2017-2018 Seminar Series

Lifestyles and Chronic Disease

Seminar information coming soon!  

Archived Events & Video


Risk Factors for Environmental Enteropathy and Impaired Growth Among Children in Rural Bangladesh

Christine Marie George, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

October 27, 2016, 4-5pm, 220 Hayes Hall  

Dr. George’s research focuses on the development of community and health facility based intervention approaches for reducing enteric infections through promoting hand washing with soap and water treatment, and identifying environmental transmission routes for enteric pathogens including cholera and shigellosis.

The ultimate objective of her research is to develop effective evidence based water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions that can be brought to scale to reduce disease burden globally.Christine Marie George, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

A sustainable future: The effects of climate change on global health

The impact of climate change on the environment has often adversely affected a population's health. Exposure to indoor and outdoor pollutants, under-nutrition and food-insecurity, climate-sensitive disease evolution, and contaminated water sources are some of the climate-related problems facing communities around the world. Children, the elderly, the under-resourced, and those with underlying health conditions are at increased risk for health effects. The Office of Global Health Initiatives 2015-2016 Seminar Series examines current cutting-edge climate change research that addresses community well-being and the road to a healthier, more sustainable future.

Jessica Owley.

April 15, 2016
1-2 pm | 180 Farber Hall | UB South

"Global Health Implications of COP21 in Paris"

Jessica Owley, JD, PhD
Associate professor
UB Law School

Jessica Owley teaches environmental law, property and land conservation. She received her Ph.D. in environmental science, policy and management from the University of California-Berkeley in 2005, shortly after completing her J.D. at Berkeley Law in 2004. Owley is a member of the California bar and admitted to practice in the Northern, Southern and Eastern districts of California and the Ninth Circuit.

Owley's teaching interests are in the areas of property, environmental law, administrative law and Indian law. Though her general research is on land conservation and property rights, her current scholarship focuses on using property tools for conservation in the context of climate change.

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency in Bhutanese Refugees

Nov. 12, 2014 | noon - 1 p.m. | Kimball 108 | UB South Campus
Lacey Bromley, PT, DPT, MSCS

Lacey Bromley is a physical therapist specializing in neurological and vestibular rehabilitation. She is a Neurological Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and a Vestibular Rehabilitation specialist through the APTA sponsored program at Emory University. Bromley is an adjunct faculty member in physical therapy at UB and D'Youville College. She is currently completing her PhD work in rehabilitation sciences at UB with an emphasis on how nutrients impact immune modulated diseases.

Reviving education and human values in war: medical missions to help Syrian refugees in Syria, Jordan and Turkey

Othman Shibly, DDS, MS.

Oct. 29, 2014 | noon -1 p.m. | Kimball 108 | UB South Campus

Othman Shibly, DDS, MS

Othman Shibly is an associate professor in the UB School of Dental Medicine and the coordinator for the International Advanced Dental Education Scholar Program. Since the crisis in Syria in March 2011, Shibly has participated in medical missions to help Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon. Due to the extreme need, Shibly has established two dental clinics in Turkey to care for the people in conflict zones. Currently, he is creating a treatment model that incorporates psychological and cultural concepts to prevent trans-generational trauma. Shibly is also a consultant and supervisor of more than 16 schools in the war areas of Damascus.

Social, behavioral, and physical health consequences of trauma and torture in refugee populations

Kim Griswold.

Oct. 8, 2014 | noon - 1 p.m. | Kimball 108 | UB South Campus
Kim Griswold, MD, MPH, RN, FAAP and Ali Kadhum, MSW

View the recorded seminar to learn more about some of the challenges that refugees face in Buffalo as well information about the Human Rights Clinic and forensic exams.