The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health (formerly Social and Preventive Medicine) is celebrating 100 years of contributions to the health of Buffalo, the region, the nation and the world.
EEH was first established in 1919 as the Department of Hygiene and Public Health. Since that time, while the focus of our teaching, research and service has changed with the needs of our communities, we have remained committed to understanding the best ways to prevent disease, deliver care, and teach researchers and practitioners in public health. We are proud that many major public health leaders have come out of our department. This 100th celebration is an opportunity to understand and commemorate that history, and to look to the future, in a time of rapidly changing public health challenges.
|Tours and open hours. ||The Albright–Knox Art Gallery||1 to 5 p.m.|
|Saxon Graham Lecture|| |
The Albright–Knox Art Gallery Auditorium
John Vena, Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences, MUSC. UB epidemiology alum and former Epidemiology and Environmental Health faculty.
|3 to 5 p.m.|
|Dinner||Marcy Casino||5 to 9 p.m.|
|Registration ||403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus ||9 to 10 a.m.|
|Student Panel & Oral Presentations||403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus||10 a.m. to 12 p.m.|
|Lunch & Poster Presentations||403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus||12 to 1 p.m.|
|Oral & Poster Presentations||403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus||1 to 4 p.m.|
|Reception||Dean Jean Wactawski-Wende Residence||7 p.m.|
Voluntary Group Outings: Tour of downtown Buffalo and other events (details to follow)
The Department of EEH has organized discounted room blocks at a few local hotels. Discounted rates are only available until the cut-off date or until the blocked rooms have sold out.
Embassy Suites Buffalo (200 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY)
Hyatt Place (5020 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226)
Hotel Henry (444 Forest Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213)
Doubletree by Hilton (10 Flint Rd, Amherst, NY)
Staybridge Suite Amherst (1290 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst, NY)
Fairfield Inn & Suites (3880 Rensch Rd, Amherst, NY)
Foundry Suites (738 Elmwood, Buffalo, NY 14207)
We want to expand the information we have about the history of the department. Please share stories of your time at UB, tell us how your time here impacted your career and your life. Also, please share photos from your time here.
As we celebrate the past, we are looking to the future. We continue to have wonderful, thoughtful, innovative and energetic students. Support will help us to recruit, train and launch the best, most diverse students so that they become the new generation of leaders, laying the groundwork in public health for the next 100 years. Please consider “paying it forward” to help current and future students succeed.
The EEH 100th Anniversary Fund is for student support including tuition assistance, stipends, conference expenses and research funds.
The Julie Baker fund is for tuition assistance for masters students.
The Saxon Graham fund is for epidemiology doctoral students' research funds.