Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences Hosts University of the West Indies Faculty visit to UB

UB-UWI Leadership.

Maxine Gossell-Williams, Craig Hall, Terrence Forrester, Gene Morse, Camiel Wilson-Clarke, John Lindo (Left to Right)

Published July 5, 2016

As a follow up to the SUNY GHI faculty visit to the UWI Mona Campus in April, a visit by UWI scientific leadership was subsequently planned so provide an in depth site visit to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus as well as the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the South Campus

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Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences Hosts University of the West Indies Faculty visit to UB:

As a follow up to the SUNY GHI faculty visit to the UWI Mona Campus in April, a visit by UWI scientific leadership was subsequently planned so provide an in depth site visit to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus as well as the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the South Campus. This visit focused on the core facilities that the UWI system seeks to establish as part of its vision to be the leading research center in the Caribbean region. The visit highlighted the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), the CTRC Imaging Core, the UB Center for Liver Disease, and the adjoining Buffalo General Medical Center.  The group also visit the Center for Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and were provided in depth tours of the Center for Computational Research, the Translational Pharmacology Research Core and UB’s Empire State Patient Safety Assurance Network. A separate UWI faculty group visited the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Model Pharmacy and Dispensing Program, the Pharmacoinformatics Center, the Research Pharmacy and the Behling Simulation Center in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences and Buffalo Jamaica Innovation Enterprise host Reception for University of West Indies Faculty at UB:

A key partner in the growing Buffalo-Jamaica collaboration has been the Buffalo Jamaica Innovation Enterprise. Started in 2013, the Buffalo Jamaica Innovation Enterprise seeks to bridge the Jamaican diaspora in Buffalo with the University at Buffalo-University of the West Indies collaboration through the efforts of the Jamaica American Association of Buffalo. Buffalo Jamaica Innovation Enterprise has been facilitating interactions among the Jamaica Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, State University of New York, University of the West Indies, Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences and western New York communities and businesses with a goal of fostering youth development and entrepreneurship in Buffalo and Jamaica.