10 Medical School Awardees Honored for Excellence

Published November 13, 2020

story by dirk hoffman

Nine faculty members and a staff member from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among those honored for notable achievement and service at the 17th annual University at Buffalo Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence


Faculty Honored for Scholarship, Teaching

SUNY Distinguished Ranks

This highest State University of New York rank recognizes exceptional faculty merit and outstanding academic contributions.

M. Laura Feltri, MD.

M. Laura Feltri, MD
SUNY Distinguished Professor of biochemistry and neurology

Elad I. Levy, MD.

Elad I. Levy, MD
SUNY Distinguished Professor and L. Nelson Hopkins III, MD, Professor and Chair of neurosurgery; and professor of radiology

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

This award honors faculty members who make extraordinary contributions to their fields.

Sanjay Sethi, MD.
Andrew H. Talal, MD.

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

This honor acknowledges faculty who have made sustained and wide-ranging service contributions to a broad array of university constituents.

Steven L. Dubovsky, MD.

Steven L. Dubovsky, MD
Professor and chair of psychiatry

50 Years of Service to UB

This award recognizes faculty who recently achieved an exceptional milestone: completing 50 years of service to UB.

Daniel J. Kosman, PhD.

Daniel J. Kosman, PhD
SUNY Distinguished Professor of biochemistry

UB Exceptional Scholars — Sustained Achievement Award

This honor recognizes unprecedented accomplishment and a distinguishing body of work with enduring importance.

Ira J. Blader, PhD.
Marc S. Halfon, PhD.
Bruce R. Troen, MD.

Key Staff Member Honored for Service

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service

This award honors members of the professional staff whose extraordinary service contributions have significantly enriched the university.

Elizabeth A. O’Brocta.

Elizabeth A. O’Brocta
Assistant to the chair of biochemistry