9th Annual Global Health Day

Friday, April 5, 2019

SYMPOSIUM: Substance Use and Its Impact on Local and Global Health

10:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. I 144 Farber Hall, UB South Campus

Paolo Boffetta, MD, MPH

The SPHHP's Office of Global Health Initiatives welcomes Dr. Paolo Boffetta to UB. Dr. Boffetta is Professor of Medicine, Global Health, Oncological Sciences and Preventive Medicine, and Associate Director for Global Oncology of the Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.

KEYNOTE LECTURE  at 10:00 a.m.
GLOBAL BURDEN OF CANCER FROM TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL
Paolo Boffetta, MD, PhD

10:50 a.m. – Cigarettes and E-cigarettes, Using Methylation as a Biomarker of Effect
Jo Freudenheim, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor, Chair and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

11:05 a.m. – Tobacco Control to Improve Maternal and Child Health
Xiaozhong Wen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

11:20 - 11:30 a.m. – Panel Discussion

11:30 a.m. – Policy Approaches to Addressing Provider Barriers to Offering Buprenorphine Treatment
Christopher Barrick, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Family Medicine

11:45 a.m. – The Intersection of Public Health, Emergency Medicine and the Opioid Crisis
Heather Lindstrom, PhD, Research Director, Research Assistant Professor, UBMD Emergency Medicine

12:15 p.m. – Panel Discussion followed by lunch. Lunch provided 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. in 180 Farber.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Think Locally. Act Globally.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. I 180 Farber Hall, UB South Campus

The following UB Faculty will discuss their global health experiences from around the world:

Laura Smith, PhD – Zimbabwe
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Yeeli Mui, PhD – South Asia
Postdoctoral Associate, Community for Global Health Equity and UB Food Systems Planning and Health Communities Lab

Lina Mu, PhD, MD – China
Director, Office of Global Health Initiatives, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies,                 MPH Program, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Jessica Kruger, PhD – Jamaica
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Mara Huber, PhD – Tanzania
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning

The 9th Annual Global Health Day is co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and Health Professions' Office of Global Health Initiatives and the University at Buffalo's Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity.

6th Annual WNY Refugee Health Summit

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences I Room 1220

This is an opportunity for New Americans, health care providers, and researchers to convene, and collaboratively explore ways in which housing can be a lever for improving health in Buffalo, NY. The 2019 Summit will: 

  • Examine Buffalo's housing crisis,
  • Explore the links between housing and health,
  • Recommend policies to improve housing for better health of refugees, and
  • Identify innovative practices that improve mental and physical health for New Americans.