Sixth Annual Richard V. Lee, MD Lectureship in Global Health
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.
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.
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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!
Fri., Oct. 22
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Update: now on Zoom
Fri., Nov. 19 (updated)
2 to 3:30 p.m.
The winning team earns up to $500 in Campus Cash! Open to all UB students.