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Dr. Samina Raja to Present at 5th Annual WNY Refugee Summit

Dr. Raja will be presenting  on the Dealing with Disparities in Food Acquisition among Refugees project at the 5th Annual WNY Refugee Summit, co-sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, Office of Global Health Initiatives and the Community for Global Health Equity.

The intention of the Summit is to focus on improving refugee health and well being by focusing on the following areas:

  • Cultivate cultural competency
  • Innovate mental health care provision
  • Advocate for changes in Medicaid
  • Improve clinic operations

This will be a full day event on Friday, April 20, 2018 8:30am – 4:00pm at the Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, New York.

For more information and to register for this event follow this link.

Global Innovation Challenge 2018

UB’S Community for Global Health Equity presents the Global Innovation Challenge 2018 – Developing strategies to strengthen equitable and just food systems in the Global South –

What is the Global Innovation Challenge?

This one-week workshop is open to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all majors: anthropology to architecture, English to engineering, media to management, political science to public health, sociology to social work. Participants will engage in team-building activities, and work with expert international stakeholders and UB faculty to develop social, technological, business, educational, and policy innovations to address significant and persistent global health challenges.


You may participate in the Global Innovation Challenge for a fee or for 1 or 3 hours of course credit. Fees are $100 for UB students and $200 for students from other Universities. The three-credit option allows undergraduates to earn UB Curriculum and SUNY general education credits. Students registered for the three-credit option must meet with the professor prior to the start of the Global Innovation Challenge and must complete the distance-education requirements for the course.

Your registration includes breakfast and lunch, team-building activities, interaction with expert global stakeholders, and a chance to win funding to support further development of your ideas. Your participation requires you be present during the entirety of the workshop, Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm and Friday from 8am-1pm.

Follow this link for registration and more information.