Health Research Highlights and News

Researchers in this Strength are active in their fields. Find out about their latest achievements. 

4/8/13

With support from Research to Prevent Blindness, ophthalmology faculty are generating new knowledge about visual processes and disease.

4/10/13

UB has unveiled the dramatic design for its new medical school on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in downtown Buffalo.

4/10/13

The University at Buffalo's new downtown medical school is designed to foster interaction among researchers, clinicians and medical students.

4/15/13

UB researchers and colleagues will use advanced imaging tests to reveal why behavioral changes help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

4/26/13

The UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute showcased award-winning studies and novel technologies developed jointly by UB researchers and collaborators.

4/26/13

UB researchers helped develop and test a successful curriculum for robotic surgery, according to a study published in Urology.

4/25/13

Alexander D. Diehl, PhD, assistant professor of neurology, is helping to develop ontologies related to immunology and infectious disease.

4/26/13

Eleven medical school teachers and five residents received 2013 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards during an April 17 ceremony.

4/26/13

UB researchers have identified defects in a mechanosensitive ion channel leading to a hereditary anemia.

4/10/13

Richard J. Quigg Jr., MD, was installed as the inaugural Arthur M. Morris Professor and Chief of the Division of Nephrology during a March 7 ceremony.

4/8/13

Forty-two residents, fellows, faculty and medical students were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and one student received the Goldstein scholarship during a March ceremony.

4/9/13

The UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences was one of five institutions to receive the largest portion of a $10.6 million New York State Department of Health grant promoting medical training in ambulatory settings.

4/10/13

Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor of medicine, is studying liraglutide, potentially a major new treatment for Type 1 diabetes.

4/19/13

Yijun Sun, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, is using a $519,000 award from the National Science Foundation to develop novel analytic methods for the study of microbial communities.

4/15/13

James D. Bangs, PhD, has been installed as the Grant T. Fisher Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

4/4/13

UB researchers found that aerobic exercise may help restore normal cognitive function in patients who have suffered a concussion.

4/10/13

Five students will be selected annually to receive the Zannoni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, which encourages careers in pharmacological or pharmaceutical sciences and aims to help undergraduates gain research experience.

4/10/13

Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, is studying a family of receptors as targets for treatment of chronic pain.

4/9/13

Jane Elberg, MD, co-chief fellow in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, has been named a Laughlin Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP).

4/24/13

The New England Journal of Medicine published results of a major trial led by Anne Curtis, MD, showing benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy.

4/26/13

Alexandra Corrine Keller, who earned her master’s degree in pharmacology and toxicology in September 2012, has won the 2013 Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Master’s Thesis Award.

3/15/13

Match Day festivities took place March 15 at First Niagara Center’s Harbour Club 200 in downtown Buffalo, where students, their families and faculty gathered to celebrate.

3/27/13

Thanks to a donation of land from First Niagara, UB will acquire the last piece of real estate needed for its new downtown medical school.

3/5/13

Sixteen faculty members with diverse backgrounds and expertise have joined the school’s faculty during the past several months.

3/27/13
Balloon angioplasty does not improve outcomes for patients with multiple sclerosis—and, in a few cases, worsened symptoms, according to a landmark UB clinical trial.
3/19/13

Frederick Sachs, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of physiology and biophysics, has won the 2013 Kenneth S. Cole Award from the Biophysical Society.

3/4/13

Faculty in or associated with the UB medical school are involved in four of five research projects that have received grants from the Catalyst Fund.

3/20/13

The Office of Graduate Medical Education announced the Evan Calkins, MD, Fellowship for Community-Based Research, an award for residents and junior faculty members who conduct community-based research or quality improvement projects.

3/26/13

Thirty-two individuals were inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and two received the John Naughton award during a ceremony in Butler Auditorium.

3/26/13

Sarah X. Zhang, MD, is studying a possible mechanism underlying retinopathy and testing a novel protective agent to thwart it.

3/15/13

UB and Toronto researchers have developed a contrast agent that can be used jointly to create ultrasound and photacoustic tomography images.

3/27/13

Virginia Havel, a PhD student in microbiology and immunology, has received an American Heart Association Founders Affiliate predoctoral fellowship.

3/8/13

A paper by senior author Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, has been selected and evaluated by the Faculty of 1000, placing her work in its library of the top 2 percent of articles in biology and medicine.

3/28/13

Daniel Kosman, PhD, has joined a worldwide body of experts who select and evaluate the most significant articles from biomedical research publications.

3/21/13

Fifty percent more graduates of the University at Buffalo’s medical school chose a UB residency program this year than last.

3/21/13

Nine faculty members received awards for their contributions to the university and the field of psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry’s annual faculty appreciation event.