A world renowned producer, filmmaker and cinematographer, Elliot
Caplan, a member of Artistic Expression and Performing Arts, has
work shown and archived in some of the most prestigious
Creating Healthy Communities
Samina Raja, researcher in Civic Engagement and Public Policy,
is a leader in research into food security, food distribution and
access, and community health. She is the only urban planner serving
as a committee member within the National Academies of Science.
Building Safer Structures
Andre Filiatraut, works in the field of earthquake preparation,
response and mitigation. In the aftermath of the devastating
Haitian earthquake in 2010, Filitraut and his team from Extreme
Events worked tirelessly to train Haitian engineers.
Broadening Our Knowledge of Women's Health
Jean Wactawski-Wende leads one of four nationwide centers in the
NIH-sponsored Women’s Health Initiative. Her knowledge
and leadership have made UB an important research hub for
post-menopausal women’s health.
Creating Safe and Efficient Information Delivery
Venu Govindaraju, who heads Information and Computing
Technology, focuses on automated handwriting analysis
and developed the first handwriting analysis technology used
by the US Post Office.
Small Discoveries with Big Impact
Sarbajit Banerjee’s Integrated Nanostructured Systems lab
has developed a new way to mass produce graphene, one of the
strongest man made substances in the world.
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.
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.