National Public Health Week

Celebrated officially during the first full week of April, National Public Health Week (NPHW) is a national campaign organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA)

NPHW is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and celebrate public health efforts in communities across the nation and the world. View the full listing of NPHW events below taking place
April 3-9, 2017*.

2017 Schedule of Events

2017 Step Challenge

The Step Challenge will take place for the entire month of April.

The Step Challenge is back! Join the School of Public Health and Health Professions in taking 200 million steps in the month of April as part of our National Public Health Week celebration!

Date: Friday, April 1, 2017 through Sunday, April 30
Location: All UB campuses 
Host: School of Public Health and Health Professions

Kimball Tower Climb

The Kimball Tower Climb will take place every Thursday in April.

Meet in the lobby of Kimball Tower every Thursday at 9 a.m. in April to participate in the Kimball Tower Climb! Participants will walk up and down Kimball Tower's 11 floors. A fun and quick activity for all, and a great way take steps for the 2017 Step Challenge!

Date: April 6, 13, 20, and 27 starting at 9 a.m.
Location: Kimball Tower, UB South Campus
Host: School of Public Health and Health Professions

*While National Public Health Week is officially recognized during the first full week of April, we encourage everyone to attend the full list of activities and events scheduled during the entire month of April.

NPHW Events (April 3-9, 2017)

Student awardees and interested faculty will be invited to attend this reception which honors the accomplishments of students from across all five SPHHP departments.  This breakfast reception serves as an initial event in the School’s celebration of Public Health Week, which runs April 3 through April 7. 

Date: Monday, April 3
Time: 8:30 - 10 a.m.
Location: Hayes Hall, Room 403
Host: SPHHP Dean's Office

Public Health Seminar

Speaker:

Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, FAAP

Commissioner

Erie County Department of Health

Date: Monday, April 3
Time: 12-12:50 p.m.
Location: 105 Harriman Hall, UB South Campus
Host: Master of Public Health Program

MPH students are invted to talk with local employers and alumni as they share informaiton about open positions, skills needed for employment, job search and interview best practices, and more! 

Lunch will be provided with support from the Paul T. Wietig Memorial Fund.

Date: Monday, April 3
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: 105 Harriman Hall, UB South Campus
Host: Master of Public Health Program

Documentary Screening - Cowspiracy

Documentary Screening and Expert Panel Hosted by CHHB GSA

The Department of Community Health and Health Behavior Graduate Student Association will host a showing of Cowspiracy to be followed with an expert panel to discuss the material.

Date: Monday, April 3
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: 150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium) | South Campus
Host: CHHB GSA

Hatha Yoga

Join us for a hatha yoga class consisting of yoga stretches and postures that are accessible to any ability level.  Led by current Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences faculty member Mary Dederick, the class will consist of approximately 45 minutes of asana (postures) and 10 minutes of relaxation.  Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel wear comfortable clothing.


UB SPHHP Dietetic Internship students will be on hand to provide guidance on healthy snacking and hydration.

Date: Tuesday, April 4
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Kimball Tower Basement
Host:
SPHHP Dietetic Internship Program

Breast Cancer Action: Moving Beyond Awareness to Action

Hosted by the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Graduate Student Association

Meet Jeannette & Bridget, WNY Community Leaders for Change with Breast Cancer Action and hear a different perspective on breast cancer.

Speakers:

Jeanette Koncikowski & Bridget Hallock

Breast Cancer Action

Date: Tuesday, April 4
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Location: 144 Farber Hall | South Campus
Host: EEH GSA

EEH Seminar

Speaker:

Ajay Anand Myneni, MBBS, MPH

PhD Candidate

Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Date: Friday, April 7
Time: 12-12:50 p.m.
Location: 144 Farber Hall, UB South Campus
Host: Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

National Public Health Week Walk

The Exercise Science Club is hosting a 2 mile walk on Friday, April 7th around South Campus. The walk will start and end in Kimball Tower Lobby. Sign-In/Registration starts promptly at 2:45 pm, and the walk will start promptly at 3 pm. Light refreshments will follow.

Walkers are encouraged to wear comfortable footwear and dress accordingly for the weather. We will be walking rain or shine. Friends, family, and dogs are encouraged to join us!

Date: Friday, April 7
Time: 2:45 p.m. (Registration and Check In)
Location: Kimball Tower Lobby
Host: Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Erie and Niagara County AHEC - Germs and Public Health

Erie Niagara AHEC with support from SPHHP student ambassadors, will be heading to local high schools to teach students about public health through various interactive activities!  The program will also help build awareness for this summer's Public Health Summer Camp.

Date: Friday, April 7
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Frederick Law Olmsted High School
Host:

Master of Public Health Program

Erie Niagara AHEC

April 10-16, 2017

Public Health Seminar

Speaker:

Danise Wilson, MPH

Executive Director

Buffalo Niagara AHEC

Date: Monday, April 10
Time: 12-12:50 p.m.
Location: 144 Farber Hall, UB South Campus
Host: Master of Public Health Program

Students and faculty will discuss real-world public health issues from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly reports.

Date: Tuesday, April 11
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Kimball Tower, Room 103

Vinyasa Yoga

Instructor: Elise Pogorzelski, UB School of Social Work alumna
Date: Tuesday, April 11
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Location: 4th Floor Hayes Hall

Brown Bag Seminar

Speaker:

Sarah Heavey, MPH

Doctoral Candidate

Department of Community Health and Health Behavior

Date: Wednesday, April 12
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Kimball Tower, Room 108
Host: Department of Community Health and Health Behavior

Prospective Undergraduate Recruitment Session

Learn more about campus living, academic programs and get answers to all of your questions at our monthly prospective student infomation sessions. They are designed to help answer common questions, allow for interaction with current faculty and students, and provide a glimpse into what life is like at UB.

Date: Friday, April 14
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location: UB South Campus
Host: Office of Student and Academic Affairs (OASA)

April 17-23, 2017

Biostatistcs in Real Life: Independent Health

Public Health Seminar

Speaker:

Brendan Heavey, MPH

Actuarial Analysts

Date: Monday, April 17
Time: 12-12:50 p.m.
Location: 144 Farber Hall
Host: Master of Public Health Program

Young Alumni Yoga

UB Alumni Wellness Wednesday Event

Come connect your mind, body and spirit with an all levels yoga class. Join UB Young Alumni and the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions for Wellness Wednesday as we celebrate National Public Health.

The class will be taught by Love in Motion Yoga Instructors.  They will lead a one-hour yoga class.  Following the class, mix and mingle with the company of fellow alumni as you enjoy healthy snacks from Harbor Center’s newest addition, Healthy Scratch! Bring your own mat or towel. Secure space for your mat before this event is full!

Date: Wednesday, April 19
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location:

Asbury Hall

Buffalo, NY

Assistive Technology Fair

The Assistive Technology Fair will provide an informal introduction to assistive technology.  The trade-show format will allow attendees to see devices on display and provide the opportunity for various hands-on experiences.  Information will also be provided on the types of devices that are available through the Center for Assistive Technology (devices that assist with work, education, social participation, basic ADLs, independence in the home, play and leisure) and how to acquire these devices.

Date: Wednesday, April 19
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Center for Tomorrow | UB North Campus
Host:

UB & D'Youville Occupational Therapy Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society

University at Buffalo Center for Assistive Technology (CAT)

The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health will host a Work in Progress meeting, with a focus on applying for jobs.  There will be a discussion about applying for jobs - how to prepare, questions that you can expect, questions to ask and other considerations.  All EEH students (MPH, MS and PhD), postdocs, faculty and staff are welcome.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

Date: Thursday, April 20
Time: 12-12:50 p.m.
Location: Farber Hall, Room 240 | UB South Campus
Host Department of Epidemiology and Enivronmental Health

This annual event allows students to showcase their research and service projects to an SPHHP-wide audience of faculty, students and staff.

Date: Thursday, April 20
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: 105 Harriman Hall, UB South Campus
Host: SPHHP

Refugee Health Summit

The WNY Refugee Health 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.

Date: Friday, April 21
Time: 9 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Location:

Educational Opportunity Center

555 Ellicott Street

Buffalo, NY

Host Office of Global Health Initiatives

EEH Seminar

Speaker:

Laura Grieshober, MA

PhD Candidate

Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Date: Friday, April 21
Time: 12-12:50 p.m.
Location: 144 Farber Hall, UB South Campus
Host: Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

April 24-30, 2017

Global Mental Health

Public Health Seminar

Speaker:

Jesus Ligot, MD

Physician, VA Western New York

President, Western New York Psychiatric Society

Date: Monday, April 24
Time: 12-12:50 p.m.
Location: 144 Farber Hall
Host: Master of Public Health Program

Why Do We Care About Added Sugars? Sugar 101

Alumni Webinar

Mallary Whipple MS, RDN, is one of the Buffalo Division Wegmans Nutritionist.  Mallary received her BS in Nutritional Sciences from Penn State and her MS in Clinical Nutrition from University of Buffalo.  Before joining Wegmans in 2011, she worked at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC specializing in childhood obesity.

Speaker:

Mallary Whipple, MS, RDN

Nutritionist

Wegmans, Buffalo Division

Date: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 12-1 p.m.

Seminar

Speaker:

Joshua Gordon, BA

MD Student & PhD Candidate

Deparmtent of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Date: Friday, April 28
Time: 12-12:50 p.m.
Location: 144 Farber Hall
Host: Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

7th Annual Glen E. Gresham Lecture

The Glen E. Gresham Visiting Professor in Rehabilitation Science features a nationally or internationally recognized authority in an area directly related to rehabilitation science.

Speaker:

Karen Jacobs, EdD, CPE, OTR/L, FAOTA

Clinical Professor

Department of Occupational Therapy

Boston University

Date: Friday, April 28
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Location: 146 Diefendorf Hall, UB South Campus
Host: Department of Rehabilitation Science