Buffalo Translational Consortium News

CTRC Grand Opening Attracts Large Crowd

Posted on 09/24/12 at 09:29 am
J. Craig Venter delivers the keynote address for the CTRC Grand Opening

The UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences held the grand opening of the Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) in the joint UB-Kaleida Health building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on September 20.  More than 300 people including community members, community leaders, UB leadership, faculty, staff and trainees of UB and partner institutions attended the event.

Speakers included:

•    Timothy Murphy, Director of the CTRC

•    Michael Cain, Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

•    Jeremy Jacobs, Chairman, University at Buffalo Council

•    UB President Satish Tripathi

•    Sam Hoyt, Regional President, Empire State Development Corporation

•    Crystal Peoples-Stokes, New York State Assembly

•    Mark Grisanti, New York State Senate

•    Byron Brown, Mayor, City of Buffalo

•    Kenshi Komatsu, Advisor to the Board, Toshiba Medical System Corporation

•    John M. Canty, Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine

Following a reception and tours of the CTRC, former UB and Roswell Park Cancer Institute scientist J. Craig Venter and pioneer in genomics, was awarded a SUNY Honorary Doctorate in Science. Venter gave an entertaining and provocative keynote address entitled, "From Reading to Writing the Genetic Code".

Click here for news story on the grand opening

NCBI Informatics Workshop

Posted on 09/03/12 at 10:16 am

Bioinformatics@HSL, UB Libraries has arranged for NCBI to come to UB to give us hands-on computer workshops. The announcement we are sending follows below. Feel free to pass it around to whomever you think might be interested.

Bioinformatics @ HSL, UB Libraries is hosting a workshop given by visiting instructors from NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) for 2-days, hands-on NCBI bioinformatics workshops.

•    Date: September 19-20, 2012
•    Location: Health Sciences Library
•    Timing: Two workshops sessions per day. Each workshop will consist of a 2.5-hour hands-on sessions.
•    Content: Using NCBI resources including BLAST, microarray (GEO), pathways and molecular interactions (BioSystems), Gene, Protein, Structure and much more.

You may attend any combination of topical workshops. The workshops are FREE, but require registration. Space is limited, so register soon.

The workshops are available to UB and UB-affiliated faculty, graduate students, fellows, residents, staff and physicians on all three UB campuses as well as UB-affiliated Centers, Institutes and hospitals.
Full details, a complete schedule, and registration information and links, are available on the HSL Library’s Bioinformatics Blog at http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/hslblog/Bioinformatics/?p=658


Contact Diane Rein, Bioinformatics Liaison, with questions or for more information at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by telephone at 829-5749

UB Receives Permanent Certificate of Occupancy for CTRC

Posted on 06/25/12 at 08:50 am

It’s official! The city of Buffalo issued UB a permanent certificate of occupancy for the Clinical and Translational Research Center on June 15.  A ribbon cutting to celebrate the partnership between Kaleida and UB in opening the Gates Vascular Institute and the CTRC was held on May 24. Equipment is being delivered and installation is getting underway. Delivery and installation of furniture is anticipated in late July and early August. The first research groups will move into the CTRC in mid or late August. A Grand Opening for the CTRC will be held on September 20. The event will feature an open house, tours of laboratories and a keynote speaker.

Click here for a recent Buffalo News article about the CTRC

Click here for more about the ribbon cutting

Summer Research Fellowships Awarded to Six UB Medical Students

Posted on 05/23/12 at 09:26 am

A T35 Training Grant from the NIH jointly awarded to UB and Roswell Park will support research fellowships to 6 UB medical students to perform 10 week summer fellowships in the laboratories of UB and Roswell Park faculty in the areas of infectious diseases, microbiology and immunology.  A total of 27 applications were received for 6 positions. Based on a rigorous review by a Steering Committee of faculty and educational leaders, fellowships were awarded for the summer of 2012.

The following students were awarded fellowships and chose faculty mentors.

Student Fellow             Faculty Mentor
Moyukh Ghosh                Sandra Gollnick PhD
Aleksandr Kalininskiy       Mark O’Brian PhD
Chinelo Ogbudinkpa         Amy Jacobs PhD
Christopher Sciria            Thomas Russo MD CM
Lauren Schmidt               Anthony Campagnari PhD
Matthew Stevens             Elizabeth Repaskey PhD

The program includes:
•    A mentored research project
•    A weekly seminar series
•    Laboratory practical sessions
•    Training in the responsible conduct of research.
•    Oral presentations by students at the end of the summer program
•    Poster presentations by students at an annual research day.

Co-Principal Investigators are Timothy F. Murphy MD, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research in the UB School of Medicine and Kelvin Lee MD, Chair, Department of Immunology and Vice Chair, Department of Medicine at Roswell Park.  

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