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Major challenges await Western New York and other parts of the state in late summer and early fall but there are strategies the community can take to reduce the risks of COVID-19 outbreaks.


Researchers from UB and the Catholic University of Uruguay found an average of 13 pollutants in each silicone wristband collected in a study on chemical exposure among a small group of Uruguayan children.


Several School of Public Health and Health Professions students have received awards supporting their study.


A live, online public forum on racial equity and anti-racism will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.  July 14. The forum is being organized by the Community Health Equity Research Institute of the University at Buffalo and the Buffalo Center for Health Equity.


Reliably measuring recovery capital is the first step to advancing the science of better understanding how different sources of capital facilitate recovery. 

When institutions who claim to nurture and protect their students remain silent and complicit in the face of injustice and violence, the hurt can be deep because it is a betrayal of trust. 

The students are working with five county health departments to help them respond to the pandemic as quickly and efficiently as possible.


Students from several programs in the School of Public Health and Health Professions recently won accolades and funding for their academic achievements and research efforts.


Public Health program faculty and alumni have joined the New York State Department of Health to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the state, which are the highest in the nation.


Researchers found that frequent cannabis users aren’t as knowledgeable as they should be about harm reduction strategies, which should serve as a wake-up call to public health campaigns.


Graduate public health students at the University at Buffalo launched a Stay Safe and Healthy video series to fill in early COVID-19 information gaps.


Laura E. Smith will develop a decision-making tool that can plan more effective health campaigns in low- and middle-income countries.


Ban on traffic mobility significantly reduced vehicle emissions, which may have prevented a higher number of deaths that would have been attributable to air pollution than fatalities caused by the novel coronavirus.


Rogerson — an expert in geography and biostatistics — has been a member of UB’s faculty since 1986.


Wilson is receiving UB's highest honor for her enduring and unprecedented impact on Buffalo and all of Western New York, which will be felt for many generations to come.


Researchers offer an evidence-based summary of post-intensive care syndrome as it relates to the care of people who survive critical illness requiring ICU care and are now back home and are recovering.


The UB COVID Analytics Team draws conclusions, which they provide weekly to the Erie County Department of Health (DOH) and local hospital systems’ medical leadership, from hospitalization data that they analyze every day.



The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has awarded University at Buffalo’s Athletic Training Program initial accreditation.


Template was developed by UB, UNC Chapel Hill researchers using evidence-based strategies from Veggie Van model.


Students from several programs in the School of Public Health and Health Professions recently won accolades and funding for their academic achievements and research efforts.


Hash Bash participants demonstrate surprisingly low level of knowledge about THC and CBD content and effective dosages, highlighting the need for additional public health education and research.


The work from the Community of Excellence provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at the field of global health.


M. Laura Feltri, Jo Freudenheim, Amit Goyal, Elad Levy and Stephen Tiffany received the highest faculty rank in SUNY.


Pauline Mendola holds three degrees from UB and started her career here. In the fall, she'll return as chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health.


Last month, the Erie County Department of Health and local hospital systems reached out to the University at Buffalo’s Institute for Healthcare Informatics (IHI) in an effort to better understand how the pandemic could unfold in Western New York.


Just before the world changed several weeks ago, one fortunate group of students discovered the global dimensions of their chosen discipline during a study-abroad course in exercise science.


The School of Public Health and Health Professions recently held its Fifth Annual Student Awards Reception. The reception celebrates and recognizes the admirable accomplishments of hardworking students across all five departments.


Several UB graduate schools and programs have been cited by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”


UB has been awarded a five-year, $21.7 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health in recognition of the dramatic progress the university and its partners have made since 2015 when UB first received the CTSA.


A unique collaboration among faculty from UB and SUNY Erie, and a Roswell surgeon is helping medical students understand food and health in a new way.


Conference is set for March 24-25 and builds off the success of last year’s event, the nation’s first-ever gathering of mobile produce market representatives.


Michael LaMonte, PhD, MPH, received the American Heart Association's Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award, recognizing the highest ranked abstract in the United States submitted to the AHA Epidemiology and Prevention Council/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Council.


A winter break trip to Jamaica opens a new world for students examining behavior-driven diseases.

After another record number of applications, UB has placed 11 students in the semifinals of the Fulbright scholarship competition.

Master of public health students and recent graduates earned the Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Foundations micro-credential, proof of their skills in working collaboratively with other health professionals.


Aubree Jones, a graduate student in the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) Master of Public Health program, is one of 2019’s Students Who Rocked Public Health.


Jason Niu will use the funding to study the association between early-life secondhand smoke exposure and cardiovascular issues in midlife and beyond.


The award recognizes UB’s progress in bringing the benefits of clinical and translational science to patients, including the tripling of clinical trials since 2015.


The annual Undergraduate Winter Institute for Biostatistics provides students an opportunity to learn more about the topic and career opportunities in the field.


Not quite, says a new study that highlights the discrepancy between cannabis enthusiasts’ beliefs about the medicinal and health uses of marijuana and the empirical evidence.


Researchers surveyed cannabis users about beliefs on marijuana's effectiveness in treating certain medical conditions. The results reveal a big discrepancy.


Technology called MindEye uses infrared camera to detect subtle changes in pupil dilation and eye movement.


The UB School of Dental Medicine will welcome hundreds of Western New York children who lack access to dental care to receive free oral health care, hearing and vision exams, and other health services. 


Participants in the Aging Innovation Challenge developed prototype products and hacked the issues that aging New Yorkers face every day.


Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers identify vitamin E acetate as likely culprit.


UB faculty experts offer tips on how to eat right, move more and stress less.

The School of Management and the School of Public Health and Health Professions won top awards, and two UB communications professionals were also recognized with special awards at the 30th Excalibur Awards, the annual event presented by the Public Relations Society of America’s Buffalo Niagara chapter to recognize the best of the best in public relations in the Buffalo Niagara region.
Patricia J. Ohtake, associate professor of physical therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Science, School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been appointed assistant vice president for interprofessional education.
Marc Kiviniemi has been named director of undergraduate public health initiatives for the School of Public Health and Health Professions.
The School of Public Health and Health Professions will offer, beginning in fall 2015, a 12-month accelerated master’s degree program in public health (MPH) with a concentration in health services administration and population health.
Two researchers from the Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity (JHGCCO) recently joined the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Health Professions, where they are working on projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).