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2016 UB News Center Releases


Cigarette smoking, heavy drinking, physical inactivity and poor diet remain key public health challenges for active duty personnel and veterans.


Two projects addressing refugee health issues in Buffalo and a study on the effects of air pollution on pregnant women in China have been selected to receive funding through the Community for Global Health Equity.


UB researcher, two Buffalo Niagara YMCAs partner to test out new exercise program that focuses on benefits of exercise.


Sandro Galea, dean of Boston University's School of Public Health, will discuss the public health issues related to gun violence in a talk titled “Can We Mitigate the Gun Violence Epidemic?”

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nine hundred University at Buffalo students from the health professions, social work, law and management will learn how they can best work together to tackle the opioid epidemic ravaging the nation at UB’s first annual Interprofessional Forum on Nov. 7 in Kapoor Hall on the South Campus.

Surprising results point to several factors that may explain why this serious condition is on the rise.


It’s one of the only research centers in the world that allows scientists to study extreme environments, from a mile of ocean depth to nearly 23 miles into Earth’s stratosphere, and everything in between. And it’s back up and running in its home at UB.


Taking place on World Food Day, Oct. 16, session at Habitat III conference will focus on food systems planning and policy.


Appointment of Jo L. Freudenheim, who served as interim chair since 2014 and was chair from 2006 to 2013, is effective Oct. 1.


The multi-year study will analyze how emissions may have impacted the health of area residents and employees.  


UB pharmacy and physical therapy students will travel across Western New York to improve the health of local older adults through the new Interprofessional Falls Risk Reduction Program.


In a new finding, UB researchers have shown in mice that glutamate plays a vital role in controlling how muscles and nerves are wired together during development.


UB developed smartphone app for people living with HIV may help lead to faster intervention in cases where substance use — or life in general — get in the way of antiretroviral therapy adherence.


Eight-week National Institute on Drug Abuse program introduces undergraduate students to the field of substance abuse and addiction research.


Program encourages collaboration among researchers, while serving as a springboard to external funding.


Consortium of MS Centers recognizes Susan Bennett as pioneer in comprehensive care of patients with multiple sclerosis.


R. Lorraine Collins was named to committee that will develop a report summarizing adverse health effects of marijuana use, drug’s potential therapeutic uses.


Panel's recommendations are not warranted until long-term studies on representative samples of smokers show this is good for public health overall, Lynn T. Kozlowski writes in new journal paper.


Through the Global Innovation Challenge, teams of UB students developed actionable ideas to improve water, sanitation and hygiene — or WaSH — access to schoolchildren in India and Uganda.


STAC panel members review scientific and medical evidence and offer recommendations to the WTC Health Program administrator on member eligibility criteria, as well as WTC-related health conditions.


If successful with HCV, telemedicine could be a valuable approach to treating other diseases where patients face similar challenges.


It's time to modernize the decades-old tobacco control strategies that rely on an “all or nothing” approach and which are confusing the public, Lynn Kozlowski and David Abrams write.


The American Association for Cancer Research presented its 10th annual Team Science Award to the Women's Health Initiative, for which UB serves as Northeast Regional Center.


UB's Research Institute on Addictions will continue its critical research training and professional development of addiction researchers with the support of another five-year, $2 million grant for training postdoctoral associates.


UB undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students will work in teams to develop social, economic, technological and public policy solutions to sanitation challenges faced by schoolchildren around the world.


Thousands of UB students will don caps and gowns this week as families fly in from around the world to attend UB’s commencement celebrations.


"I think the new regulations will pose problems for smaller businesses that make e-cigarettes. These companies likely will not have the resources to deliver all the information the FDA is asking for," says UB tobacco expert Gary Giovino.


Some 5,846 students are candidates to receive degrees during UB's commencement ceremonies from April 29 through May 21.


Millions of people visit the websites of the Mayo Clinic, American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others, seeking authoritative health information. But are they receiving it?


The University at Buffalo is establishing a new center to conduct research on the human microbiome, the collective microorganisms that live on and in the human body.


Post-menopausal women who use metformin long-term for the treatment of diabetes may be at lower risk for developing certain cancers and dying from these diseases.


The percentage of African-American high school seniors who smoke has changed very little over the past two decades, UB tobacco expert Gary Giovino reports in a journal supplement he co-edited.


From refugee housing plans to help spur economic development on Buffalo’s East Side, to a health summit and a symposium, UB faculty and students are actively engaged in refugee efforts.


Issam Smeir is the keynote speaker for UB's third annual Refugee Health Summit, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo.


The six-day program, which includes lectures, workshops and more, kicks off today.


Thirteen graduate students in an interdisciplinary studio offered through the UB School of Architecture and Planning spent three weeks in India collaborating with partners there to help develop a much-needed public sanitation plan.


University of Flint-Michigan professor and UB alumna Michelle Sahli will discuss the Flint water crisis in a presentation Feb. 29 at UB.


The three-decades-old hyperbaric chamber housed in Sherman Annex on UB’s South Campus is being upgraded, and the project will be handled by a Western New York company whose three generations of UB engineering graduates know the chamber inside and out.


Partnership to emphasize interprofessional education focused on safe prescribing practices and culture change.


States should take advantage of the flexibility they have to adopt different legal purchasing ages, Lynn Kozlowski writes in the current issue of Issues in Science and Technology.


A study of college students from four upstate New York universities finds that young adults use e-cigarettes for affective reasons, such as enjoyment, not for cognitive purposes like quitting smoking.


You’re 25 times more likely to become president than to win the jackpot, a UB biostatistician says. But unbelievably rare things happen every day.

2016 UB Reporter Articles


UB will mark National Public Health Week with events highlighting issues that are important to improving our nation.


Film screenings, symposia and a health summit will address the myriad issues related to this global problem.


School of Public Health and Health Professions challenges UB community to take 16 million steps during April.