UB Faculty Awarded Grant by NFL Charities to Study Concussion Treatments
Nov02

UB Faculty Awarded Grant by NFL Charities to Study Concussion Treatments

University at Buffalo sports medicine researchers have been awarded $100,000 from NFL Charities to develop the most objective, scientific method of determining when an athlete who has had a concussion can safely return to play. NFL Charities, the charitable foundation of the National Football League owners, has awarded the 18-month grant to researchers at the Concussion Management Clinic in the Department of Orthopaedics, UB School of...

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UB Pharmacy Returns to City of Buffalo with Opening of Kapoor Hall
Oct17

UB Pharmacy Returns to City of Buffalo with Opening of Kapoor Hall

In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 28, the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences officially opened its new home, John and Editha Kapoor Hall, named for alumnus John N. Kapoor and his late wife, Editha. Beginning in 1986, through the John and Editha Kapoor Charitable Foundation, the couple has given back to the pharmacy school to support research, graduate fellowships and renovation of the South Campus facility. The...

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PhoneLab Places UB at Center of Smartphone Research
Oct15

PhoneLab Places UB at Center of Smartphone Research

UB researchers are enlisting hundreds of students to build the world’s largest collection of smartphone users assembled for large-scale experiments. Dubbed PhoneLab, the network will help researchers build more powerful, secure and efficient smartphones and smartphone applications, improve wireless networking and educate students about mobile devices. While smartphone use is skyrocketing—Forrester Research says 1 billion people will...

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CTRC Grand Opening Marks Move Downtown of Medical School Researchers
Sep27

CTRC Grand Opening Marks Move Downtown of Medical School Researchers

  The University at Buffalo has made another major addition to its campus: the Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC). The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences held the grand opening of its CTRC in the joint UB-Kaleida Health building at Goodrich and Ellicott streets in downtown Buffalo on September 20. The 170,000-square-foot research facility allows UB’s physician-scientists to see patients, conduct research...

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New UB Undergraduate Academies Spotlight Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
Sep20

New UB Undergraduate Academies Spotlight Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

UB students will have the chance to explore entrepreneurship and sustainability through two new Undergraduate Academies— living and learning communities that enable students with common interests to live together and share meaningful experiences throughout their college years. The two Undergraduate Academies bring the total number at UB to five. The other three, all launched since 2007, focus on civic engagement, global perspectives...

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UB Professor Leads Study that Reveals Tobacco Industry is Booming
Sep05

UB Professor Leads Study that Reveals Tobacco Industry is Booming

UB researcher Gary A. Giovino recently led the largest international study on tobacco use. According to the study, if current trends continue, tobacco use will lead to about 1 billion people worldwide dying prematurely in the next century. A giant leap from the 100 million lives lost prematurely due to tobacco use in the past century. The study, published in the premier British medical journal The Lancet, revealed that the use of...

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Living Green at UB’s Greiner Hall
Aug17

Living Green at UB’s Greiner Hall

William R. Greiner Hall, UB’s newest residence hall (housing mostly sophomores), provides a glimpse at the future direction buildings at UB will be modeled upon. The building, which debuted in August 2011, is the first of several state-of-the-art structures that have opened or will open on campus over a two-year period. UB’s recent burst of new on-campus construction has already been nationally noticed — Greiner Hall earned a...

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We Have A Winner! UB Picks Architect to Design New Medical School
Aug14

We Have A Winner! UB Picks Architect to Design New Medical School

HOK brings an impressive and deep portfolio in health sciences complexes. The firm designed the acclaimed King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia and the Francis Crick Institute’s cardiovascular and cancer research center in central London, which will be the largest center for biomedical research and innovation in Europe. Because of UB’s sustainability and climate-impact reduction goals, HOK’s...

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