Several studies are focused on data collection that can be used to better understand how to combat COVID-19.


UB law professor Athena Mutua offers her thoughts on the police and other issues raised during the recent weeks of social protests.


UB's president says this week's ICE ruling "runs contrary to our longstanding commitment to inclusion and equity in higher education."


The electrical engineer was recognized for outstanding contributions to the development and biomedical applications of fast MRI with sparse sampling.


“Thinking Through Photographs” provokes deep thinking about the images that proliferate in today’s world, and our reactions to them.



UB emergency medicine physician Robert McCormack says guarding against dehydration is key, especially for the elderly and the very young.


Esther Jose came to UB as a "terrified" 17-year-old from India, earned a BS in engineering and is now headed to MIT to study business analytics.


UB biochemist Mark O'Brian says the severe scrutiny of two major papers on the coronavirus is part of science's normal process of self-correction.


Reliably measuring recovery capital is the first step to advancing the science of better understanding how different sources of capital facilitate recovery.


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.

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.


Student Life installed this bull outside the Student Union as a vehicle for students to express themselves. The bull's current messages reflect feelings shared by all members of the UB community. Photo: Douglas Levere

Published July 7, 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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