News and Events

Learn more about upcoming events and discover the progress of IMSD scholars

Congratulations

Congratulations to IMSD scholars for their recent accomplishments during their PhD training

Qualifying Exams / Graduations

Rasheen Powell

Congratulations to Rasheen Powell, PhD student in Pharmacology & Toxicology for passing his qualifying exam!

Dr. Amaris Borges Munoz

Congratulations to Dr. Amaris Borges Munoz, IMSD student who graduated in Spring 2018 with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry.  Amaris has accepted a Research Investigator II postion at Bristol-Myers Squib in Boston, MA!

Dr. Kerri Pryce

Congratulations to Dr. Kerri Pryce, IMSD student who graduated in Spring 2018 with a PhD in Pharmacology & Toxicology.  Kerri has accepted a postdoctoral position at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York!

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Congratulations to Spencer Rosario, PhD student in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Cancer Therapeutics at the Rowell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, for passing her qualifying exam! 

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Congratulations to Emmanuel Yawson, PhD student in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, for passing his qualifying exam!

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Congratulations to Melisa Medina-Rivera, PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry, for passing her qualifying exam!

Conference and Meeting Activities

Congratulations to John Davis, PhD student in Molecular Pharmacology & Cancer Therapeutics who gave a poster presentation at the RNA Society Conference on "LncRNA MEG3 Functions as a Tumor Suppressor in Prostate Cancer" in May 2018

Congratulations to Steven Lewis, PhD student in Pathology & Anatomical Sciences who gave an oral presentation at the Experimental Biology Conference in April 2018.  Steven's presentation was titled "Building a Hybrid Gross Anatomy: Integration of Virtual and Cadaveric Models."

Congratulations to Anthony Jones, PhD student in Pharmacology & Toxicology who presented a poster at the ASPET Annual Meeing at Experimental Biology in April 2018.  The poster was titled "Bind to a Novel Allosteric Site on hMT1 Melatonin Receptors “. He earned 3rd place in the ASPET Division of Toxicology Graduate Student Poster Competition for this presentation.  

Congratulations to Jennifer Martin, PhD student in Pharmacology & Toxicology who received a prestigious NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience award (F99/K00). 

Congratulations to Lakeisha Lewter and Jennifer Martin, PhD students in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology for their poster and oral presentations at Brain, Biology and Chemistry: Translation Research in Addiction in March 2016. 

Congratulations to Spencer Rosario, PhD student in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Cancer Therapeutics for her poster presentation at American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Special Conference on Chromatin and Epigenetics in Cancer in October 2015.

Congratulations to Jennifer Martin, PhD student in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, for recieving the 2015 NIDA Diversity Scholar Travel Award to participate in the Annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Meeting on October 17-21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Congratulations to Melisa Medina-Rivera, PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry, for her poster presentation at Chromosome Dynamics Gordon Conference in June 2015.

Congratulations to Amaris Borges Muñoz, PhD student in the Department of Chemistry, for her oral presentation at The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy  (PITTCON) in March 2015.

Congratulations to Kerri Pryce and Anthony Jones, PhD students in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, for his poster presentation at ASPET annual meeting at Experimental Biology in March 2015

Past Student Events

DiversiTea

The Institute for the Strategic Enhancement of Educational Diversity (iSEED) recently sponsored a welcome-back event and professional development discussion forum on January 30, 2015. The event was a great success! We garnered insightful comments for the improvement of our programs. Thank you to all who attended the event.

Faculty Development Workshop

Dr. Frank Bayliss Visit to UB

Frank Bayliss Workshop

IMSD in collaboration with Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancment, the Institute for Strategic Enahcnement of Educationl Diversity (iSEED) and the Gradaute School welcomed Dr. Frank Bayliss, PhD for two workshops titled "Attracting and Training STEM Graduate Students from Underrepresented Groups." Dr. Frank Bayliss, Professor of Biology and Director of the Student Enrichment Opportunities Office in the College of Science & Engineering at San Franciso State University, provided an engaging discussion on gradaute students admissions.

Dr. Anne M. Etgen Visit to UB

Faculty Development Flier

iSEED in collaboration with the Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement, the initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs were proud to welcome Dr. Anne M. Etgen, PhD a day-long workshop titled “Attracting and Developing Excellent Faculty.” Anne M. Etgen, Professor Emerita at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, is the co-chair of the Professional Development Committee and chair of the Diversity in Neuroscience Subcommittee for the Society for Neuroscience.  The workshop included discussions on strategies for attracting excellent faculty and creating an environment where faculty thrives as well as strategies to enhance mentoring at all levels.  The workshop was held on October 28, 2014  and was attended by 51 faculty and staff from eight UB schools and 35 interdisciplinary departments.

Professional Development

Individualized Development Plan (IDP) Workshop

IDP Workshop Flier

The National Institute of Health (NIH) is  requiring all graduate and postdoctoral researchers to provide a description of their Individual Development Plans  (IPDs)  in annual progress reports for any NIH grant in which the student is funded. CLIMB Education Advisor Dr. Graham Pumphrey, will be providing IDP workshops to provide students with assistance in developing this career plan.