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6/1/12

Childrens' psychosocial problems are among the most common reasons for pediatric office visits. But since there is a critical shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the nation and New York State, many pediatricians and family physicians end up providing much of their patients' psychiatric care. Through 2014, New York State pediatricians and family physicians will be getting some much-needed help, thanks to a project being led by David Kaye, MD, professor of psychiatry in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

6/4/12

For the first time, student couples of the opposite sex at the University at Buffalo will be able to live together in on-campus housing. UB Campus Living will introduce gender-neutral housing into student campus residence halls and apartments in the fall.

6/5/12

The brain receives information from the ear in a surprisingly orderly fashion, according to a University at Buffalo study scheduled to appear June 6 in the Journal of Neuroscience.

6/4/12

This week, a massive and thriving colony of bees now living in the walls of an abandoned outbuilding in "Silo City," the former industrial site at the corner of Ohio and Child Streets, will get a glimpse of its brand new home.

6/5/12

If you're trying to quit smoking, eating more fruits and vegetables may help you quit and stay tobacco-free for longer, according to a new study published online by University at Buffalo public health researchers.

6/6/12

The University at Buffalo's "City Voices, City Visions" student film festival will present its "Academy Awards" to the winning high school digital cinematographers 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre, 639 Main St., in downtown Buffalo.

6/11/12

Megan L. Hathaway of Wheatfield, who graduated in May from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning with a master's degree in urban planning, was a certified social studies teacher frustrated with the limitations of educational programs that serve distressed children.

6/18/12

A massive and thriving colony of bees living in an abandoned industrial site in Buffalo has been moved into a brand new home, designed for them by architecture graduate students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

6/13/12

The University at Buffalo celebrated its partnerships with community and industry today at UB Partners Day, an annual event that highlights how UB works with individuals and organizations across Western New York to improve the region's quality of life.

6/13/12

A new University at Buffalo study of publications in the world's top five general medical journals finds that when clinical trials do not account for participants who dropped out, results are biased and may even lead to incorrect conclusions.

6/13/12

Buffalo-area media have reported that police are seeking a Dr. Timothy V. Jorden Jr. as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a woman this morning, June 13, at the Erie County Medical Center

6/15/12

Michael J. Blanco, a third-year medical student at the University at Buffalo, has won an American Medical Association Foundation 2012 Minority Scholars Award.

6/15/12

Joseph L. Izzo, Jr., MD, University at Buffalo professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has been awarded the American Society of Hypertension's Marvin Moser Clinical Hypertension Awarded for 2012.

6/15/12

The University at Buffalo recently celebrated the first graduating class from its Department of Biomedical Engineering, a milestone for the fast-growing program that focuses on developing medical devices and therapies for diabetes, cancer and other illnesses.

6/15/12

The Buffalo Police Department has reported that Dr. Timothy V. Jorden Jr., a person of interest in the fatal shooting of Jacqueline Wisniewski at the Erie County Medical Center on June 13, has been found dead today, June 15.

6/18/12

John Violanti, PhD, professor of social and preventive medicine in the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions, will participate in a Law Enforcement Executives Summit on June 27 at the invitation of U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

6/18/12

Strategies introduced to assess -- and reward -- the productivity of faculty at academic medical centers in the U.S. do improve faculty research productivity, according to a systematic review recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

6/19/12

Twenty-five Western New York business professionals have graduated from the Executive MBA program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

6/20/12

Even with an imminent Supreme Court ruling on the health care overhaul law, it's still the primary care physician and the local community that will determine the path of true health care reform. That's the message from "Communities of Solution: The Folsom Report Revisited," a policy paper published online in the May/June issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

6/20/12

The University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), known for its groundbreaking research on addictive behavior in all its forms, is featured this month in the international journal Addiction as part of a series on addiction research centers and the nurturing of creativity.

6/20/12

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), once almost exclusively associated with cancer of the cervix, is now linked to head and neck cancer. According to a new University at Buffalo study just published in the Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, a JAMA publication, gum disease is associated with increased odds of tumors being HPV-positive.

6/21/12

Deborah Reed-Danahay, PhD, of Buffalo, professor of anthropology at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded a Yip Fellowship at Magdalene College, Cambridge University, for the 2012 Michaelmas (October to Christmas) term.

6/21/12

Sarah Boerschig, a sophomore history and Asian studies major and University Honors College scholar at the University at Buffalo, is the first UB student to receive the 2012 David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Education Program.

6/21/12

Forty-six Western New York business owners, operators and high-level managers have graduated from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

6/25/12

The University at Buffalo School of Management and the Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) are collaborating to introduce minority high school students to career opportunities in the accounting profession during a five-day program.

6/25/12

The U.S. Supreme Court has taken the "remarkable" step and upheld the single most controversial provision of the Arizona immigration law, giving law enforcement officials the right to verify immigration status of anyone reasonably suspected to be an unauthorized immigrant, according to Rick T. Su, an expert on immigration law and associate professor at the University at Buffalo Law School.

6/26/12

A number of exciting summer science and technology camps and research opportunities are still available for students in 12 Buffalo schools through the University at Buffalo and Buffalo Public Schools' Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP).

6/26/12

Phil Tucciarone knew as a high school student that he wanted to study nanotechnology; it was just a matter of where. The Ivy League was an option, but so was the University at Buffalo, where he enrolled in 2010. The decision paid off.

6/27/12

Fifty law enforcement officers and police officers will compete Thursday night at the University at Buffalo in an outdoor obstacle-course competition testing their ability to shoot their weapons, tackle suspects, handcuff prisoners and avoid playground equipment, all while riding bicycles.

6/27/12

The University at Buffalo and the School of Management have announced plans to invest $525,000 in the school's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) to expand both the scope and reach of its activities.

6/27/12

Two University at Buffalo researchers were awarded the 2012 David Himmelblau Award for Innovations in Computer-Based Chemical Engineering.

6/28/12

The University at Buffalo recognizes that shale gas and hydraulic fracturing is an important, timely and controversial topic.

6/28/12

The long-awaited Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's signature health care law upholds much of the act's intentions to expand coverage, with one major exception, says a University at Buffalo Law School professor who is an expert on health care.

6/28/12

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold much of the Affordable Care Act will not only provide as many as 30 million or more uninsured Americans with healthcare coverage, it may also help foster changes that will "right-size" the healthcare system in some important and long overdue ways, says Tom Rosenthal, MD, chair of the Department of Family Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

6/29/12

Fifty-eight teachers in Buffalo Public Schools have been selected to take part in the Interdisciplinary Science and Education Partnership (ISEP), a professional development program that encourages hands-on laboratory and field work in science classes. The program is coordinated by UB John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry Joseph Gardella.

6/29/12

High school students and college undergraduates dedicated to changing the world will have the chance to see how a legal degree and legal expertise can lead to meaningful social change through a new UB interdisciplinary summer program to be held at the Chautauqua Institution.

6/11/12

An expo, workshops and awards luncheon at UB Partners Day on June 13 will highlight how the University at Buffalo is working with industry and community partners to improve the quality of life in Western New York.

6/1/12

June in Buffalo 2012, a thrilling and internationally acclaimed festival of contemporary classical music presented by the University at Buffalo, offers an opportunity for the Western New York public to expand its understanding of contemporary music and its astonishing possibilities.

6/1/12

An entrepreneur's boot camp at the University at Buffalo this month will help nine area inventors and innovators decide whether to move forward with launching high-tech companies.