Research Symposium Series

Join fellow University at Buffalo investigators and community partners advancing research in our region on critical topics. 

In 2023 the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences is proud to introduce our inaugural Research Symposium Series.

At this multidisciplinary research forum, UB investigators and community partners can present their insights and implications, engage in structured conversations and gain the latest information on a range of topics related to health equity, clinical practice, quality improvements and more.

Sessions will include: 

  • poster presentations 
  • keynote address 
  • speed slide presentations  

UB research support offices will be on site to answer questions, and follow-up will be coordinated to form collaborative groups. We’ll provide food and beverages.

2023-2024 Series

As an attendee or presenter at the symposium, you’ll experience the impressive breadth and depth of research being conducted by your peers — and you’ll gain opportunities to network. 

The upcoming season’s topics encompass:

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Advancing Aging Related Efforts

Better understand the aging process, as well as the diseases, conditions and needs associated with growing older. Discuss research designed to improve quality of life for aging Americans and identify strategies and treatments to effectively prevent, delay or slow age-related diseases.

December 7, 2023
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Jacobs School, room 1220 

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Engineering, Medicine and STEM Intersections

This interdisciplinary session will explore the interplay between human, ethical, social and cultural values — while looking at science, technology, engineering and medicine. Presentations will seek to interrogate the relationship between science and the public, the relationship between science and cultural production, as well as historical perspectives on all of these topics. 

February 27, 2024
4:00 to 6 p.m.
Davis Hall, room TBD 

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Accelerating Discovery on Addictions

Through clinical and basic research, examine the biological underpinnings of substance use disorders and other addictions through neuroscience and genetics. Plus, expand your knowledge of the social, contextual and policy factors that contribute to prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery. Recent high-impact scientific advances will be discussed at this symposium.

April 11, 2024
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Jacobs School, room 1220 

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Health Equity Across Our Community

Now more than ever it is critical to address health disparities and advance health equity among diverse populations in Western New York and surrounding regions. Learn about health disparities in chronic diseases, as well as behavioral health conditions, as determined by community partners. Work presented at this symposium will take a team-science and translational research approach within a diversity, equity, inclusion and justice framework.

Date TBD
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Jacobs School, room 1220 


Registration is open for the 2023-2024 season:

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Jill Szczesek, PhD

Associate Vice President of Research Administration and Finance

Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences

955 Main Street, Room 1214 Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 491-6151