The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) will
recognize National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 4-10 with a
series of events being held that week and all month that highlight
and recognize public health issues that are important to improving
The featured event for NPHW at UB is the 2016
Step Challenge. Free and open to the public, participants will
log their step count once a week to help track progress toward the
collective goal of reaching 16 million steps during April.
Participants can register individually or as part of a team.
Other events planned for the monthlong celebration include:
- Third Annual WNY Refugee Health Summit.
Sponsored by UB’s Community for Global Health Equity and the
Office of Global Health Initiatives, the summit brings together
practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and representatives from
the resettlement and refugee communities to examine barriers and
explore solutions to providing culturally engaged health care to
refugees. The summit will be take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April
2 at UB’s Educational Opportunity Center in downtown Buffalo.
more information or to register, visit the Community for Global
Health Equity’s website.
- Sixth Annual Glenn E. Gresham Visiting Professor
Sponsored by the Department of Rehabilitation Science, the lecture
will take place at 2 p.m. April 15 in 148 Diefendorf Hall, South
Campus. This year’s speaker is Steven Z. George, director of
the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of
Florida. His lecture is titled “An update on OPT-IN (the
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Investigator Network): Putting it
together and Early Results.”
- Tenth Annual Saxon Graham Lecture.
Linda Van Horn, professor in the Division of Nutrition in the
Department of Preventive Medicine and associate dean for faculty
development at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of
Medicine, will be present this year’s lecture, titled
“Diet Data and Disease: Truth or Consequence.”
- Kimball Tower Climb.
Participants will walk up and down the two staircases in the
11-story Kimball Tower on the South Campus. The climb, hosted by
SPHHP’s Dietetic Internship program, will take place at 9
a.m. every Thursday in April. Meet in the lobby.
- “Evolving More Nurturing Societies: Why it is Vital
and How We Can Do It.”
This brown bag seminar, presented by the Department of Community
Health and Health Behavior, will be led by Anthony Biglan, senior
scientist and co-director of the Promise Neighborhood Research
Consortium at the Oregon Research Institute. It will take place
from noon to 1 p.m. April 7 in 111 Kimball, South Campus. Lunch
will be provided. Registration is required by visiting https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1p6Ry2EZPtjSqinHec8SjoJ4aFlSifBZhqHNwm32BY2o/viewform.
- Hatha Yoga Class.
Taught by certified yoga instructor and SPHHP faculty member Mary
Dedrick, this free class will be held from 5-6 p.m. April 5 in
Goodyear X, 10th floor of Goodyear Hall, South Campus. This class
will consist of yoga stretches and postures that are accessible for
any ability level, as well as 10 minutes of relaxation. While no
prior yoga experience is necessary, participants are asked to bring
a yoga mat or towel. Students from the Dietetic Internship
Program will be in attendance, providing helpful advice on healthy
snacking and hydration.
- Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Event.
Volunteers are needed for this event, hosted by the Epidemiology
and Environmental Health Graduate Student Association, beginning at
9 a.m. on April 30. For more information and to register, contact
Raquel Velazquev-Kronnen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a comprehensive
listing and further details on all of the events taking place
in April as part of National Public Health Week at UB, visit the