Two projects addressing refugee health issues in Buffalo and a
study on the effects of air pollution on pregnant women in China
have been selected to receive funding through the Community for
Global Health Equity.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nine hundred University at Buffalo
students from the health professions, social work, law and
management will learn how they can best work together to tackle the
opioid epidemic ravaging the nation at UB’s first annual
Interprofessional Forum on Nov. 7 in Kapoor Hall on the South
It’s one of the only research centers in the world that
allows scientists to study extreme environments, from a mile of
ocean depth to nearly 23 miles into Earth’s stratosphere, and
everything in between. And it’s back up and running in its
home at UB.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine
at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the
University at Buffalo will receive a major, $7 million award to
address a casualty of the national opioid epidemic: the spread of
hepatitis C virus (HCV) among drug users who share needles.
UB's Research Institute on Addictions will continue its critical
research training and professional development of addiction
researchers with the support of another five-year, $2 million grant
for training postdoctoral associates.
UB undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students will work in
teams to develop social, economic, technological and public policy
solutions to sanitation challenges faced by schoolchildren around
"I think the new regulations will pose problems for smaller
businesses that make e-cigarettes. These companies likely will not
have the resources to deliver all the information the FDA is asking
for," says UB tobacco expert Gary Giovino.
Millions of people visit the websites of the Mayo Clinic,
American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, among others, seeking authoritative health information.
But are they receiving it?
Issam Smeir is the keynote speaker for UB's third annual Refugee
Health Summit, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April
2, at the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Center, 555
Ellicott St., Buffalo.
Thirteen graduate students in an interdisciplinary studio
offered through the UB School of Architecture and Planning spent
three weeks in India collaborating with partners there to help
develop a much-needed public sanitation plan.
The three-decades-old hyperbaric chamber housed in Sherman Annex
on UB’s South Campus is being upgraded, and the project will
be handled by a Western New York company whose three generations of
UB engineering graduates know the chamber inside and out.