Colon Cancer Screening and Education

Univera Healthcare (Univera) has granted $110,000 to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (Roswell) in support of colon cancer screening and education. Art Wingerter, President of Univera, announced the gift at Roswell Park with Candace S. Johnson, PhD, Roswell President and CEO; Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD, Director of

Read more

Contact Tracing Will Help Us Reopen Safely

By Annette Pinder As New York state begins to enter phases where people begin to eat at restaurants, work in offices, and use public transportation, calls from contact tracers will become more frequent. A call might sound something like, “Hi, I’m calling from the health department, and

Read more

ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REMINDS RESIDENTS OF TRAVEL ADVISORY

Slow the spread of COVID-19 in New York State by preventing travel-based transmission of this disease! ERIE COUNTY, NY— Governors in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut announced a travel advisory on June 25, 2020, that requires all individuals traveling from states with significant community transmission of

Read more

Buffalo Peacemakers

by Mike Barone In the mid-2000s, Pastor James Giles stood in front of 71 gang members. He’d helped arrange one of the largest gang conflict resolution meetings in Buffalo’s history: 71 men from nine neighborhood gangs discussing their issues and exploring options for peace. He began with

Read more

Resource Guide to Summer Camps

We have compiled a list of current summer camp options that are moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please look at the resources carefully and visit the appropriate sites for their safety guidelines or virtual instructions. This page will be continuously updated, check back often. CAMP RESOURCES:

Read more

Publisher’s Letter July 2020

It is an understatement to say that life stopped being normal in mid-March. The effects of the pandemic have been overwhelming to parents homeschooling their children, the unemployed or furloughed, teens isolated from their peers, our vulnerable elderly, essential workers, and medical providers. In the midst of

Read more

Influential Immunotherapy Organization at Roswell Park

Elected by a body of fellow immunotherapy researchers from across the globe, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Deputy Director Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, has been named an At-Large Director for the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Board of Directors. The nonprofit organization’s members voted

Read more

A Community Conversation: The Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiovascular Health

WHO:             The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) in conjunction with M & T Bank host “A Community Conversation about COVID-19  and Heart Disease” Panelists included Vijay Iyer, MD, PhD, FACC, Cardiologist and Director of Gates Vascular Institute/BGMC; Reverend Kinzer M. Pointer, Pastor-Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Co-Convener, African American

Read more