Past Presentations

Past Symposiums

UB Health AI Symposium featuring Maryellen L. Giger, PhD

The UB Health AI Symposium discussed the expansions of AI in the healthcare world with Distinguished Service Professor of Radiology from the University of Chicago, Dr. Maryellen L. Giger. This symposium also included poster sessions to showcase the many talents and inquiries of UB researchers... and potential collaborators.

February 27, 2024 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 

Past Talks

Innovation for All by Blackstone Launchpad (CoLab)

This presentation discussed the UB Startup and Innovation Collaboratory powered by Blackstone Launchpad (CoLab) and how collaborating with the CoLab can benefit both faculty and students. Innovation skills and an entrepreneurial mindset are vital in research, the classroom, and applied healthcare settings. The CoLab has proven and adaptable programming that can create valuable experiences for all involved. 

May 9, 2024 via Zoom

Research Partner Possibilities with Independent Health Including Data Access by Jessica Thomas, DrPH

Dr. Jessica Thomas is responsible for directing HEDIS, QARR, NCQA, and Medicare Stars initiatives at Independent Health, which include collaboration among population health risk, medical management, care management and network providers to drive innovative initiatives to improve quality outcomes and ensure member satisfactions. This Q&A session with Dr. Thomas, discussed the resources and databases available when conducting research.

April 30, 2024 via Zoom

Ten Things Your NIH PO May Wish You Knew by Leigh Allen, PhD

Dr. Leigh Allen, a program officer with the Contraception Research Branch (CRB) of the NICHD, has managed more than $125 million in grants and contracts and administered both pre- and post-award grants. Dr. Allen answered questions and discussed the behind the scene tips to create a successful NIH grant application. 

April 23, 2024 via Zoom

How to Get Funded for Your Aging Research by Stephanie Studenski, MD, MPH

Stephanie Studenski, MD, MPH served as PI of the National Institute on Aging awards for over 20 years, was Chair of three NIA/Aging Study Sections and was a member of the NIA Advisory Council. She also was PI of VA aging awards and served on VA study sections and the VA aging advisory board. Dr. Studenski shared her perspectives on strategies to successfully achieve NIA funding. 

March 28, 2024 via Zoom

The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation featuring Geoffery Bartlett, PhD

Since 2019, the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has awarded over $635m to organizations in New York State. Featuring Geoffery Bartlett, PhD, Assistant VP for Corporate & Foundation Relations at UB, this presentation discussed the process for submitting to Mother Cabrini and shared general comments from the program officers of what they look for in successful submissions.

March 27, 2024 via Zoom

AI & Health at UB: Overview and Brainstorming by Jinjun Xiong, PhD

Dr. Jinjun Xiong, a computer scientist who specializes in using artificial intelligence for social good, discussed the many strengths of his unit at UB and the ways he envisions being able to partner with the health sciences. 

January 11, 2024 via Zoom

Other Transaction Authority by John Bogdan, PhD

UB Alumnus John A. Bogdan, PhD, is a widely recognized leader and subject matter expert in vaccines and therapeutics for infectious disease. Dr. Bogdan has written proposals in response to Requests for Prototype Proposals (RPP's) funded under Other Transactions Authority (OTA), developed RPP's for the Department of Defense (DOD) for awards under OTA, and has reviewed proposals submitted to these DOD RPP initiatives funded by OTA. This presentation discussed how to secure large-scale funding through the Department of Defense via Other Transaction Authority. 

December 12, 2023 via Zoom

PCORI Overview by Alyssa Krumlauf, PhD

Dr. Alyssa Krumlauf discussed PCORI Funding opportunities, how to engage at the clinical level and ways to access their data for advancing research and health outcomes. She focused heavily on what PCORI looks for in health equity related proposals.

November 9, 2023 via Zoom 

The UB Biorepository as a Resource by Norma Nowak, PhD and John Tomasweski, MD, MASCP

Dr. Norma Nowak and Dr. John Tomasweski discussed the UB Biorepository and how to utilize it for collections, processing, management and distribution of biological assets. Featuring guest speakers Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACS, FAANS, Vincent Tutino, PhD, Matt Bonner, PhD, MPH, and Roberto Pili, MD.

October 24, 2023 via Zoom