100 years anniversary

100 years of Public Health at the University at Buffalo

Anniversary Celebration for the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

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.

Celebration Events

Saxon Graham Lecture & 100th Dinner Celebration

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Event Location Time
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.

Symposium & Reception

Friday, May 31, 2019

Event Location Time
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.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Voluntary Group Outings: Tour of downtown Buffalo and other events (details to follow)

Hotel Accomodations

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)

  • Discounted rate of $139.00 per night (includes breakfast)
  • Must book by May 1st, 2019
  • Can reserve room by phone or Embassy Suites Buffalo custom weblink
    • Phone: (716) 319-1078; use group code: UBE

Hyatt Place (5020 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226)

  • Discounted rate of $149.00 per night (includes breakfast, wi-fi, & parking)
  • Must book by April 30th, 2019
  • Can reserve room by phone or Hyatt Place custom weblink
    • Phone: (716) 839-4040; use group code: G-EPID

Hotel Henry (444 Forest Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213)

  • Discounted rate of $140.00 per night
  • Must book by April 15th, 2019
  • Can reserve room by phone:
    • Phone: (716) 882-1970; use group code: UB EEH Room Block

Doubletree by Hilton (10 Flint Rd, Amherst, NY)

  • Discounted rate of $104.00 per night (includes wi-fi & parking)
  • Must book by May 15th, 2019
  • Can reserve room by phone:
    • Phone: (716) 689-4414; use group code: UB EEH

Staybridge Suite Amherst (1290 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst, NY)

  • Discounted rate of $111.99 on 5/30 and $129.99 on 5/31 (includes breakfast, wi-fi, & parking)
  • Must book by April 30th, 2019
  • Can reserve room by phone (716) 276-8750; use group code: UB Epidemiology

Fairfield Inn & Suites (3880 Rensch Rd, Amherst, NY)

  • Discounted rate of $140.00 per night (includes breakfast, wi-fi, & parking)
  • Can reserve room by phone (716) 204-8936; let hotel representative know you are booking the room as part of a UB event to receive the discounted rate.   

Foundry Suites (738 Elmwood, Buffalo, NY 14207)

  • Discounted rate of $159.00 per night
  • Can reserve room by phone (716) 240-9693; let hotel representative know you are booking the room as part of a UB event to receive discounted rate.

Department Faculty and Staff: Then and Now

Faculty and staff from the department of Social and Preventive Medicine gather together on the steps of 2211 Main Street.

Faculty and staff from the department of Social and Preventive Medicine gather together on the steps of  2211 Main Street in Buffalo, NY.

Faculty and staff from the department of epidemiology and environmental health gather together on the steps of Farber Hall, UB South Campus during the fall semester of 2018.

Faculty and staff from the department of epidemiology and environmental health gather together on the steps of Farber Hall, UB South Campus during the fall semester of 2018.

Submit your stories and photos to us!

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.

Donate to the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health to help future students succeed

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.