Cutting-Edge Efforts

University at Buffalo students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do changes lives and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies

A Reputation for Strong Research: Our Schools

UB’s thinking, research, creative activity and people are helping advance and inform society. Here is how our work leads to new cures and healthier populations:

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

At the Jacobs School, we advance research and discovery to improve health for all. Our multidisciplinary research advances basic and clinical science; we translate those discoveries into clinical care that improves health in our communities. With our eyes on the future, we are increasing the number of students and trainees who pursue careers in research, biomedical science and academic medicine.

Dr. Popescu is in her lab at the Jacobs School.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

At the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, our dynamic research spans drug interaction, from discovery to development to clinical application. We are leading developments in precision pharmacotherapy, resulting in improved patient outcomes and development of future public policy initiatives.

A portrait of Joseph Balthasar, with the School of Pharmacy, in a research lab in the Pharmacy Building in September 2020.

School of Nursing

Bright light therapy. LGBTQ health access. Digital media for health promotion. At the School of Nursing, our researchers generate cutting-edge nursing knowledge to care for patients from beyond the bedside.

Students participate in a patient death simulation training through the School of Nursing in Wende Hall in May 2023.

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

From our founding as an engineering school in 1946, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences builds upon its proud legacy of excellent educational programs and world-class research. We engage in fundamental research and pioneer new technologies that address big challenges faced by society.  

Gang Wu stands with researchers.

School of Dental Medicine

The School of Dental Medicine helps solve some of the most complex problems in oral health — from improving dental materials to developing new approaches to treat periodontal disease. As one of the leading dental schools in the United States with respect to grant and contract awards for research, we are recognized both nationally and internationally for our life-changing dental research.

Students in the joint Destination Dental School and Native American Pre-Dental Student Gateway Program made molds of their teeth as part of a hands-on activity in the pre-clinical simulation lab at the UB School of Dental Medicine.

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Faculty and students in the School of Public Health and Health Professions are actively engaged in creating knowledge and producing innovative solutions to critical health challenges for individuals, communities and populations. We participate in interdisciplinary research collaborations within UB and with local, regional, national and international organizations, including Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UB physical and occupational therapy students work with clients at The Natalie Barnhard Center for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Recovery in Cheektowaga.

School of Social Work

Faculty at the School of Social Work are a diverse community of scholars, teachers and activists for change with interests that span the globe from India to Canada, from Pakistan to Korea, from the United States to the United Kingdom. We share a common passion for community-university partnerships in research and practice. 

The 2023 class of Social Impact Fellows gathered for an icebreaking activity working with Legos at Clemens Hall in May 2023.

Impactful Collaborations

Our Academic Health Center researchers extend their work, expertise and efforts far beyond the University at Buffalo community into the entire Western New York region.

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