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UB is establishing three new Communities of Excellence that will harness the strengths of faculty from disciplines across the university to confront grand challenges facing humankind.

Finding a common language is first step in making refugee families feel at home.
The school's Director of Global Health Initiatives, Pavani Ram, says there are more barriers to healthcare than language differences.

The event is part of the School of Public Health and Health Professions' celebration of National Public Health Week.


Seven teams of multidisciplinary researchers from across the university have advanced to the next stage of the selection process for UB’s Communities of Excellence.


UB graduate student Michael Healy spent the summer in India, where he worked on two major projects that will employ new technologies to screen for oral and cervical cancers in high-risk populations.


A UB clinical professor is one of five winners of an international crowdsourcing contest held to develop new approaches to polio vaccination that finally will rid the planet of the disease.

Maintain a global health dialogue within the School of Public Health and Health Professions and beyond by joining the student-organized Global Health Initiative. You’ll be the first to learn about graduate student opportunities in global health, including fieldwork, internships, employment, receipt of grants and access to datasets. Learn more about the Student Global Health Initiative.

Arthur Goshin, BS ’66 & MD ’70, gets things done. He spent the summer before starting medical school in Springfield, Mass., surveying the health of 400 families relocated by an urban renewal project with a physician who was later a celebrated New York City health commissioner.


The School of Public Health and Health Professions has established a Division of Environmental Health Sciences and appointed James R. Olson, professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as director.