Dr. Bruce Troen Moves Laboratory into CTRC
Dr. Bruce Troen has been recruited to UB from the University of Miami to assume the position of Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Troen’s research interests include skeletal health and osteoporosis in the elderly, vitamin D during aging and longevity and aging mechanisms. His nationally funded research program is now up and running in the CTRC. His research team includes:
Manhui Pang, MD
Research Assistant Professor
Kenneth Seldeen, PhD
Ginger Lasky, BS
Read more about Dr. Troen's research.
Dr. Bruce Troen, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Murphy Laboratory Receives Two NIH grants
The National Institute for Deafness and Communications Disorders (NIDCD) has awarded a 2 year grant to SUNY Distinguished Professor Timothy Murphy. The work proposes an entirely new approach to preventing recurrent otitis media.
Read about the proposed work.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded Dr. Murphy and several UB researchers a five year grant to study the pathogenesis of Haemophilus influenzae infections in COPD. The work will include sequencing the genomes of more than 300 strains isolated from a long running prospective study of COPD with Dr. Sanjay Sethi. Dr. Michael Buck will oversee the genome sequencing in the UB Next Gen Sequencing Center. Dr. Brian Tsuji in the School of Pharmacy will use novel methods to study antibiotic resistance and tolerance. The grant includes a subcontract with Dr. Melinda Pettigrew at Yale University.
Read about this long running study here and here.
Dr. Timothy Murphy and Antoinette Johnson, Research Technician, in their laboratory at the CTRC
MRI Imaging Study by Dr. Robert Zivadinov’s Team Links Vascular Changes to Alzheimer’s Disease
A Pilot Study lead by Robert Zivadinov MD PhD, Director of MRI Imaging at the CTRC, shows a possible link between vascular abnormalities in the internal jugular veins with white matter changes in the brain. Age-related white matter changes have long been associated with dementia and faster cognitive decline. This work may have important implications for the development of new diagnostic tools and better treatment in the future.
Read more about the study here and here.
Dr. Robert Zivadinov, Director of MRI Imaging at the CTRC