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Faculty experts weigh in on trending topics. Their views and opinions are based on their expertise and research, and do not represent the official positions of UB.

  • Ozempic ‘important moment’ for weight management
    6/21/23

    UB expert Katherine Balantekin says that while anti-obesity drugs are helpful, they are best used as adjuncts to behavioral obesity management.

  • S. Todd Brown named interim law school dean
    6/16/23

    A UB faculty member since 2009, Brown is an expert on bankruptcy trusts, chapter 11, complex litigation and mass torts.

  • Secret to maintaining heart health simpler than you think
    2/14/23

    Epidemiologist Michael LaMonte offers tips on how to maintain a healthy heart, including how everyday activities count toward hitting health goals.

  • Building collapses not unexpected in Turkey-Syria quake
    2/10/23

    UB engineers Andrew Whittaker and Michael Constantinou studied Turkish infrastructure after the 1999 quakes in İzmit and Düzce.

  • Dealing with emotional trauma
    1/26/23

    Three UB experts offer insights on how to cope with the events that have rocked Western New York during the past nine months.

Questions & Answers

  • DEI has been Seval Yildirim's life’s work
    4/15/24

    UB's new vice provost for inclusive excellence has been advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion long before it was ever a phrase.

  • Apple’s antitrust woes
    4/5/24

    The tech company defeated a consumer antitrust case, but the ruling is “hardly the end” of its antitrust woes, UB legal scholar Christine Bartholomew says.

  • Breaking new ground on Indigenous law
    3/25/24

    Rebecca Chapman, senior assistant law librarian at the Charles B. Sears Law Library, talks about her work that sheds new light on Native American legal traditions.

  • Viewing the total solar eclipse
    3/20/24

    UB ophthalmologist Andrew Reynolds spoke with UBNow about how to stay safe while viewing this once-in-a-lifetime celestial phenomenon. 

  • Meet D. Michael Applegarth
    3/1/24

    The new Social Work professor looks at the intersection of the criminal legal system and mental health with an eye toward reducing mass incarceration and improving well-being. 

Awards & Recognition

  • New faculty member brings exclusive 3M award to UB
    8/18/23

    Luis R. De Jesús Báez is UB’s first recipient of the Non-Tenure Faculty Award that aims to encourage the pursuit of new ideas among tenure-track faculty.

  • Grinslade selected as AAN fellow
    7/11/23

    The School of Nursing faculty member is being recognized by the American Academy of Nursing for her outstanding impact on health and health care.

  • Freudenheim named fellow of American Society for Nutrition
    6/9/23

    The UB scientist has focused her work on factors related to breast cancer epidemiology, including the role of nutrition during the life course.

  • Arany receives dental laser research award
    5/30/23

    The T. H. Maiman Award from the Academy of Laser Dentistry recognizes the UB oral biologist for his work on photobiomodulation.

  • Fliesler receives LSU honor for second time
    5/23/23

    The Chancellor’s Award Lecture in Neuroscience and Ophthalmology recognizes the UB faculty member's major discoveries in the field.