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Health and Medicine

News about UB’s health sciences programs and related community outreach.

9/15/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Marla Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN, known internationally for her nursing scholarship on global and domestic health policy, global health workforce development and strengthening of health systems, will present the 18th Annual Bonnie Bullough Lecture at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 in 105 Harriman Hall on UB’s South Campus.
9/9/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo researchers and colleagues studying a rare, blistering disease have discovered new details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin.  This information provides new insights into autoimmune mechanisms in general and could help develop and screen treatments for patients suffering from all autoimmune diseases, estimated to affect 5-10 percent of the U.S. population.
9/4/14

Jed E. Rose, PhD, renowned smoking researcher and co-inventor of the nicotine patch, will visit the University at Buffalo on Sept. 11 to discuss new methods for smoking cessation.

8/28/14

Disturbing news for women on college campuses: a new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) indicates that female college students who are victims of sexual assault are at a much higher risk of becoming victims again.

8/28/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — John M. Canty Jr., MD, the Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB’s chief of cardiovascular medicine, has been appointed to the Heart, Lung and Blood Program Project Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health. He will serve on the committee for four years.
8/26/14

National experts on the criminal justice system, opioid abuse, substance abuse treatment and community health will visit the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) during its Fall Seminar Series beginning Sept. 17.

2014 white coat ceremony
8/22/14

One hundred forty-four students participated in the white coat ceremony in the Center for the Art’s Mainstage Theater on August 15, as members of the class of 2018 of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

8/20/14

Youfa Wang, PhD, professor of epidemiology and environmental health at the University at Buffalo, is the subject matter expert and video presenter for a multimedia streaming video comparing the effectiveness of childhood obesity programs that was produced by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a unit of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

8/14/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — D. Jeffery Higginbotham, PhD, of Buffalo, professor and chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, will be named a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the association’s 2014 annual convention being held Nov. 20-22 in Orlando, Florida.
7/29/14

Athletes and others reporting cognitive difficulties after a head injury are usually diagnosed as having had a concussion. But is it really a concussion? A new study published by University at Buffalo medical faculty finds that many of the same symptoms are common to concussions and to injuries to the neck and/or balance system, known collectively as cervical/vestibular injuries.