2014 News Archive

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12/18/14

Amit Goyal, an internationally recognized materials scientist, has been named director of RENEW, the University at Buffalo’s new interdisciplinary institute dedicated to research and education on globally pressing problems in energy, environment and water.

12/17/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The FBI presented the 2014 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) to Paul Wietig, EdD, assistant vice president in the University at Buffalo Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE), on Dec. 17 at the Buffalo office of the FBI. Brian Boetig, special agent in charge (SAC) of the Buffalo office, conferred the award.
12/10/14

In measuring teen nicotine use, public health agencies often rely on data that are too crude, researchers say.

12/8/14

UB students will team up with the National Football League to host an event encouraging more than 100 kids to eat healthy and be physically active.

12/4/14

The UB School of Public Health and Health Professions will offer a 12-month accelerated program with a concentration in health services administration and population health.

12/2/14

Tejal Shelat, a UB graduate student, says the fellowship will further her goal of working for the betterment of women in developing countries.

11/20/14

First responders are working endless shifts, not getting home to care for their families, sleeping at the barracks and eating whatever they can find,” says UB expert John Violanti.  

10/29/14

UB researcher Youfa Wang led a federally-funded systematic review and meta-analysis of 17 childhood obesity prevention programs.

10/3/14

The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) has developed a new intradepartmental division in Health Services Policy and Practice.

9/25/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Marianthi Markatou, PhD, University at Buffalo professor of biostatistics, has been appointed to serve on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biostatistics Methods and Research Design (BMRD) study section.
9/24/14

University at Buffalo faculty member Xuefeng Ren has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the mechanisms of arsenic carcinogenesis — the process by which exposure to arsenic transforms normal cells into cancer cells.

9/22/14

Lynn Kozlowski, PhD, former dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, will present the school’s 26th Annual J. Warren Perry Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. in Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall, UB South Campus.

9/17/14

The University at Buffalo Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), will present a day-long public workshop that aims to increase awareness of air pollution-related research from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26.

8/26/14

New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.

8/20/14

Youfa Wang, PhD, professor of epidemiology and environmental health at the University at Buffalo, is the subject matter expert and video presenter for a multimedia streaming video comparing the effectiveness of childhood obesity programs that was produced by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a unit of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

7/21/14

University at Buffalo researchers are preparing to conduct a major study that analyzes how Tonawanda Coke plant emissions have affected the health of area residents and employees.

7/2/14

We’re often told that worrying can be harmful to one’s health. But University at Buffalo researchers say that when it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear is good for you.

6/16/14

Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades, due in large part to the popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks, which now are marketed to children as young as four. Despite this, there is little research on the effects of caffeine on young people.

6/11/14

University at Buffalo researchers have received an interdisciplinary bioinformatics grant of $3,986,404 from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health to conduct a prospective study of the oral microbiome and periodontitis in postmenopausal women.

5/19/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A preliminary study of the effects of mushroom ingestion on health conducted by University at Buffalo nutrition scientists and physiologists has found that healthy male and female subjects who consumed mushrooms with glucose had a significant decrease in glucose responses compared to those who consumed glucose alone.
5/15/14

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will speak at the 2014 commencement ceremony for the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP).

5/6/14

Investigating how latent pesticides affect public health. Creating window coatings that reduce buildings’ heating and cooling costs. Developing policies to promote land conservation. Examining what incentives prompt people to buy hybrid cars. These seemingly disparate activities are not disparate at all – in fact, they reflect a commitment to comprehensive environmental research at RENEW.

4/18/14

Every year, 1,500 to 2,000 refugees and asylum-seekers come to Buffalo, one of the top refugee resettlement areas in the United States, driven by social and political upheaval, war, economic and agricultural distress, and poverty. To explore these challenges and develop models for exemplary refugee health care systems, the University at Buffalo will sponsor Buffalo’s first collaborative Refugee Health Summit 2014 on April 24.

4/16/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will speak at the 2014 commencement ceremony for the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP).
4/11/14

The public does not realize — in fact, police themselves may not realize — that the dangers police officers are exposed to on a daily basis are far worse than anything on “Law and Order.”

4/4/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction (EAGeR) medical trial has found that, in general, low-dose aspirin is not beneficial for future pregnancy outcomes in women with prior pregnancy loss.
3/27/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – One of the serious health consequences of obesity is elevated blood pressure (BP), a particular problem in children because research has found that high BP in children usually follows them into adulthood, carrying with it a wide range of possible negative consequences.
3/27/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo alumnus and tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand will be at UB to talk about his experience with the tobacco industry at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 28th, in 125 Kimball on the South Campus.
3/25/14

The University at Buffalo Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), established in 1960, is known for its groundbreaking research in epidemiology, the science that studies the patterns, causes and prevention of diseases in populations.

3/20/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. –The results are in: 34 University at Buffalo graduate and professional degree programs have been cited as among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” published today.
3/18/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo Biostatistics Chair Alan Hutson has a tip for all those candidates lining up to win Warren Buffett’s $1 billion sweepstakes for picking all 63 NCAA Basketball Tournament games.
2/27/14

Secondhand smoking is linked with pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, according to new research from scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB). The study findings, published online by the journal Tobacco Control, mark a significant step toward clarifying the risks of secondhand smoke exposure.

2/6/14

The University at Buffalo has announced the launch of RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water), an ambitious, university-wide, interdisciplinary research institute that will focus on the most difficult and complex environmental issues, as well as the social and economic issues with which they are intertwined.

1/30/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – In recent years, Super Bowl Sunday has become as synonymous with parties, food and alcohol as it is with football.
1/16/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – One of the world’s leading tobacco surveillance researchers, Gary Giovino, PhD, a University at Buffalo epidemiologist, is an invited guest for the release of the 50th anniversary Surgeon General's report on smoking and health to take place in The White House, South Court Auditorium, on Friday, Jan. 17, at 9:30 a.m. EST.  The event will be live streamed at http://whitehouse.gov/live.
1/14/14

Police officers working the night shift are significantly more likely to suffer long-term on-the-job injuries than officers on day and afternoon shifts, according to new research conducted at the University at Buffalo.

2014 UB Reporter Articles

6/18/14

After puberty, boys and girls experience different heart rate and blood pressure changes after consuming caffeine.

3/13/14

UB faculty member Heather Orom is working with partners in the Delavan-Grider neighborhood to build a healthier community in this section of the East Side of Buffalo.

3/6/14

Many UB faculty and staff are standing at their desks and realizing myriad health benefits.

2014 UB Reporter Briefs

3/13/14
Two researchers from the Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity (JHGCCO) recently joined the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Health Professions, where they are working on projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).