Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center, Inc.

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The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program application cycle is now open and will close on May 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM ET. Please refer to the 2015 Application and Program Guidance for all of the program requirements.

Eligibility is open to all students who are committed to primary care and are U.S. citizens or nationals and are enrolled in a fully accredited training program for Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives or Physician Assistants at a U.S. accredited school. Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a taxable monthly living stipend.  For each year of financial support an NHSC Scholarship recipient serves one year at an NHSC-approved site in one of many high-need urban, rural, and frontier communities (minimum two year commitment).

The NHSC Scholarship Program continues to be competitive and applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early as on average it takes up to 3 weeks to complete the application, PLEASE CALL US FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.

The ITest Bioinformatics Project


Thank you to all of the Schools that are participating in this years ITEST program


Bennett High School

East High School

Cleveland Hill High School

Holland High School

Iroquois High School

Leonardo DaVinci High School

McKinley High School

Maritime Charter School

Park School

Global Concepts Charter School


The Research Is Underway

Students from this years ITEST program have begun their gene annotation project. Hopefully this years class will exceed the work of last years class. 

Below is an example of a Capstone Poster by one of our former students: 


Anthoney Peoples

Stephen Koury, PhD (far right), celebrates with teacher Sriti Hossain (left) and her students Anthony Peoples, Ayanna Hemphill-Jones (center) and Brianah Clemons.

NY State of Health Update

Congratulations to everyone who signed up for Health Insurance this year!  For more information about the NY State of Health Marketplace and your new insurance, please visit or call Customer Service at


Interested in Health Care As Your Career ?

Phone: (716) 835-9356

Fax:     (716) 835-9356


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      34 Benwood Avenue


Located on the 2nd Floor Ave of the Community Health Center of Buffalo, we're open from 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday.

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The project which is a partnership with the University of Buffalo, the National Science Foundation and the Area Health Education Center offers students at local high schools the chance to study the marine bacterium Kytococcus sedentarius, thanks to a $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant to the University at Buffalo. Stephen Koury, PhD, and his colleagues in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, received the grant to educate regional high school teachers and recruit high school students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. The new program focuses on bioinformatics, an interdisciplinary field that uses software tools to store, retrieve, organize and analyze biologic information.

Bioinformatics is a field of rapid growth that provides tools for better health care through improvement in prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Koury, research assistant professor in the Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences, notes that new jobs on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will likely require training in biotechnology and bioinformatics; the new program will provide a pipeline for educator and student recruitment, training and mentorship in STEM fields at the high school level. “For us to be successful, we need to create the environment where children not only want to get involved, but want to stay in Buffalo,” says Norma Nowak, “This needs to be the spark that lights the fire.” Over the next three years, the grant will allow 450 high school students and 90 teachers to conduct and present scientific research in bioinformatics. The program will involve educators and students from 13 counties, including Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, Genesee, Orleans, Monroe, Livingston, Allegany, Ontario, Wayne and Steuben.


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