School of Public Health and Health Professions

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Optimizing Health at Every Age, in Everyone

At UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions, our faculty and students are dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families, and communities through prevention and evidence-based practice. We’ve already accomplished much, and yet we know our students and faculty have the talent and desire to do so much more. So we’re raising our sights—and raising funds—to do more good. Make more change. Save more lives.

We are seeking your investment in creating healthier communities.

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Our Priorities

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Here Is How We Support Students Who Will Transform the World.

For more than 50 years we’ve been preparing UB students to improve lives and advance health in our communities. Now we’re aiming to do even more, more effectively than ever. With the support of philanthropy, we will:

  • Create new, in-demand majors
  • Offer life-changing scholarships to underserved students
  • Advance the discoveries from the monumental Women’s Health Initiative
  • Build innovative learning spaces 
  • Increase our investment in transformative student experiences

Here Is How Our Forward-Thinking Research Has Real-World Impact

Our health research has already helped improve and save countless lives. But there are more still in need. Investments by donors help drive outcomes through endowed positions, research funds and more. Now, with your support, we can broaden our research—and make a bigger impact. Philanthropy will support a Catalyst Research seed fund and other key initiatives, as we continue to lead the way.

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Here Is How We Tackle Global Problems, Starting in Our Own Backyard

Supporting our work here in Buffalo supports health revolutions everywhere. Public health research, policy and practice affect every life on our planet. Now, through philanthropy, we will continue our revolutionary work, including:

  • Testing interventions at our Rehabilitation Physiology Lab
  • Fighting America’s opioid epidemic
  • Slowing disease transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and other infections 
  • Expanding the work of our Center for Research and Education in Special Environments (CRESE)
  • Improving lives through The Refugee Health Initiative
The Power of Your Investment

The challenges and opportunities have never been greater. Our potential has never been higher. And our need for visionary donors has never been more critical. With your support, we can broaden and deepen our research, make Buffalo and Western New York stronger and healthier, and train the most advanced practitioners ever. Optimizing health at every age—in everyone, everywhere: It’s an audacious goal. And with your help, it’s attainable.

UB Fund: Immediate Support for Students

When you give to the UB Fund, your gift today is made available to help support students today. It’s that immediate. Giving to the UB Fund helps ensure our students have everything they need to become thoughtful global citizens, with 100 percent of gifts used to enhance the student experience, including crucial support for research, study abroad, student emergencies and community service opportunities.

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