100 years anniversary.

100 years of Public Health

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 changing needs of our communities, we have remained committed to understanding how best to prevent disease, deliver care, and teach researchers and practitioners in public health. We are very proud of the many major public health leaders who have been part of our department. This 100th celebration is an opportunity to understand and commemorate our history, and to look to the future, in a time of rapidly changing public health challenges.

100 Years and Counting

2019 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of SPHHP’s Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health and 100 years of evidence-informed education, groundbreaking research, prominent researchers and community engagement. Take a tour of this timeline to discover the milestones in the department’s evolution and growth.

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.
Welcome
Drs. Jo Freudenheim, Chair EEH &
Jean Wende-Wactawski, Dean SPHHP
403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus 10 to 10:15 a.m.

"Snippets of the past and hopes for the future."

Plenary
Dr. Moyses Szklo
Professor, Dept Epidemiology 
Johns Hopkins University

403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Break 403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus 11:15 to 11:30 a.m.

Overview of EEH at UB

Dr. Lina Mu
Dr. James Olson
Dr. Katia Noyes

Dr. Jo Freudenheim

403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Lunch and posters
403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus 12 to 1 p.m.

"Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology: SPM’s (EEH’s) and Global Impact (one graduate at a time.)"

Dr. Germaine Louis
Dean, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University

                   

403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus 1 to 1:30 p.m.

"Influenza Past & Present: A Century of Epidemics."

Dr. Shauna Zorich
Clinical Assistant Professor, EEH, UB

 

403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus 1:30 to 2 p.m.
Break 403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus 2 to 2:30 p.m.

"The Triumph and Tragedy of Tobacco Control: Past, Present, and Future."

Dr. Brian King
Deputy Director Research Translation, Office on Smoking and Health, CDC

403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus 2:30 to 3 p.m.


"Growth and development for children in low and middle income countries: Where we have been and where we are going."

Dr. Laura Smith
Assistant Professor, EEH, UB

403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus 3 to 3:30 p.m.

“100 years of cancer prevention and control in Buffalo.”


Dr. James R. Marshall
Professor Emeritus, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute    

403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus 3:30 to 4 p.m.
Reception Residence of Dr. Dean Jean Wactawski-Wende and Dr. Karl Wende 7 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

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

Department Faculty and Staff: Past and Present

Faculty and staff from the department of Social and Preventive Medicine gather together on the steps of 2211 Main Street, approximately 1989.

Faculty and staff from the department of Social and Preventive Medicine gather together on the steps of 2211 Main Street in Buffalo, NY, approximately 1989.

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. Your 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.

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Event sponsored by sas.