Upcoming Events

Sixth Annual Richard V. Lee, MD Lectureship in Global Health

 Jeffrey Shaman, PhD.

Climate-Disease Connections: Associations, Processes and Incorporation in Infectious Disease Forecast
Fri., Oct. 29
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Zoom (registration required) 

The School of Public Health and Health Professions has established an annual lectureship, focused on aspects of global health, to honor Richard V. Lee, MD, former University at Buffalo faculty member.

Lecturer Biography

Jeffrey Shaman is a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and director of the Climate and Health Program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and faculty chair of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He studies the survival, transmission and ecology of infectious agents, including the effects of meteorological and hydrological conditions on these processes. Dr. Shaman's work-to-date has primarily focused on mosquito-borne and respiratory pathogens. He uses mathematical and statistical models to describe, understand and forecast the transmission dynamics of these disease systems, and to investigate the broader effects of climate and weather on human health. Dr. Shaman holds a BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA, MPhil and PhD in climate and geophysics from Columbia.

Continue to check back for the most up-to-date information. Due to the fluid nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, event logistics may need to be modified according to UB's health and safety guidelines

Contact Us

Jennifer A. Foster, PhD.

Jennifer A. Foster, PhD


Office of Global Health Initiatives

421 Kimball

Email: fosterj@buffalo.edu

OGHI's Climate-Health Innovation Sprint

The UB Office of Global Health Initiatives and Blackstone LaunchPad are excited to offer the 2021 Climate-Health Innovation Sprint! Join us to take on one of the biggest challenges facing our world: how do we address health problems exacerbated by climate change while creating more sustainable, healthy, equitable communities?

Students will hear from speakers and form teams to begin finding solutions to this complex global health problem. Teams will be able to reference curated library resources and hear from community partners with experience in public health. After having worked together for four weeks, teams will pitch their ideas to judges at the final pitch and compete for prizes!

Kickoff meeting

Fri., Oct. 22
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Update: now on Zoom

Final pitch competition

Fri., Nov. 19 (updated)
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Location TBA

The winning team earns up to $500 in Campus Cash! Open to all UB students.

Recent and Past Events

  • 12/17/20
    Team 3 pitched a "Vac-to-Normal" campaign to win the COVID-19 Vaccine Challenge on Nov. 20, 2020.   
  • 12/17/20
    Fifth Annual Richard V. Lee, MD Lectureship in Global Health titled Covid-19 Pandemic and Challenges in Global Health.
  • 12/17/20
    The Annual Western New York (WNY) Refugee Health Summit unites clinicians, resettlement representatives, community health workers, researchers, students, municipal leaders, and refugees to highlight innovative university-community partnerships that have resulted in research, programming, and solutions to improve health and wellbeing for refugees living in Buffalo and Western New York.