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CLIMB-PRO

CLIMB-PRO students spend their summer getting hands-on experience in clinical or biomedical research.

Other highlights during the summer:

  • Current MD or MD/PhD students are peer mentors for CLIMB-PRO students
  • Weekly seminars by UB faculty about current research
  • Opportunities to present your research to your peers and other scientists
  • Info sessions of MD and MD/PhD opportunities at UB
  • Visits to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, including the Clinical and Translational Research Center
  • Social activities

CLIMB-PRO students are funded by the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Recent CLIMB PRO Mentors

Thomas Russo, MD

Ascitocin: A Newly Discovered Antimicrobial Found in Human Ascites and Serum

CLIMB PRO Student: Brandon Anhalt, University of Arizona

Dr. David Shucard

Working Memory Deficiencies in Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

CLIMB PRO Student: Rushell Dixon, Amherst College

Dr. Animesh Sinha

Immune Dysregulation in Pemphigus Vulgaris: What is a Flare?

CLIMB PRO Student: Shukri Dualeh, University of Rochester

Dr. Lucy Mastrandrea

The Effect of Sphingosine-1-Phosphate on the Translocation of Hormone-Sensitive Lipase and Perilipin in 3T3-L1 Mouse Adipocytes

CLIMB PRO Student: Kathleen Sellick, University of Dayton

Dr. Stanley Fernandez

Sympathetic Remodeling Following Coronary Revascularization in a Porcine Model of Hibernating Myocardium

CLIMB PRO: Jesus Enriquez, University of New Mexico

Dr. James Jarvis

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Insights from Functional Genomics

CLIMB PRO Student: Kaila Epps, Spelman College

Dr. Rajnarayanan

Characterization of Prostate Specific Antigen in the Serum of Prostate Cancer Patients

CLIMB PRO Student: Tekeydra Lee, Jackson State University




Explore the Possibilities

CLIMB PRO students work with physicians and/or physician scientists affiliated with the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, from any of these departments. Click to learn more, and let us know whose research interests you the most! 

You are also welcome to work with faculty in the Basic Sciences. 


New MCAT Preparation Tool 

AAMC Releases New Free Online Resources to Help Students Prepare for New MCAT® Exam. Continue reading to learn more!

 The first in a collection of free educational tutorials to help students prepare for the revised Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) that will be administered in 2015 are now available. The tutorials (including videos and questions) were developed by winners of a video competition sponsored by the AAMC, Khan Academy and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Lessons will be available through Khan’s online learning library, as well as the Pre-health Collection of the AAMC’s MedEdPORTAL® iCollaborative. Currently the growing collection has more than 24 tutorials (each tutorial includes 4-8 videos and questions) to help undergraduate and pre-med students prepare for health care professions. The content creators and reviewers will expand the collection throughout the year, which is expected to include approximately 500 videos and an estimated 1,000 questions by the summer of 2014.