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

11/19/19

Bruce R. Troen, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, received a rare, perfect score from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on his grant application for expansion of a center designed to enhance care for older adults throughout Western New York.

11/18/19

Pinaki Sarder, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, and doctoral student Brandon Ginley have developed a new method that automates the classification of progressive diabetic kidney disease, reducing variability and boosting precision.

11/15/19

The University at Buffalo has officially launched the UB Biorepository, a critical new facility in the Clinical and Translational Research Center that will serve as a powerful resource in driving biomedical innovation in academia and industry regionally and throughout the state.

11/13/19

Two Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ researchers studying how to develop novel, non-addicting painkillers have each been issued awards by the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative, a prestigious and highly competitive program from the National Institutes of Health.

11/12/19

Atrophied brain lesion volume is the only marker from MRI scans that can accurately predict which patients will progress to the most severe form of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a retrospective, five-year study of 1,314 MS patients.

10/30/19

Fresh off conducting research for two years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), fourth-year medical student Alison Treichel has published an article in a top-ranked medical genetics journal.

10/28/19

Vanessa M. Barnabei, MD, PhD, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology, and Gale R. Burstein, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics and commissioner of the Erie County Department of Health, are serving on New York State’s newly-formed Maternal Mortality Advisory Council.

10/23/19

Research by Andrew M. Gulick, PhD, associate professor of structural biology, that solved the structure of two proteins that produce antibiotic agents is featured in papers in back-to-back months of Nature Communications.

10/22/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is using an “it takes a village” approach as it embarks upon a redesign and revision of its curriculum.

Recent Publications

  • Weil BR, Allen, S, Barbaccia, B, Young, R, Palka, B, Canty J. A Blinded, Randomized, Vehicle-Controlled Preclinical Trial of Novel Nanoparticle Formulations of Triiodothyronine in Cardiac Arrest. American Heart Association - Resuscitation Science Symposium 2019. 2019; 08(651)
  • Allen, S, Ang, S, Smith, C, Techiryan, G, Canty J, Weil BR. Deterioration of Hemodynamic Support During Prolonged Mechanical CPR in a Porcine Model of Cardiac Arrest. AHA Resuscitation Symposium 2019. 2019; 12(10)
  • Alsaleem M, Saadeh L, Elberson VD, Kumar VH. Subcutaneous fat necrosis, a rare but serious side effect of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and whole-body hypothermia. J Perinatal Med. 2019; 47(9)

Recent Research Funding

  • Suramin for Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis. Keith Kirkwood (Co-Principal Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $207,526. 9/1/2020-8/1/2022.
  • 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.
  • Keith Kirkwood (Co-Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $275,000. 4/1/2020-3/1/2022.
  • Effects of Chest Compression in a Neonatal Model of Asphyxia Induced Bradycardia. Praveen Chandrasekharan (Principal Investigator). Neonatal Resuscitation Program. $50,000. 1/1/2020-12/1/2022.