Five named UB Distinguished Professors

Five faculty members representing the health sciences and engineering have been named UB Distinguished Professors for 2014.

AHRQ grant to fund study of hospital readmissions

The School of Nursing has received a grant to study post-follow-up coordination between patients and their primary care physician.

Patient on phone
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.
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.
Federal grant to fund training

The School of Nursing has received nearly $700,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide financial assistance to students in advanced nursing programs leading to a doctor of nursing practice degree.


Five faculty members representing the health sciences and engineering have been named University at Buffalo Distinguished Professors for 2014. The appointments are effective Sept. 1.


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.

Supporting veterans and their families

“Joining Forces-UB” will serve local veterans and their families by teaching social workers and nurses how they can better care for and respond to veterans’ needs.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Marla Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN, known internationally for her nursing scholarship on global and domestic health policy, global health workforce development and strengthening of health systems, will present the 18th Annual Bonnie Bullough Lecture at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 in 105 Harriman Hall on UB’s South Campus.

The University at Buffalo Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), will present a day-long public workshop that aims to increase awareness of air pollution-related research from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The moment a woman hears “you have breast cancer” is a moment she never forgets.
Coping with cancer

UB faculty member Robin Lally has developed a program that helps women in those early days after a breast cancer diagnosis.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Nursing’s online bachelor’s degree (RN – BS) has been named a “2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Program.”

Online programs offered by the University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education and School of Nursing have been named among the best online programs by U.S. News & World Report.


One in three boys experiencing sexual assault tries to take his own life, according to new research by a UB nursing faculty member.


Renowned cancer researcher Karen Meneses, PhD, will present the University at Buffalo School of Nursing’s Fifth Annual Margaret A. Nelson Lecture.


The 11th annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence takes place April 16.


Discussing your sexual history with a doctor, or anyone for that matter, can be an uncomfortable experience. But for many transgender people, the conversation never takes place.

Nursing stories

In honor of National Nurses Week, the UB Reporter asked members of the university community to share stories of how a nurse or nursing care affected their lives.

Honored for mentoring

UB faculty members Rajan Batta, Anthony Campagnari and Yvonne Scherer are the recipients of the Graduate School's 2014-15 Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award.

Debunking ER myth

A UB study has found that while people aren't replacing their doctors with trips to the hospital emergency room, they are sicker, have more chronic diseases and are using both services equally.

Improving life for aging population

Five UB faculty members have received grants from UB's Institute for Person-Centered Care to develop approaches, technologies and service models aimed at helping people age well.

Nursing professor Davina Porock

The University at Buffalo’s Institute for Person-Centered Care (IPCC) recently awarded grants totaling more than $31,000 to five UB faculty members for aging and person-centered care research.

A doctor checks a patient's blood pressure.

New research could soon automate hospital discharge communication, adding critical data and cutting the time it takes the information to reach community health care providers from weeks to hours.

Easing transitions

UB Nursing faculty member Sharon Hewner is working on a system to automate hospital discharge communication, potentially reducing the number of patients readmitted to hospitals.


When you’re having trouble sleeping, light is the last thing you assume you need.