Ferdinand Schweser, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Univ. at Buffalo/SUNY, has received a $200,000 grant from the Dana Foundation’s David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program. The grant funding stretches over 3 years and will support Dr. Schweser’s pioneering work at the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) on magnetic resonance features of iron homeostasis and oligodendrocyte viability in gray matter in the setting of acute and chronic inflammation, as may be seen in multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders. The Dana Foundation is based in New York City.
David Hojnacki, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and an expert in multiple sclerosis and neuroimaging, was honored this week at the Upstate New York Chapter Champions on the Move dinner for the National MS Society. At the event, Dr. Hojnacki was recognized with the Stephen H. Kelly Award for a “Professional on the Move.” The event was hosted by local news anchor Jacquie Walker of WIVB-TV, Channel 4. Dr. Hojnacki plays a key role in the clinical and research arms of the Department of Neurology’s MS Section. He also serves as program director for the UCNS-accredited neuroimaging fellowship.