The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health
Professions will recognize National Public Health Week (NPHW)
April 4-10 with a series of events being held that week and all
month that highlight and recognize public health issues that are
important to improving our nation.
The featured event for NPHW at University at Buffalo is the 2016
Step Challenge. Free and open to the public, participants will
log their step count once a week to help track progress toward the
collective goal of reaching 16 million steps during April.
Participants can register individually or as part of a team.
Other events planned for the month-long celebration include:
- Third Annual WNY Refugee Health Summit.
Sponsored by University at Buffalo’s Community for Global
Health Equity and the Office of Global Health Initiatives, the
summit brings together practitioners, researchers, policy-makers,
and representatives from the resettlement and refugee communities
to examine barriers and explore solutions to providing culturally
engaged health care to refugees. The summit will be take place from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2 at University at Buffalo’s
Educational Opportunity Center in downtown Buffalo. For
more information or to register, visit the Community for Global
Health Equity’s website.
- Sixth Annual Glenn E. Gresham Visiting Professor
Sponsored by the Department of Rehabilitation Science, the lecture
will take place at 2 p.m. April 15 in 148 Diefendorf Hall, South
Campus. This year’s speaker is Dr. Steven Z. George, director
of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of
Florida. His lecture is titled “An update on OPT-IN (the
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Investigator Network): Putting it
together and Early Results.”
- Tenth Annual Saxon Graham Lecture.
Dr. Linda Van Horn, professor in the Division of Nutrition in the
Department of Preventive Medicine and associate dean for faculty
development at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of
Medicine, will be present this year’s lecture, titled
“Diet Data and Disease: Truth or Consequence.”
- Kimball Tower Climb.
Participants will walk up and down the two staircases in the
11-story Kimball Tower on the South Campus. The climb, hosted by
University at Buffalo’s Dietetic Internship program, will
take place at 9 a.m. every Thursday in April. Meet in the
- “Evolving More Nurturing Societies: Why it is Vital
and How We Can Do It.”
This brown bag seminar, presented by the Department of Community
Health and Health Behavior, will be led by Dr. Anthony Biglan,
senior scientist and co-director of the Promise Neighborhood
Research Consortium at the Oregon Research Institute. It will take
place from noon to 1 p.m. April 7 in 111 Kimball, South Campus.
Lunch will be provided. Registration
- “Fed Up: It’s Time to Get Real about
This film, which presents evidence that the large amount of sugar
in processed foods is an overlooked cause of obesity in the U.S.,
will be screened from 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 7 in 144 Farber Hall,
South Campus. A panel discussion will immediately follow the film.
The event is hosted by the Community Health and Health Behavior
Graduate Student Association. Watch the
trailer for “Fed Up.”
- Public Health Seminars.
The Master of Public Health Program will host four public health
seminars in April as part of National Public Health Week
celebrations. The seminars take place from noon to 12:50 p.m. each
Monday in April in 144 Farber Hall, South Campus. Topics include
“So Your Teenager is Vaping E-Cigarettes,”
“Public Health Stories from the Field,” “Clinical
Trials in Public Health” and “HIV Surveillance
a full listing of seminars, visit the program’s
- Hatha Yoga Class.
Taught by certified yoga instructor and University at Buffalo
faculty member Ms. Mary Dedrick, this free class will be held from
5-6 p.m. April 5 in Goodyear X, 10th floor of Goodyear Hall, South
Campus. This class will consist of yoga stretches and postures that
are accessible for any ability level, as well as 10 minutes of
relaxation. While no prior yoga experience is necessary,
participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or towel. Students
from the Dietetic Internship Program will be in attendance,
providing helpful advice on healthy snacking and hydration.
- Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Event.
Volunteers are needed for this event, hosted by the Epidemiology
and Environmental Health Graduate Student Association, beginning at
9 a.m. on April 30. For more information and to register, contact
Ms. Raquel Velazquev-Kronnen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a comprehensive
listing and further details on all of the events taking place
in April as part of National Public Health Week at University at
Buffalo, visit the University at Buffalo website.