Collaborative Research Efforts

Collaborative research is an organizing principle for our school’s basic, clinical and translational studies.

Investigators are encouraged to self-associate with focus groups to elucidate the underpinnings of human disease and discover new treatments.

The university’s five health-sciences schools and its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences provide a fertile matrix for multidisciplinary collaborations.

Researchers also are strongly encouraged to explore shared ideas within the community of scientists at the university, as well as at affiliated research institutions in Buffalo, such as Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute.

UB 2020.

UB 2020, the university’s long-term strategic plan, has identified eight cross-disciplinary areas of strength. Each strategic strength serves as an infrastructure for pulling together researchers from across the university to work cooperatively in pursuit of solutions to wide-ranging problems through a nontraditional approach.

Our school is involved in five of the strengths, including Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems and Bioinformatics, Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan and Integrated Nanostructured Systems.

Gates Vascular Institute and Clinical and Translational Research Center.

UB is leading the Buffalo Translational Consortium, which is comprised of 11 regional partners whose shared vision is to improve the health of our Western New York community and the nation.

Pilot and Collaborative Translational and Clinical Studies.

Provides resources to perform pilot studies to enhance the development of clinical and translational research at UB.

The Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach.

UB’s interface between the inventive work of laboratory research and the applied commercial development that brings the benefits of that research to market.

UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

Located on our Downtown Campus, the center was created in 2001 with more than $200 million in investment from state, federal, industry and philanthropic sources to create a hub of life sciences expertise and innovation in Upstate New York. Research institutions involved in the center have been established for more than a century, with UB as the lead academic organization and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute as research partners.