The Friday Letter is the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health's weekly e-newsletter featuring the latest research, opportunities and developments from CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health.
A paper published in March by researchers at the University at Buffalo and Rutgers shows significant increases in hookah use across three indicators – those who have never used hookah, those who currently do, and those smoke hookah frequently.
Communities across the United States are turning to mobile produce markets as a way to bring fresh, healthy food choices to underserved neighborhoods. But, are these veggie vans actually changing the way people eat? The National Cancer Institute, is funding the $3.1 million study led by researchers at the University at Buffalo aims to find out.
The amount of combat to which soldiers are exposed may have less of an effect on them than their perceptions of how traumatic that experience was, according to a study by University at Buffalo researchers. The study also found that being satisfied in marriage or a romantic partnership was protective for those who experienced high levels of trauma from combat.
Dr. Pavani Ram, associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health in University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, is among the contributors to a study showing that improving water, sanitation and hygiene in poor regions of Bangladesh helped overall health, but contrary to expectations, did not improve children’s growth and development.
University at Buffalo researchers played a role as part of an expert panel in the development of new guidelines released in January for managing fatigue in emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. Dr. John Violanti, a former New York State Police trooper who studies police stress and fatigue among public safety workers, helped draft the guidelines along with researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center headed by Dr. P. Daniel Patterson. The study was funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Dr. Lynn T. Kozlowski, professor in the department of community health and health behavior and former dean at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been appointed as a Fellow of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT).
Dr. Jihnhee Yu, associate professor in the department of biostatistics, and director of the Population Health Observatory at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, received funding to study secure ways of handling trauma data at a Buffalo-based hospital.
The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) will host the third annual Step Challenge as a way to unite the university and greater community while promoting healthy and active lifestyle choices.
Dr. Jessica Kruger, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been appointed to the National Board of Directors for the Society of Student Run Free Clinics (SSRFC).
The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions has a new chair in the Department of Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Sue Ann Sisto, a recognized leader in her field who was selected following an extensive national search, will join the University of Buffalo on January 18.