Recent and Past Events

October 31, 2014

Understanding infectious diseases: Does it take a community?
David Relman, MD

10:00 a.m. | 105 Harriman Hall, UB South

David Relman, MD, professor in the School of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, will be featured in a panel discussion with UB faculty and students.

October 30, 2014

Your Inner Self: The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease
3:30 p.m. | Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall | UB South Campus

As part of President Satish K. Tripathi's Critical Conversations program, David Relman, MD will share his unique insights into microbial organisms and how the study of the microbiome can enable science to intervene in diseases.

October 29, 2014

Reviving education and human values in war: medical missions to help Syrian refugees in Syria, Turkey and Jordan
Othman Shibly, DDS, MS

Noon - 1:00 p.m. | Kimball 108 | UB South Campus

Othman Shibly is an Associate Professor in the UB School of Dental Medicine and the Coordinator for the International Advanced Dental Education Scholar Program. Since the crisis in Syria in March 2011, Shibly has participated in medical missions to help Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon. Due to the extreme need, Shibly has established two dental clinics in Turkey to care for the people in conflict zones. Currently, he is creating a treatment model that incorporates psychological and cultural concepts to prevent trans-generational trauma. Shibly is also a consultant and supervisor of more than 16 schools in the war areas of Damascus.