2011 News Archive

With an estimated 65 million caregivers in the U.S., many Americans have at least one on their holiday gift list. Family members and friends can choose gifts that will make caregiving easier and provide a much-needed respite from the often overwhelming demands of caregiving, according to Michael Noe, MD, associate dean for community relations and clinical affairs in the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions.
David L. Katz, MD, founder and director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center, will discuss obesity and chronic diseases as part of the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions' 23rd J. Warren Perry Lecture to be held at 1:45 p.m. on Nov. 4 in Harriman Hall on UB's South Campus.
Committee advises VA on the health effects associated with exposure to herbicides sprayed widely in Vietnam
Univera founder, UB alumnus and adjunct faculty member Arthur Goshin has started a new career as director of the School of Public Health and Health Profession’s new Office of Global Initiatives.
In extremely realistic clinical settings, teams of health sciences students "treat" patient mannequins, catch errors on videotape
Public health expert looks for clues to health impacts of Fukushima disaster
Alan D. Hutson, professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s pre-eminent professional statistical society.
Exposure to air pollution early in life and when a woman gives birth to her first child may alter her DNA and may be associated with premenopausal breast cancer later in life, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown.
Women under the age of 75 with high vitamin D status were less likely to have early age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in adults, a University at Buffalo study has shown. The disease affects approximately 9 percent of Americans aged 40 and older.
Lina Mu, PhD, assistant professor of social and preventive medicine at the University at Buffalo and a native of China, has received a $1.3 million, three-year grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study the short-term effects of particulate matter (PM) among Beijing residents.
The School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo will receive $1.2 million from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration over the next five years to help launch a training center for New York State's public health work force.
When a disaster's physical evidence is gone -- debris removed, shooter arrested, ashes cold -- the psychological effects of the disaster on emergency responders and civilians involved still may burn.
Research by UB and RPCI Counters Industry Claims that Tobacco-Ad Bans Near Schools Would Equal a Total Ban
Among the many differences between girls and boys, add the effects from caffeine -- physiological, behavioral and subjective -- to the list.
UB researchers are creating a new and unusual “app” for the smart phone: tracking air pollution.
When a serious threat of a flu epidemic arises, public health officials advise persons to stay away from crowds and, as importantly, avoid shaking hands.