We combine and focus our faculty strength across the university
to address the most challenging problems and questions of our time
and to enhance faculty leadership in key areas. Our
interdisciplinary and innovative approach integrates our research,
education and engagement activities in order to maximize our
UB’s Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and
Water (RENEW) Institute brings together faculty from across the
university to approach complex energy and environmental issues and
their social and economic ramifications. RENEW aims to create
transformative change and establish UB as a global leader in these
areas through innovative and interdisciplinary research, education
and community engagement activities.
The Creative Arts Initiative (CAI) is a collaboration with
Buffalo’s major art institutions and organizations that is
dedicated to fostering creative production and engagement among UB
students, faculty and staff; visiting artists; and Buffalo’s
cultural community. CAI includes an artist-in-residence program and
the innovative Arts One undergraduate course that directly exposes
UB students to the richness of the Buffalo arts community.
UB is improving medical care in Western New York through a
four-year, $16 million dollar Clinical and Translational Science
Award from the National Institutes of Health. The university is
collaborating with other area institutions to move the region's
high-impact research from the lab to the patient's bedside,
delivering new drugs, diagnostics and medical devices.
Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG)
The Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG) is
emerging as a national leader in genomic medicine. It provides
informatics and biomedical expertise in finding new ways to treat,
prevent and manage serious disease. A $100 million state grant to
UB and the New York Genome Center in Manhattan created the
public/private partnership designed to deliver groundbreaking
research and innovative health care.
The BioXFEL (Biology with X-ray lasers) Center is changing the
future of drug development by creating molecular
movies—images of biological molecules, their functional
motions and interactions in a natural setting. Hauptman-Woodward
Medical Research Institute and UB are headquarters for this
eight-institution Science and Technology Center funded by the
National Science Foundation.