Understanding infectious diseases: Does it take a
David Relman, MD
10:00 a.m. | 105 Harriman Hall, UB South
David Relman, MD, professor in the School of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, will be featured in a panel discussion with UB faculty and students.
Your Inner Self: The Human Microbiome in Health and
3:30 p.m. | Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall | UB South Campus
As part of President Satish K. Tripathi's Critical Conversations program, David Relman, MD will share his unique insights into microbial organisms and how the study of the microbiome can enable science to intervene in diseases.
Reviving education and human values in war: medical
missions to help Syrian refugees in Syria, Turkey and
Othman Shibly, DDS, MS
Noon - 1:00 p.m. | Kimball 108 | UB South Campus
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.