Faculty are involved in a number of studies investigating disease prevention. Studies examining how to prevent diarrheal disease, a major source of death of infants and children in developing economies, could have enormous health impacts.
Pavani Ram, MD, will serve as senior medical advisor at USAID and provide technical leadership and technical assistance to USAID missions, regional bureaus and other Global Health offices on the prevention and treatment of severe infection in the newborn.
The project will study the changes in availability of soap and water at handwashing places and handwashing practices among student in public primary schools in Kisumu County, Kenya, before and after the provision of a redesigned handwashing system combined with behavior change intervention.
Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, principal investigator of UB’s Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Center, discusses the significance of the WHI, one of the longest and most comprehensive studies ever done on postmenopausal women.