Local research, partnership, and educational opportunities

Explore global health research, education and service opportunities in Buffalo and throughout Western New York.

Opportunities with Partnership for the Public Good

The mandate of the Community for Global Health Equity is to address health equity in low and middle income countries globally; additionally, our work is also concerned with the health and well-being of the local refugee community in Western New York. Students who would like to pursue their global health equity interests through working on behalf of the local refugee community can explore a variety of research opportunities with the Partnership for Public Good (PPG).

PPG is a community-based think tank that provides research and advocacy support to over 260 partner organizations, including many with a focus on immigrant and refugee populations, such as ACCESS of WNY, Burmese Community Support Center, Burmese Community Services, Catholic Charities, Jericho Road, Jewish Family Services, Journey’s End Refugee Services, International Institute of Buffalo, and the UB SSW Immigrant Refugee Research Institute. As the PPG furnishes these and other local organizations with research about Buffalo Niagara, it has an ongoing need for skilled researchers, writers, policy analysts, and planners.

One of many opportunities for UB students with PPG is the possibility of contributing to its online hub, “the Buffalo Commons,” which includes a digital library of action-oriented research about Western New York, and a set of tools that enable community groups and researchers to connect and work together. All students selected for volunteer positions with PPG help fulfill vital components of PPG’s mission: conducting research, gathering and compiling data, drafting briefs, and preparing position papers. Contact Dr. Lisa Vahapoğlu, Program Coordinator of CGHE to explore local and global health equity research, engagement, and educational opportunities that might be right for you.

8/15/17
Appropriate for: Graduate students interested in conducting community-based research in specific topic areas (e.g., “food systems,” or “refugee health care”)
8/15/17
Appropriate for: Graduate students and advanced undergraduates from a variety of disciplines who are searching for topics related to community development and public policy in order to satisfy UB course requirements
8/15/17
Appropriate for: Graduate students in Planning (Note: graduate students in other departments who have a background in planning, or graduate students who have skill sets similar to those cultivated in Planning are also welcome to apply.)
8/15/17
Appropriate for: Graduate students in Planning (Note: graduate students in other departments who have a background in planning, or graduate students who have skill sets similar to those cultivated in Planning are also welcome to apply.)
8/15/17
Appropriate for: Students from UB’s School of Social Work

Opportunities with the Community for Global Health Equity

Do you have videography or photography skills you would like to use in a global context? Are you an undergraduate who could add value to our team? Send your resume and transcript, and, if applying for videography or photography work, a portfolio of your work.

Would you like to develop solutions to under-resourced and emerging global health problems around the world?