Celebrated officially during the first full week of April, National Public Health Week is a national campaign organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA) as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and celebrate public health efforts in communities across the nation and the world.

In an effort to contribute to this annual campaign, we will once again be hosting a number of events, lectures, discussions and other interactive activities during not only the first week of April, but throughout the entire month.

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2016 NPHW Schedule

A Month-Long Event

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

One month. 16 million steps. Join the School of Public Health and Health Professions in taking 16 million steps in the month of April as part of our National Public Health Week celebrations!

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016 through Saturday April 30th
Location: All UB campuses
Host: School of Public Health and Health Professions

Kimball Tower Climb

Join UB SPHHP Dietetic Interns in the lobby of Kimball Tower every Thursday at 9 a.m. in April to participating in the Kimball Tower Climb! Participants will walk up and down Kimball Tower's 2 staircases. A fun and informative activity for all!

Date: Every Thursday in April at 9 a.m.
Location: Kimball Tower
Host: School of Public Health and Health Professions Dietetic Internship Program

Week 1 - April 1-7, 2016

Epidemiology and Environmental Health Seminar

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016 from noon to 12:50 p.m.
Speaker:

Amy Millen, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Chair,
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Location: 144 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Educational Opportunity Center | 555 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY
Host: Office of Global Health Initiatives
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: 1298 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
RSVP: RSVP on Facebook or email Raquel Velazquez-Kronen at raquelve@buffalo.edu.

Public Health Seminar

Date: Monday, April 4, 2016 from noon to 12:50 p.m.
Speaker: Lynn Kozlowski, PhD, Professor, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior; Former Dean, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo
Title: So Your Teenager is Vaping E-Cigarettes – Should You Worry?
Location: 144 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)
Date: Monday, April 4, 2016 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Ginny O'Brien, MFA, RN, Curator of Education
Title: Free tour of Cravens World: The Human Aesthetic, a donated collection of archaeological and ethnographic objects dating as far back as 4,500 BC. Also tour a new exhibit on view, 'On the Front Lines' which opens Saturday, April 2nd in the evening for a reception and runs through Sunday, August 7th.
Location: UB Anderson Gallery, 1 Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo, NY 14214 Directions

Evidence Based Approaches to Nutrition - Weekly Seminar Series

Date: Monday, April 4, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Speaker:

Graduates of Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Katie Brown, RD
Jackie Page, RD
Beth Machnica, RD
Tony Juritsch, RD
Alex Gavronsky, RD

Title: Heart Health
Location: 108 Kimball Tower (UB South Campus)

Pre-registration is required by Friday, March 4th.
Please RSVP to Barbara Schultz, MS, RD, CDN at: bmc2@buffalo.edu

UB Global Health Club Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 8 to 8:50 a.m.
Speaker: Michael Lamonte, PhD, Research Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, University at Buffalo
Title: Physical Inactivity: A Global Weapon of Mass Destruction
Location: 180 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)
Facebook: UB Global Health Club
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Instructor: Mary Dedrick (Mary is a yoga instructor certified through the Himalayan Institute (500 hr.))
Location: Goodyear X 10th floor (UB South Campus)
Details: No prior yoga experience required. This free hatha yoga class
will consist of yoga stretches and postures that are accessible
to any ability level, including 45-minutes of asana (postures)
and 10-minutes of relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably.
Stick Around After Yoga Class

UB SPHHP Dietetic Internship students will also be on hand, providing helpful guidance on healthy snacking and hydration.

Workshop and Lunch (EEH GSA)

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Timonthy Maynes, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Organization and Human Resources, UB School of Management
Location: 150 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)
RSVP: RSVP on Facebook or email Raquel Velazquez-Kronen at raquelve@buffalo.edu. Lunch and drinks will be provided.
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 8 p.m.
Speaker: Siddhartha Mukherjee is a Cancer Physician, Researcher and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of "The Emperor of All Maladies:
A Biography of Cancer"
Location: Alumni Arena, (UB North Campus, Amherst, NY)

Community Health and Health Behavior Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 from noon to 1 p.m.
Speaker: Anthony Biglan, PhD, Senior Scientist and Co-Director, Promise Neighborhood Research Consortium, Oregon Research Institute
Title: Evolving More Nurturing Societies:
Why it is Vital and How We Can Do It
Location: 111 Kimball Tower (UB South Campus)
RSVP: Registration is required for this event by Wednesday, April 6.

Movie Screening and Expert Panel (CHHB GSA)

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Panel: To be announced
Title: Fed Up: It's Time to Get Real About Food
Location: 150 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)

Seminar and Breakfast (EEH GSA)

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Jared Aldstadt, PhD, Associate Professor, UB Department of Geography
Title: The Intersection of Public Health and Geography
Location: 182 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)
RSVP: RSVP on Facebook or email Raquel Velazquez-Kronen at raquelve@buffalo.edu.

Week 2 - April 8-14, 2016

Date:

Friday, April 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Agenda:

8:00-9:30 Global Health as a Human Right

  • Breakfast and Registration
  • Introductions by Drs. Pavani Ram and Kory Smith, Community for Global Health Equity
  • Welcome by Dr. Jean Wactawski-Wende, Dean of School of Public Health and Health Professions
  • Opening Talk by Claude Welch, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Political Science

10:00-12:00 Treating Neglected Infections: Discovery, Distribution, Equity, and Ethics

  • Amy Jacobs: Department of Microbiology
  • John Panepinto: Department of Microbiology
  • Ira Blader: Department of Microbiology
  • Rajan Batta: Industrial and Systems Engineering

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:45 Know Your Global Health Competition

2:00-4:00 Air pollution across the lifespan: from pregnancy and birth outcomes to mental health

  • Pavani Ram, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
  • Lina Mu, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
  • Amy Manning, School of Social Work
  • John Atkinson, Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering
Location: 4th Floor Conference Room, Hayes Hall,
UB South Campus
Date:

Friday, April 8, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Presenter: Jillian Reading, Director of Undergraduate Advisement
Location: 111 Kimball Tower (UB South Campus)

Public Health Seminar

Date: Monday, April 11, 2016 from noon to 12:50 p.m.
Speaker:

Dan Stapleton, MBA, Public Health Director,
Niagara County Department of Health

Title: Public Health Stories from the Field
Location: 144 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)
Date: Monday, April 11, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Speaker:

Graduates of Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Katie Brown, RD
Jackie Page, RD
Beth Machnica, RD
Tony Juritsch, RD
Alex Gavronsky, RD

Title: Dietary and Herbal Supplements
Location: 108 Kimball Tower (UB South Campus)

Pre-registration is required by Friday, March 4th.
Please RSVP to Barbara Schultz, MS, RD, CDN at: bmc2@buffalo.edu

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Location: 105 Harriman Hall (UB South Campus)

Biostatistics Seminar

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Speaker:

David Ruppert, PhD, Professor of Engineering, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering; Professor of Statistical Science, Cornell University

Location: 125 Kimball Tower (UB South Campus)

Week 3 - April 15-21, 2016

Epidemiology and Environmental Health Seminar

Date: Friday, April 15, 2016 from noon to 12:50 p.m.
Speaker:

Christopher Sempos, PhD, Coordinator, Vitamin D Standardization Program (VDSP), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements, Bethesda, MD

Location: 144 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)

Office of Global Health Initiatives (OGHI) Seminar

Date:

Friday, April 15, 2016 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Speaker: Jessica Owley, PhD, JD, Associate Professor, UB Law School
Title: Global Health Implications of COP21 in Paris
Location: 180 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)
Date:

Friday, April 15, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Speaker:

Steven Z. George, PT, PhD, Director of Doctor of Physical Therapy Program University of Florida

Title: An Update on OPT-IN (the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Investigator Network): Putting it Together and Early Results
Location: 148 Diefendorf Hall (UB South Campus)

Public Health Seminar

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016 from Noon to 12:50 p.m.
Speaker:

Meredith Eggert, MPH, Project Manager, ACM Medical Laboratory

Title:

Clinical Trials in Public Health

Location: 144 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)

UB Global Health Club Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 8 to 8:50 a.m.
Speaker: Nadine (Shaanta) Murshid, PhD, UB Department of Social Work
Title: Global Health Club: "Conducting research in Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities"
Location: 180 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)
Facebook: UB Global Health Club

UB Office of Student Engagement, UB Office of Wellness Education Services

Take part in an event where masculinity is examined through the screening of The Mask You Live In (from the producers of the award winning documentary Miss Representation) followed by small group discussions led by expert faculty.

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Speaker: Michael Boucai, JD
Associate Professor
UB Law School

Jude Butch, EdM
Student Activities Assistant Director
UB Student Life

Erin Hatton, PhD
Associate Professor
UB Department of Sociology

Aaron Maracle, MSW
Assistant Violence Prevention Specialist
UB Wellness Education Services

Sarah Robert, PhD
Assistant Professor; Director, Social Studies Education Program
Learning and Instruction
UB Graduate School of Education

Margaret Sallee, PhD
Associate Professor
Education Leadership and Policy
UB Graduate School of Education
Location: 112 Norton Hall (Woldman Theater)

Biostatistics Seminar

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Speaker: John Stufken, PhD, Arizona State University
Location: 125 Kimball Tower (UB South Campus)

Week 4 - April 22-30, 2016

Epidemiology and Environmental Health Seminar

Date: Friday, April 22, 2016 from noon to 12:50 p.m.
Speaker:

Catherine Callahan, MA, Epidemiology PhD Candidate

Location: 144 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)
Date:

Friday, April 22, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Location 105 Harriman Hall (South Campus)

Public Health Seminar

Date: Monday, April 25, 2016 from noon to 12:50 p.m.
Speaker:

Vernon Blue, HIV Surveillance Officer

Title:

HIV Surveillance Program, New York State Department of Health, Western Region

Location: 144 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)

Biostatistics Seminar

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Speaker: Hongkun Wang, PhD
Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Georgetown University
Location: 125 Kimball Tower (UB South Campus)
Date:

Friday, April 29, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Speaker: Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, Professor, Division of Nutrition, Department of Preventive Medicine; Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Title: Diet Data and Disease: Truth or Consequences?
Location: G26 Farber Hall (UB South Campus)
Date: Friday, April 29, 2016 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: 105 Harriman Hall, UB South Campus

Occupational Therapy Honor Society Interprofessional Lecture

Date: Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: 150 Farber Hall Butler Auditorium, UB South Campus
Sponsors: Pi Theta Epsilon, Tau Chapter
Student Occupational Therapy Association
School of Social Work, GSA
Physical Therapy Club
UB Graduate Student Association
Department of Rehabilitation Science
Office of Interprofessional Education
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 9 a.m.
Location: To be announced.
RSVP: RSVP on Facebook or email Raquel Velazquez-Kronen at raquelve@buffalo.edu.