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Health and Medicine

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

6/12/14

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of Ophthalmology in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been elected to the board of trustees of the world’s largest eye research society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Kim Griswold
6/11/14

A University at Buffalo physician and expert in refugee health has been named the primary clinician and medical director of the Western New York Center for Survivors of Refugee Trauma and Torture. The center is a collaborative initiative conceived and funded by Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County through a grant from the New York State Health Foundation.

6/11/14

University at Buffalo researchers have received an interdisciplinary bioinformatics grant of $3,986,404 from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health to conduct a prospective study of the oral microbiome and periodontitis in postmenopausal women.

6/10/14

Elad I. Levy, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo, has been named editor of the endovascular section for Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

John A. Sellick, DO
6/10/14

“Remember that most diseases are transmitted by food, water and insects,” says John A. Sellick, Jr., DO, University at Buffalo associate professor of medicine. “So get vaccinated, keep insects off you as much as possible and be careful with what you put in your mouth.”

6/5/14

Motorists in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other gridlocked cities could learn something from the fruit fly. Scientists have found that cellular blockages, the molecular equivalent to traffic jams, in nerve cells of the insect’s brain can form and dissolve in 30 seconds or less.

6/4/14

Eight companies have been selected as the inaugural group of START-UP NY companies relocating on or near the University at Buffalo campuses, New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today.

6/2/14

The University at Buffalo Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences will offer a number of creative and fun intensive speech and language programs July 8 to Aug. 7 for school-age children and adolescents who have any of a wide range of communication difficulties.

5/28/14

As new treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) are approved, biomedical scientists are exploring their mechanisms and what they reveal about the virus. An online publication this month in Hepatology is the first to report real-time tracking of viral decay in the liver and blood in 15 patients with HCV.

5/23/14

Laurent Levy left the University at Buffalo in 1999 with a dream: transforming his recently completed postdoctoral research on nanomedicine into real-world products for patients battling cancer. Today, the scientist-turned-entrepreneur is zeroing in on that goal.