The School of Public Health and Health Professions Celebrates National Public Health Week

During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW).

National Public Health Week April 4 to 10

This year’s theme, Public Health Is Where You Are, celebrates what we know is true: The places where we are, physically, mentally and societally, affect our health and our lives. As the School of Public Health and Health Professions celebrates the 27th National Public Health Week (NPHW), we want everyone to know they can make their communities healthier and safer for all. And as we move slowly back toward gathering in person, we’re focusing not just on what we can do as individuals, but also on what we can do as communities to protect and prioritize public health.

We’re looking at the intersections of our lives that affect our health and well-being. And we’re encouraging everyone—public health professionals, students, elected leaders and the public—to step in and do what they can to make our world a more equitable, safe, healthy and just place. For more about this national movement check out nphw.org.

Daily Themes

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UB Blue Table

This year we are collecting shelf-stable donations for UB Blue Table, our campus student food pantry. Please consider bringing an item to donate when attending the in-person free events, designated as collection sites.

UB Step Challenge April 1 to 30

Let’s step together for the seventh annual Step Challenge! Accept this month-long challenge to step on your own or with a team. Submit your progress every step of the way, and win great prizes.

Find out more and register: bit.ly/UBSteps22

Occupational Therapy Month

The American Occupational Therapy Association celebrates OT Month and the more than 213,000 occupational therapists, OT assistants and students who help create fuller lives for clients and their families.
Learn more at publichealth.buffalo.edu/ot-month.

Thursday, March 31 (NPHW Preview Event)

Public Health Resume Writing Workshop

Attend this NPHW preview event, and learn how to perfect your resume.

Noon to 1 p.m. | Via Zoom

Friday, April 1

15th Annual Saxon Graham Lecture: “Challenges and Opportunity of COVID-19 Pandemic on Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology”

Hear from cancer epidemiologist Zuo-Feng Zhang, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chair, Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health University of California, LA.

Register: bit.ly/graham22

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | 403 Hayes Hall | UB South Campus, Zoom
💙 UB Blue Table collection site.

Monday, April 4

💉 Opioid Overdose Recognition and Naloxone Use

Recognize signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer lifesaving naloxone (Narcan). Erie County Department of Health is offering this no-cost virtual training in the use of Narcan, opioid overdose recognition and the use of naloxone for reversal.

Register: bit.ly/narcan22

5 to 6:30 p.m. | Virtual

🧘🏽‍♀️Yoga for Student Well-being

This live yoga class consists of yoga postures/ movements, meditation and breath awareness to maintain balance and overall wellness through the challenges of the semester. No experience is necessary. All levels are welcome, and all body types and sizes are honored. No registration is required.

5:15 to 6:30 p.m. | 228 Student Union | UB North Campus

Tuesday, April 5

Advanced Vinyasa Yoga

Register: bit.ly/vinyasa22

7:30 to 8:15 a.m. | Alumni Arena Dance Studio | UB North Campus

The Legacy of Asian Oppression

All across the Asian Diaspora, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community has often been targets of oppression at the hands of Imperialism, white supremacy, and much more. Whether it’s through the Model Minority Complex and Japanese internment in America or the Ughyur Crisis in China, it has presented everlasting impacts on the AAPI community. Join us in the IDC for a conversation about Asian oppression over time and how the consequence of this oppression translates across the Asian Diaspora today.

Join: bit.ly/IDCProgram

2 to 3 p.m. | 240 Student Union | UB North Campus, Zoom

Feeling Your Yoga: Tuesdays with Cory

This class consists of yoga postures/movements, meditation and breath awareness to maintain balance and overall wellness through the challenges of the semester. No experience is necessary. All levels are welcome, and all body types and sizes are honored.

5 to 7 p.m. | 228 Student Union | UB North Campus

Environmental Journalist Jeff Corwin, Part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series

For over two decades, Jeff Corwin has been telling stories of wildlife and nature to global audiences through his many celebrated television series on ABC, NBC, Travel Channel, Food Network, Disney Channel and Discovery.

Buy tickets: buffalo.edu/ub-speakers

5 p.m. | Center for the Arts | UB North Campus

Wednesday, April 6

United Nations Careers Webinar

Join staff from three UN agencies as they discuss their career trajectories and answer questions about working for the UN. Presented by UB's Office of Global Health Initiatives, Graduate Students of Color, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health GSA, and Department of Community Health and Health Behavior GSA.

Panelists

  • Prerna Banati, PhD, Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Tayllor Spadafora, MPH, Social Policy Specialist, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • Michael J. Smith, MPH, HIV & Partnership Officer, World Food Program (WFP)

Register for the UN careers webinar

8:30 a.m. | Virtual

Taking Public Health on the Road: UB’s IPE Partnership with Remote Area Medical (RAM)

Join us as we learn more about one of UB’s valued interprofessional partnerships with Remote Area Medical (or RAM) a community-based organization that epitomizes collaboration and resilience.

Register: bit.ly/ubipe-ram

Noon to 1 p.m. | Virtual

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy 

Erie Niagara AHEC is hosting a presentation with Dr. Timothy Murphy on Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy using patient scenarios to provide students with tools skills to address difficult topics with patients.

Register: erieniagaraahec.org/events

Noon to 1 p.m. | Zoom online

Muscle Pump Fitness Class

Register: bit.ly/musclepump22

12:20 to 12:50 p.m. | Alumni Arena, Room 75 AA | UB North Campus

NPHW Twitter Chat

2 p.m. | #NPHWChat

Seminar--Chronic Symptoms After COVID and Traumatic Brain Injury: Do PASC and BIAFAC Share Common Mechanisms?

The CTSI Distinguished Seminar Series: presented by Randall J. Urban, MD, the principal investigator of the University of Texas Medical Branch Clinical and Translational Science Award, discusses the similarities between long COVID and traumatic brain injury.

Register: bit.ly/covid-tbi

4 to 5 p.m. | Virtual

🐃 Stampede of Service: Community Service Events with Local Organizations

A variety of volunteer opportunities will be available for students, faculty and staff to give back throughout the entire month of April.

  • 🍽️ Seneca-Babcock Community Center Food Pantry
    Sign up: Volunteer with SBCC
    April 6, 13, 27

Thursday, April 7

Mindful Movement Workshop

The workshop will be followed by a group campus walk.
For more information: glenn@buffalo.edu

Noon to 12:30 p.m. | Kimball Lower Level | UB South Campus
💙 UB Blue Table collection site.

UB Public Health Alumni Panel

Recent public health graduates will share how their BS degree prepared them for a career in public health and lessons learned along the way. Alumni include Sadia Rifah, ‘21, Spencer Brande, ‘20, Nicholas Gallo, ‘20, Minyoung “Ella” Lee, ‘21, Devin Goodwin, ‘21, and Christian Rossman, '19.

3:30 p.m. | 148 Diefendorf Hall | UB South Campus
💙 UB Blue Table collection site.

🥚 Sex Education Egg Hunt

Hosted by the UB Public Health Club.
For more information: ubpubclub@gmail.com

6:30 p.m. | Student Union | UB North Campus

Building Blocks of Equity Seminar Series

How do academics–at all stages of their careers–form effective partnerships? How can students and early career faculty engage in research in Global South communities? How can students contribute to building equity? Teams of mentors and mentees will reflect on these questions alongside their community partners.

Register: bit.ly/ghe-nphw22

3 p.m. | Virtual

Friday, April 8

Public Health Careers Panel

Powered by Handshake. Join a public health careers panel for those interested in learning about how to start or advance their public health career goals. UB public health alumni and employers will host a panel discussion and Q&A after.

  • Alexandra Jadoch, MPH ‘20, practice facilitator, G-Health Enterprises, and executive director, GBUCBO
  • Christine Kemp, MPH '12, director of population health, Evergreen Health
  • Danielle Vazquez, MPH, MBA ‘19, director, Rush University Medical Centre
  • Robert Adams, MPH ‘19, asbestos program coordinator, UB Environment Health & Safety
  • Kennedy George, BS ‘20, community health worker, Jericho Road Community Health Center

Noon | Virtual

🧠 Seminar--Brain Injury Behind Closed Doors: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Consequences

Join Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Science Ghazala Saleem, EdD, MS, OTR/L, as she discusses brain injury related to intimate partner violence.
For more information: clazzaro@buffalo.edu.

2 to 3 p.m. | 150 Diefendorf Hall | UB South Campus
💙 UB Blue Table collection site.

Drop-In Meditation Group

3 to 4 p.m. | 210 Student Union | UB North Campus, Zoom
Join the meditation session online.

Saturday, April 9

💉 Opioid Overdose Recognition and Naloxone Use

Recognize signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer lifesaving naloxone (Narcan). Erie County Department of Health is offering this no-cost virtual training in the use of Narcan, opioid overdose recognition and the use of naloxone for reversal.

Register: bit.ly/narcan-nphw22

9 to 10:30 a.m. | Virtual

🐃 Stampede of Service: Community Service Events with Local Organizations

A variety of volunteer opportunities will be available for students, faculty and staff to give back throughout the entire month of April.

  • 🏡 Kevin Guest House Spring Cleanup
    April 9 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | 782 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
    Register by email: jsbattis@buffalo.edu

Listen Anytime

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Buffalo HealthCast

Buffalo HealthCast, a production by faculty and students of the School of Public Health and Health Professions focusing on issues of health equity.
Listen: publichealth.buffalo.edu/buffalo-healthcast

Beyond NPHW through April

Stampede of Service: Community Service Events with Local Organizations

A variety of volunteer opportunities will be available for students, faculty and staff to give back throughout the entire month of April.

  • 🌊 Buffalo-Niagara Water Keeper
    Spring Sweep's second annual Great Lakes Clean-up
    April 23, 10 a.m - 12 p.m. | Various locations and times across WNY
    Register: Spring Sweep
  • 🛠️ The Tool Library Spring Service Days
    April 23 | Linear Park/Rail Trail Clean-up
    April 30 | Tyler Street Garden Work Day
    Register: thetoollibrary.org/service

Perry Poster Day

Our annual Perry Poster Day (a week-long virtual event) showcases student presentations that depict research, MPH culminating projects, and service projects to a School-wide audience.

April 25 to 29