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UB School of Public Health Names Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Diversity

By Rachel Cala

Release Date: October 29, 2012

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Miecznikowski will lead efforts to facilitate the professional growth of faculty and foster an academic environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jeffrey Miecznikowski, PhD, associate professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Biostatistics has been named associate dean for faculty affairs and diversity of the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP).

The position will broaden the responsibilities of the dean of faculty affairs by fortifying diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the school, according to Lynn Kozlowski, PhD, dean of SPHHP.

"Over the past few years, the School of Public Health and Health Professions has been working to clarify and advance the important role of diversity in our strategic plan," says Kozlowski. "By assigning an associate dean for faculty affairs and diversity, the school is taking an important step toward achieving those goals."

In his new position, Miecznikowski will lead efforts to facilitate the professional growth of faculty, support the academic mission of the school and foster an academic environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

"Dr. Miecznikowski has significant accomplishments as a teacher, researcher, and member of the academic community," says Kozlowski. "His thoughtfulness, commitment and attention to detail will help move the School of Public Health and Health Professions forward."

Miecznikowski joined UB in 2005 after earning a BS in physics and mathematics from Canisius College, and an MA and PhD in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. He focuses on methodological research in statistics, collaborative biostatistical research, image analysis, high-dimension biomarker discovery and software development.