-Rodriguez JA, Gutierrez MJ, Nino G. Phenotypical Sub-setting of the First Episode of Severe Viral Respiratory Infection Based on Clinical Assessment and Underlying Airway Disease: A Pilot Study. Front Pediatr. 2020

Recent Research Funding

  • Expanding the toolkit for design of robust phage therapeutic cocktails. Anne Kathryn Kauffman (Principal Investigator), Frank Scannapieco (Co-Investigator). NIH. $438,625. 12/1/2020-11/1/2022.
  • Suramin for Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis. Keith Kirkwood (Co-Principal Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $207,526. 9/1/2020-8/1/2022.
  • MTM 2: Collaborative Research: How does phage life history strategy govern predation in microbiomes?. Anne Kathryn Kauffman (Co-Investigator). NSF. $848,751. 9/1/2020-8/1/2025.
  • Bioinformatic Approaches for Understanding Macrophage Plasticity and Microbiome in Oral Diseases. Keith Kirkwood (Principal Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $94,393. 4/1/2020-3/1/2021.