2010 News Archive

Police work is one of the most stressful jobs in society, but little is known about the effects of this stress on an officer's long-term health.
The UB Council on International Studies and Programs (CISP) presented its 2010 Awards for Outstanding Contributions to International Education to five UB faculty members during its annual awards luncheon held on Dec. 8.
Isoflavones, chemicals found in soy products and in small amounts in other plant-based foods, may be associated with a reduced risk of developing certain types of breast tumors, a new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute has found.
Americans are woefully uninformed about smoking's health risks, say UB researchers
UB to Manage $8.2 Million to Fund New Round of WHI Studies
Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, chief medical officer of Illinois' Cook County Department of Public Health and president-elect of the American Public Health Association, will present the 22nd J. Warren Perry Lecture on Friday, Oct. 15, at 1:30 p.m. in 105 Harriman Hall on the University at Buffalo South Campus.
National research study on women's health extended into 2015
A University at Buffalo researcher will spend the next two years studying post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the long-term effects of Hurricane Katrina on police officers who worked during the disaster.
Susan E. Bennett, EdD, University at Buffalo clinical associate professor of rehabilitation science and neurology, received the Labe Scheinberg Award for her research presentation on multiple sclerosis at the Consortium of MS Centers' annual meeting held recently in San Antonio, Texas.
While pregnant women may worry about the effects of air pollution on their health and that of their developing child, exposure to carbon monoxide and fine particles in the air during pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of preterm delivery or preeclampsia -- a serious condition that arises only during pregnancy -- according to results of a study headed by a University at Buffalo epidemiologist.
The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) and the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health have teamed up to develop one of the state’s first safe patient handling centers.  The center’s mission is to prevent injuries related to patient lifting, in addition to educating healthcare students, area hospitals and nursing home staff with modern zero lift, safe-patient handling equipment and repositioning devices.
Vitamin supplements, diet, geographic location, demographic information or lifestyle, independently or in combination, cannot accurately predict vitamin D concentrations in blood, researchers at the University at Buffalo have found.
Robert Wallace, MD, Irene Ensminger Stecher professor of epidemiology and internal medicine at the University of Iowa and director of the university's Center on Aging, will present the University at Buffalo's 2010 Saxon Graham Lecture on Friday, April 16, at noon in 144 Farber Hall on UB's South Campus.
University at Buffalo researchers are adapting our innate interest in consuming a variety of foods, considered an evolutionary survival tactic, to develop new interventions to treat obesity in children.
Four University at Buffalo undergraduate students have been selected to participate in "SUNY Undergraduates Shaping New York's Future: A Showcase of Scholarly Posters at the Capitol," to be held April 13 in the Legislative Office Building in Albany.
Mammograms, pap smears and early detection tests for prostate cancer, colorectal cancer and other malignancies are critical for catching cancer before it becomes deadly.
The University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions has established a Division of Environmental Health Sciences and appointed James R. Olson, PhD, professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as director.
A UB genetic epidemiologist is partnering with the Witness Project, a nation-wide cancer information program targeting African-Americans, to conduct the first national study of genes that increase breast cancer susceptibility in African-American families.