News

4/6/20

A new clinical study on COVID-19 is investigating why the novel coronavirus is so potentially devastating for adults but barely causes a reaction in most children.

3/6/20

UB medical residents, along with their faculty mentors, have dramatically reduced from 80% to 30% inappropriate PPI prescriptions at an urban academic medicine clinic in Buffalo.

2/10/20

The award recognizes UB’s progress in bringing the benefits of clinical and translational science to patients, including the tripling of clinical trials since 2015.

1/30/20

Researchers surveyed cannabis users about beliefs on marijuana's effectiveness in treating certain medical conditions. The results reveal a big discrepancy.

1/27/20

Pletnikov, a native of Moscow, Russia, will relocate to Buffalo and join UB on July 1, 2020. He will be accompanied by his wife, Olga Pletnikova, MD.

1/21/20

Recent FDA approval of a fast-acting insulin for children with diabetes mellitus came about with the help of UB, UBMD Pediatrics and Oishei Children’s Hospital, and some highly committed Western New York families.

1/16/20

Technology called MindEye uses infrared camera to detect subtle changes in pupil dilation and eye movement.

1/16/20

The UB School of Dental Medicine will welcome hundreds of Western New York children who lack access to dental care to receive free oral health care, hearing and vision exams, and other health services. 

1/14/20

Participants in the Aging Innovation Challenge developed prototype products and hacked the issues that aging New Yorkers face every day.

12/20/19

E. Brooke Lerner directs research to improve treatment before a child arrives at the hospital.

12/13/19

Participate in Research portal lists and updates every active clinical trial throughout UB, streamlining the processes of posting and accessing information about ongoing trials.

12/12/19

Community Health Equity Research Institute brings together community partners and faculty, students from 10 UB schools to improve health of underserved neighborhoods.

12/10/19

Participants who ate a Western diet were three times more likely to develop late stage of this debilitating eye condition.

12/4/19

Two aspiring ER doctors draw inspiration from avid sports fan and guest lecturer who taught them about his degenerative disease.

12/4/19

Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, professor of biochemistry, has been elected chair of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

 

11/18/19

From opium’s origins to the opioid epidemic, “Our Love Affair with Drugs” explores the eternal human quest to kill pain and attain new levels of consciousness.

11/12/19

Getting five or fewer hours of sleep a night is associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) and higher odds of osteoporosis, according to the findings of the largest study of sleep and BMD to date among U.S. postmenopausal women.

11/5/19

A UB study has found that a mother’s warmth and sensitivity during active play, non-feeding interactions, was associated with reduced obesity risk from infancy to second grade in popuations at risk.

10/31/19

Over the past two decades, CRIA has trained more than 30 postdocs who’ve gone on to obtain research positions at universities across the country.

10/30/19
On October 26, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students participated in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which offers a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.
10/30/19

UB study will compare Opioid Intervention Court and traditional drug court in four key areas, providing policymakers and providers with evidence of OIC’s effectiveness.

10/29/19

A mother’s warmth and acceptance toward her teenagers may help prevent those children from being in an abusive relationship later in life, even if her own marriage is contentious, according to a new University at Buffalo study.

10/29/19

UB's Behavioral Health Clinic is an outpatient clinic where research-based treatment programs funded by the NIH are used to find effective treatment for individuals with alcohol use disorders.

10/28/19

If the goal is getting people to eat more fruits and vegetables, mobile produce and farmers markets are more effective.

10/25/19

Seven artists will travel to the University at Buffalo as the fourth cohort of art residents in the UB Coalesce: Center for Biological Art, which helps artists and scientists explore and examine the cultural meanings of their work.

10/23/19
The recent measles outbreak across the United States prompted a nearly unanimous plea from providers including doctors, nurses and pharmacists, as they urged the public to get up to date on the MMR vaccine. Despite skepticism from some portions of the population, healthcare professionals remained firm in delivering the message that immunizations are safe and, most importantly, save lives.
10/18/19

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host the fifth Dentistry Smiles on Veterans, an annual program that welcomes local veterans to receive a day of free dental screenings, cleanings, extractions, restorations and denture repairs.

10/16/19

University at Buffalo researchers discovered that the human diet — a result of increased meat consumption, cooking and agriculture — has led to stark differences in the saliva of humans compared to that of other primates.

 

10/9/19

A new preclinical study reveals the genetic basis of relapse, one of the most detrimental but poorly understood behaviors related to addiction.

10/7/19

Two faculty members in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are serving on New York State’s Maternal Mortality Advisory Council.

10/2/19

Sexual minority women are more likely to smoke cigarettes when drinking alcohol than heterosexual women, according to new University at Buffalo research.

9/23/19
The more than 1,200 recently hospitalized patients had been discharged and sent home. For many, it was a time of confusion and uncertainty: patients missed taking their medications or were uncertain about their dosage, had been reluctant to make follow-up appointments and also may have wondered if a return trip to the hospital was in their near future.
9/11/19

UB's IPE curriculum will receive a Program of Merit award in October from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions.

9/1/19
“IPE” is becoming one of the most important acronyms in health care – but what is it?
9/1/19
Two nursing students joined an interdisciplinary team that traveled to Ghana in 2019 to provide medical care for the local communities. The team set up a clinic and administered care for hundreds of people, many of whom walked five miles to visit. Kwasi Adusei, DNP ’19, says, “There is always work to be done, but even if you can make a person’s life better, just for one day, it could be the moment of hope that transforms their lives, but never as much as that moment of hope can transform your own.”
9/1/19
African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent University at Buffalo study.
9/1/19
Embracing a global perspective is often a result of first-hand, transformative experiences – and that is the case with Molli Oldenburg, DNP, FNP-C, clinical assistant professor and UB School of Nursing’s first global initiatives coordinator.
9/1/19
Smaller than a minor or certificate, a microcredential program provides students with credit-bearing opportunities to gain relevant workforce skills – such as intercultural fluency, collaboration, critical thinking and leadership – without the financial and time commitments of a degree. Students earn digital badges, which are clickable images that house information validating their newly acquired skills. These dynamic credentials can be shared on social media, digital resumes and e-portfolios.
9/1/19
Immigration, migration, air travel, internet, social media, cell phones – these and many other factors continue to make our world more interconnected than ever before. As national and physical geographical boundaries diminish in power to separate populations, other mountainous borders and barriers have emerged – economics, politics, culture, ideology, education – that present new challenges for quality of life and health.
9/1/19
Many of us are familiar with this old adage, ourselves often chanting it as children on the playground, the school bus, the cafeteria.
7/3/19
Ten students from the University at Buffalo chapter of the International Pharmaceutical Student Federation (IPSF) traveled to Wise County, VA, to participate in Remote Area Medical (RAM), the largest free health clinic in the U.S.
4/9/19
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UB SPPS) took part in several mission trips to assist underserved populations in early 2019.
10/9/18

To improve teamwork and communication between nursing and pharmacy students, the School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have turned to the popular, mystery-themed game for interprofessional training.

9/1/18
An estimated 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – 390,000 are residents of New York. By 2050, that number is expected to surpass 16 million.
9/1/18
Graduate Students to Receive Enhanced Addiction-Focused Training and Practice Through Inter-professional Collaboration in Integrated Care Settings