Futurity's list of Top 10 Stories of 2011 included two UB research stories. Futurity publishes daily news from the world's top research universities. UB and Duke University were the only schools that placed two stories in the top 10.
Business First reported that the Waters Corporation has donated the Acquity TQD System to the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to help train graduate students, post-doctoral and clinical fellows in the UB/University of Zimbabwe AIDS International Training and Research Program.
A story in USA Today about the "sandwich generation" of caregivers who find themselves taking care of their children and parents at the same time quotes Peter Rogerson, a professor of geography who studies population changes.
An article in The New York Times about archaeologists finding the ancient harbor town of Bathonea in Turkey because of a protracted drought in Istanbul, and the wealth of relics from the fourth to the sixth centuries A.D. that have been found there, quotes Bradley Ault, associate professor of classics who has studied ancient port cities in Greece and Cyprus.
A Business First feature story describes UB's successful efforts to provide construction work to women- and minority-owned firms. The story highlights work being done by Sundra Ryce's firm, SLR construction, which is serving as general contractor for the $20 million renovation of Hayes Hall.
An article on the front page of the Buffalo News reports on a new treatment developed by a surgical team led by Vijay Iyer, UB assistant professor of medicine, that offers patients with seriously narrowed aortic valves a promising medical option.
Drucy Borowitz, clinical professor of pediatrics and director of UB's cystic fibrosis program, is quoted in an Associated Press article about a new drug, the first of its kind, that treats the root cause of cystic fibrosis.