This month investigators from SUNY University at Buffalo and SUNY Downstate Medical Center presented a poster at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference, in New York City. Investigators from all over the world gave presentations focusing on this year’s theme, “Health Disparities: A Time for Action,” which as the CUGH organizers explain, “reflect[s] one of the world’s great challenges: The increasing gap in opportunity, security, health and prosperity between the poor and middle class, and the rich, which continues to grow and threatens to undermine the gains in development we have seen over the last few decades.”
Two new UZ-UB NIH-Fogarty HIV Research Training Program Administrative Supplements were awarded to the University at Buffalo to increase behavioral and social science training opportunities with HIV research at the University of Zimbabwe.
A group of faculty from the Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences (CIGBS) attended the Annual Research Conference at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, in Kingston, Jamaica this November. Gene Morse, PharmD, Director of CIGBS, Co-Director of the SUNY Global Health Institute, and SUNY Distinguished Professor, presented “Dual University System to Promote Health Research Collaboration to Achieve Sustainable Goals.”
Supriya Mahajan, PhD, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University at Buffalo presented, “Mitochondrial dysfunction in an aging HIV patient cohort with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND),” at the HIV and Aging: From the Mitochondria to the Metropolis at Emory University this November.
Amy Jacobs, PhD, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, represented the University at Buffalo, Global Virus Network Center of Excellence at the Annual Meeting in Melbourne, Australia in October 2017.
The UB Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences (CIGBS) turned two this past September! Over the past two years CIGBS has established an international scholar program, has done work with the Global Virus Network, the University of Zimbabwe, the University of the West Indies, and has even delved into Global cannabinoid drug development.
This past August Tiffany Butterfield, a PhD candidate at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in the Department of Microbiology, attended a week long course administered by the Global Virus Network (GVN). A one-week intensive course on basic, translational, and clinical aspects of viruses of importance to human health.
Admire Dube, PhD, has received a NIH Emerging Global Leader Award, through the Fogarty International Center, for his research project regarding nanomedicine and the treatment of tuberculosis. Dube is a pharmaceutical scientist and Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.
On August 21, Gene Morse, PharmD, presented at the NIH Office of AIDS Research monthly seminar program, and to the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland. The presentations focused on Creating Synergy between HIV Research, Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Development and Capacity Building Low and Middle Income Countries.
Paras Prasad, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of UB’s Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, has won the 2017 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology. The award was presented at the annual IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology in July in Pittsburgh, PA.