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3/15/17

UB study yields neural crest cells from adult skin cells, and could lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s and other brain illnesses.

7/18/15
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.
3/15/17

Since taking part in the inaugural SPHHP Step Challenge last year, UB staff member Michael May has lost more than 80 pounds.

3/13/17

Major national studies provide little evidence that e-cigarette users move to smoking cigarettes as a result, researchers from UB, Michigan write.

3/9/17

Freudenheim will present research on periodontal disease and breast cancer in postmenopausal women as part of the 41st annual American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) Conference in Seattle.

3/7/17

UB researcher says public health experts need to be more up front with parents in explaining that CDC dietary recommendations may not help children who have been exposed to lead.

3/3/17

Results suggest that product satisfaction, perceived harm or danger and product type all work together to promote use or avoidance, researchers say.

2/14/17

R. Lorraine Collins was a member of National Academies panel that produced a landmark report on the health effects of cannabis.

2/8/17

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.

2/6/17

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.

2/3/17

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.

2/3/17

Researchers will tackle urban infrastructure and groundwater, air pollution, green infrastructure and stormwater management, and development of lower-cost solar cells.

1/31/17

Research team led by Jo Freudenheim will examine DNA methylation differences in e-cig users compared to non-smokers and smokers.

1/11/17

Study of more than 1,500 men highlights need to make treatment decisions as informed and supported as possible, researchers say.

12/16/16

Among their findings, researchers discovered that nicotine levels in 'washed' hookah tobacco products were 236 percent higher, overall, than the product labeling claimed.

11/28/16

Cigarette smoking, heavy drinking, physical inactivity and poor diet remain key public health challenges for active duty personnel and veterans.

11/18/16

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.

11/8/16

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.

11/7/16

Sandro Galea says the decline in motor vehicle fatalities can be used as a case study for reducing gun violence.

11/4/16

UB researcher, two Buffalo Niagara YMCAs partner to test out new exercise program that focuses on benefits of exercise.

11/3/16

Sandro Galea, dean of Boston University's School of Public Health, will discuss the public health issues related to gun violence in a talk titled “Can We Mitigate the Gun Violence Epidemic?”

11/3/16
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 Campus.
10/27/16

Surprising results point to several factors that may explain why this serious condition is on the rise.

10/12/16

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.

10/10/16

Taking place on World Food Day, Oct. 16, session at Habitat III conference will focus on food systems planning and policy.

10/4/16

Appointment of Jo L. Freudenheim, who served as interim chair since 2014 and was chair from 2006 to 2013, is effective Oct. 1.

9/26/16

The multi-year study will analyze how emissions may have impacted the health of area residents and employees.  

9/21/16

UB pharmacy and physical therapy students will travel across Western New York to improve the health of local older adults through the new Interprofessional Falls Risk Reduction Program.

9/19/16

In a new finding, UB researchers have shown in mice that glutamate plays a vital role in controlling how muscles and nerves are wired together during development.

8/23/16

UB developed smartphone app for people living with HIV may help lead to faster intervention in cases where substance use — or life in general — get in the way of antiretroviral therapy adherence.

8/16/16

Eight-week National Institute on Drug Abuse program introduces undergraduate students to the field of substance abuse and addiction research.

8/15/16

Program encourages collaboration among researchers, while serving as a springboard to external funding.

7/13/16

Consortium of MS Centers recognizes Susan Bennett as pioneer in comprehensive care of patients with multiple sclerosis.

7/11/16

R. Lorraine Collins was named to committee that will develop a report summarizing adverse health effects of marijuana use, drug’s potential therapeutic uses.

7/6/16

Panel's recommendations are not warranted until long-term studies on representative samples of smokers show this is good for public health overall, Lynn T. Kozlowski writes in new journal paper.

6/8/16

Through the Global Innovation Challenge, teams of UB students developed actionable ideas to improve water, sanitation and hygiene — or WaSH — access to schoolchildren in India and Uganda.

5/27/16

STAC panel members review scientific and medical evidence and offer recommendations to the WTC Health Program administrator on member eligibility criteria, as well as WTC-related health conditions.

5/26/16
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.
5/24/16

It's time to modernize the decades-old tobacco control strategies that rely on an “all or nothing” approach and which are confusing the public, Lynn Kozlowski and David Abrams write.

5/18/16

The American Association for Cancer Research presented its 10th annual Team Science Award to the Women's Health Initiative, for which UB serves as Northeast Regional Center.

5/17/16

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.

5/12/16

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 the world.

5/11/16

Thousands of UB students will don caps and gowns this week as families fly in from around the world to attend UB’s commencement celebrations.

5/5/16

"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.

4/26/16

Some 5,846 students are candidates to receive degrees during UB's commencement ceremonies from April 29 through May 21.

4/19/16

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?

4/15/16

The University at Buffalo is establishing a new center to conduct research on the human microbiome, the collective microorganisms that live on and in the human body.

4/7/16

Post-menopausal women who use metformin long-term for the treatment of diabetes may be at lower risk for developing certain cancers and dying from these diseases.

4/5/16

The percentage of African-American high school seniors who smoke has changed very little over the past two decades, UB tobacco expert Gary Giovino reports in a journal supplement he co-edited.

3/31/16

From refugee housing plans to help spur economic development on Buffalo’s East Side, to a health summit and a symposium, UB faculty and students are actively engaged in refugee efforts.

3/30/16

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.

3/25/16

UB will mark National Public Health Week with events highlighting issues that are important to improving our nation.

3/24/16

The six-day program, which includes lectures, workshops and more, kicks off today.

3/21/16

Film screenings, symposia and a health summit will address the myriad issues related to this global problem.

3/1/16

School of Public Health and Health Professions challenges UB community to take 16 million steps during April.

2/26/16

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.

2/25/16

University of Flint-Michigan professor and UB alumna Michelle Sahli will discuss the Flint water crisis in a presentation Feb. 29 at UB.

1/25/16

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.

1/21/16

Partnership to emphasize interprofessional education focused on safe prescribing practices and culture change.

1/12/16

States should take advantage of the flexibility they have to adopt different legal purchasing ages, Lynn Kozlowski writes in the current issue of Issues in Science and Technology.

1/11/16

A study of college students from four upstate New York universities finds that young adults use e-cigarettes for affective reasons, such as enjoyment, not for cognitive purposes like quitting smoking.

1/8/16

You’re 25 times more likely to become president than to win the jackpot, a UB biostatistician says. But unbelievably rare things happen every day.

12/21/15

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.

12/14/15

Biostatistics professor emeritus Randy Carter and his wife will spend six months in India, a place that made a profound impact on their late son.

12/9/15

Gary Giovino, PhD, is facilitating the development of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health non-communicable disease risk factor mobile phone survey.

11/25/15

UB researchers are studying whether plant sterols can be used as a natural alternative to drug therapy in expectant mothers who have high cholesterol.

11/17/15

Jean Wactawski-Wende, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions, is the 88th UB faculty member to earn the rank of SUNY Distinguished Professor.

11/5/15

UB was awarded $6.2 million for its Women's Health Initiative Extension Study from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

11/4/15

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.

11/2/15

UB takes leadership role in NSF plan to use data analytics to solve pressing societal problems.

10/29/15

The School of Public Health and Health Professions has come a long way from the early days of basement classrooms on Winspear Avenue.

10/2/15
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.
9/30/15

Martin Morgan, PhD, joins the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

9/23/15

Mood disorders like depression are common among U.S. adults. Still, such disorders remain challenging for clinicians to diagnose and treat effectively.

8/31/15

Officers who responded showed PTSD symptoms six years after the hurricane, according to a study by UB's John Violanti.

8/31/15

Public shows “considerable lack of knowledge” about the risk associated with different types of tobacco products, UB researchers say

8/27/15

Women with two risk alleles and low vitamin D status are nearly seven times more likely to have the sight-damaging disease, UB researcher and her team find.

8/24/15

How do the rigors of police work — from traumatic sights and sounds, to long work shifts and high demand levels — affect officers? A UB study seeks to answer that very important question.

8/13/15

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.

7/23/15
Marc Kiviniemi has been named director of undergraduate public health initiatives for the School of Public Health and Health Professions.
7/22/15

Marc Kiviniemi has been named director of Undergraduate Public Health Initiatives for the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions.  

7/21/15

A proposal from UB is among the 53 finalists seeking funding through an internationally backed program aimed at reducing maternal and newborn deaths in some of the poorest places on Earth.

7/8/15

New research will focus on increasing diver safety, building mission endurance.

6/11/15

After responding to a suicide and a suicide attempt, the Texas officer had been through enough trauma for one day, says UB's John Violanti.

6/3/15

Donald W. Rowe, PhD, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Herman M. Biggs Public Health Award by the New York State Public Health Association.

5/28/15

UB is establishing three new Communities of Excellence that will harness the strengths of faculty from disciplines across the university to confront grand challenges facing humankind.

5/5/15

Many issues, from biological to environmental, determine effective weight control, but how people manage their own behavior is a big piece of that puzzle.

4/30/15

Some 5,645 students are candidates to receive degrees during UB’s 169th University Commencement and 15 other commencement ceremonies being held May 1 through May 23.

4/17/15

UB has played a key role in the Women’s Health Initiative, one of the largest clinical trials ever undertaken in the U.S.

4/17/15

This trend could be a positive sign for the prevention of cigarette use.

4/16/15

Committee evaluates safety, dependence and health issues related to tobacco products

4/15/15

The 11th annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence takes place April 16.

4/8/15

Mayor Byron Brown will speak and recognize April as Occupational Therapy month   

4/7/15

The event is part of the School of Public Health and Health Professions' celebration of National Public Health Week.

4/1/15
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 globally.
3/20/15

The five-day event, part of a new advanced degree program under development, includes lectures on genomics, Antarctic ice sheets and more.

3/17/15

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.

3/10/15

Several UB graduate and degree professional programs have been recognized as among the best in the country.

2/18/15

Violanti, a former New York State trooper, will testify as part of a panel on police officer safety and wellness.

2/13/15

During Buffalo’s winter months, nearly 50 percent of people have insufficient amounts of vitamin D and 25 percent may be considered deficient, says nutrition researcher Peter Horvath.

2/6/15

The research is similar to the groundbreaking study among women with European ancestry that led to the discovery of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations.

1/26/15

Alan Hutson is professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics in UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions.