2015 News Archive

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Biostatistics professor emeritus Randy Carter and his wife will spend six months in India, a place that made a profound impact on their late son.


Gary Giovino, PhD, is facilitating the development of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health non-communicable disease risk factor mobile phone survey.


UB researchers are studying whether plant sterols can be used as a natural alternative to drug therapy in expectant mothers who have high cholesterol.


Jean Wactawski-Wende, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions, is the 88th UB faculty member to earn the rank of SUNY Distinguished Professor.


UB was awarded $6.2 million for its Women's Health Initiative Extension Study from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.


From modest beginnings to groundbreaking research, the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions this fall celebrates the 50th anniversary of its predecessor, the School of Health Related Professions.


UB takes leadership role in NSF plan to use data analytics to solve pressing societal problems.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Marianthi Markatou, associate chair of research and healthcare informatics and professor of biostatistics in the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been appointed to an influential advisory committee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Martin Morgan, PhD, joins the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.


Mood disorders like depression are common among U.S. adults. Still, such disorders remain challenging for clinicians to diagnose and treat effectively.


Officers who responded showed PTSD symptoms six years after the hurricane, according to a study by UB's John Violanti.


Public shows “considerable lack of knowledge” about the risk associated with different types of tobacco products, UB researchers say


Women with two risk alleles and low vitamin D status are nearly seven times more likely to have the sight-damaging disease, UB researcher and her team find.


How do the rigors of police work — from traumatic sights and sounds, to long work shifts and high demand levels — affect officers? A UB study seeks to answer that very important question.


UB has been awarded a prestigious, four-year, $15 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health to speed the delivery of new drugs, diagnostics and medical devices to patients.


Marc Kiviniemi has been named director of Undergraduate Public Health Initiatives for the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions.  


New research will focus on increasing diver safety, building mission endurance.


After responding to a suicide and a suicide attempt, the Texas officer had been through enough trauma for one day, says UB's John Violanti.


Donald W. Rowe, PhD, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Herman M. Biggs Public Health Award by the New York State Public Health Association.


Many issues, from biological to environmental, determine effective weight control, but how people manage their own behavior is a big piece of that puzzle.


UB has played a key role in the Women’s Health Initiative, one of the largest clinical trials ever undertaken in the U.S.


This trend could be a positive sign for the prevention of cigarette use.


Committee evaluates safety, dependence and health issues related to tobacco products


The 11th annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence takes place April 16.


Mayor Byron Brown will speak and recognize April as Occupational Therapy month   


The event is part of the School of Public Health and Health Professions' celebration of National Public Health Week.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) will recognize National Public Health Week April 3-12 with a series of events that highlight and celebrate public health efforts locally and globally.

The five-day event, part of a new advanced degree program under development, includes lectures on genomics, Antarctic ice sheets and more.


Jean Wactawski-Wende, professor of epidemiology and environmental health, and interim dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions since July 2014, has been appointed dean of the school after a national search.


Several UB graduate and degree professional programs have been recognized as among the best in the country.


Violanti, a former New York State trooper, will testify as part of a panel on police officer safety and wellness.


During Buffalo’s winter months, nearly 50 percent of people have insufficient amounts of vitamin D and 25 percent may be considered deficient, says nutrition researcher Peter Horvath.


The research is similar to the groundbreaking study among women with European ancestry that led to the discovery of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations.


Alan Hutson is professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics in UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions.


A team headed by UB expert Youfa Wang is partnering with NASA in its global Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut program.


Hot flashes, night sweats predict a greater likelihood of hip fracture, a new study finds.


A model program has helped two Western New York counties realize health care savings approaching $840,000 over two years.


Resilience, satisfaction with life and a grateful disposition were among the traits studied by UB researcher John Violanti and colleagues.

2015 UB Reporter Articles


A proposal from UB is among the 53 finalists seeking funding through an internationally backed program aimed at reducing maternal and newborn deaths in some of the poorest places on Earth.


UB is establishing three new Communities of Excellence that will harness the strengths of faculty from disciplines across the university to confront grand challenges facing humankind.


Some 5,645 students are candidates to receive degrees during UB’s 169th University Commencement and 15 other commencement ceremonies being held May 1 through May 23.

2015 UB Reporter Briefs

The School of Public Health and Health Professions will offer, beginning in fall 2015, a 12-month accelerated master’s degree program in public health (MPH) with a concentration in health services administration and population health.