Annual Events

The Office of Global Health Initiatives hosts a number of annual events that highlight the work of global health experts, UB faculty, staff, and students and members of the community. 

  • Global Health Initiatives Virtual Innovation Sprint
    Since 2020, the Office of Global Health Initiatives and UB's Blackstone LaunchPad have collaborated to offer a virtual innovation sprint each fall.
  • Annual WNY Refugee Health Summit
    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.
  • Richard V. Lee, MD Lectureship
    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.
  • Global Health Day
    The OGHI hosts the Global Health Day Symposium each April during National Public Health Week. This annual event brings together experts researching global health issues, and is co-sponsored by the Community for Global Health Equity.