UB on the Green is a free, outdoor, family-friendly festival of music, dance and fun, celebrating summer in the South Campus neighborhood. Community residents bring their own lawn chairs, food and drinks to Hayes Hall Lawn, and enjoy great entertainment, hands-on activities, and dynamic demonstrations and workshops. UB on the Green features an exciting theme each night, including “Unity in the Community & Health Care Fair Night,” “Arts & Culture Night” and “Athletics Night.”
Act as medical consultant to project providing education and program evaluation to refugee women in Erie County.
Conduct forensic exams of asylum seekers and refugees for court testimony. Medical students act as scribes, schedule all exams and are involved in evaluation research.
Students volunteer at a free clinic that provides physical exams to those in need.
Students volunteer at a free medical clinic located in Vive La Casa, which is a shelter for undocumented refugees seeking asylum. Free primary care is offered to adults and children who are staying in the shelter.
Students volunteer at a faith-based clinic located in Cornerstone Manor, a homeless shelter for women and children. Primary medical care is provided free of charge to the women and children staying in the shelter.
Students volunteer to serve in various capacities at Good Neighbors Health Care. This is a faith-based free clinic in Buffalo’s lower east side. It provides free health care to those without health insurance. Specific services include primary care, dental care, optometry exams (with free eyeglasses), chiropractic care, health education, mental health counseling and assistance with applying for health insurance.
UB medical students participate in medical relief trips in various countries around the world, including Haiti, Peru, Panama, India and Congo.
The first recommendation in the report, “Opening Economic Opportunity Around UB’s Growing Downtown Presence: Report of the University at Buffalo and St. John Baptist Church Economic Opportunity Panel,” (EOP report), requested that pathways to economic opportunity among UB and its partners be “illuminated.” In response, the Office of Educational Collaboration & Engagement (ECE) created a network of EOP partner agencies and individuals offering employment, education and/or training relevant to workforce opportunities in the downtown medical corridor. Working together with EOP partners, ECE hosted a workshop on the Downtown Campus where leaders from the health care sector, joined by one of the principal architects of the Buffalo Billion initiative, shared information specific to growth plans and employment needs for the region. A follow-up health careers forum provided opportunities for community members to talk with employers who had job openings. As a result of these efforts, a broader workforce plan was initiated that would bring a city-wide workforce strategy that emphasized the involvement of anchor institutions.