September, 2012 Edition

Welcome to the monthly newsletter of the Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center. The purpose of the newsletter is to update leadership, faculty, trainees, and community partners of the Buffalo Translational Consortium on activities.

Message from the CTRC Director

Click the image above to watch a video from our hugely successful Grand Opening Event.

The first 5 research groups have moved into the CTRC and are getting up and running in this magnificent new building. We had a wonderful Grand Opening on September 20. A Clinical Research Nurse Manager has been hired to oversee the Clinical Research Center to support clinical trials and this unit will become operational over the next few months. We are on our way!!

Timothy F. Murphy MD
Director, UB Clinical and Translational
Research Center

CTRC Building Update

A picture is worth a thousand words. These photos are from the Grand Opening on September 20, 2012.

Standing room only audience in the atrium and on the bridges at the September 20 Grand Opening.

Dr. Michael Cain, VP for Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine and Biomedical, addresses the audience at the Grand Opening.

Dr. Richard Karalus, CTRC Building Manager, leads a tour at the Grand Opening.

Angiography equipment in the Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center on the eighth floor of the CTRC.


The Grand Opening was a great celebration of the opening of the CTRC, attended by over 300 people. Dr. Craig Venter received an honorary doctorate and gave the keynote address which was entertaining and provocative.

Dr. J. Craig Venter receives a SUNY Honorary Doctorate in Science from SUNY Trustees Eunice A. Lewin and Angelo M. Fatta.
Click here for more on the Grand Opening
Click here for a video of the event
Click here for a news story about the CTRC

The International Academy of Cardiology honored Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine with the Walter Bleifeld Memorial Award for Distinguished Work in Clinical Research. Dr. Curtis has led landmark clinical trials in cardiac arrhythmias.

Anne B. Curtis MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair Department of Medicine
See this link for more about the award

Dr. Andrew Talal joined the Department of Medicine from Cornell Medical College in September as the new Director of the Division of Gastroenterology. Dr. Talal is an internationally recognized authority on Hepatitis C and will run his clinical and translational research program at the CTRC.

Andrew H. Talal MD MBA, Professor and Division Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.
See this link for Dr. Talal’s faculty profile