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University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest campus in the State University of New York system and New York’s leading public center for graduate and professional education. More than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, UB is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Since its founding as a medical school in 1846, the University at Buffalo has been a significant member of our regional healthcare system. It works in partnership with our region’s leading hospitals to educate the next generation of caregivers, improve patient outcomes and apply research-based insights to enhance prevention and treatment.

UB also collaborates closely with world-renowned research partners Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute. The former is home to UB’s Roswell Park Cancer Institute Graduate Division; the latter is home to the university’s Department of Structural Biology.

UB has six facilities on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus: New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Research Institute on Addictions, UB Downtown Gateway, the Ira G. Ross Eye Institute, the new Clinical and Translational Research Center located in the GVI, the new Kaleida Health-UB facility, and the Institute for Healthcare Informatics. Also under construction is its new Educational Opportunity Center scheduled to open in 2013.

University at Buffalo is under the leadership of:

  • Satish K. Tripathi, PhD, President of the University
  • Michael Cain, MD, Vice President of Health Sciences

Web site: www.buffalo.edu

Clinical and Translational Research Center

The new Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) is located in the state-of-the-art Kaleida Health-UB facility, floors above the Gates Vascular Institute, sharing space with The Jacobs Institute on one floor.  Serving as the integrated academic home for outstanding clinical and translational science and as the hub of the Buffalo Translational Consortium, the CTRC provides innovative research tools, support, training, resources and coordination.

The CTRC’s custom designed office and laboratory space will accommodate UB researchers, faculty, and clinicians as they take advantage of the unique environment created to improve the health of patients with innovative therapies.

The UB Biosciences Business Incubator, operated by the Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach, is also housed within the CTRC. The Incubator supports researchers with start-up companies involved in translational research.

Web site: www.buffaloctrc.org

New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

The New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CoE), launched in 2002 as a joint effort of research institutions, government, industry and philanthropic organizations to create a hub of life sciences expertise in upstate New York, comprises a rich history of research and discovery through the University at Buffalo, as the lead academic organization, and two partners, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute. The CoE’s 100+ scientists and industry, government and commercialization partners are dedicated to creating new discoveries that improve the health and well-being of the population and to facilitating economic development in the region’s life sciences sectors.

Web site: www.bioinformatics.buffalo.edu

Research Institute on Addictions

The Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is a national leader in the study of addictions, particularly issues surrounding alcohol, drugs, and gambling. Established in 1970, RIA is a research center within the University at Buffalo. RIA’s research teams are studying such topics as the etiology, prevention, and treatment of addictions; the role of alcohol and other drugs in violence; family functioning and its relationship to alcohol and substance use; the prevalence of gambling among teenagers and adults; and the social, medical, psychological, and neurophysical aspects of addictions. The Institute also operates the Clinical Research Center, which provide treatment services to individuals with alcohol and other substance use problems and their families. RIA is located at 1021 Main Street (between North and Goodrich Streets).

Web site: www.ria.buffalo.edu

Institute for Healthcare Informatics

The Institute for Healthcare Informatics is a Tier II+ secure computing center (designed to host mission critical servers and computer systems). At the Institute, health care data are stored, aggregated, and analyzed using innovative tools. Such analysis leads to better monitoring of patient care, enhanced measures to prevent disease and identification of more-effective treatments, which leads to better patient outcomes and reduced medical costs.

The Institute facilitates clinical research and the development of novel methods in biomedical informatics by securely housing health data and providing core biomedical informatics expertise, analytics and support to investigators and clients who store data at the institute. The Institute also serves as a resource for UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center. The Institute is located in the Roosevelt Building, 923 Main Street.

Web site: www.buffaloctrc.org/research/institute-for-healthcare-informatics