Buffalo Translational Consortium News

Newly Recruited Translational Researchers Joining the CTRC

Posted on 10/19/12 at 08:16 am
Dr. Andrew H. Talal MD MPH (left) and Dr. Richard J Quigg Jr. MD (right)

The Department of Medicine has recently announced the recruitment of two key leadership positions that will be filled by internationally recognized translational researchers who are moving their research programs to the CTRC.

Dr. Andrew Talal, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition joined the faculty on September 2012. Dr. Talal is a leading investigator in the area of hepatitis C and has published landmark work in the development and testing of new antiviral agents and biomarkers of the disease. His work will involve performing clinical trials in the Clinical Research Center and laboratory-based investigations on samples he will obtain during the conduct of the trials. Dr.Talal comes to UB from Cornell Medical College.

Click here for more about Dr. Talal

Dr. Richard Quigg, will join the faculty in January 2013 as Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Arthur M. Morris Chair in Nephrology. Dr. Quigg is renowned for his work on elucidating the mechanisms of glomerular disease, in particular the role of complement. Dr. Quigg comes to UB from the University of Chicago

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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

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