Pediatrics researchers also have been tapped to establish patient registries and develop guidelines for treating children with COVID-19.


Tristan Lynn and Joseph Crane have formed a tight bond through the shared experience of treating COVID-19 patients.


A limited return to facilities, along with ongoing remote operations, allows time-sensitive research to resume while focusing on the health and safety of employees.


Virtual panel members discussed racial inequities, macroaggressions and microaggressions, and white privilege.


Sponsorship from Linde, Verizon Media and M&T Bank expands opportunities for female science and engineering students at UB.


Jian Feng is principal investigator on the $2.2 million NIH grant to develop a method to diagnose Parkinson’s disease before clinical symptoms are present.


Marlyce Godoy and Ahmed Saleh are further evidence of the EOC’s legacy of transforming lives.


Urban studies expert Henry Louis Taylor Jr. says this moment in history calls for a broad reimagining of societal institutions.


Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the Jacobs School to talk about the importance of all New Yorkers wearing face masks to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus.



The study also found that EMS-attended deaths have doubled, indicating that when EMS calls were made, they often involved a far more serious emergency.


UB scientist Steven Fliesler and his colleagues report findings that challenge what was previously believed to cause a form of retinitis pigmentosa.


UB economist Joanne Song McLaughlin says older women faces with the possibility of both age and gender discrimination are "falling through the cracks."

Editor's note: New UB Seen items may become less frequent as activity on campus declines with implementation of telecommuting for staff and distance learning for faculty and students.

Justice for Vanessa

UB students gathered on July 8 on the North Campus to call attention to the death of Army soldier Vanessa Guillen and add their voices to the national call for justice on her behalf. Photos: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

Published July 10, 2020

In support of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and our local chapter, Jacobs School SNMA members and faculty have created a video pledging their sincere determination acknowledge and address racism as a public health issue and to take action against the deleterious effects of systemic racism on minority populations.

Racism is a public health issue

In support of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and UB's local chapter, Jacobs School SNMA members and faculty have created a video pledging their strong commitment to acknowledging and addressing racism as a public health issue and to taking action against the destructive effects of systemic racism on minority populations.

Christine Lee, dental assistant.

In our new regular feature, “Thankful Thursday,” UBNow salutes the university’s essential workers who come to campus every day to ensure that all campus operations and services continue without interruption. Nominate an essential employee by sending an email to wuetcher@buffalo.edu. Photo: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

Christine Lee

Christine Lee is a dental assistant at UB’s dental clinics.

How long have you worked at UB? I began working in the UB dental clinic on February 21, 1985, in the middle of a blizzard. I have been a dental assistant in many of the different clinics in the school.

What do you miss the most about work before the pandemic? The thing I missed the most when the crisis hit was our students. The D4 (senior) students left for spring break and the shutdown happened. We didn’t get to help them through their last couple of months or even say goodbye.  

What’s the hardest thing about working during the shutdown? The hardest thing about working during the shutdown was the fear and the uncertainty. The school did its best to keep up with the ever changing guidelines to keep us all safe. When New York was at its peak, it was a concerning time. Being a dental assistant, you were on the front lines and hoping that you wouldn’t bring anything home to your family. 

What helps get you through the day at work now? Right now, the bright spot is seeing our rising senior students return to campus. It gives a feeling of normal in a surreal world.

Anything else you want people to know about how it is to be an essential employee working during a pandemic? I would like for everyone to follow the rules. Wear your masks, social distance, wash your hands, for everyone’s sake. It is different and uncomfortable, but it seems to be working. Not to sound cliché, but we all are in this together.

Published July 9, 2020

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