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Biophotonics pioneer

UB faculty member Paras Prasad has received an honorary doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden for his cutting-edge work in the field of biophotonics.

Tackling childhood obesity

Youfa Wang, an internationally recognized expert in childhood nutrition and obesity, has been named chair of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine.

Kathryn Byrk Friedman

UB faculty member Kathryn Bryk Friedman has joined some of the best and brightest scholars and experts from around the world as a new Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Dave Hostler, new ENS chair

The new chair of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences works to improve the health and safety of the nation's first responders.

A new frontier

Rachael Hageman Blair's work developing mathemati­cal models of skin and breast cancer metabolism breaks new ground in cancer research.

Education reformer

What one might call street art, UB faculty member Stephen Goss calls a step in the right direction toward education reform.

Cardiac contributions

UB vice president Michael Cain recently was honored for his profound contributions to cardiovascular medicine.

Following a dream

UB faculty member Jon Nelson and his wife, Lazara, opened PAUSA art house to provide a venue for an eclectic mix of music, poetry and other art forms.

Sticking with the plan

It took six years, but Sheldon Park developed a synthetic protein that scientists are using worldwide.

Caring mentor

UB faculty member Gerard Connors' work mentoring promising scientists at the Research Institute on Addictions has been recognized with a prestigious national award from the American Psychological Association.

Mark Swihart
Mark T. Swihart, professor of chemical and biological engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal.
Anjana Malhotra

It was during her undergraduate years at Duke University that new UB Law faculty member Anjana Malhotra had her mind opened to a different way of looking at the world.

Q & A

Q&A with Karl Fiebelkorn

Longtime pharmacy administrator and faculty member talks about the profession and his time at UB.

Heartbleed bug

CIO J. Brice Bible talks about the latest Internet security issue and what steps members of the UB community can take to keep their computers, accounts and information safe.

Bringing people together

As co-director of Partnership for the Public Good and UB Law School adjunct faculty member, Sam Magavern works to bring people with energy and good ideas to bear on the challenges facing the city of Buffalo.

High-risk volcanoes

UB volcanologists Michael Sheridan and Alison Graettinger talk about the risks surrounding some of the world’s most dangerous mountains and how communities in these areas can protect themselves.

Buffalo's renaissance

UB architecture dean Robert G. Shibley, who led the master planning process for Buffalo’s comprehensive plan and downtown plan, shares his thoughts on the Rust Belt city’s rebirth

The Affordable Care Act

Nancy Nielsen, senior associate dean for health policy in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, talks about the Affordable Care Act and who it will benefit most.

Q&A with Danny White

UB's athletics director talks about increasing the visibility of the university's athletic teams.

Q&A on 'Popo'

UB volcanologist Michael Sheridan discusses why Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano, which been coughing up ash, gas and molten rock over the past few days, is one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes and why it remains difficult for researchers to predict major eruptions.

Medicare revision

Law School Professor Anthony Szczygieltalks about a revision in Medicare policy that should enable elderly and nursing home patients obtain better care in skilled care facilities and at home through home health care agencies.

Christine Ellington-Rowe is executive director of the UB Child Care Center.
Joe Gambacorta

The assistant dean for clinical affairs in the School of Dental Medicine talks with the UB Reporter.

Satish K. Tripathi

As President Satish K. Tripathi begins his second academic year at the helm of the university, he is working with faculty, staff and students to move ahead with the next phase of the UB 2020 plan for academic excellence. Tripathi recently talked to the UB Reporter about UB 2020 and NYSUNY 2020, and their transformative impact on the university.