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Mini Med Series: Infectious Diseases

UB Mini Med School

Presented by the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Covering infectious diseases, vaccines and leading research
on prevention techniques

Measles as a Metaphor
Alan J. Lesse, MD
Sr. Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum
Chief of Infectious Disease, VA WNY Healthcare System

Vaccines: Challenges and Options
Kenyani S. Davis, MD
UBMD Internal Medicine

Tuesday, Oct 3 • 6-8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

Combating Infections
Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD
Professor of Microbiology/Immunology and Medicine

The Microbiome and Oral Biology
Robert J. Genco, PhD, DDS
Director, UB Microbiome Center
Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, Periodontics and Microbiology

Tuesday, Oct. 10 ​6-8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

UB’s Mini Med School series is a public service offered to anyone 16
and older interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine and healthcare.

Cost is $5 per session or free for students with a valid ID.

New for this year is a “Series Subscriber” ticket, which includes access
to each of the 10 lectures in 2017-18, reserved premium seating, recognition as a series subscriber and a future tour of the new medical school campus in downtown Buffalo. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Alexander J. Eadie

To register click here.

For more information about the series, please visit the Mini Med School website.

Questions? Contact Alexander J. Eadie, 716-829-2971.

Mini Med Series: More Than Our Share – Diseases of WNY

UB Mini Medical School
Sponsored in part by UBMD

More Than Our Share – Diseases of Western New York
Presented by the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Covering diabetes, multiple sclerosis and more.

Tuesday, June 6 • 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13 ​6-8 p.m.

150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

UB’s Mini Medical School series is a public service offered to those
ages 16 and older. Anyone interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine and healthcare is encouraged to attend.

Cost is $5 per session or free for students with a valid ID. Parking is
available in the Sherman Road lot, directly off Bailey Avenue next
to Farber Hall.

To register, click here.

For more information about the series, please visit
the Mini Medical School website.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Britton at
jlobaugh@buffalo.edu or 716-829-2773.

UB Mini Medical School for April 2017

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

UB Mini Medical School
Sponsored in part by UBMD

Trends in Medicine – Our Healthcare Future
Presented by the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Covering genomics, telemedicine, electronic medical records and more.

Tuesday, April 4 • 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11 ​6-8 p.m.

150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

UB’s Mini Medical School series is a public service offered to those
ages 16 and older. Anyone interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine and healthcare is encouraged to attend.

Cost is $5 per session or free for students with a valid ID. Parking is
available in the Sherman Road lot, directly off Bailey Avenue next
to Farber Hall.

To register, click here.

For more information about the series, please visit
the Mini Medical School website.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Britton at
jlobaugh@buffalo.edu or 716-829-2773.

Preparing for Medical and Dental School

The UB Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and CSTEP are co-sponsoring “Preparing for Medical & Dental School” on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00am – 3:00pm in the UB Jacobs School of Medicine – 150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium). This event is FREE and open to all students.

Why should you attend:

  • If you are thinking about or interested in a career in medicine
  • To learn important information about the medical school application process, the interview process and medical student life from current UB medical school students, local physicians, admissions staff and medical faculty.
  • To hear from Kaplan regarding the MCAT
  • Experience hands-on lab activities

This is a great chance for students interested in applying for medical school to meet and speak directly with current physicians, medical students, faculty, admissions staff, see labs within UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and complete hands-activities.

Please register at tinyurl.com/rxmedicine or at this LINK by Monday, February 27th.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

“Guaranteed 4.0 Seminar” with Dr. Donna O Johnson

Want to earn a 4.0 this semester?

Dr. Donna O. Johnson from Dallas, TX will be on campus on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Student Union Theatre to present her “Guaranteed 4.0 Seminar”.  This interactive and session is open to all UB students. We encourage you to get there early; the first 100 students will receive a free 4.0 workbook.

The Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System is an innovative approach  to increase effectiveness and mastering any class! This dynamic framework of learning employs the latest research in cognitive science and ensures academic excellence. With over 24 years of experience and over 1,000 presentations, they empower students with tools that allow them to overcome obstacles.

Results are Guaranteed!

“Guaranteed 4.0” does just what the title implies. This seminar details a unique learning method that is guaranteed to deliver a 4.0 GPA. The focus of this seminar is not “how to study”. Rather, we want students to achieve a mindset of academic excellence and success. Students learn simple techniques for long-term information retention, as well as advanced strategies of critical thinking and metacognition. Students will leave the seminar empowered and motivated to achieve their 4.0! 

 

UB Mini Medical School for February 2017

UB Mini Medical School
Sponsored in part by UBMD

Affairs of the Heart
Presented by the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Covering cardiovascular disease, advances in stroke care, and more.

Tuesday, Feb. 7 • 6-8 p.m.
144 Farber Hall
UB South Campus

Tuesday, Feb. 21 ​6-8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

UB’s Mini Medical School series is a public service offered to those
ages 16 and older. Anyone interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine and healthcare is encouraged to attend.

Cost is $5 per session or free for students with a valid ID. Parking is
available in the Sherman Road lot, directly off Bailey Avenue next
to Farber Hall.

To register, click here.

For more information about the series, please visit
the Mini Medical School website.

Genome Day – Call for Volunteers

The third annual “Genome Day” will be held on March 9, 2017!  Volunteers are currently being recruited from UB students, faculty and staff for this event.

Logistical Details for volunteers:

  • 400 8th grade students from Buffalo Public Schools visit UB’s Center of Excellence and Roswell Park to learn about DNA, genetics, careers, and extract their own DNA from cheek cells.
  • Volunteers lead groups of 10 students and a chaperone through the DNA extraction and conversation
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 – “Genome Day”
    • Volunteer time commitment is 8:45am – 1pm, and involves the following:
      • Setting up work stations before students arrive
      • Walk students to the work stations from the Auditorium
      • Leading students through extracting DNA from their own cheek cells
      • Discussing genetics, DNA sequencing, working in science, careers, etc with the students to inspire them and break stereotypes they might have about what it means to be a scientist.  This is all covered in the training.
    • New volunteers, or those seeking a refresher must attend a one hour training session at the Center of Excellence (701 Ellicott Street, Buffalo NY)
      • Option 1 – Tuesday, February 21 at 3pm
      • Option 2 – Wednesday, February 22, 9am
      • Option 3 – Wednesday, March 1, 3pm
      • If these options do not work for you, but you are still interested in volunteering, contact me and we will work something out!
    • Breakfast (and coffee!) and a pizza lunch will be available for volunteers.

Please respond to Sandra Small by Wednesday, January 11th, if you are interested in volunteering!  Spread the word to anyone else that you think may be interested!

Sandra Small, Ph.D.

Science Education Manager

Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence

New York State Center of Excellence

Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

 701 Ellicott Street

Buffalo, NY 14203

716.888.4851

sksmall@buffalo.edu

 

Exploring the Human Ecosystem Through Dance

What We Leave Behind: Exploring the Human Ecosystem and Its Microbial Friends

What We Leave Behind investigates the human body as a host ecosystem for microbial communities and explores ideas relating to the adaptability of microbiota to changing environmental stimuli. Sections of the work relate to diversity, mutation, symbiosis, antibiotic resistance, with an overall theme of adaptability and resiliency. It is the goal of the dance to reveal and interrogate the relationships between the ecological communities of humans and their microbiota.

General Admission: Free, tickets at the door only

For more information, call (716) 645-6987

Presented by

UB GEM Community of Excellence

UB Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Arts and Sciences

When

Saturday, December 17th 7pm

Sunday, December 18th 2 pm

Where

Katherine Cornell Theatre
Ellicott Complex
University at Buffalo, North Campus

UB’s December Mini Medical School

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Mini Med School
Sponsored in part by UBMD

It’s All in the Mind
Presented by the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Tuesday, Dec 6 • 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec 13 • 6-8 p.m.

150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

UB’s Mini Medical School series is a public service offered to those ages 16 and older. Anyone interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine and healthcare is encouraged to attend.

Cost is $5 per session or free for students with a valid ID. Parking is
available in the Sherman Road lot, directly off Bailey Avenue next
to Farber Hall.

To register, click here.

For more information about the series, please visit
the Mini Medical School website.

Call for Volunteers – 2nd Grade Microbiome Workshop

UB’s Genomics, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence (GEM) is sponsoring “Mind your Microbiome Week” from November 14-18.  This is a week filled with events and activities for people of all ages, including visits to area second grade classrooms to educate the students about microbes and microbiomes.  GEM is seeking volunteers to participate in two classrooms visits, one week apart, of approximately 1 hour each and attend a 1 hour training session.

Time Commitments and Workshop Layout:

  • 2 Tuesdays, November 8th and 15th
  • 2 Wednesdays, November 9th and 16th
  • 2 Thursdays, November 10th and 17th

It is preferable if you are able to participate in both weekly visits, but you are certainly welcome to volunteer for only one visit.

  • Training session – 1 hour, during the week of October 31.
    • Locations:  1 session on North Campus or 1 on South campus
  • Classroom Visit #1 – approximately 1 hour on November  8, 9, or 10
    • Locations: Buffalo Public Schools #67 (Discovery) and #89 (Lydia T Wright), and Sweet Home Central Schools
    • Read the book, “Tiny:  The Invisible World of Microbes”
    • Show pictures of microbes under the microscope
    • Introduce the concept that there are microscopic communities on our bodies, called microbiomes and that these microbes are helpful to our health.  Discuss that different parts of our body have different microbial communities (microbiomes).  So, what is on our head differs from the microbes in our armpit or arm.
    • Lead the students through taking swabs of their head and forearm and streaking those swabs on a petri dish.  The students are then able to choose two more places they would like to investigate.  These may be other body parts, or locations in the classroom.
    • Collect all of the plates to be brought back to UB for incubation over the next week.
  • Classroom Visit #2 – approximately 1 hour on November 15, 16, or 17
    • Location:  Same as above
    • Review the concepts of microbes and microbiome
    • Discuss that microbes are all different shapes, sizes and textures
    • Return the plates to the student
    • Aid the students in completing a simple lab report of their observations.
    • Lead the students in using various craft supplies to create a model of their own, custom microbe

If you are interested in participating, or would like to learn more, please contact Dr. Sandra Small at sksmall@buffalo.edu or 888-4851.