New School Year: UBMD Physicians Advise Families on how to Stay Safe as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

As COVID-19 numbers rise across the country and Western New York, members of UBMD Physicians’ Group are concerned about a potential spike in local COVID-19 cases as the new school year begins. In particular, UBMD physicians are concerned about two vulnerable populations: children under 12 who are

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Million-Dollar Grant will Assist Students Pursuing STEM Careers

D’Youville will be able to help more low-income and underserved students pursue careers in science and healthcare, thanks to a million-dollar grant from New York State’s Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP). The four-year grant, totaling $1,061,380, will help nearly 150 D’Youville students seeking careers or professional

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Ivermectin Does Not Treat Or Prevent COVID-19

Prompted by urgent warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is highlighting these calls for caution against the use of ivermectin for COVID-19 prevention

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Spectrum Health Marks International Overdose Awareness Day

The statistics are startling. Here in Erie County, there was a 57% increase in confirmed opioid-related overdose deaths from 2019 to 2020. Nationally there was a 30% increase. The trajectory for 2021 is not any better: as of July 14, there were 85 confirmed opioid-related deaths and

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Roswell Park Recruitments Target Unprecedented Opportunity for Progress

 Driven to move the mission of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center forward despite the many challenges the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it, Roswell Park President and CEO Candace S. Johnson, PhD, has marked a year of unprecedented success in faculty recruitment. In the past year, Dr. Johnson has

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Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. Receives Funding from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds

Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. (CGMP) is gearing up for another season of jump rope and family fun. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds were established at the Community Foundation to provide support to four areas that were important to Mr. Wilson: caregivers, community assets, design

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Univera Healthcare Health Equity Awards Address Disparities

Univera Healthcare addresses health disparities in Western New York with new Health Equity Awards Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply beginning August 17 BUFFALO, NY-Recognizing structural racism as a driving force of health inequities and a barrier to its goal of health equity, Univera Healthcare invites nonprofit

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NEW! Urban Farm Day is FREE, Self-Guided, and Features 16 Area Urban Farms

Chat with urban farmers and enjoy a wide range of farms and activities including entire yards given over to gardens, pizzas cooked on site from the produce, a u-pick worm farm, entire yards given over to gardens, and culturally significant crops grown with and for neighbors –

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Buffalo Teachers and Students Benefit from Grant-Funded D’Youville Summer Camp

A summer camp at D’Youville helped students learn about the importance of Buffalo waterways while training teachers on how to use specialized geographic technology, thanks to a Department of Education grant. This summer, D’Youville’s Data Citizens Western New York Grant team collaborated with Buffalo Public Schools (BPS)

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Erie County Department of Health Provides COVID-19 Data Update

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is providing an update on COVID-19 data. For the week ending August 7, 2021, ECDOH received reports for 650 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents; this is a 23% increase from the previous week’s total of 529 cases, a

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