Published September 6, 2022
Dear Schools of Health Sciences at the University at Buffalo Students,
It is with great excitement that we welcome everyone to campus for what we hope will be a successful academic year. The Schools of Health Sciences at the University at Buffalo continue to take proactive actions to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.
Part of this commitment will be a continuation of the full COVID-19 vaccination as one of our required vaccines. All who are eligible for a booster shot are strongly encouraged to stay up to date with all boosters also. Please remember that in addition, you are subject to the specific vaccination requirements at your clinical rotation sites.
Currently, when on buses and in clinical settings on campus, masks are still required. Please check the Behavioral Requirements website for up-to-date guidance throughout the year.
Self-test kits will be made available on campus at no cost to any student who is experiencing symptoms or concerned about a potential exposure. Please also note that Student Health Services, located at 4350 Maple Road (at Sweet Home Road), is available to administer PCR tests to symptomatic students. Further instructions regarding testing of exempt students will be forthcoming, but they should continue to test at home.
Thank you for doing your part to help the Schools of Health Sciences - the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the School of Nursing, the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the School of Public Health and Health Professions, and the School of Social Work - maintain an in-person academic and community student experience.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Allison Brashear, MD, MBA
Vice President for Health Sciences
Dean, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Annette B. Wysocki, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, School of Nursing
Stefan Ruhl, DDS, PhD
Interim Dean, School of Dental Medicine
Gary M. Pollack PhD
Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD
Dean, School of Public Health and Health Professions
Keith A. Alford
Dean, School of Social Work