The Annual WNY Refugee Health Summit brings together clinicians,
academics, refugee leaders, community leaders and agency
representatives to collaboratively build a pathway toward
culturally-engaged health care for refugees in Western New
Keynote speaker, Dan Kelly, MD, is an infectious disease
specialist at the University of California, San Francisco, School
of Medicine. He has been at the forefront of the Ebola outbreak in
Sierra Leone and is a leading public voice in the crisis.
Pavani Kalluri Ram, an associate professor in the Department of
Epidemiology and Environmental Health, is leading studies to
evaluate hand washing behavior change programs promote handwashing
with soap to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene in communities
in Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh,
Through a partnership with the World Health Organization’s
tropical diseases research program and the Uganda Ministry of
Health, this study will help design a plan for a new intervention
to treat malaria in children in Uganda.
Collaborating with their colleagues in both hemispheres, UB
researchers are conducting a case control study of breast cancer in
Puerto Rico and implementing the first large-scale cervical cancer
screening project in northeast India.
Clinical Associate Professor John Stone’s work helps
health and rehabilitation service providers bridge culture gaps by
understanding their clients’ cultural orientations as the
United States’ foreign-born population continues to rise.
The Office of Global Health Initiatives is improving school and
community health with a series of public health interventions in
countries in Asia and Africa, working with villagers on key issues
such as safe water.
OGHI founder Arthur Goshin and his team are creating a
community-based program in rural villages of India that focuses on
children with a range of physical disabilities, and are developing
training for workers who care for disabled children.
Working with the Child Health and Development Centre at Makerere
University, Uganda, this study, led by OGHI founder Arthur Goshin,
this study seeks to improve maternal health and birth weight,
nutrition and growth in children.
Faculty in the SPHHP are engaged in work dedicated
to understanding how complex factors may affect
childhood obesity including policy, economics, and
environments. Projects are guiding interventions that
will help fight the growing global epidemic.
Our mission is to identify, engage in and advance innovative and
sustainable solutions to significant global health problems. We
achieve this through collaborative approaches to education,
research and service for populations and individuals.