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2017 UB News Center Releases


Funding from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation will enable researchers and occupational therapy students to develop a program that aims to ease some of the burden on Western New Yorkers providing care for frail older adults who have dementia.


Perspective of moral psychology helps inform why tobacco control debates are often so vitriolic and yet so often based on limited science, Lynn Kozlowski writes in new paper.


UB-led study shows significant reduction in death risk among women over 65 who regularly engaged in light physical activities like household chores.


Mietlicki-Baase is one of a handful of researchers studying amylin’s effects on food reward and how amylin signaling in the brain differs between males and females.


New scientific findings show that the company’s cancer-fighting antibody is effective against human tumors.


Research team is taking what they’ve learned through lab simulations on UB's South Campus and applying the findings to the NFTA’s fleet of buses.


Researchers from UB and Cardiff University were instrumental in creating a special themed issue of the quarterly journal Built Environment focused on food equity, an increasingly important topic in planning and design disciplines.


Findings show that so-called overdose drug is saving lives, and that expanding access to more first responders is key, researchers say.


UB tied for 117th overall among U.S. colleges and universities — the highest rating of any SUNY nstitution — according to the 2018 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.


UB's Marianthi Markatou is one of 30 Greek- and Cypriot-born scholars hailing from a cross section of 28 prominent U.S. and Canadian universities who are traveling to Greece.


The work will address extreme weather, air pollution and autism spectrum disorder, and sustainable energy.


Five-year grant is a reflection of the recognition UB has received from the National Institutes of Health for the program’s outstanding record of cancer epidemiology training.


A postdoctoral researcher in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions has been awarded a Banting Fellowship, Canada’s most prestigious award for postdoctoral researchers.


Postmenopausal women who have a history of gum disease have a higher risk of cancer, according to a UB-led study of more than 65,000 women that's also the first to report an association between the disease and gallbladder cancer risk.


Assisted by University at Buffalo research, Coolture seeks to expand beyond the medical device market.


The UB math students competing on NBC’s second season of “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” edged out the competition by six seconds in the second round of the series, earning a trip to the final night of competition.


Learning from the ‘mammalian diving reflex,’  UB researchers have successfully tested face cooling to prevent steep drops in blood pressure during simulated blood loss, a prehospital intervention that EMTs and battlefield medics could one day use to save lives.


Gregory Wilding has been named chair of the Department of Biostatistics in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions.


Inequity is evident globally, with less than 1 percent of households in Ethiopia and 96.4 percent in Serbia having access to soap and water for handwashing.


Twenty-five UB students will receive $25,000 in scholarship and internship support through fellowship program made possible by the Prentice Family Foundation.


Four UB students are competing on the upcoming season of “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge,” the hit NBC competition series featuring a mile-long obstacle course filled with mud, water and fire.


While tobacco control advocates are pushing for "a kind of prohibition" on cigarettes, the cannabis community is doing quite the opposite, researchers say.


Officers who work afternoons are more likely to be fatigued, which puts them at greater risk for accidents, errors and stress, according to results of UB-led study that won first place in national conference poster competition.


Leonard Epstein also has been named to the editorial board of JAMA Pediatrics, the highest impact journal in pediatrics.


One study will look at the barriers to PrEP usage through interviews with patients and clinicians, while the other will investigate a less invasive method for measuring PrEP adherence.


Beginning in fall 2017, UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions will offer three new academic programs: undergraduate degrees in public health and statistics, and a combined bachelor’s in exercise science and master’s in athletic training.


James Smist was seven years old when his father, Felix Smist, graduated in mechanical engineering from the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


Women at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by UB researchers.


Annual summit convenes scholars, resettlement agencies, service providers, community support centers, municipal agencies and refugees to explore barriers and solutions to promote culturally engaged health care for refugees in Buffalo.


Applications for undergraduate admission at UB are up 7.5 percent over last year, and are expected to top 27,000 for the first time.


UB-led study is among the largest and focuses exclusively on postmenopausal women in whom periodontitis, total tooth loss and cardiovascular disease is high nationally.


UB study may be first to relate children’s oral health to obesity and Type 2 diabetes.


All 52 UB occupational therapy graduates who took the 2016 National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) exam within a year of graduation passed the test.


UB study yields neural crest cells from adult skin cells, and could lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s and other brain illnesses.


Major national studies provide little evidence that e-cigarette users move to smoking cigarettes as a result, researchers from UB, Michigan write.


Freudenheim will present research on periodontal disease and breast cancer in postmenopausal women as part of the 41st annual American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) Conference in Seattle.


UB researcher says public health experts need to be more up front with parents in explaining that CDC dietary recommendations may not help children who have been exposed to lead.


Results suggest that product satisfaction, perceived harm or danger and product type all work together to promote use or avoidance, researchers say.


FDA ad campaign geared toward rural teens who use smokeless tobacco products fails to provide public with important information on relative risks of smokeless tobacco compared to traditional cigarettes, Kozlowski and Sweanor write.


A study of more than 300 members of the Buffalo Police Department suggests that police events or conditions considered highly stressful by officers may be associated with disturbances of the normal awakening cortisol pattern.


iPad Minis, Fitbits, fitness gear and other prizes are up for grabs this spring as the Step Challenge sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions returns for a second year.


Researchers will tackle urban infrastructure and groundwater, air pollution, green infrastructure and stormwater management, and development of lower-cost solar cells.


Research team led by Jo Freudenheim will examine DNA methylation differences in e-cig users compared to non-smokers and smokers.


Study of more than 1,500 men highlights need to make treatment decisions as informed and supported as possible, researchers say.

2017 UB Reporter Articles


CDS aims to help the UB community eat healthier by lowering the amount of sodium in food sold on campus.


A free camp hosted by UB introduced Buffalo youth to educational and career opportunities in public health and health professions.


The Office of Shared Governance is leading the charge to make UB a truly smoke-free campus.


Alum Jordan Marwin's enthusiasm in encouraging prospective players steals the show at the hockey league's scouting combine.


$875,861 study funded by the Naval Sea Systems Command will have applications for military and commercial diving.


The School of Public Health and Health Professions’ 2017 Step Challenge was a rousing success, with 1,700 participants taking more than 300 million steps.


Speakers and workshop sessions addressed the theme of improving health literacy for Buffalo’s refugee population.


Since taking part in the inaugural SPHHP Step Challenge last year, UB staff member Michael May has lost more than 80 pounds.


R. Lorraine Collins was a member of National Academies panel that produced a landmark report on the health effects of cannabis.