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Health and Medicine

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

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.

7/28/14

A collaboration between the University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work and School of Nursing will serve local veterans and families by teaching social workers and nurses how they can better care for and respond to veterans’ needs.

7/25/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Bruce R. Troen, MD, University at Buffalo professor in the Department of Medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, has been named a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
7/24/14

Primary care treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers works better when treatment targets both parent and child compared to when only the child is targeted, according to research published this week in Pediatrics and conducted at the University at Buffalo and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

7/23/14
The doctor of nursing practice degree (DNP) is generally considered the wave of the future in nursing. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) proposed in 2005 that the DNP would be the standard for advanced practice nursing (APN) by 2015.
7/21/14

University at Buffalo researchers are preparing to conduct a major study that analyzes how Tonawanda Coke plant emissions have affected the health of area residents and employees.

Patient on phone
7/21/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It’s an all too familiar story: a patient—specifically a patient with chronic disease—goes into the hospital to get well and is discharged only to be readmitted within 30 days. Medicare spends $15 billion a year on readmissions alone.