2013 News Archive

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Nutritional epidemiologist Youfa Wang, an internationally recognized expert in childhood nutrition and obesity, has been named chair of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine.


More African Americans get colorectal cancer (CRC) and die from it than any other ethnic or racial group.


Author of ‘The World Is Fat’ will present to UB School of Public Health and Health Professions on Oct. 16.


Will help bring prototype inventions for disabled from laboratory to marketplace

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions will continue its seminar series, “Women’s Health is Global Health: The 2013 Global Health Initiatives,” with three programs in October and November. All are free of charge and welcome public participation and discussion.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo and other medical community sponsors will present a public lecture by pioneering public health advocate Meredith Minkler, DrPH, professor of health and social behavior in the School of Public Health, Division of Community Health and Human Development, at the University of California, Berkeley.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo, along with universities throughout the country engaged in the national conversation on health care, will screen the documentary, “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,” from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 in 100 Allen Hall, South Campus.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Dieters call it willpower; social scientists call it delayed gratification.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new study on mentholated cigarette use in the U.S. finds an increase in menthol cigarette smoking among young adults and concludes that efforts to reduce smoking likely are being thwarted by the sale and marketing of mentholated cigarettes, including emerging varieties of established youth brands.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Until Thursday, Silvana C. D’Ettorre had never given a public speech. That changed in a big way as the University at Buffalo sophomore and Grand Island native stood before thousands of people in Alumni Arena and welcomed President Barack Obama to Western New York.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Indian Health Service (IHS) and the University at Buffalo have agreed to work together to improve the health of Native Americans in New York State and Southern Ontario.   
BUFFALO, N.Y. – For young adults, marijuana use is so popular that annual use rates are on par with, or higher than, annual rates for smoking cigarettes. And contrary to popular belief, heavy use of marijuana is associated with dependence.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – One in eight adults ages 65 and older suffer falls every year, and since more than 40 million seniors who are aging are in their own homes, many of these accidents occur there.
Imagine walking in the shoes of someone struggling with dementia. Then, while observing their daily challenges, devising a map that captures what life is like for them on a typical day—using their perspective—centered on what they need and then turning that map into a plan for that patient’s personalized care.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A recent Veterans Administration study found that substance abuse was the most common health problem among veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. In the study, 19 percent of military personnel reported heavy drinking in the past month, 44.5 percent reported binge drinking and 7.5 percent were listed as chronic drinkers.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A study by researchers at UB and three Chinese research institutions is the first to demonstrate that low-level occupational exposure to the industrial chemical trimethyltin chloride (TMT) may be a risk factor for nephrolithiasis, or kidney stones.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A study by researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of Manitoba has found that consumption of high amounts of low-fat dairy food over a six-month period improved a marker of insulin resistance in healthy adults but had no ill effect on body weight and composition, energy expenditure, blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood lipid and lipoprotein responses.

Only exercise itself makes sedentary adults like it over time, but caffeine keeps them at it longer.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The courts may have weighed in (no pun intended) on New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on supersized soft drinks, but science has not. That’s why University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, has established a large-scale, Internet-based experimental grocery store to develop evidence-based science about how people decide what to buy.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – On May 2 and 3, UB and the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) will present “Leading the Way: Toward a Public Health & Safety Approach to Drug Policy in New York,” a conference designed to convene more than 35 local, state, national, and international political leaders, government officials, community organizations, leading academics, service providers, advocates and others to discuss the need to reform current drug New York State laws.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – It was, admittedly, a long shot. Twenty years ago, faculty in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences applied for a large NIH contract, the Women’s Health Initiative, the landmark women’s health study and the largest clinical trial ever undertaken in the U.S.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Maurizio Trevisan, founding dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions and an expert on how lifestyle and metabolic factors help cause or prevent cardiovascular disease, is returning to UB to give the 2013 Saxon Graham lecture on April 12.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- What does it take to launch two major international HIV/AIDS research initiatives involving the University at Buffalo and the University of Zimbabwe?
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Creative scientist. To the general public, those words don’t belong together. Popular conceptions suggest that scientists rely on facts and proof, not creativity. And creativity has not typically been part of a scientist’s training.
BUFFALO, N.Y. –The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has received approval by New York State to offer a master’s degree in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems beginning this summer.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo will honor some of Western New York’s most inventive minds and companies at the annual UB Inventors and Entrepreneurs Reception, which takes place on March 25 at UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Several University at Buffalo graduate and professional degree programs have been recognized as among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” released today.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Postmenopausal women who have smoked are at much higher risk of losing their teeth than women who never smoked, according to a new study published and featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Dental Association by researchers at the University at Buffalo.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – When it comes to disease, health care and medical research, men and women are different in their susceptibility to specific diseases and disorders. In addition, experts say there is also a variance in the accuracy of their diagnoses, their treatment and even the kinds of treatment available to them.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The hazards of breathing outdoor air in some Chinese cities have been well-documented. Now a University at Buffalo study confirms that breathing indoor air also carries significant cancer risks, especially for Chinese women.

2013 UB Reporter Articles


A UB study that would examine the effects of emissions from the Tonawanda Coke plant is being recommended for funding with fines expected to be levied against the company by a federal judge.


In front of thousands, UB sophomore Silvana C. D’Ettorre welcomed President Barack Obama to the university and Western New York.


Students are very much a part of Pavani Ram’s research team.

2013 UB Reporter Briefs

No UB Reporter briefs available for 2013.