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6/29/94

The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo will receive approximately $600,000 over three years from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the medical school’s efforts to redesign its medical-education curriculum and to increase the number of primary care physicians it graduates.

6/8/94

The United States will need 612,000 more nurses by the year 2000, according to some estimates.

6/16/94

Margaret H. MacGillivray, M.D., professor and chief of the Division of Endocrinology in the Department of Pediatrics in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been elected president-elect for 1994 and president for 1995 of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society.

6/6/94

Gerhard Levy, Ph.D., distinguished professor of pharmaceutics in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy, will travel to Lisbon, Portugal, to receive the 1994 International Lifetime Achievement in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Award from the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) for Education and Research.

6/10/94

Infants as young as 4 1/2 months can recognize their own names, even picking them out from similar-sounding names, University at Buffalo psychologists have found.

6/17/94

The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has received a $508,000 gift from a trust created by Helen Hekimian, whose family has helped UB in many ways since its earliest days.

6/15/94

Childhood-cancer survivors who have no recurrence of cancer in the first five years after diagnosis can expect to live as long as members of the general population, a new study by researchers from the University at Buffalo has shown.

6/15/94

University at Buffalo students have constructed a steel, geodesic dome house in a Williamsville backyard, similar to the ones they developed as a cheap, practical form of housing for residents of poor villages in India.

6/20/94

Widespread screening for chlamydia among sexually active, single women under the age of 25 is needed to reduce the incidence of illness associated with untreated chlamydial cervicitis, a University at Buffalo medical researcher recommends.

6/15/94

Seven University at Buffalo faculty members, two librarians and three professional staff members have received 1994 SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence.

6/6/94

Parker E. Calkin, Ph.D., professor of geology at the University at Buffalo, has been elected 1994 chair of the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division of the Geological Society of America (GSA).

6/22/94

In an attempt to encourage students to report bias-related incidents that occur on campus, the University at Buffalo has developed specific guidelines for students to consult when reporting such incidents.

6/14/94

Media reports of an epidemic of necrotizing fasciitis caused by a flesh-eating bacteria are premature and may be causing unnecessary public angst, according to a nationally recognized expert in infectious diseases who is a professor of medicine and associate professor of microbiology at the University at Buffalo.

6/13/94

University at Buffalo alumnus Arthur W. Woelfle, Jr. is providing generous support for UB student-athletes meeting specific academic standards by giving the university $1 million to create a new scholarship fund that will help them prove themselves in the classroom, as well as on the playing field.

6/21/94

Norman C. Severo, Ph.D., professor of statistics at the University at Buffalo, has been elected as a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.