Whether it’s in Buffalo or Zimbabwe, our research
makes a difference in lives across the globe. The Strategic
Strengths Initiative is working to push that research further,
broadening our societal impact.
Artistic Expression and Performing Arts hosts “June
in Buffalo,” an annual, internationally acclaimed festival
and conference for emerging composers of new music.
The Civic Engagement Research Fellowship Program has
supported community-based research projects in Western New York, as
well as in Ontario, Canada; Alaska and sub-Saharan Africa.
Cultures and Texts supports research in the humanities,
hosted the annual North American James Joyce Conference and
sponsors and organizes a variety of engaging seminars, lectures and
Faculty in Extreme Events:Mitigation and Response
are training Haitian engineers and architects to construct
buildings better able to withstand devastating events like the 2010
Faculty affiliated with Health and Wellness Across the
Lifespan are teaching pharmaceutical scientists
in Zimbabwe and Nigeria to conduct clinical trials and
research on HIV/AIDS.
Research in Integrated Nanostructured Systems has led to
a way to commercially produce graphene, a resilient material with
potential to revolutionize materials engineering.
The Stem Cell Culture and Analysis Center established by
Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems and
Bioinformatics is an innovative facility to store, maintain and
create stem cells.
Improving Women's Health
UB is one of four regional centers for the NIH-funded
Women’s Health Initiative, the groundbreaking
investigation into women’s health and healthy aging.
Led by Shermali Gunawardena, new research into how the
brain functions has revealed some of the potential causes while
opening up potential new routes to future prevention of disorders
like Alzheimers Disease.
NSF CAREER winner and associate professor of electrical
engineering, Tommaso Melodia, is using ultrasound to create new
wireless sensors that can be used to treat diseases like diabetes
and heart disease in real time.
The Department of Ophthalmology has once again received an
unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness to continue
its laboratory-based and clinical research exploring vision
processes and disease.