The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health
Professions (SPHHP) will recognize National Public Health Week
(NPHW) April 3-9 with a series of events that highlight and
celebrate public health efforts important to improving the nation.
Additional activities will also take place throughout the entire
month of April to further expand the celebrations.
Step Challenge is the featured event for the NPHW celebrations
in SPHHP. Free and open to the public, registrants may sign up
individually or as a team and will be asked to log their step count
once a week throughout the month of April. All participants will
work toward reaching the collective goal of taking 200 million
steps as part of this year’s challenge.
Additional events planned for the month-long celebration
include, but are not limited to:
Dr. Gal Burstein, commissioner of the Erie County Department of
Health, will speak during the first of four public health seminars
scheduled in April. The seminars are hosted by the Master of Public
Health (MPH) program and take place each Monday in April from
12-12:50 p.m. on UB’s South Campus. For a full listing and
locations of the seminars, visit SPHHP’s National Public
Health Week website: www.sphhp.buffalo.edu/nphw
Join us for three Wellness Wednesday events throughout the month
of April to get up and get active!
- Spin the evening away on April 12 at Revolution Buffalo for a
one hour spin session, followed by a mix-and-mingle right at the
studio. Registration: http://bit.ly/UBspinning
- April 19 come and connect mind, body and spirit with an all
levels yoga class inside the famous Asbury Hall! The one-hour class
will be taught by Love in Motion Yoga instructors, Kathleen
Engelhardt and Kate Rogers. Following the class, mix and mingle
with the company of fellow alumni as you enjoy healthy snacks from
Harbor Center’s newest addition, The Healthy Scratch, as well
as a cash bar.
Bring your own mat or towel. Secure your space before this event is
- April 26 will include a gardening seminar will be taught by Ms.
Katherine Pfohl, Massachusetts Avenue Project’s Farm Manager.
After the instructional session, participants will be able to get
their hands dirty to plant some plants of their own. Registration:
- Fourth Annual WNY Refugee Health Summit
Sponsored by the Office of Global Health Initiatives, the summit
brings together practitioners, researchers, policy makers,
resettlement and refugee communities to examine barriers, and
explore solutions to culturally engaged health care provision for
refugees. The summit will be take place on Friday, April 21 from 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University at Buffalo’s Educational
Opportunity Center in downtown Buffalo.
- Seventh Annual Glenn E. Gresham Visiting Professor
Sponsored by the Department of Rehabilitation Science, this
year’s lecture will be given by Karen Jacobs, clinical
professor of occupational therapy and program director of the
online post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD)
program at Boston University. Her lecture is titled
“Cognitive Support Technology Approaches for Post-secondary
Students with a Traumatic Brain Injury.” The lecture
will take place on Friday, April 28 in 146 Diefendorf Hall on
UB’s South Campus.
- Kimball Tower Climb
Join us in the lobby of Kimball Tower every Thursday in April at 9
a.m. to participate in the Kimball Tower Climb. Participants will
walk up and down Kimball Tower’s staircases in a fun and
informative environment hosted by the SPHHP Dietetic Internship
- Movie Screening “Cowspiracy: How Our
Diet Affects the Environment,” will take place on Monday,
April 3 from 5-8 p.m. in 150 Farber Hall on UB’s South
Campus. A panel discussion will immediately ensue the film
screening. This event is hosted by the Community Health and
Health Behavior Graduate Student Association.