From left: Rev. George F. Nicholas, pastor of Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church-Buffalo and a member of the African American Health Disparities Task Force; Stephen Thomas of the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity; and Henry Louis Taylor Jr., director of the Center for Urban Studies at UB. Photo: Douglas Levere for UBNow

Keynote speaker Consuelo Wilkins chats with SUNY Distinguished Professor Timothy Murphy (center) and Provost Charles F. Zukoski. Photo: Douglas Levere for UBNow

Kenyani Davis, a physician with UBMD Internal Medicine, talked about women’s health. Photo: Douglas Levere for UBNow


From left: The Rev. Kinzer Pointer, chair of the Board of Managers of Millennium Collaborative Care; Margarita Dubocovich, senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion in the Jacobs School; and keynote speaker Consuelo Wilkins talk before the lectures begin. Photo: Douglas Levere for UBNow

Rev. George Nicholas, pastor at Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church in Buffalo and convener of ‘IGNITING HOPE 2018’ introduces Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President/CEO at Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, left, to Dr. Consuelo H. Wilkins, Executive Director, MeharryVanderbilt Alliance, Associate Professor of Medicine at both Vanderbilt University School of Medicineand Meharry Medical College. The introduction took place at the inaugural Conference focused on African-American health disparities and social determinants of health held Sat. April 28 at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. 367 in total registered for the conference and will receive follow up information; 243 participated in person. Millennium Collaborative Care served a key conference role as a “Supporting Organization”. Please click on the following to view Conference photos.




Igniting Hope Conference Pastor George Nicholas Opening Presentation

IGNITING HOPE 2018: UB Provost Zukoski; Reverend George F Nicholas; Dr Underwood

Pastor Nicholas and Breakout Groups

Igniting Hope Conference Breakout Groups in Action!

Igniting Hope Conference UB Students Debrief Presentations


UBNOW: ‘Changing the conversation’ on Buffalo’s health disparities

WGRZ 2 ON YOUR SIDE: “Igniting Hope’ Conference on Health Disparity

WBFO: Public conference aims to begin fixing health disparities in Erie County’s hardest hit zip codes

WGRZ Two on Your Side: Health Disparity Based On Zip Code; ‘Igniting Hope – Building a Just Community with a Culture of Health and Equity’ Saturday, April 28, 2018

BUFFALO NEWS: Health care disparities to be discussed at conference

UB NOW: Buffalo’s health disparities focus of conference


AM BUFFALO: Igniting Hope Conference Sat., April 28


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