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An article on MDLinx reports on research by Jonathan Lovell, associate professor of biomedical engineering, that showed that roasted barley performs as well as a convention contrast agent and may aid with photoacoustic computed tomography of the swallowing and gut processes, a finding that could lead to improved diagnosis of gastrointestinal tract and swallowing disorders.
An article in Business First about health insurers who are requiring proof that new treatments work before they will agree to cover them looks at research being conducted at UB to develop a process to make a 3D print model of the human heart and brain to allow surgeons to test new devices, strategies or treatments for individual patients and interviews Ciprian Ionita, professor of biomedical engineering and neurosurgery.

Kwang Oh is one of three UB faculty members to be named a recipient of the 2019 President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, UB’s highest honor given for undergraduate mentoring.


A UB pediatrician has developed an incubator matrress that will provide the most fragile premature infants with the benefits of direct bodily contact with their parents.

A story on WGRZ-TV reports a team of UB biomedical engineers, cardiovascular specialists and neurosurgeons are working together to create and use custom-made models of the human vascular system.
Biomedical engineering faculty and students from UB made several significant contributions at this year’s SPIE Medical Imaging Conference. Notably, Alex Podgorsak, a PhD student in biomedical engineering, won a Cum Laude Award for Best Student Poster Presentation.
WBFO-FM reported on Buffalo startup Garwood Medical Devices, which is working with UB’s Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics and biomedical researchers to bring to market a medical devices which aims to reduce joint replacement infections through electrical stimulation technology.
An article on SPIE, the website for the International Society for Optics and Photonics, reports on a study noting advancements in 3D-printing patient-specific models to help doctors assess coronary artery disease. Lauren Shepard and Kelsey Sommer, both doctoral students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, were among the study’s authors.