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Future of unions in balance as Trump prepares to reshape national labor board

An article in The Conversation by Nicole Hallett,
assistant clinical professor of law and director of the Community
Justice Clinic, looks at the future of unions as President Trump
prepares to reshape the National Labor Relations Board. “With
private sector union membership hovering at a dismal 6.4 percent
– down from 17 percent in 1983 – nothing short of the
end of the labor movement could […]

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Adolescents’ e-cigarette use drops for first time

An article on CNN reports on a new study that showed that
the number of high school and middle school students who use
e-cigarettes has decreased for the first time and quotes Gary
Giovino, professor of community health and health behavior in the
School of Public Health and Health Professions, who said the
finding made him cautiously optimistic. “This is a big deal. It’s
important news,” […]

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Religion and gambling: Studies find the wages of faith may be fewer lost wages

An article on Huffington Post reports on a study by John
Welte, senior research scientist in UB’s Research Institute
on Addictions, that found that people who attend religious services
most often have the fewest problem gambling symptoms such as
borrowing money to gamble or betting more than they can afford to
lose. “The pro-social individuals who attend religious
services regularly are less likely to fit into […]

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University at Buffalo receives $4.5M to recruit scholars

TThe Associated Press reported that UB has received $4.5
million in grants that will help it recruit top scholars and
researchers in three specialty fields: robotics, systems
pharmacology and X-ray laser technology. UB received three grants
from SUNY’s Empire Innovation Program, which helps institutions
recruit senior faculty members with proven track records. The
article was run on at least 22 newspaper and radio websites,
including the Kansas […]

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The conservative case for unions

An article in The Atlantic about the decline in unions
and the need for a new kind of labor organization that could
address the grievances of workers who feel voiceless and powerless
interview Matthew Dimick, associate professor of law. “Unions
provide a mediating function,” he said. “Their
social-capital function creates ties that reduce anomie and the
sense of being abandoned and forgotten.”
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UB dental school finishes first phase of $25 million pre-clinic and clinic renovation

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Dental
Medicine has completed the first phase of a $25 million renovation
of the school’s pre-clinical simulation center and patient
clinics.
The first phase, a portion of the $11 million remodel of the
pre-clinical simulation center, is the school’s first major
renovation in more than 30 years and begins the transformation of
Squire Hall into a state-of-the-art educational […]

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Driverless car demo to spotlight transportation conference in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — More than 100 transportation leaders from
across the United States are meeting in Buffalo this week to
discuss everything from driverless cars to bike share programs and
how big data can improve traffic-clogged roads.
The event, June 19-21, is the annual summer meeting of the
Council of the University Transportation Centers, a Washington,
D.C.-based organization that represents more than 90 universities
and colleges nationwide, […]

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UB researchers find rare otter fossil in Mexico

An article in National Geographic reports on research by
Jack Tseng, assistant professor of pathology in the Jacobs School
of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, that suggests that otters may
have migrated across America about 6 million years ago through
Mexico. “Based on what we know about living otters, they need
to be close to the water,” Tseng said, adding that the shape
of limb bones from […]

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Cultural background plays role in patients’ decision to have mammograms

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Clinicians, social workers and medical
professionals should be aware of how cultural factors influence
whether individuals choose to receive preventative health care
measures, according to new research from the University at
Buffalo.
Louanne Bakk, an assistant professor in the UB School of Social
Work, is the coauthor of the study that explores low rates of
breast cancer screening in the older Hispanic population.
The research […]

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Cops suffer from working the afternoon shift

An article in England’s Daily Mail reports on
research by John Violanti, research professor of epidemiology and
environmental health in the School of Public Health and Health
Professions, that found that male police officers on the afternoon
shift are twice as likely to report being tired, while female
police officers cope better with the afternoon shift because they
are more supportive of one another at work. […]

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Engineers are developing a battery-free pacemaker

An article in The Scientist reports on research by Amin
Karami, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, to develop
systems that harness kinetic energy from a patient’s heart
beat to power battery-free leadless pacemakers, eliminating the
need to replace pacemakers that lose battery power after seven or
eight years. “Over time, literally what is happening is your
heart […]

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Could North Korea’s nuke tests trigger a volcanic eruption?

An article on Vice’s MotherBoard about concerns
that North Korea’s nuclear missile tests could trigger a
volcanic eruption of Mount Paektu interviews Tracy Gregg, associate
professor of geology and a planetary volcanologist.
“Hypothetically, it is unlikely that a bomb could trigger a
volcanic eruption at Mount Paektu. It’s possible that if the
volcano were already on the verge of erupting anyway, an extra
seismic ‘kick’ from a […]

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UB remembers nursing researcher Ellen Volpe

Ellen Volpe, PhD, assistant professor and researcher in the
School of Nursing, died June 8 in in a car accident on the Thruway.
She was 45.
A native of Rochester, Volpe is remembered for her dedication to
her family and community, teaching, patient care, research and
regard for her colleagues.
“Ellen was a caring, loving human being. Those special
qualities were evident in how she valued and […]

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Media Advisory: Scouts to talk to cosmonaut, visit engineering labs at STEM-themed “camporall”

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo will host 800
scouts — everyone from brownies to explorers — at a
“camporall” organized to promote science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM) this weekend.
The 2017 STEM Camporall is a rare event that brings together
scouts of all ages and rank from the Boy Scouts of America’s
Greater Niagara Frontier Council and the Girls Scouts of Western
New York.
It […]

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25 companies to pitch at premiere entrepreneur event on June 28

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Twenty-five of the best and brightest regional
companies have been selected to participate in the University at
Buffalo’s Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo on
Wednesday, June 28, at the Hotel Henry.
In its ninth year, the Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo
is the region’s longest standing forum that creates vital
connections and opportunities to nurture economic growth for
entrepreneurs.
The top five companies will make […]

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A rare botulism outbreak in California may be due to nacho cheese

An article in Self magazine about a foodborne botulism
outbreak in California that has caused the hospitalization of at
least 10 people who officials say may have eaten contaminated nacho
cheese sauce from a gas station quotes John Crane, professor of
medicine and an infectious disease specialist, and Thomas Russo,
head of the infectious disease division, both in the Jacobs School
of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. […]

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Malala Yousafzai to lead off 31st annual Distinguished Speaker Series at UB

BUFFALO, N.Y – Human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize
winner Malala Yousafzai will speak at the University at Buffalo on
Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus as the
first speaker in the 31st annual Distinguished Speakers Series.
Tickets for Malala are not yet available for sale, pending
completion of the entire series schedule, which is expected to be
finalized later […]

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UBEOC adds to its ongoing legacy of transforming lives through education

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A single parent raising three young
children while battling a debilitating disease for more than a
decade. A civic-minded entrepreneur who achieved her fantasy of
owning her own ice cream truck. A woman who overcame an
“attitude” to find a “new lens” to redefine
her life.
These are the latest stories of redemption that were celebrated
recently at the University at Buffalo’s Educational
Opportunity Center’s […]

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Tripathi and Johnson urge resistance to federal cap on research costs

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Citing the significant harm that would be
imposed on their institutions and on the nation’s research
endeavors, Satish K. Tripathi, president of the University at
Buffalo, and Candace Johnson, president and CEO of Roswell Park
Cancer Institute, today strongly urged members of the Western New
York congressional delegation to resist a Trump administration
budget proposal to cap federal spending on costs essential to
conducting […]

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Commercializing structural biology knowledge can save money and speed drug discovery

BUFFALO, N.Y. — HarkerBIO is a “shining star”
in the growing biotech ecosystem taking shape on the Buffalo
Niagara Medical Campus. The small structural biology company
determines 3-D structures of proteins for drug and biotech
companies.
That may sound straightforward – even simple – but
the process is something right out of Star Trek. HarkerBIO uses
sophisticated biochemical techniques, supercomputing power and
laboratory expertise to decipher the giant, […]

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UB pharmacokinetics expert Joseph Balthasar appointed to NIH Study Section

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Joseph P. Balthasar, PhD, professor and
associate dean for research in the University at Buffalo School of
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been selected to serve as
a member of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Gene
and Drug Delivery Study Section in the Center for Scientific
Review.
Members are chosen for their achievements in their scientific
disciplines, quality of their research accomplishments and
magnitude […]

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Sessions’s climbdown on sanctuary cities

The Atlantic quoted UB immigration law professor Rick Su
in an article on the Trump administration’s pull back on an
executive order that punished sanctuary cities that limited
collaboration between local law enforcement and federal immigration
agents.
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June in Buffalo invites composers from Norwegian Academy of Music for 2017 festival

BUFFALO, N.Y. – June in Buffalo, the University at
Buffalo’s internationally celebrated new music festival that
helped establish UB as a creative center for music, will take place
June 5-11 at various locations on the university’s North
Campus.
The festival is an exciting opportunity for audiences to hear
new compositions receiving in many cases their first public
performance while also serving as a learning experience for an
emerging […]

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UB joins new Arts and Crafts Alliance in celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo is one of seven
major cultural organizations in Western New York that will honor
the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth by
celebrating the renowned architect’s influence on the
region’s Arts and Crafts movement.
“Frank Lloyd Wright and the Buffalo School of Arts and
Crafts” is a community-wide festival presented by the New York State Arts and
Craft Alliance. […]

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How much caffeine is too much for kids?

A story on NPR’s Here and Now interviews Kathleen Miller,
senior research scientist in UB’s Research Institute on Addictions,
about how much caffeine is too much for kids in the wake of a
South Carolina teen who died after ingesting too much
caffeine. “There is some fairly good initial research suggesting
energy drinks are about more than just caffeine,” she said.
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Media Advisory: UB to hold commencement ceremonies this weekend

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thousands of undergraduate and graduate
students will don caps and gowns this weekend during the University
at Buffalo’s 2017 commencement ceremonies.
Some 5,894 students will receive degrees and certifications
during ceremonies being held through May 24.
Among this year’s highlights:

Marc Edwards, BS ’86, the Virginia Tech civil engineering
professor credited with uncovering the water contamination in
Flint, Michigan, and Seong-Kon Kim, president of the […]

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New advice to move more after a concussion

An article in The New York Times about new guidelines for
treating young athletes who have sustained a concussion interviews
John Leddy, medical director of the UB Concussion Management Clinic
and one of the co-authors of the new guidelines. “The brain
benefits from movement and exercise, including after a
concussion,” he said.
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What has Trump learned after 100 days in office?

Jacob Neiheisel, assistant professor of political science, was
interviewed live on CNBC about what President Donald Trump
has learned in his first 100 days in office, including how slowly
the legislature works in the White House. “I don’t know
that he’s starting to learn the way so much as he’s
starting to learn what legislative gridlock can look like even when
you have all the branches […]

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Many U.S. babies and toddlers still don’t have a balanced diet

An article distributed by Reuters in the U.S., UK and
India reports on a new study that suggests that despite some recent
improvements in how U.S. parents feed young children, more than
half of babies aren’t getting any breast milk and many
toddlers don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, and quotes
Myles Faith, professor of counseling, school and educational
psychology in the Graduate School of Education. […]

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Passing the chemistry test

An article on Slate about role of chemistry in athletic
team performance looks at research by Katerina Bezrukova, associate
professor of organization and human resources in the UB School of
Management, who has worked with Major League Baseball and the
National Basketball Association. Teams must strike an optimal
balance between diversity and homogeneity, and teams that fall too
far on either side of the golden mean […]

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LSU Coach Ed Orgeron drinks an ungodly number of energy drinks per day

An article in The Washington Post about Louisiana State
University Coach Ed Orgeron and the large quantities of energy
drinks he consumes each day quotes Kathleen Miller, senior research
scientist in UB’s Research Institute on Addictions.
“Get high enough levels — and I’m not talking
really, super high here, say 500 milligrams of caffeine,
that’s the equivalent of five cups of coffee — and you
run into […]

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Nonprescription use of Ritalin linked to adverse side effects, UB study finds

BUFFALO, N.Y. – New research from the University at
Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions that explored the
potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those
without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with
risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and other undesirable
effects.
Ritalin, the brand name for methylphenidate, a central nervous
system stimulant used in the treatment of attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder, is a growing problem […]

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My one contribution to the autopsies of the 2016 presidential election

A column in The Washington Post about the 2016 election
and who is to blame for the outcome suggests that forecasting
models had the race as pretty close to a toss-up, and cites a paper
by James E. Campbell, UB Distinguished Professor of Political
Science, published in the journal PS: Political Science
Politics. “So, how did these forecasts do? With a few
exceptions, the accuracy of the […]

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Facebook has ability to let advertisers know when teens feel ‘worthless.’ What are the implications?

Mark Bartholomew, professor of law, is quoted in an article on
Yahoo News about the backlash Facebook is facing after
leaked documents revealed that it has the capability to target
teenagers based on their emotional state. “First and
foremost, you’re targeting children, and we have different
rules about what’s fair and foul when targeting kids vs.
adults with advertising,” he said. The Facebook document also
highlighted negative, […]

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Construction of new medical school building creates opportunities for minority- and women-owned firms

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Kathy Grimm took out a home equity loan,
maxed out her credit cards and borrowed from her parents when
starting Buffalo Concrete Accessories, Inc., 23 years ago.
“If there were 10 stereotypes for starting a new business,
I did them all,” said Grimm.
Fighting through those difficult times proved worth it.
Grimm’s firm has played a role in most of the major
construction projects […]

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Study shows ‘walking a mile in their shoes’ may be hazardous to your health

BUFFALO, N.Y. – When it comes to empathy, the idiom that
suggests “walking a mile in their shoes” turns out to
be problematic advice, according to new research published in the
Journal of Experimental Psychology.
“That’s because there are two routes to empathy and
one of them is more personally distressing and upsetting than the
other,” says Michael Poulin, an associate professor in the
University at Buffalo […]

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Richard Simmons says tabloids defamed him by saying he had a sex change

An article in The New York Times about lawsuits filed by
Richard Simmons, the celebrity health and fitness guru who sued two
tabloid publications on Monday, saying they defamed him by
publishing stories claiming that he had undergone a sex change,
interviews Samantha Barbas, professor of law, who said that whether
a court would deem the sex-change allegation a defamatory statement
is unclear. “It’s an untested […]

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Is there any way to stop ad creep?

An article in The Conversation by Mark Bartholomew,
professor of law, looks at how advertising is encroaching on public
space like never before. “Some might shrug, calling the ad
creep an inevitable part of modern life. But there are dangers to
this trend, along with legal remedies – if people care enough
to actually do something,” he writes.
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Media Advisory: ‘Humans of New York’ creator Brandon Stanton to speak at UB April 29

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Brandon Stanton, founder of the
“Humans of New York” project, will speak at the
University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, in Alumni
Arena as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.
He replaces actor James Franco, who is unable to appear due to a
professional conflict.
As the founder of the street portrait blog Humans of New York
(HONY), Stanton is […]

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United is already blowing a chance to save its reputation

An article in Fortune magazine by Charles Lindsey,
associate professor of marketing in the UB School of Management,
looks at how United Airlines is hurting its reputation by
mistreating customers and making matters worse with its responses
to criticism of the airline. “United needs to figure out what
went wrong… and how it can address such disasters from
reoccurring in the future. While the airline has […]

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Why scientists are marching on Washington and more than 600 other cities

An article in The Washington Post about Saturday’s
March for Science in Washington, D.C., interviews Arthur Edelman,
associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the Jacobs
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who said he was
concerned about the future of his graduate students at a time when
the NIH can only fund nine out of every 100 grant proposals
submitted. “That means you’re dead in […]

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Who is in charge in a relationship, men or women? Power and money are deciding factors

An article in International Business Times by Laina
Bay-Cheng, associate professor of social work, looks at her recent
study that examined the distribution of power in romantic
relationships and suggests that appearances of gender equality can
be deceiving. “Looking separately at women and men, we found
that it was only women who thought the quality of their
relationship changed depending on how much power they held. […]

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How fights over Trump have led evangelicals to leave their churches

An article in The Washington Post reports on research
conducted by Jacob Neiheisel, assistant professor of political
science, and colleagues that offered evidence that disagreements
over Donald Trump’s candidacy actually led some evangelicals
to leave their churches. “[F]or 20 years, liberal to moderate
evangelicals have been leaving their churches because they disagree
with the Christian right. This is important because it allows us to
recognize that this […]

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Study finds customized content on political websites hurts democracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Having it your way on political websites
and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is not
good for democracy, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor
in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Communication
and an expert in the political effects of communication
technology.
Dylko has published a groundbreaking
paper in the latest issue of the journal Computers in Human
Behavior that […]

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New website provides information about UB outreach into local community

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Office of
Community Relations has launched a new website aimed at giving
residents who live in the neighborhoods around the UB campuses and
around Western New York an online source of information about what
the university has to offer the surrounding community.
Launched in late March, UB and You
provides a broad range of information about community outreach
events, what […]

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Media Advisory: Learn to extract strawberry DNA and enjoy science-themed cocktails for National DNA Day

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Science and cocktails will come together
for one sweet evening during the University at Buffalo’s DNA
Cocktails with Coalesce.
The event, held in celebration of National DNA Day, will allow
guests to try their hands at extracting strawberry DNA, an
ingredient that will later become a part of various themed
beverages.
When: Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m.
Where: Coalesce Center for Biological Art in […]

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Researcher says customized content on political websites hurts democracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Having it your way on political websites
and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is not
good for democracy, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor
in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Communication
and an expert in the political effects of communication
technology.
Dylko has published a groundbreaking
paper in the latest issue of the journal Computers in Human
Behavior that […]

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Customized content on political websites hurts democracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Having it your way on political websites
and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is not
good for democracy, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor
in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Communication
and an expert in the political effects of communication
technology.
Dylko has published a groundbreaking
paper in the latest issue of the journal Computers in Human
Behavior that […]

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Nine local schools to compete in ‘BAND Against Bullying’ competition

BUFFALO, N.Y – “BAND Against Bullying,” the
annual competition to raise bullying awareness, will take place at
7 p.m. April 27 at Shea’s 710 Main Theater. The event is sold
out.
Lead sponsors are MT Bank, the University at
Buffalo’s Alberti Center for Bullying Prevention, Kiss 98.5
and Ingram Micro.
“BAND Against Bullying” is a premiere inter-school
music-and-arts competition related to the theme of
“dignity.” Students from eight local […]

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University at Buffalo’s student-run street medicine program wins one prestigious grant and seeks another

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The street medicine program launched by
students at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
at the University at Buffalo, called UB HEALS, has won a $9,000
grant from a prestigious medical honor society and is a finalist
for a $5,000 grant from the United Way to be awarded on
Thursday.
The program, in which medical students make twice-weekly sweeps
of areas that […]

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