BNAC Director Robert Zivadinov Wins Highest Faculty Honor as SUNY Distinguished Professor
Robert Zivadinov, MD, Ph.D., has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor – the highest faculty honor in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Dr. Zivadinov is a Professor of Neurology Director, Department of Neurology, in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. For more than two decades, he has directed UB’s Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC).
The SUNY Distinguished Professorship is awarded by the SUNY System Board of Trustees to individuals who have achieved international prominence in their fields. Dr. Zivadinov's research focuses on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other neurological diseases and disorders through the use and development of innovative imaging techniques and analysis.
Dr. Zivadinov has been a globally-recognized leader in imaging, including MS for more than 20 years, and his work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors. He has published more than 5400 peer-reviewed articles and has been awarded over $50 million in research grants. His work is highly cited by researchers around the world.
"I am deeply honored to receive this recognition from SUNY," said Dr. Zivadinov. "At its core, research is about helping people. The better the research, the more people we help. So, I hope at least one thing this honor indicates is that my work, along with that of my colleagues and students, is not only published and frequently cited, but it's also relevant, trusted, and respectful of the urgency felt by people suffering from neurological disease."
Zivadinov joins 516 other SUNY Distinguished Professors honored since the program began 60 years ago. With this award, Zivadinov becomes a member of the SUNY Distinguished Academy (DA) which builds and supports academic excellence by leveraging the skills, expertise, and talents of the Distinguished faculty. This year’s honorees, chosen from among the SUNY system’s 32,496 faculty members, will be recognized at a special ceremony on June 20, 2023, in Albany, NY.