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2022-2023 Academic Year Health and Safety Guidelines

Protecting the university community

Updated 9/29/2022

The University at Buffalo is continuing to offer a full schedule of in-person classes and a vibrant campus experience. To protect the health of the UB community, the university has implemented a comprehensive set of health and safety guidelines.

UB’s guidelines are based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York State Department of Health and SUNY. All members of the UB community are urged to familiarize themselves with UB’s guidelines and to stay informed of any changes. 

As always, the health and safety of the UB community remains paramount. The university may adjust its health guidelines, as needed, based on new scientific evidence and the course of the pandemic.

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Health Guidelines Committee

  • Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, Chair of the UB Health Guidelines committee, Vice President for Health Sciences, Dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Craig Abbey, Vice Provost for Institutional Analysis and Planning
  • Christopher Bartolomei, Chief of Police
  • J. Brice Bible, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • Brian Bratta, PhD, Associate Athletic Director, Sports Medicine and Wellness Services
  • Gale R. Burstein, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Erie County Department of Health
  • Robert Cenczyk, PhD, Director of Academic Operations, School of Nursing
  • Mark Coldren, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
  • John Della Contrada, Vice President for University Communications
  • Jocelyn Jakubus, Director, Presidential Events and Initiatives
  • Timothy Murphy, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Medicine,
    Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research,
    Director of Clinical and Translational Science Institute,
    Director of Community Health Equity Research Institute, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
  • David Pawlowski, PhD, Biosafety Officer, Environment, Health & Safety
  • Chris Putrino, Director of Employee Relations
  • Chunming Qiao, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair, Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Joseph Raab, Director, Environment, Health & Safety
  • Andrea Roy, Project Coordinator, Business Reporting Systems
  • Thomas Russo, MD, Professor and Chief of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • John Sellick, DO, Professor, Department of Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Physician, Student Health Services
  • Kenneth Snyder, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Vice President of Physician Quality, Kaleida Health
  • Susan Snyder, MS, Director, Student Health Services
  • Mary E. Stock, Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services
  • John Tomaszewski, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Peter A. Nickerson, PhD Chair of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • David Vasbinder, Associate Director, Environment, Health & Safety
  • Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions

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