Faculty are involved in a number of studies investigating
disease prevention. Studies examining how to prevent diarrheal
disease, a major source of death of infants and children in
developing economies, could have enormous health impacts.
Pavani Ram, MD, will serve as senior medical advisor at USAID
and provide technical leadership and technical assistance to USAID
missions, regional bureaus and other Global Health offices on the
prevention and treatment of severe infection in the newborn.
The project will study the changes in availability of soap and
water at handwashing places and handwashing practices among student
in public primary schools in Kisumu County, Kenya, before and after
the provision of a redesigned handwashing system combined with
behavior change intervention.
Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, principal investigator of UB’s
Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Center, discusses the
significance of the WHI, one of the longest and most comprehensive
studies ever done on postmenopausal women.