Registered Dietician Dana Ingebretson wants you to "Just Say Yes
to Fruits and Vegetables." It may sound simple, but access to
healthy food options often prove confusing for folks who rely on
food stamps in Western New York.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Patricia J. Ohtake, associate professor of physical therapy in
the Department of Rehabilitation Science, School of Public Health
and Health Professions, has been appointed assistant vice president
for interprofessional education.
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.
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.
Google’s Toilet Locator could provide an innovative
solution to India’s open defecation problem in urban locales,
but major challenges remain in mitigating the issue in rural areas
where it’s most common, says Pavani Ram.
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.
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
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.
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
"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.
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?
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.
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.
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.