University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
11/22/19

The Division of Behavioral Medicine – Winter 2019/Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Student experience, Winter Session

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 6-8 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Winter 2019 and/or Spring 2020 semesters.

Imagine to Remember Medication Adherence Study: Students will be helping on a study examining a medication adherence intervention for adults with prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Students will help run participant visits to the lab, assist with data collection, create study materials, and assist with recruitment. We are looking for students with afternoon/evening availability, as well as availability on Tuesday mornings.

MINDD (Multisite Intervention and Delay discounting) Clinical Project: Students will be helping on a study examining a weight-loss intervention for individuals with prediabetes. Students will help run participant visits to the lab (which occur once or twice a week), where they take vitals and direct participants to the right locations throughout their visits – they may also be involved in setting up demonstrations happening during lab visits. Outside of patient visits, students will collect patient data and summarize it for use by a case manager. They will also help setting up for lab visits, creating materials for patients to use, and will help with recruitment. MINDD is looking for students who have afternoon/evening availability (2 – 8pm).

UB ACES (Activity and Children’s Environment Study) is a project that looks at risk and protective factors for weight gain in 6 – 9-year-old children. Students working on this project would help with data entry, file organization and child care for participants’ younger siblings. UB ACES looking for students who have availability from 2 – 8pm, 2 evenings per week, Monday – Thursday.

***There are also opportunities to work on independent projects for all the large studies listed above. Interested students should indicate that in their application. ***

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For more information about our lab please visit our website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:  Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently. Students will be asked to do a variety of tasks including prepping materials, recruiting adults and families for studies, entering data (excel) and there is a possibility of working with families to collect data.

To apply: please send your resume and the attached questionnaire to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. Please make sure that Winter 2019 or Spring 2020 or Winter/Spring is in the subject line of the email. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Friday
11/15/19

Hillel of Buffalo – Miami Alternative Winter Break

Posted by Tim on November 15, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Student experience, Volunteering, Winter Session

WHEN: January 19-26, 2020

WHERE WILL BE STAYING: Air BnB in Wynwood, FL

POSSIBLE SERVICE SITES: Chapman Partnership for the Homeless,
Oleta River State Park, Lotus House, Kosher Food Bank

COST: $375 (Includes flights, lodging, ground transportation,and most meals)

POSSIBLE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, Beach Jewish Yoga, Shabbat with Miami Hillel, Tour of Little Havana

POSSIBLE EXPLORATIONS: Nights out in Wynwood, Lincoln Road, and Brickell City Centre

If any undergraduate student is interested, email Alexa Zappia directly at alexa@hillelofbuffalo.org

Friday
10/11/19

Alternative Break 2020 – Application Deadline Extended!

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Student experience, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Winter Session

Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your fall break (Thanksgiving), winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a new community, you’ll learn about your role as a global citizen, make new friends and connections, and discover how you can become an agent of change.

Trip destinations and dates include the following:

  • New Orleans, LA – January 19-25
  • Dominican Republic – March 14-21
  • Washington. DC – March 15-21
  • Buffalo, NY – March 16-20

Applications are now due October 15, 2019.

Wednesday
10/09/19

Italy: UB Classics in the Mediterranean Winter 2020 Program

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2019 in Study Abroad, UB Curriculum, Winter Session

Check out the UB Classics in the Mediterranean Winter 2020 Program!

UB Classics in Italy is a winter session program that will take place around the spectacular and historic Italian cities of Naples and Rome. The program is designed to provide a vivid introduction to the art and archaeology of the ancient Greco-Roman world, while savoring the cultural attractions and achievements of all of the important eras of later Roman and Italian history, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to the Fascist era to today.

It’s an incredible opportunity for students to travel to Rome and Naples, earn UB credits, and learn about Italy’s ancient history from an expert in the field! It is perfect for students who still need to fulfill an Arts or Humanities UB Area in their Global Pathway and/or could use CL 391: Art and Archaeology of Rome to fulfill a minor/major program requirement/elective.

The application deadline is October 15, 2019!

Thursday
08/24/17

Winter Study Abroad Opportunity to Jamaica

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Winter Session

Study Abroad in Jamaica? Absolutely!

When: Winter Session January 4-January 20, 2018

What: Behavior Driven Disease-A Global Epidemic (3 credits)

Who: Undergraduate students Interested in a career in healthcare

How: Experiential Learning Immersion

Contact Dr. Burton in the School of Public Health and Health Professions for more information: hburton@buffalo.edu

Tuesday
07/11/17

Winter Study Abroad Opportunity to Jamaica for Health-Related Fields

Posted by Tim on July 11, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Winter Session

Behavior Driven Disease: A Global Epidemic Study Abroad: Mona, Jamaica (near Kingston)

Term Year                                            Dates

Winter Session 2018               Begin: 1/4/2018     End: 1/20/2018

Program Description

This experiential learning program will enable students in health related fields to compare obesity prevalence (and accompanying behavior-driven disease) between a culture they would typically not know (Jamaica) and our culture in the United States. Students will spend 3 days in Buffalo reviewing and discussing basic concepts and theories. The group will then travel to The University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica and spend 13 days traveling to different sites around the island, observing and interacting with the population.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

The course is an intensive 3-credit elective that will allow student participants to explore how lifestyle choices related to food intake and physical activity levels are linked to obesity from 2 perspectives – the United States and Jamaica.  The U.S. has one of the highest obesity rates in the world – approximately 37% of the adult population is obese. Jamaica’s rate is about half that, standing at 20%.

The primary objective is to have the students identify and describe factors that contribute to the lower prevalence in Jamaica. To satisfy this objective, students will attend classroom sessions before departure to learn how the divergence of cultural and biologic evolution has created an environment of abundance and comfort, leading to widespread overconsumption of food and physical inactivity. In Jamaica, participants will interact with faculty and students in health-related disciplines at UWI, will explore markets and farms in the area to determine the availability and cost of fresh food, and will visit various restaurants and other food outlets to assess nutritional value of prepared food. Through observation, immersion, and survey, students will explore daily physical activity patterns among individuals in different settings – city, village/town, and rural – to make comparisons and analyze results. Students will also engage and interact with obesity practitioners and patients during visits to community health centers and clinics.

A secondary objective is to have students use information they gather to explore mechanisms through which physical inactivity and poor nutrition are linked to high risk for contracting heart disease and diabetes and how adopting an active lifestyle and better eating habits can reduce risk, increase quality of life and delay the onset of debilitating illness later in life.

ACCOMMODATION

For most of the program, students will stay in dormitories at the University of the West Indies. While in Port Maria, the group will stay in a hostel arranged by the program.

ESTIMATED COST

Estimated cost for this program is in the range $3800 – $4100. Includes tuition (3 credits), air fare, accommodation in Jamaica, meals and transportation to and from the Kingston airport and to different sites around the island. Any personal expenses (souvenirs etc) need to be added to the final cost.

TO REVIEW THE SYLLABUS

Contact the Faculty Program Advisor:

Dr. Harold Burton hburton@buffalo.edu

Wednesday
12/21/16

Neuroanatomy Winter Intersession 2017

Posted by Tim on December 21, 2016 in Academics, Winter Session

NEUROANATOMY – Winter Intersession 2017
Registration No. 10142
1 credit –
On-line

ES 344: Neuroanatomy I (with clinical cases)

This 1 credit on-line course is designed to provide students with a 3 dimensional appreciation of various neurological structures. The course will use video instructional format of cross-sections, models, and diagrams to identify various neurological structures.  Topics will focus on the external and internal morphology of the brain, brainstem and spinal cord, and the arterial system. 

Once a foundation in Neuroanatomy is established, the course will explore how disruption of key neurological structures lead to specific injury/disease. Clinical Case studies will be specifically selected to enhance the understanding of the role and functional significance of various neuro-anatomical structures.

Neuroanatomy I is a foundation course for all programs in biomedical science, psychology, nursing, and rehabilitation. The course will emphasize a 3-dimensional approach of the human brain and will enable students to navigate and identify structures while also providing clinical relevance and context.

For additional info or help with registration (ANA 407 is not required). Students who have not completed ANA 113 or ES 207, or a basic undergraduate science course, please contact the instructor, Dr. Farkas at: farkas@buffalo.edu

Tuesday
10/25/16

New Undergrad Course Winter 2017: MIC 412 Fundamentals of Immunology

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Academics, Online Courses, Winter Session

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Explore the intriguing defense system that protects humans by destroying deadly microbes while keeping the body’s healthy cells and tissues safe from harm. Learn the fundamentals and the language of the field in this interactive online course.

This is a 3 semester hour online course that will be limited in size and highly interactive. Testing will be available off-site by arrangement.

Immunology is a relatively new field in medicine and is an area of exciting new developments in treatment and prevention of disease. This includes cancer treatment, drug treatment and vaccines to combat infectious diseases, as well as the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

It will be very important to any undergraduate student interested in biology, biomedical research, or any of the healthcare professions to have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of immunology.

 

Tuesday
10/25/16

Winter Social Work Electives Open to Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Online Courses, Registration and Seminar Information, Research Information and Opportunities, Winter Session

Winter Social Work Electives Open to Undergraduates

We are offering a number of winter Social Work undergraduate electives. Register as normal, but if you have questions, please contact our Registrar, Kathy Dmochowski at kgd2@buffalo.edu or 716-645-1273.

***For questions about whether this course will count towards your university requirements, please speak to your advisor.***

SW 115 Mental Health in Popular Culture and Media

The purpose of this course is to critically examine how individuals with mental health disorders and their families are portrayed in, and often stigmatized by popular culture and diverse forms of media, including broadcast, various film genres, video games, print media, and social media. Students will also explore how media can be used to reduce the stigmatization and marginalization of people with mental health disorders.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 2
Registration # 10279
Instructor: Rebecca Polmanteer

SW 120 Who Do You Think You Are?

Have you ever wondered why you think the way you do? Have you ever wondered why you immediately connect, or not, with certain people? Have you ever thought about how this will impact your future in regards to both your personal friendships and professional relationships? This class will assist you in beginning the journey of understanding how it is you came to be who you are and how you came to think the way you do by examining the impact that your family has had and continues to have on you.

Course Dates: Saturday 1/7/17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 1/14 & 1/21/17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 209 Norton Hall
Credit Hours: 2
Registration # 10188
Instructor: Glenn Frost

SW 401AON Your Brilliant Career: Using Social Media for Career Enhancement

Are you looking for a new tool to help you in your job search? Have you wondered how you may use social media to help you advance your career? This course will provide you with both knowledge and hands-on experience to build a strategic, professional presence via social media that will help you learn about new developments in your area of interest, establish your expertise and build your career.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 10281
Instructor: Dorlee Michaeli

SW 401BON Minecraft Play Therapy Intensive

Play therapy in the 21 century has gone both global and digital! Last year, the video game Minecraft had over 100 million registered users, of all ages, races, genders and socioeconomic status. Combining elements of sandbox games, MMOs and First-person shooters, this video game has won over gamers, educators and designers alike. And now social workers can harness the power of this game as a therapeutic tool. But did you know that Minecraft has a lot to teach us about how we pay attention to, get distracted from, and cope with things Embedded in the design and the lore of the game are nuggets of philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology. From work/life balance to physical and mental health to the meaning of life Minecraft has something to teach us. This session will investigate the nature of mind as illustrated by Minecraft, its different versions, and content. Drawing from CBT, DBT, psychodynamic theory and Theory of Mind, we’ll take a look at how this game creates a mediated environment for relationship, examples of affect regulation, and points the way toward deeper mindfulness and well-being.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 10282
Instructor: Michael Langlois

 

 

 

Tuesday
09/06/16

Warm Up To Winter-UB Winter Session Information September 30

Posted by Tim on September 6, 2016 in Academics, Event, New Programs, Winter Session

UBThisWinter
2017 Winter Session is Coming!

Take a course online or on-campus. Classes begin January 4, 2017.  Registration opens October 1, 2016 at UBThisWinter.buffalo.edu.

The first event is Warm Up To Winter! and will take place Friday, September 30th in the Student Union from 11:00am – 3:00pm.  Students will receive winter session information while they enjoy a warm cup of chili and strike a pose at our photo booth.