Youfa Wang, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been elected secretary/treasurer of The Obesity Society’s (TOS) Pediatric Obesity Section for 2014-15.
Members of the UB community are invited to join their colleagues at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for a free lunchtime concert series, “Music is Medicine,” on select Wednesdays during February and March.
Steven D. Schwaitzberg, chief of surgery at the Cambridge Health Alliance and a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, has been appointed chair of the Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and medical director of surgical program development for Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center.
The UB Humanities Institute will host Humanities Night on March 7 at Torn Space Theater with a performance of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Hairy Ape,” whose resounding theme is the tragic effect of industrialization and technological change on the worker.
UB has proposed a 5.98 percent increase in the Comprehensive Fee for 2015-16 in order “to continue to offer programs and services that our UB students need and expect in the current state, SUNY and UB budget climate.”
“Ableism” — the practices and dominant attitudes in society that devalue and limit the potential of persons with developmental, physical or psychiatric disabilities — is the topic of a workshop being held on March 5 at UB.
Meir Wetzler, chief of the Leukemia Section at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and professor of medicine at UB, died Feb. 23 in the Swedish Medical Center in Denver, where he had been a patient in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit following a Feb. 7 skiing accident. He was 60.