Registered Dietician Dana Ingebretson wants you to "Just Say Yes
to Fruits and Vegetables." It may sound simple, but access to
healthy food options often prove confusing for folks who rely on
food stamps in Western New York.
FDA ad campaign geared toward rural teens who use smokeless
tobacco products fails to provide public with important information
on relative risks of smokeless tobacco compared to traditional
cigarettes, Kozlowski and Sweanor write.
A study of more than 300 members of the Buffalo Police
Department suggests that police events or conditions considered
highly stressful by officers may be associated with disturbances of
the normal awakening cortisol pattern.
iPad Minis, Fitbits, fitness gear and other prizes are up for
grabs this spring as the Step Challenge sponsored by the University
at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions returns
for a second year.
Google’s Toilet Locator could provide an innovative
solution to India’s open defecation problem in urban locales,
but major challenges remain in mitigating the issue in rural areas
where it’s most common, says Pavani Ram.
Two projects addressing refugee health issues in Buffalo and a
study on the effects of air pollution on pregnant women in China
have been selected to receive funding through the Community for
Global Health Equity.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nine hundred University at Buffalo
students from the health professions, social work, law and
management will learn how they can best work together to tackle the
opioid epidemic ravaging the nation at UB’s first annual
Interprofessional Forum on Nov. 7 in Kapoor Hall on the South
It’s one of the only research centers in the world that
allows scientists to study extreme environments, from a mile of
ocean depth to nearly 23 miles into Earth’s stratosphere, and
everything in between. And it’s back up and running in its
home at UB.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine
at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the
University at Buffalo will receive a major, $7 million award to
address a casualty of the national opioid epidemic: the spread of
hepatitis C virus (HCV) among drug users who share needles.
UB's Research Institute on Addictions will continue its critical
research training and professional development of addiction
researchers with the support of another five-year, $2 million grant
for training postdoctoral associates.
UB undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students will work in
teams to develop social, economic, technological and public policy
solutions to sanitation challenges faced by schoolchildren around
"I think the new regulations will pose problems for smaller
businesses that make e-cigarettes. These companies likely will not
have the resources to deliver all the information the FDA is asking
for," says UB tobacco expert Gary Giovino.
Millions of people visit the websites of the Mayo Clinic,
American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, among others, seeking authoritative health information.
But are they receiving it?
Issam Smeir is the keynote speaker for UB's third annual Refugee
Health Summit, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April
2, at the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Center, 555
Ellicott St., Buffalo.
Thirteen graduate students in an interdisciplinary studio
offered through the UB School of Architecture and Planning spent
three weeks in India collaborating with partners there to help
develop a much-needed public sanitation plan.
The three-decades-old hyperbaric chamber housed in Sherman Annex
on UB’s South Campus is being upgraded, and the project will
be handled by a Western New York company whose three generations of
UB engineering graduates know the chamber inside and out.
Women who report having periodontal disease are at greater risk
for breast cancer, especially if they smoke or recently quit
smoking, according to University at Buffalo research published in
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
From modest beginnings to groundbreaking research, the
University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health
Professions this fall celebrates the 50th anniversary of its
predecessor, the School of Health Related Professions.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Marianthi Markatou, associate chair of
research and healthcare informatics and professor of biostatistics
in the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health
Professions, has been appointed to an influential advisory
committee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
UB has been awarded a prestigious, four-year, $15 million
Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National
Institutes of Health to speed the delivery of new drugs,
diagnostics and medical devices to patients.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Public
Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) will recognize National
Public Health Week April 3-12 with a series of events that
highlight and celebrate public health efforts locally and
Jean Wactawski-Wende, professor of epidemiology and
environmental health, and interim dean of the University at Buffalo
School of Public Health and Health Professions since July 2014, has
been appointed dean of the school after a national search.