News & Events
August 20, 2022, 8:30 am-1:00 pm
Female Genital Mutilation: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Location: Virtual (Zoom link to follow registration)
Details: An interdisciplinary conference discussing what FGM/C is, why it is a human rights violation, and how physicians can utilize cultural competency and trauma-informed care to treat victims of FGM/C. Register here.
September 17, 2022, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Annual Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) Forensic Evaluation Training
Last Updated: 08/01/2022
Human Rights Initiative Shares its Expertise
Since its inception in 2014, the Human Rights Initiative at the University at Buffalo (HRI), a medical student group, has played an important role in helping to document and assess evidence of torture in people seeking refuge and asylum in Western New York.
Students Assisting in Forensic Exams of Political Asylum Seekers
Through a unique interesction of medicine, the justice system and the human rights field, medical students are advancing their training by assisting survivors of torture and political violence seeking asylum in the United States.
Jacobs School Responds to Killing of George Floyd
Trainees, faculty and administrators of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the units in the Academic Health Center (AHC) are responding too the police killing of George Floyd and the international protests it haas engendered against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Refugee Health Expert to Lead Center for Trauma Survivors
Kim Griswold MD, MPH, has been named the primary clinician and medical director of the Western New York Center for Survivors of Refugee Trauma and Torture, an interdisciplinary program addressing the complex needs of an estimated 15,000 survivors.