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7/15/20

The organization, founded by a UB surgical resident who used to work in national security and counterterrorism, is erecting mobile clinics to aid in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

7/10/20

A live, online public forum on racial equity and anti-racism will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.  July 14. The forum is being organized by the Community Health Equity Research Institute of the University at Buffalo and the Buffalo Center for Health Equity.

7/6/20

A research ramp-up is underway at UB, more than three months after almost all research other than that focused on COVID-19 was paused on March 23.

6/30/20

Guidelines for evaluating and treating children infected with COVID-19 and key issues in health care that the pandemic has brought to light are covered in recent publications by UB pediatrics researchers. 

6/30/20

Reliably measuring recovery capital is the first step to advancing the science of better understanding how different sources of capital facilitate recovery. 

6/25/20

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., 911 calls for emergency medical services have dropped by 26.1 % compared to the past two years.

6/23/20

A series of papers published by vision researchers is revealing important new information about the possible cause of a condition that underlies a rare form of irreversible blindness in young children.

6/15/20
BUFFALO, N.Y. – In research led by a University at Buffalo pediatric endocrinologist, a drug called golimumab showed that it preserved beta-cell function in children and young adults with newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes, according to findings from a Phase 2 study.
6/5/20
As a community of students, educators, scientists, staff members and healthcare providers committed to improving human health by all measures, we are outraged by the brutal death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, in Minneapolis last week. We share the tremendous pain, grief and anger in our community.
6/5/20

School of Social Work and Department of Biostatistics will collaborate with Integrity Partners for Behavioral Health to build a data warehouse.

6/3/20

Statistics they are incorporating into their models will reflect changing realities on the ground, such as the reduction in social distancing.

6/1/20

Sarah L. Berga will also serve as president of UBMD Obstetrics & Gynecology and medical director of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine Program Development for Kaleida Health. 

5/29/20

How should children learn about COVID-19? Two UB medical students created an adorable, original character named Berry Bunny to explain coronavirus to kids in a clear, colorful and easy-to-understand story.

5/26/20

When Governor Andrew M. Cuomo put out the call in March for health care workers to volunteer in New York City during the height of the pandemic, Tildabeth Doscher, MD, eagerly signed up. 

5/22/20

An enthusiastic group of Western New Yorkers — including members of the UB community — have created a video for a statewide contest.

5/19/20

Tim Murphy, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and director of the UB Community Health Equity Research Institute, testified Monday at the state Legislature’s Joint Virtual Public Hearing Exploring Solutions to the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Minority Communities

5/13/20

A UB team has developed a method that dramatically ramps up production of mature human cells in mouse embryos. 

5/4/20

A UB professor is a co-author on the international COVID-19 guidelines for patients who will need to go on life support machines during their course of treatment.

 

5/1/20

One hundred and forty-seven new physicians will graduate today from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB in a virtual ceremony.

4/30/20

The UB COVID Analytics Team draws conclusions, which they provide weekly to the Erie County Department of Health (DOH) and local hospital systems’ medical leadership, from hospitalization data that they analyze every day.

 

4/28/20

A new study on how methadone is metabolized reveals how more individualized prescribing could better serve patients.

4/17/20

Multidisciplinary approaches are needed to address the serious and growing public health problem of teen obesity. 

4/15/20

Within just a few days of UB and its affiliated teaching hospitals announcing the convalescent serum program, more than 200 community members, many of them health workers, who have recovered from COVID-19, entered the screening process to see if they could participate.

4/9/20

Last month, the Erie County Department of Health and local hospital systems reached out to the University at Buffalo’s Institute for Healthcare Informatics (IHI) in an effort to better understand how the pandemic could unfold in Western New York.

4/6/20

A new clinical study on COVID-19 is investigating why the novel coronavirus is so potentially devastating for adults but barely causes a reaction in most children.

3/6/20

UB medical residents, along with their faculty mentors, have dramatically reduced from 80% to 30% inappropriate PPI prescriptions at an urban academic medicine clinic in Buffalo.

2/10/20

The award recognizes UB’s progress in bringing the benefits of clinical and translational science to patients, including the tripling of clinical trials since 2015.

1/30/20

Researchers surveyed cannabis users about beliefs on marijuana's effectiveness in treating certain medical conditions. The results reveal a big discrepancy.

1/27/20

Pletnikov, a native of Moscow, Russia, will relocate to Buffalo and join UB on July 1, 2020. He will be accompanied by his wife, Olga Pletnikova, MD.

1/21/20

Recent FDA approval of a fast-acting insulin for children with diabetes mellitus came about with the help of UB, UBMD Pediatrics and Oishei Children’s Hospital, and some highly committed Western New York families.

1/16/20

Technology called MindEye uses infrared camera to detect subtle changes in pupil dilation and eye movement.

1/16/20

The UB School of Dental Medicine will welcome hundreds of Western New York children who lack access to dental care to receive free oral health care, hearing and vision exams, and other health services. 

1/14/20

Participants in the Aging Innovation Challenge developed prototype products and hacked the issues that aging New Yorkers face every day.

12/20/19

E. Brooke Lerner directs research to improve treatment before a child arrives at the hospital.

12/13/19

Participate in Research portal lists and updates every active clinical trial throughout UB, streamlining the processes of posting and accessing information about ongoing trials.

12/12/19

Community Health Equity Research Institute brings together community partners and faculty, students from 10 UB schools to improve health of underserved neighborhoods.

12/10/19

Participants who ate a Western diet were three times more likely to develop late stage of this debilitating eye condition.

12/4/19

Two aspiring ER doctors draw inspiration from avid sports fan and guest lecturer who taught them about his degenerative disease.

12/4/19

Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, professor of biochemistry, has been elected chair of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

 

11/18/19

From opium’s origins to the opioid epidemic, “Our Love Affair with Drugs” explores the eternal human quest to kill pain and attain new levels of consciousness.

11/12/19

Getting five or fewer hours of sleep a night is associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) and higher odds of osteoporosis, according to the findings of the largest study of sleep and BMD to date among U.S. postmenopausal women.

11/5/19

A UB study has found that a mother’s warmth and sensitivity during active play, non-feeding interactions, was associated with reduced obesity risk from infancy to second grade in popuations at risk.

10/31/19

Over the past two decades, CRIA has trained more than 30 postdocs who’ve gone on to obtain research positions at universities across the country.

10/30/19
On October 26, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students participated in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which offers a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.
10/30/19

UB study will compare Opioid Intervention Court and traditional drug court in four key areas, providing policymakers and providers with evidence of OIC’s effectiveness.

10/29/19

A mother’s warmth and acceptance toward her teenagers may help prevent those children from being in an abusive relationship later in life, even if her own marriage is contentious, according to a new University at Buffalo study.

10/29/19

UB's Behavioral Health Clinic is an outpatient clinic where research-based treatment programs funded by the NIH are used to find effective treatment for individuals with alcohol use disorders.

10/28/19

If the goal is getting people to eat more fruits and vegetables, mobile produce and farmers markets are more effective.

10/25/19

Seven artists will travel to the University at Buffalo as the fourth cohort of art residents in the UB Coalesce: Center for Biological Art, which helps artists and scientists explore and examine the cultural meanings of their work.

10/23/19
The recent measles outbreak across the United States prompted a nearly unanimous plea from providers including doctors, nurses and pharmacists, as they urged the public to get up to date on the MMR vaccine. Despite skepticism from some portions of the population, healthcare professionals remained firm in delivering the message that immunizations are safe and, most importantly, save lives.
10/18/19

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host the fifth Dentistry Smiles on Veterans, an annual program that welcomes local veterans to receive a day of free dental screenings, cleanings, extractions, restorations and denture repairs.

10/16/19

University at Buffalo researchers discovered that the human diet — a result of increased meat consumption, cooking and agriculture — has led to stark differences in the saliva of humans compared to that of other primates.

 

10/9/19

A new preclinical study reveals the genetic basis of relapse, one of the most detrimental but poorly understood behaviors related to addiction.

10/7/19

Two faculty members in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are serving on New York State’s Maternal Mortality Advisory Council.

10/2/19

Sexual minority women are more likely to smoke cigarettes when drinking alcohol than heterosexual women, according to new University at Buffalo research.

9/23/19
The more than 1,200 recently hospitalized patients had been discharged and sent home. For many, it was a time of confusion and uncertainty: patients missed taking their medications or were uncertain about their dosage, had been reluctant to make follow-up appointments and also may have wondered if a return trip to the hospital was in their near future.
9/11/19

UB's IPE curriculum will receive a Program of Merit award in October from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions.

9/1/19
“IPE” is becoming one of the most important acronyms in health care – but what is it?
9/1/19
Two nursing students joined an interdisciplinary team that traveled to Ghana in 2019 to provide medical care for the local communities. The team set up a clinic and administered care for hundreds of people, many of whom walked five miles to visit. Kwasi Adusei, DNP ’19, says, “There is always work to be done, but even if you can make a person’s life better, just for one day, it could be the moment of hope that transforms their lives, but never as much as that moment of hope can transform your own.”
9/1/19
African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent University at Buffalo study.
9/1/19
Embracing a global perspective is often a result of first-hand, transformative experiences – and that is the case with Molli Oldenburg, DNP, FNP-C, clinical assistant professor and UB School of Nursing’s first global initiatives coordinator.
9/1/19
Smaller than a minor or certificate, a microcredential program provides students with credit-bearing opportunities to gain relevant workforce skills – such as intercultural fluency, collaboration, critical thinking and leadership – without the financial and time commitments of a degree. Students earn digital badges, which are clickable images that house information validating their newly acquired skills. These dynamic credentials can be shared on social media, digital resumes and e-portfolios.
9/1/19
Immigration, migration, air travel, internet, social media, cell phones – these and many other factors continue to make our world more interconnected than ever before. As national and physical geographical boundaries diminish in power to separate populations, other mountainous borders and barriers have emerged – economics, politics, culture, ideology, education – that present new challenges for quality of life and health.
9/1/19
Many of us are familiar with this old adage, ourselves often chanting it as children on the playground, the school bus, the cafeteria.
7/3/19
Ten students from the University at Buffalo chapter of the International Pharmaceutical Student Federation (IPSF) traveled to Wise County, VA, to participate in Remote Area Medical (RAM), the largest free health clinic in the U.S.
4/9/19
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UB SPPS) took part in several mission trips to assist underserved populations in early 2019.
10/9/18

To improve teamwork and communication between nursing and pharmacy students, the School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have turned to the popular, mystery-themed game for interprofessional training.

9/1/18
An estimated 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – 390,000 are residents of New York. By 2050, that number is expected to surpass 16 million.
9/1/18
Graduate Students to Receive Enhanced Addiction-Focused Training and Practice Through Inter-professional Collaboration in Integrated Care Settings