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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pavani Kalluri Ram 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, and Nepal.
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.